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Reviewed today via mobile

The food was amazing! This was the best Mexican food I have had. It was full of flavor. The service and atmosphere is great

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service and affordable prices. I would definitely visit again and we just might before we leave to go home. My only regret is t hat i didnt get the waitress name so i could mention it here. Very well done!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

We had a great evening with great food and fantastic atmosphere. The service was very friendly. Worth the visit!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

We enjoyed a cold beer with a bean tostada under the trees on a very hot day. Our server was delightful. What made the tostada so exceptional was the variety of very fresh greens on top with a wonderful salsa.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Our family had dinner here during our trip to Key West. Overall this place was just okay. A dirty water carafe brought to our table when we first arrived. We asked for another. The food was okay, smaller portions but not very unique. Outside seating...is nice with fans mounted on the wall which provide additional air movement.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

Portions are small; food is OK but very generic and forgettable. The ground beef burrito tasted like an unseasoned hamburger with American cheese on it. The server was inattentive. Also beware of blackboard specialty drinks. There are no prices included. The margarita I ordered was...over twice the price of a regular margarita. I am a very lightweight drinker and I didn’t even get a mild buzz from it. And it cost more than my entrée – $26.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Great choices for Taco Tuesday. The chips were good but I didn’t love the salsa. I prefer chunkier salsa and it was a little spicy. Menu was a bit limited—not too many choices for small appetites. Great server.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Malika was our server and did a great job taking care of us. My family of 6 had an assortment of meals. We enjoyed everything that we ordered. Posting pictures of what we ordered.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

And what a GREAT meal!!! The freshest ingredients make their food something to remember. We were there for "Taco Tuesday" -- so naturally, had 3 tacos. All were excellent but the AVOCADO was by far the most imaginative & tasty. Pitcher of margaritas was spot-on...no...mixers...all the freshest juice, etc. "Sally" was a most helpful and friendly server. I'd go back here in a heartbeat. Highly Recommend!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Cinco de mayo, great atmosphere! Servers were quick and friendly. Nachos and quesadilla were delicious!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Second visit in the last year. Food and lunch atmosphere is consistent. Consistently very good! Preparation is authentic Mexican. I'd recommend the Baja Tacos. Shrimp and Crab burrito is also amazing.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

We ate here twice this week and everything was wonderful! Who’d expect really good New Mexican cuisine plus lots of seafood right along the tourist trap stretch of Duval Street?! Kudos to Chef Gail and her team for such great food!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

We sat at bar & enjoyed great conversation, food & amazing margaritas! Ricardo was our bartender & he was great! He suggested some great tequilas & made us some wonderful drinks! We order the chicken quesadillas & they were delicious! So much that we came...back the second night for the same drinks & food! Don’t pass up this great Mexican restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

Please know I am purely writing this because there were plenty of controllable opportunities to improve our experience. Tried this place for the first time because I love Mexican food. Orderer a margarita, queso, and two entrees. (Enchilada and carne asada). Queso was gross (and...I didnt think I could ever say that about queso!) We each had one bite and sat it aside. My entree was flavorless. Nothing tasted fresh. Just the most boring, generic, microwaved food. I didn't bother eating my entree and just put it aside as well. My main issue is not that I didn't enjoy the food. It's moreso that a Server and Busser were taking away full plates of food without any inquiry as to why. We then waited forever for the check. Apparently our Server could only carry one check with her at a time. Bill came to $71 before tip. I'm local and used to Key West prices and they're fine as long as the meal/service/experience is decent. There are way better places to spend your money...however much you have. I will say the atmosphere is quite enjoyable. Had my service (or service recovery) been better, it is somewhere I'd consider strictly for margaritas.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

Wanted some Mexican style food. Hubby and I shared the nachos and the quesadilla. Service was good, food was okay, not outstanding, except for the homemade salsa that was the best ever! They could use a couple of fans to help the humid heat (and...it’s only March)!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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OLD TOWN MEXICAN CAFE, Key West - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Old Town Mexican Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4