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El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
+1 305-295-2620
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“plantains” (118 reviews)
“lechon asado” (52 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 Wall Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040-6633
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cheap imitation of Cuban food but a great location, good service and great drinks (strong). Plantain chips are great but everything else is so-so.

Thank Flyingfoxster
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t eat but visited the bar two days in a row because several in our group liked the piña coladas—made with ice, cream and a heavy float of dark rum. You’ll be drinking from a plastic cup but it’s close to the Key West...More

Thank fpathdoc
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here was very good and the Mojitos the best! They have a Cuban band playing and an outdoor garden area to eat at, aside from the indoor seating. We had the combination platters so we could sample various dishes and enjoyed all.

Thank Darci M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with friends and family for a engagement dinner and it looked like a cute place. Ordered an app, that took 45 minutes, so I said okay its Key West we are in a big group the kitchen is a bit over loaded (by the...More

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed having a drink at their outside bar while waiting for the sunset on Mallory Square. After the sunset, we decided to have dinner here and were glad we did. We especially enjoyed the guacamole with fried plantain chips! Service was great and we...More

Thank CNYfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost don't want to write the review because I want to keep it a secret! This may have been the best Cuban food my wife and I have ever had. I love that it's in some back alley. I love the chickens running around!...More

1  Thank Cory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate outside and got kind of tired of the chickens under my feet. The food was good. I asked if the $11 mojito was worth it and was told they were "world famous", well they kind of sucked (way too sweet and very small for...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had shredded beef Vaca Frita and Avocado salad. The salad was over the top, beef was very good. Service excellent. Ice tea was over the top. Roosters roam the outdoor corridors and just a quaint wonderful experience. Next to the wharf where everyone comes...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is nicely located, very authentic, friendly service. It's a bit pricey, but I guess everything in Key West is. The problem is that they didn't really have any vegetarian food, so I had to order a few side dishes. My husband (meat eater)...More

Thank Sasha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is great. It is a pretty big restaurant, we didn't have to wait long to get in. They have the temperature very comfortable considering it is right by the water (no view) and usually very hot/sticky outside. They go around and take...More

Thank DreamsOfMusic
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Robert G
15 January 2018|
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Response from gtd2017 | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 5, We drink there most afternoons
Frank S
28 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.
8 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
USD 18 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall Street, 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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