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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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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun environment with live music and super good food. The courtyard was really cute. Best Cuban food I've ever had. Would highly recommend!

Thank Darian C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cuban music is going non stop and if you can ask for a table in the courtyard which is very romantic! The food is excellent. I had the marinated half a chicken but the pork dishes looked delightful! My husband had the Cuban sand which which is served all day. It's near Mallory Square too, with cute shops, and... More 

Thank travel4fun123Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun place in Malory Square - grab a drink - someone is always dancing - just part of the crazy Keys atmosphere

Thank Daniel S
The Woodlands, Texas
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a great stop for lunch when wandering Key West. the chickens and being by the water was very nice an a good flavor of Key West. The food was well prepared, but service was slow. Conch chowder was good, but not outstanding. The Boat Lift cocktail was refreshing on a warm day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location, staff, music and ambience is that of an authentic Cuban street cafe just next to Mallory Square. The food is wonderful and not overpriced. The side dishes are as authentic as the main dishes, always a good sign that this place knows what they are doing.

Thank Ed A
Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This an large outside Cuban restaurant. There is no view of the city or the waterfront on the side or entrance to the restaurant. The rear bar area as a view of the waterfront. The restaurant was busy during our visit and the service was a little slow. The menu is extensive and there is a full bar. The prices... More 

Thank George700East
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly thought this might be the first meal I didn't love while in the keys. But I had to get some Cuban food being so close to Cuba! I was very wrong. The atmosphere was wonderful. We sat on the outside patio. The service was super fast. Everything was delicious from the pre dinner bread to the skirt steak... More 

Thank Molly F
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some drinks and Conch. The Conch did not lack Conch as some place do. Very very good. There is a cigar bar attached so you can grab a cigar and smoke it at the bar with cocktails. I enjoyed it.

Thank Roberto R
Somerset, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk at the Marriott told us about this must try restaurant. The old style brick building next to Mallory Square had the charms of years past. Dining outside choices are by the fountain or near the bar and live music or indoors but with 80 degree weather no one was indoors. Charming area by a light courtyard with... More 

Thank Jo A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited El Meson de Pepe late last year for drinks - the mojitos are awesome! Spent a relaxing hour sipping mojitos and listening to the Cuban band and joining in the dancing. A definite must on a visit to Key West - wonderful atmosphere, especially on as the sun goes down. I had visited on a previous occasiion for... More 

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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
USD 18 - USD 18
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?