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El Meson de Pepe

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
305 295-2620
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

**note - we didn't eat here, but had cocktails before and after sunset** They have a great outside bar, with live salsa music (even on a Monday and Wednesday night.) Excellent place to have a cocktail or two waiting for sunset or after sunset at Mallory square and people watch. We did have one surly bartender which is why I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My seafood combo wasn't cooked properly - I spit raw lobster I to a napkin - that was disappointing. Everyone else at our table has good food. Service could have been better too.

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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Come early around five and grab a table outside. The island music begins around six and you will want to enjoy it before you leave. The menu has a dish for the entire family. I especially liked plate # 64. The atmosphere is as good as the food. You will come back again.

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Thank James B
Gaithersburg
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous Cuban restaurant that should not be missed on a trip to Key West. Unique atmosphere with rich Cuban-American history. Kids menu as well. Live band with dancing in the evenings outside. Perfect place to dine before sunset festival.

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Thank Fdl063
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Glad you enjoyed the live band! Hope we got you dancing a bit! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again... More 

Costa Rica
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Prices were good and the food was amazing! Great traditional Cuban foods with amazing atmosphere and music! Went twice and loved it!

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Thank Stephanie P
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Glad you enjoyed the music! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to follow us on... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink as worn out in the 100 degree heat. Found this by chance. Sat up at the bar with 2 teens and husband. Great selection of drinks, I've had quite a few Mojita's in my time but this was fab. My daughter had a non alcoholic piñata colada and it was delicious.

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Thank louise g
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Mojitos are the best! Glad you enjoyed it! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to follow... More 

State College, PA
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant! It is a great place just off Mallory Square, so if you're going to the sunset celebration, you can stop here, either before/after (or both!) the sunset celebration. They have a live band that plays outdoors in their outdoor eating area, at dinnertime, and, did I say, HOMEMADE SANGRIA.. Food is great Cuban style....

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Thank SnowChik
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Our sangia's pretty great, huh? Glad you enjoyed it! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to... More 

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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Cuban food when we are in south Florida. I know this place has been around for a while but this was our first visit. Went right after sunset, the wait wasn't too bad, only 20 minutes. Food was excellent!! and a latin flavored band was playing in the courtyard all evening. (Needed a few more cocktails to join... More 

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Thank Nick L
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Maybe next time we'll get you to dance! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to follow... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first family trip to the FL Keys, we took a day to drive down to Key West. After a lot of research of what to see and do, we decided to try Cuban food. After all, we were closer to Cuba than Miami there. We were so very pleased with El Meson de Pepe. Our waiter, Ervin, was... More 

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Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Super happy that the whole family enjoyed our restaurant, and I'm glad you found your ornament! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to... More 

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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mom, dad, and two teens visited I am Cuban American Food was good. Ropa Vieja was very good. Tostones were authentic and yummy. Beans were so so, although I am partial to my abuela's and they have yet to be beat. Service was ok, not perfect, but ok. Gets busy after sunset. I would recommend but I would not go... More 

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Thank MissLapierre
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. It's hard to compete with abuela's cooking, but we're glad you enjoyed it! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $18
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305 295-2620

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?