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El Mocho Restaurant

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5708 Maloney Ave, Key West, FL 33040-5985
+1 305-296-7490
Today
06:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee around! Croquettás were delicious. We had breakfast there several times and it was just what we needed. Nothing fancy, but done well. Eggs, grits, omelettes etc. and great buttery Cuban bread.

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Thank Cody D
Key West, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I have earn in El Mucho's a hundred times and is alway excellent! It is hot, very tasty and home prepared. Marlainis and her husband are the owners but Marlainis is the boss and she will tell you so. My wife and I are not of spanish decent so we fumble a little. Most items on the... More 

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Thank captaintom1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Just great food... Not very nice looking place....bit food was great. Very great pepper Chicken​ and shredded beef. Both served with white rice, black beans, sweet plantains and bread. Good food

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Thank 188rajatk
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went here because of the good reviews and weren't disappointed at all. All the meals are very reasonably prices and come with a bunch of sides: Rice, cuban bread, beans. I got the chicken fricase and it was the best I have ever had. It was fall off the bone chicken simmering in their special spices and broth. We... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely flavorful. I wanted a meal that reminded me of Puerto Rico and, El Mocho delivered above and beyond. The flavors are amazing, the service is wonderful and the cozyness is great. Amazing spot.

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Thank Emmanuel G
Key West, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great cuban food. Love the soups and pork. Good breakfasts and sandwiches. Now serving dinner. Fruits and vegetables in an attached store

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Thank Stewart A
Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years! Quick service and delicious home style foods galore. What a quantity! Nom them pancakes tho

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Thank hotDhog
Key West, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at El Mocha since they open, I think around 20-30 years ago. I've always loved it, their Cuban sandwiches absolutely rock. Daily special was a nice variation. I love when they expanded their dining room, and then they added air condition. I'm having breakfast there this morning and I noticed that they put a little mini mart... More 

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Thank CaptWalt
Key West, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The breaded palomilla tasted like it was fried in old oil and there was so much grizzle on the steak it was a waste of money. We were very disappointed. Best to stick with ordering coffee and bread.

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Thank Shehunts
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We went back during our second visit for breakfast because the coffee was so good. Breakfast is very authentic Cuban fare at prices you only get from a non tourist destination. Service is fast and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5708 Maloney Ave, Key West, FL 33040-5985
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-7490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?