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“Not bad, not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

Carlos & Pepe's 17th St
Ranked #380 of 1,322 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not bad, not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Interesting how the previous reviews are so extreme. I thought the food was average and the service was average. I had a grilled fish wrap which is like a burrito. The ingredients inside were all mushed together and rather bland. My husband had the grilled fish tacos. That was better but still kind of bland. Others in our group had the crab enchiladas (very good!) and a chicken quesadilla (also very good). The crab enchiladas show "market price". In July 2014, the price was $18.95, in case anyone is interested. Considering the amount of crab in it, it was worth the price. We're from out of town, so probably would try someplace else if in the area again.

The restaurant is a bar with seating. I assume kids can go in, but we did not see any kids when we were there. You might want to check with the restaurant re kid-friendliness.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Mexican!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Really great food, nice chips and salsa that go great with one of their many margaritas.

Highly recommend steak fajitas, chimichanga, or their salad in a burrito bowl!

For dessert, fried ice cream is a must! So is the mud pie.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“My favorite Mexican place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

I always get the chicken or steak burrito (they have it on the menu as a wrap), and I love it. The salsa is very fresh and so delicious. For dessert, the flan is pretty good. I'll soon be a regular.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Mission
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst Mexican of my life! ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Chose Carlos and Pepes for dinner tonight. We are average every day people and this was by the far the worst Mexican we have ever had. Nothing was good in fact we left half of our meal on the table. Service was terrible and slow. You would be better off going to Chipotle across the street!

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok food, overpriced and slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited for dinner. Slow service, food was just average, but prices way above average. Try somewhere else for a Mexican dinner.

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