El Meson De Pepe Key West
ReviewsA trip to Key West offers the traveler many things. When visiting you will have the ability to stand at the southernmost point of the United States and watch the sun rise or set on the water. You can enjoy beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters. You can visit tourist spots or local hangouts, all in perfect weather. However, one of the best things about Key West is your chance to indulge in superior Cuban styled food.
El Meson de Pepe is a family owned Cuban restaurant that has been a mainstay in Key West for over 20 years. Chef Pepe still cooks the fabulous meals that encompass the Cuban and Conch (name for Key West natives) style of food. Cuba and Key West are only 90 miles apart, and have shared a long history of camaraderie. Over time this friendship has created a distinct type of food only found in Key West.
The menu at El Meson de Pepe is filled with Cuban delights. You can start your meal with a famous Mojito, a cocktail created in Cuba that is made with mint, lime and rum.
Follow your cocktail with a delicious appetizer. There are many to choose from, but the Conch fritters, a Key West specialty are a must for all visitors. Dinner selections combine all the wonderful flavors associated with Cuban food. Spicy peppers, ground meats and tender seafood, all combined to create a masterpiece meal. Once you have eaten your dinner, follow it with a piece of Key Lime Pie. Cuban coffee is the perfect compliment to the pie. Other Cuban desserts are offered such as coconut flan or tropical ice cream for those who don’t like pie.
The menu at Pepe’s offers something for everyone. There are Cuban created salads, specialty soups and combination platters for those, like me, who could not decide what to select. Children even have their own menu selections that offer Cuban cooking or American favorites.
Once you have experienced the delectable food at El Meson de Pepe, you will see why it has been a Key West establishment for over 20 years.