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El Meson de Pepe

Front Street, Key West, FL
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (16 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Front Street, Key West, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice location at Mallory Square. Good food, excellent staff. Love the "local" chickens that wander around.

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

we order the trio in we got a cold plate. the taste of cold food was not a grade one. the only thing the like and was warm was the bread we got before our cold dinner

Thank mannydallas14
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great colorful store that has it all! Go in for a great small museum of the Cuban world, souvenirs , food, drinks and even dance to the music of a salsa band outside until 10:00p.m. If you like quiet don't go there...gotta love the loud...More

Thank Taina27
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very busy at sunset due to the fact it's on Mallory Square and it has the best mojitos. $11 gets you a fantastic mojito that I think is possibly the best on the island. They have a live band with Cuban music and is a...More

Thank Greywolf8577
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is great especially if you are a Cuban cuisine fan, and the atmosphere is well done in old Key West when Cuba was connected here as a friendly nation. There is a lot of artifacts within the historical building that the restaurant resides...More

Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great authentic Cuban food right down around Melroy square. Food came quickly, food was very good and hot, and the drink were excellent. Good place for families or groups. Definitely would go here again.

Thank PhoenisSunDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch and were not impressed by our server who was not helpful. As a vegetarian, Cuban restaurants are not the best choice for me, but the waiter should have tried to help substitute more than he did. I wanted to get the...More

Thank lizardtiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very authentic Cuban food with great service, lovely atmosphere. Can be very busy after sunset, sets right by Mallory Square.

Thank Cheritaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect spot to watch the sunset celebration while sipping on a delicious Mojito and eating very authentic Cuban food. And they had Cuban musicians playing!

Thank iehuerta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner before sunset. Great decor. Live music. Food was excellent. 3 of us split a combination meal and still had food left over. Another had nachos on plantain chips - very good.

Thank AndersonTeacher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Key West, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-295-2620
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