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El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's hard to rate this place because it's crazy over-the-top touristy kitsch and kind of fun but the food is bad, the service only decent, and it's very expensive. I'd say you should go, I guess, the location is great. But is it a quality...More

Thank DGrae
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although my experience with Cuban food has been somewhat limited by where we live this is the best I've ever eaten. The restaurant is located in Mallory Square, we assumed since it's the closest restaurant to Cuba so it had to be good. We'll, we...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, we sat outside on the patio and loved the live music and chickens, it's an experience. I have been on a Cuban streak and this meal was the best roast pork I've had. If I lived in Key West, I might have a...More

Thank iwannag0there
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good, but the food was just average. I ordered the fish. The first time it arrived, the fish was so over cooked it was dry and tasteless. I sent it back and when it arrived back it wasn't AS overcooked, but it...More

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their best meals are those cooked fresh on the grill, like the pork chops, steaks, etc. They really leave just about the perfect amount of grilled fat around the edges to enhance all the Cuban flavors. They've been very consistent about this over the several...More

Thank tktm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was very careless and did not care a bit about our table or our food. Food was poor quality, and the restaurant was so loud we couldn't even hear each other talking.

Thank Fiorenza L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner. Were way in the courtyard. It was lovely in the courtyard. Our waiter was lovely and very attentive. The Cuban bread they give you is delicious and give you plenty of it! I ordered the minced beef with the beans and...More

Thank xnesx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, right on Mallory square. I feel they are on the precipice of being really good. But there were a few issues. The greeters are very uninterested. They looked like they were being disturbed by guests wanting to be seated. The wait staff is...More

Thank lulu647
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal today at El Meson de Pepe right on Malory Square. Had #69, shredded/chunk flavored port w black beans, yucca, and yellow rice. Great meal!

Thank Katharine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this restaurant open our way back from Mallory Square. What a great find! The portions were plentiful; in fact, we shared a meal and had plenty of food. Our friend said the Caipiroska she had there was the best she's had. Prices...More

Thank flsun22305
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Frank S
We are coming in this weekend love Cuban food also Latin dancing best time for dancing ? How tough is parking ? Thanks see you this weekend we are from Venice FL.
27 September 2016|
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Response from SnowChik | Reviewed this property |
Hi, So sorry to have missed your question, I was on travel myself. Hope you had a great time in Key West and got a chance to check out that restaurant.
Do they take reservations?
7 April 2015|
Response from Sheily V |
No I actually tried calling ahead and they said they didn't do reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-2620
  • E-mail