Fodor's Expert Review El Meson de Pepe

$$ Old Town Cuban

If you want to get a taste of the island's Cuban heritage, this is the place. After watching a Mallory Square sunset, you can dine alfresco or in the dining room on refined versions of Cuban classics. Begin with a megasized mojito while you enjoy the basket of bread and savory sauces. The expansive menu offers tostones rellenos (green plantains with different traditional fillings), ceviche (raw fish "cooked" in lemon juice), and more. Choose from Cuban specialties such as roasted pork in a cumin mojo sauce and ropa vieja (shredded beef stew). At lunch, the local Cuban population and cruise-ship passengers enjoy Cuban sandwiches and smaller versions of dinner's most popular entrées. A Latin band performs outside at the bar during the sunset celebration.

Cuban Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Cruise

Quick Facts

410 Wall St.
Key West, Florida  33040, USA


Known For:
  • Oversized mojitos
  • Latin band during the nightly sunset celebration
  • Touristy atmosphere

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