We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“plantain chips” (76 reviews)
“lechon asado” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,314)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

51 - 60 of 2,051 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Before coming to Key West we read all of the reviews of how terrible the service was at most of the restaurants. So we expected the worse but was pleasantly surprised our server Santiago was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and suggested...More

Thank MCSeadog
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This place has bad service and the food is just OK. By far, the best thing about it is the location, but the decor is a bit tacky. The highlight was the sangria.

1  Thank chachoochoo
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped into El Mason de Pepe several times during our stay in Keywest. The live music is great. Loved grabbing drinks outside and enjoying the music, people and roosters. Great spot before and after the sunset. Even spent one night huddled under the umbrellas...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Our waiter was excellent. Moved our table when we wanted to be closer to the music and recommended some very good drinks. The mojito was very good. I had the #80 which is a combination of all their specialty meats. Wife had the fried pork...More

Thank DaytonOhioGiy
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

What a great place . The atmosphere, the food , the ambiance, Can’t say enough about the place . They have live music and the view at sunset is spectacular. The food and sangria were spectacular. Lastly , a shout out to our waitress ,...More

Thank DomCub
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

My family and I ate here two nights in a row (for dinner). One night was before the sunset, which was considerably more crowded, and the other was after the sunset. It’s right at Mallory square so you don’t have to walk far to see...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We decided to check this place out due to proximity to our hotel and the advertisement of authentic Cuban cuisine. Wow! We were not disappointed! The dishes were wonderful and we split a coconut flan which was heavenly. After supper we checked out the memorial...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I'm Cuban, and I couldn't resist eating at El Meson de Pepe. The food was delicious, and it made feel like I was back home. I actually felt like crying when they serve me the bread with garlic because it reminded me of home so...More

Thank Your Tour G
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is true authentic Cuban food. I had the roasted Pork /yellow rice , plantains and yucca, all of which was excellent. Service wasn't the best but the food and drinks made up for it. Chickens run around the place, it does have indoor seating...More

Thank TravelingFamily416
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

El Meson de Don Pepe, Key West Stopped at Don Pepe’s after a long tiring day of exploring in Key West. We were greeted and seated promptly and our waiter, Damian, quickly introduced himself and brought us water. He made a few suggestions and gave...More

Thank Glendastravel
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 hotels in Key West
Ocean Key Resort & Spa
3,025 reviews
.05 miles away
Pier House Resort & Spa
2,625 reviews
.08 miles away
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
2,607 reviews
.11 miles away
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
2,666 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
348 reviews
.06 miles away
1,231 reviews
.07 miles away
The Conch Shack
833 reviews
.08 miles away
Hot Tin Roof
2,105 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mallory Square
12,642 reviews
.05 miles away
Waterfront Playhouse
229 reviews
.06 miles away
Sunset Celebration
145 reviews
.06 miles away
Memorial Sculpture Garden
230 reviews
.07 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Robert G
January 14, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from gtd2017 | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 5, We drink there most afternoons
September 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SnowChik | Reviewed this property |
Hi, So sorry to have missed your question, I was on travel myself. Hope you had a great time in Key West and got a chance to check out that restaurant.
April 7, 2015|
Response from Sheily V |
No I actually tried calling ahead and they said they didn't do reservations.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-2620
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing