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Tio Pepe Restaurant

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10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
+1 410-539-4675
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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montgomery village
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband use to take me here when we first started dating, to impress me, and that was back in the late 1970's. We were going to the Hippodrome with friends recently and decided on a return visit. We could not have been more pleased. There were six of us. All of us could not believe how good the food... More 

Thank susan h
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday night to celebrate my husband's birthday. The sangria was great and the seafood appetizer was delicious as well. However, my grouper was breaded and tasted fishy (kind of expensive and tasted fishy). My husband had the rock fish with the crab. He enjoyed that. My daughter had the seafood bisque and loved that but she... More 

Thank denisf596
Houston, Texas
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199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and the food has always been excellent. I had Gazpacho for an appetizer, and Pollo a la Riojana for the entree. In addition, I had the red sangria, which was delicious. Although I was too full for desert, there were several flaming deserts that looked great. In addition, a neaby table had... More 

Thank MMHouston
East Coast
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for our 7:30pm reservation and found ourselves in a mob scene, tons of people waiting. While the host asked for our patience and said that we'd be seated in a few minutes, we waited 30. Why bother have a reservation? The food was ok... not great, but not poor. Filet of Sole with banana, and the Beef Tournadoes. The... More 

Thank SilverandBlackAttack
North Carolina
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go for a dress up, special occasion! Spanish feel to the decor, excellent Spanish wine selections, outstanding main course selection (beef, chicken or seafood, and paella)-large portions. even the vegetables tastefully prepared. tone is set immediately at entry by the matre d' in a tuxedo, and waiters decked in red waistcoats.

Thank Terry C
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The basement of an old row home. Has been there for many years and is very good. Sangria is a must but go easy on it if you are driving. Parking high rise right across the street. Reservations a must. If you have 6 or 8 ask for one of the outcomes. $$$$

Thank Knuckles1225
Columbia, Maryland
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had a very busy February and so I decided to introduce my staff to Tio Pepe. We were seated immediately and the wait staff was very attentive. I ordered the cold artichokes for the appetizer. Staff members ordered melon with jambon, garlic shrimp and crab. I don't eat ham so I did not taste the melon but I did... More 

Thank Masoodclan
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been going to Tio Pepes for 40+ years and they never change. Everything there is exceptional. We have to get the crab meat appetizer, the black bean soup, an entrée, and the pine nut dessert. Then we have food for 2 more meals at home. And of course the home made red sangria to drink is to die... More 

Thank Bruce J
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When it comes to great tasting food and great service Tio's has no equal. Large portions, wonderful sauces. Save room for dessert.

Thank chuckland
Middle River, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this Baltimore landmark after not having been there for ten years, so we were really looking forward to trying it again. Boy, were we disappointed! We ordered a bottle of Veuve Cliquot, appetizers, entrees, dessert and liquored coffee drinks. The Veuve and the coffee drinks were the only items that were good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$200
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-4675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?