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“Good, but not as impressive as anticipated”
Review of El Meson de Pepe

El Meson de Pepe
Ranked #91 of 451 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $18
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This restaurant had gotten terrific reviews, so we ate there the first night in Key West. The food was good, but after eating at some of the other restaurants, not quite up to the quality as some of the others. I had a pork appetizer that was just "okay". The pork was somewhat tough, whereas the meal my friend had included a pile of shredded pork that was moist and delicious by comparison. Certainly it was "okay"; just not quite what we thought it would be. There were two guys playing across the sidewalk, mostly for the bar patrons which added a nice touch

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This was my fourth visit, and the second were Augusto was our waiter. He was handsdown one of the best waiter's we have ever had. His recommendations were spot-on. We enjoyed great drinks, appetisers, and entrees, followed by Key Lime Pie and after diner drinks. There were six of us, we all ordered differant plates, and we were all extreemly satisfied. You will enjoy yourself, especially if you ask for Augusto! Enjoy!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here after the Mallory Square sunset festivities. They have a large outdoor patio that looked very nice, but the only available table was immediately next to the band. So we took an indoor table.

First off, and most important, the Cuban entrees were stellar. I had the Ropa Vieja which was excellent and sampled my wife's pork roast which was also outstanding. We ate way more than we should have because neither of us could stand to leave any on the plate.

The indoor restaurant is not a great setting, with people wandering through from the adjacent gift shop as if the dining room was a hallway. Service was attentive and friendly, even with the large post-sunset rush.

I would definitely return again, and would wait at the bar for an outdoor table.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went here twice for dinner. Food and service were excellent. Both indoor and outdoor dining options were nice. One thing to watch for is they automatically put on and 18% tip and and 18% service charge (not sure what this is for), so you will get sticker shock.

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Beautiful place to be at sunset, good music, good food. Service is a bit slow. But i enjoyed it. Been there about 3 times already. I always try to get an outside table near the music.

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