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El Meson de Pepe

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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Glenview, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a great place to try a little taste of Cuba. I would describe the food as "good peasant food" simple, and delicious. Our server recommended Ropa Vieja (beef) and Lechon Asado (pork) This was probably one of our best dinners we had all week! If you have never had plantains, you are also in for a treat. YUMMY!!!!!

Thank lisas1313
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

So authentic, delicious! With the mole salsa, and plantain chips it doesn't get any better! Forget the other places, and skip to this restaurant!

Thank Tilli_12
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Food was great and it is right in Mallory square. If you are planning to go to the square it is an awesome option. The wait staff was extremely helpful. Also the bread they give you before dinner could be a meal it is so good.

Thank Hooplaman22
Central, NY
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167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Great food and great service. We had the specials which allowed up to try a few different meals at once. They were great along with the mojitos.

Thank MMSS
Pompano Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a little out of the way. Food and service were excellent.Real mexican food. Another spot for our next trip ti KW

Thank mel s
beach haven, nj
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Cuban delight...don't miss it. friendly staff...ask for some "Materva"- non alcoholic drink with a vanilla flavor...

Thank grunt6970
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

we sat outside in the courtyard area, service a bit hit and miss and food very average. Have had better in London! Wouldn't go out of my way to eat here and wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Susan H
Shepherd, Michigan
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this shiny treasure of a restaurant after watching the sunset & walking around the pier. The total vibe was just awesome with the live music, spring breeze, & roaming chickens. Hubs & I ordered the same dinner, it was absolutely delicious. Pork, ground beef, steak, yellow rice, black beans, & yucca. It. Was. Amazing. The ground beef... More 

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Vienna VA
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261 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Was told to come here for a Mojito -- and it did not disappoint! Didnt eat, didnt go inside -- went straight to the outside bar for the Mojito. Well done!

Florence, South Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Ordered just from the tapas menu. Great selection. Ceviche and tostones rellenas were delicious in the Cuban side. Free Cuban bread with salsas was nice touch. My wife loved the coconut shrimp. The have the best pulled pork in Key West and possible the best key lime pie as well

Thank Morterias

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $18
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-2620

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?