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“Best Lobster!”
Review of Don Pepe II

Don Pepe II
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Pine Brook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Don Pepe II is a family-style restaurant that offers a range of food items and wines. Its appetizer menu includes calamares a la Madrilena, mariscos a la vinagreta, gambas al ajillo, almejas marinera, vieras Don Pepe, champinones a la Espanola and chorizos a la plancha. Don Pepe II serves paella a la valenciana, mariscada en salsa verde and langosta al horne. Don Pepe II offers party rooms for birthdays, holiday parties and corporate events. It provides gift certificates of several denominations. Don Pepe II is located in Pine Brook, N.J.
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

My lobster was ridiculous! 2.5 lb lobster for 30.00. (They also had a 1lb lobster tail for 40.00, maybe next time!) A great price and delicious lobster. The sides were the usual sides. My husband (a land lubber) enjoyed the pork chops. I also had flan with creme caramel on top and it was delicious. What a great find!

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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We ate here on a fairly busy night. We've eaten here about a dozen times and most of the time we've been fairly happy with the food and the service. However, this evening was the second time we were massively disappointed with the restaurant. Here's why. The service was abysmal tonight. The waiter went through the motions and then forgot about us. I mean really - we waited over a half an hour for our salads - which were served only after we asked the waiter what happened to them. Then our entrees arrived....almost warm. The garlic chicken, usually great, was borderline inedible. The chicken was obviously warmed over and half was so tough it was inedible. And the garlic sauce just wasn't up to snuff.
We'll come back...but not too soon...

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Thank Rocky P
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Whenever I go to Pine Brook, this restaurant is a "must go"! The service, food and drink is second to none.

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Thank William H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Although "billed" as Spanish cuisine it isn't obvious from the menu other than being shown the map of Spain.

The food is good; the portions are HUGE! The prices are fair....lobster was on special priced at only $12.99 per lb! Whatever you choose on the menu, you won't be disappointed.

Reservations are not absolutely necessary as evidenced when a table of 14 showed up and were seated.No complaint regarding the service. The tables are close together, and occasionally there is "noise", but so what.

So, if you are hungry (you must bring an appetite) this is definitely a place to dine. Try it!!

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Our group of 3 businessmen dined on a Tuesday night. We selected the antipasto appetizer, red snapper and seafood/chicken/sausage paella, which were all very tasty and more than sufficient in quantity. Fortunately we had seen the size of the portions, particularly the paella, at adjoining tables and were thus warned not to order one entre per person.
The service left a little to be desired; we had the waiter's attention when ordering drinks, but he didn't check back as promptly as we would have liked. He seemed to have more than a few large groups to serve, which may have played a part, but expending a bit more energy could also have helped.

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Thank RiBrown74
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