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El Meson de Pepe

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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First Cuban restaurant and glad we went. Good atmosphere and we all had a great time. Food and service both fine and well worth a vist if you like a god atmosphere.

Thank Jaheto
Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Key West, found this cuban restaurant while walking around. We were seated immediately outside. The evening was cool but the food and service made it worth it. The server Augusto was very nice and made several dinner suggestions. Would highly recommend!!!

Thank Trudy R
Nashville, TN
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great. The authentic feel and atmosphere just makes this a great delight to try. I recommend outdoor seating if the weather is nice. I will say that the indoor seating is a sight to see. The walls, décor and whole overall feel of this place is top notch. I can't remember the waitress name but she was... More 

Thank Boo325
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've reviewed this restaurant before and will always give it a 5 star. I had the plantain nachos this time and was blown away. What I want to note this time is the truly amazing cuban coffee. I wish I could have this every morning of my life. Even my husband, who hates coffee, thought it was delicious. Thank you... More 

Thank kate_e1974
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Key West for awhile. El Meson de Pepe has never been high on my list. I have tried it. More than once but I had happened to run into the son Jose and new Owner as he has taken over from his father. He asked me to give it another try and I am glad... More 

Thank Valerie E
milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most fun dining out experience we have had for a while. Cuban food, a first with me and difficult for me to comment on one dish but it was nice. Really good mojitos and a live band added to the experience, particularly watching the people trying their Latin moves out. A decent dinner finished off with a cigar from... More 

Thank David D
Meriden, Connecticut
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant on our latest visit to Key West. We had never really had Cuban food or Cuban sandwiches. We both got their traditional Cuban sandwich and some sides of black beans and plantains. Everything was really delicious. We sat outside, which was a cute atmosphere. Very good service. There is lot of... More 

Thank Kim S
Stormville, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on my first night back into Key West. It even smells good as you walk past it. We had to wait 25 minutes for a table for two people even though they had ten empty tables (I counted). Our server takes a while to get to us. He takes our order, doesn't explain what anything is on the... More 

Thank Saradeebee
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day in Key West I was desperate for some down home Cuban food. Being Cuband and born in Havana...you KNOW I'm picky about my Cuban food. We found this place and the menu was perfect. Had all the things my mommy makes. And the food did not disappoint. I had all the Cuban food groups on my... More 

Thank Janice M
Imperia, Italy
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199 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good Cuban food with live music. I suggest the combo #80 if you want a flavor of Cuba. The prices are a bit high, specially the desserts and the desserts are not their best. But overall it's a great evening with friends, larger groups or for a romantic dinner.

Thank LaurentCL2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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

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