Key West >Food & Dining > El Meson De Pepe's Restaurant & Bar
410 Wall St, Key West, FL | Directions 33040-663324.560207 -81.806626
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good food – great food and its located downtown which is really nice and the place has alot of old cuban memorbillia ! and great drinks too and not too expensive
FOOD IS OUTSTANDING ! – This place is a little place located off of a side street in key west,might be hard to find but has outstanding food,the best cuban food on the island! the place has been there for many years and has been very successful. the servers there could be alittle more friendlier but the food i would definately reccomend others to go if looking for good old fashioned cuban food !
Not a second chance – First and last time. Food was ok, service below average. "Yucca" was very dry and hard it was missing olive oil, "yellow platains" were burned, "picadillo" was tasteless; "churrasco" hard and tasteless also; "ceviche" missing lime, the fish was cut into big pieces. the presentation was very poor. The "ropa vieja" was ok; "black beans" tasted like canned beans; the "oxtail" was ok.
The service was awful, the waitress came took our order, not very friendly. Our glasses of water were emptied and she came to our table and placed the carafe of water without serving us, considering they were not busy at least she should have served the glass. On top of everything they add a 18% gratuity and in your bill they ask for more(additional tip). Outrageus! You don't have the choice of leaving the tip based on the service, and with that in mind the waitress's work ethic was very poor...this poor attitude must be that no matter what the tip was already added to your bill and she did not have to work for it. Just because of that I won't even give them a second chance.
Best Mojitos – Didn't get to eat here, but the drinks were great. Nice atmosphere, great location and service.
Terrific Cuban Food & Music – This was a spur of the moment pick and it was wonderful! We were seated on the patio, so we heard the band in the courtyard playing and could watch the dancing on the closed-circuit tvs. The entrees were delicious, as were the conch fritter appetizers and desserts - the mango ice cream in particular. It wasn't "cheap" but it wasn't too expensive, either. And you definitely got your money's worth.
So romantic – The courtyard is so romantic. The music is not too loud (rare for Duval). Must have a mojito. The paella is to die for but there is a 45 minute wait. You can call ahead and order it. It is $50 and serves 2. They have a sampler platter that is great if it is your first time eating cuban. Everything on the platter was incredible. I will return the next time I go to Key West.
Uptown location better than ever! – I live here and this has quickly become on of my favorite places to eat. Don't miss it. Lots of parking, great service, live entertainment - not too loud either - great food and excellent prices. Good for romantic dinner or large fun parties. Great for kids!
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