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El Meson de Pepe

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
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11:00 - 22:00
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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459 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This restaurant is located next door to a small, but attractive museum and a square with busts of prominent Cubans. In the rear of the restaurant is a bar and another square with sunset views. The outdoor seating is open, but under a roof. There is ample (but paid) parking very close by. The actual restaurant is nicely decorated with... More 

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Thank Stanner57
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very welcoming, from the hosts to the music and food, it is a great place to come and have a great time. Sarelys, Patty, Cindy, Ahmed, and Ivan are an absolute phenomenal team. I would love the musicians to have a speaker closer to the host area so I can enjoy the music much more. Overall a... More 

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Thank Emmanuel G
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit while in Key West. We had never had Cuban food so we decided to give it a try and we are glad we did. It's in the Mallory Square area. It's a place you can just walk by and easy to miss. We sat outside but inside seating is available as well. Make no mistake, go here... More 

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Thank StevenLee13
West Palm Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The music was so good that everyone was dancing and having a good time. We saw kids and adults dancing. We even saw a guy dance his way through the crowd leaving Mallory Square after sunset. Bartender was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Daffins
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at El Meson de Pepe one afternoon during our stay in Key West. And we had to have the Cuban sandwich. It was delicious and huge! The restaurant has an outdoor seating area, a gift shop and numerous pieces of artwork on the walls that makes you feel as if you are in Cuba. The menu is... More 

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Thank Nancy J
Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by and get an awesome mojito and then enjoy the live music during the early evening. It's right next to Sunset Pier, so you can enjoy it on your way in or out! Great vibe, feel free to dance! :)

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Thank Shannon W
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for early lunch. Location is right next to Mallory Square making it convenient, but because it's tucked away you don't feel like you're part of it (which in my book was a negative). The inside of the restaurant itself has some pretty fun decor. Food was forgettable.

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Thank cosmoj2015
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your review. We apologize for an experience that didn't meet or exceed your expectations. Our team always strives to deliver excellent service, delicious food, and authentic Key West dining experiences. We take constructive comments seriously and will use your feedback as an opportunity to improve our operation. We hope you'll give us another try the... More 

Dunedin, Florida
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always stop by for mojitos and sit at the outside bars. Always someone stopping by for a drink who can tell you their story. Lots of fun

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Thank mahimike
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Happy to hear you enjoyed our mojitos! Great choice! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can't decide try the sample platter. Everything was delicious! Get the Cuban nachos too, you won't be disappointed . Worth more than one visit to sample more off the menu. Friendly, laid back atmosphere. Great service & friendly staff. Visited during weekday slow season, so missed the live music. Will be back!

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Thank lisaama
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Sounds like your taste buds were really happy! We're big fans of the Cuban nachos, and a sample platter is definitely the way to go if you're looking to try a few different things! There are many great restaurants in... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here during our first visit to the keys and liked it so much, we visited again. Great food and service. If you aren't full and happy when you leave it is your own fault :)

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Thank Terri R
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Hahaha I love that - "If you aren't full and happy when you leave, it's your own fault." Happy to hear that you keep coming back! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-2620

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?