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El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 15 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good restaurant with Cuban food. The plus is the music and orchestra nearby when you eat. Funny and nice atmosphere . After you to the peer which is at door step Cordialement Serge 🇫🇷Anglet Biarritz

Thank DomDesPlages
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group of six, Nice large portions, excellent service , nice outdoor seating with a view, convenient to town square and Duval St, next to parking lot. Would highly recommend

Thank Elisa J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sticky tables, soggy fries, the worst Cuban sandwich I’ve ever had all made for a lunch I was happy to end and a place I was happy to leave. You’d be better off trying a different one of the tourist traps in town.

Thank Doctor G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved the platanos maduros, black beans and yellow rice. It almost doesn’t matter which entree except the pork is SO delicious. The patio seating is fun and lively with the local chickens and music on the street.

Thank megammons2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Meson De Papa is a sight to behold. With the traditional Cuban flare and the live music in the late afternoons, this place is where you need to be to taste authentic Cuban food. If you don’t mind eating with roosters and chickens walking...More

Thank atm888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reason I keep coming back is because everything is so perfect. From the hostess to the servers make you feel welcome. The food will speak for itself always always great.

Thank Da B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walked by and gave El Mason de Pepe a try. Great Cuban sandwich and coffee. Best Cuban coffee I’ve ever had.

Thank wackeraloha
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't miss enjoying the Cuban music and cocktails adjacent to Mallory Square every night we are in town. It is one of our trip highlights every visit to Key West. The bar tenders are attentive. Dancing on the walkway is encouraged. Delicious authentic Cuban...More

Thank SunshineLadybird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I asked my wife what she wanted for dinner on her birthday she didn't hesitate at all in saying El Meson de Pepe. This is our favorite dinner restaurant in Key West. They always hit the mark with great service and food not to...More

Thank pony2922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meson de Pepe is a great place for salsa dancing with a great Latin atmosphere. Unfortunatley the bar service is slow and the bartenders lack any personal interaction. We used to go once a week but will likely stop going for awhile.

Thank Kevin_D_Philly
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Robert G
January 14, 2018|
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Response from gtd2017 | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 5, We drink there most afternoons
Frank S
September 27, 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.
April 7, 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall St, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-2620
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