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Old Town Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
As featured in A Very Special Place
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609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the Baja Tacos and a pitcher of margaritas. Food was average a little pricey. The chips were not that good. The margarita was average. The waiter did a decent job though.

Thank Travelguruler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Great atmosphere. The wait staff are very friendly. Loved the food! Everything was very good. Definitely will come back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived late in key west and walked up Duval to this Mexican cafe. I had shrimp salad & OH had steak fajita tostadas. Both were fresh, looked appetising and were delicious. You get chips & salsa when you order main courses so we didn't have appetisers. The salsa was delicious. Reasonably priced, good, attentive service and would recommend if... More 

Thank Jobieone
Vero Beach, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of all things a really good Mexican rest. in the Keys. This is an owner run place so it is very good. The food is above average and the prices are quite good. A definite if you're a Mex lover!

Thank sjmacdee
Manasquan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in and found a nice shady table with a fan. The server was very attentive, helpful and thorough. We had a giant pitcher of key lime margaritas (good but a little sweet for my liking), guacamole (very good), a chicken quesadilla (excellent) and a mahi sandwich with sweet potato fries. Everything was very good, delivered with a smile,... More 

1 Thank GoFishGirl
Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick lunch here on our visit - quesadillas, enchiladas, and taco salad - very flavourful and straight ahead presentation. Came hot and fast - service friendly and professional. Reasonably priced. Marguerita was tart and disappointing. Recommended for quick no nonsense reasonably priced lunch or dinner.

Thank CollingwoodGuy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We ordered Baja Tacos and Guacamole. The Guacamole was fermented and the chips looked like they were re-heated. About tacos, the mahi-mahi fish tasted like the iron grill in which was cooked. Good service, but horrible kitchen.

Thank Pilina L
Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We live in Key West, and come here all the time. The food is always fresh, with great seasonings. The staff is very friendly, and the service is great. I recommend Old Town Mexican Café to all my friends. Vance & Joan Kier

2 Thank Vance K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The quesadilla and burrito came with squash and zucchini so definitely not traditional Mexican - food was tasty and filling. The pitcher of key lime margaritas is a good value. A good spot for a quick lunch and drink if touring Duval but not amazing

1 Thank Korentz
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Great Mexican food and service was really good. The Sangria is really good also! It's warm in the summer time but worth it.

2 Thank Steph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-296-7500

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