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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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757 Hwy 98E, Destin, FL
+1 850-650-7734
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate lunch there today and were very pleased with the meal. The restaurant was recently remodeled and the update was well done and and the environment was comfortable and inviting. I had the chicken quesadilla and my wife had the burrito. Both were very good and the lettuce, tomatoes and other sides were fresh and plentiful. The service was... More 

Thank Jdhopson
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and My friend arrived at 10:10 , keeping in mind they closed at 10:30pm, the waitress was so nice, I don't remember her name, but she was very helpful with deciding on what to order to eat, drinks, which are very good I recommend the fresh Pomegranate Margarita and chicken fajitas, she conversed with her during while dining, she... More 

Thank Jovonna H
Gimli, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was best I have had and service was so very great. Huge portions with a great happy hour deal. Would come back to Destin just for this establishment!

Thank gimlimom
Howell, Michigan
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a little off the road in a strip mall but it is definitely, unequivocally worth finding. Authentic Mexican food & staff. Food is individually made....not thrown on a plate & the whole thing nuked!!! Every dish was fabulous. The Margaritas you ask???? OMG....again, homemade from scratch ingredients and delicioso!! Beyond description....the best I've ever had!!! Wish we... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Before the year's end I wanted to check out one more Mexican food place. I heard about Pepitos (Destin)a year ago and decided to take the family there. We had a very nice time and all of us enjoyed our meals. We were served the normal chips and salsa, then ordered the hot bowl of queso, plus guacamole. Both turned... More 

Thank Earl F
Jenks, Oklahoma
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were leary of a Mexican restaurant in a beach town in the Florida panhandle, but it was actually decent. Service was a little slow, but the food was good and no one had any complaints.

Thank Jay E
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Fantastic Mexican restaurant... Superb margaritas... Great waiters/waitresses... Very good value for money... Get there early on Friday and Saturday night because it is ALWAYS full... Best Mexican restaurant in Destin... Don't forget the warmed "white cheese", it is great....

Thank James W
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were Recommended to go here, can't say it was anything special. Typical Mexican place, fast, chips and salsa, solid food but nothing blew us away. The cheese dip was the best. Everyone enjoyed their meal but didn't rave. I would recommend if wanting Mexican at the beach but lots of better options.

Thank Otp1971
Benton, KY
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234 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Friends told us to try Pepeito's when we got to Destin. This one is off the street a few feet and we found it because we were using the GPS. The nice thing is it wasn't as packed as a couple others we past during our stay. We lived most of our lives in Arizona, California, and Nevada and never... More 

Thank Jack C
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Pepitos was good & worked for our gang of 7. We range in age from 10-70, and all were OK with their meals. Chips & salsa were above average, and the queso dip we bought was great! I loved my shrimp taco, liked my carnitas taco, but wasn't thrilled with my al pastor taco. But my sometimes picky grandkids had... More 

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 757 Hwy 98E, Destin, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-7734

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