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Old Town Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
As featured in A Very Special Place
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609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
+1 305-296-7500
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Clifton Park, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner. Was EXCELLENT food. They give you warm chips and homemade salsa while you wait, its to die for. Its a must try on Duval

1 Thank S B
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of six of us had dinner here one night and everyone agreed that it was delicious and very filling also. Had the beef burrito and it was plenty to eat. Their service was very attentive and some of the best we had on our trip. If you're looking for good Mexican cuisine and a couple of Coronas, this... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted tasty, spiced food and were not disappointed. This restaurant is in a quieter part of town with indoor and outdoor seating. There is an extensive menu - all the old favourites - plus a number of specials, and a good selection of vegetarian dishes. And there is a good choice of beers as well as wine and cocktails... More 

1 Thank Ros T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here whenever we are in Key West for consistently good food & drinks. My family was in town for Thanksgiving. We had Thanksgiving dinner here several years ago and it was great, so we decided to do it again. Same result! A great meal with great drinks & great service. Will probably do it again next year. The... More 

1 Thank Bob F
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tired and grumpy after a long drive down to Key West, we were looking for somewhere quick and easy to eat and stumbled across this restaurant. The waiter was fantastic and soon cheered us up :) A huge bowl of nachos were placed on the table whilst we waited for our food. The sangria, fajitas, key lime pie... More 

2 Thank kirstyb82
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Old Town Mexican Cafe about once a month with our two dogs and consistently receive top notch service and delicious Mexican dishes, no matter what we order. This is outdoor dining at its finest - right in the middle of all the action of Duval Street, the Mexican Cafe somehow remains a beautiful, quiet space under the canopy... More 

1 Thank KaraLaw
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the Old Town Mexican on every visit to Key West - wonderful food and friendly service. Great just to sit up at the bar too!

1 Thank janineburkett
Oldham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night, we shared a avocado salad. I had beef fajitas my wife had chicken fajitas and washed it down with a pitcher of sangria. Firstly the dressing to the salad was sublime. An orange vinaigrette. So light and fresh it was wonderful. A good size portion to share. Both fajitas came out with the salad as we asked... More 

2 Thank flecknfleck
Austin, Texas
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205 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small place, but very nice and clean, opens to Duval Street - Very Good Service - Nice place to rest between shop.

2 Thank Hugh S
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 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.

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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, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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: +1 305-296-7500

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