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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is just about the same as every other Mexican restaurant. I was disappointed when there wasn't any queso, but some would say that makes it more authentic. The salsa they bring to your table isn't that good- especially considering that everything after the first round they bring to your table they charge for. I ordered a quesadilla and it... More 

Thank Savannah R
New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the atmosphere of this place. The owner was very gracious and friendly. Food was fantastic...if you ask for spicy...you will get it!

1 Thank Veloc3
Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went walking in the old town of key west and found this place by accident. This was a lucky one. I contrast to the simple environment with plastic chairs and plastic decorations the food was great and service was all that we could ask for in a busy street like this. Would recommend this place to anyone liking family friendly... More 

3 Thank kyrretamber
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for Lunch and the food was OK but a bit pricy for what it was, and it was also very hot and humid with only a couple of ceiling fans to cool the place down, however that staff were friendly and attentive, and the beer was cold and refreshing. but the Key Lime Margaritas were a bit of... More 

2 Thank Phil H
Sevenoaks, Kent
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258 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here one evening whilst in Key West. There was no inside seating and although they have fans going it was still very warm. Food wasn't memorable but the portions were large. Nice cocktails.

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in looking for a place to eat lunch. Everything they make is homemade. From the sangria to the burrito it was a great lunch and great time. Thank you.

1 Thank Kevin M
Hollywood, Florida
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cool place to stop in the middle of the day for a cold beer and good food. The service was really exceptional and we had coupons but they honored happy hour as opposed to those for the next time. I suggest it highly for a snack and drink - beautiful view.

2 Thank porka29
Marietta, Georgia
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Key Lime Margaritas were okay (nothing special actually). We had the shrimp fajitas and steak fajitas. The shrimp were the best as the shrimp were a nice size and cooked well. The steak was average at best…cooked well done. More like a thin breakfast steak chopped and over-cooked. Pico de gallo and chips were good. Would try something different if... More 

1 Thank Ann F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on a whim, craving Mexican food and not knowing anything about this place (I usually check TripAdvisor first!) This was some of the best Mexican food I've had, I finished my plate which is unusual for me to do in any restaurant. I had the enchiladas and a margarita. Plus it has a nice patio to enjoy... More 

2 Thank uwhuskiesgirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked a block off of Duval and were hungry for lunch. First place we bumped into was Old Town Mexican Cafe and it looked cool, breezy, and inviting. The entire deck is covered by trees and sits in shade. The food was insanely good and the service matched. The place is awesome.

3 Thank stevenmarshall11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?