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Old Town Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
As featured in A Very Special Place
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609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
+1 305-296-7500
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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494 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice little spot on Duval street. Food was good. Salsa was fresh and tasty. Nice shaded patio stop to get out of the hustle and bustle of the crazy tourists on Duval.

2 Thank CARIBBEAN757
Chaumont, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We grabbed some late lunch here in early December 2017. The Baja Tacos are amazing. Also, the deal on a pitcher of Margaritas is hard to beat. They are Orange Juice based, which was different, but delicious. Highly recommend.

2 Thank antsmarching42
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food we had was phenomenal. The server was very friendly. And it was reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend eating here when you're in town.

1 Thank Scott M
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at this restaurant on our first day in Key West. Apart from the salsa which was good, the rest of the dishes were average.

Thank VirginiaTravelbug
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice outdoor seating area on Duval Street. The portions were generous and the prices not bad. There was a huge serving of fish in my fried fish Tacos, so I barely touched the rice and beans that accompanied them. My only complaint is that we had to chase down the server when we wanted to get our bill.

1 Thank Chris A
Ryton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Mexican food visit here, if you are lucky enough to sit on one of the two tables that overlook Duval St the people watching is brilliant. Portions are large so you can share plates. The salsa and chips are to die for. We would definitely go back.

2 Thank Tobtnsb1
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Even though all tables were full, our food came fast and it was warm. The complimentary salsa and chips was very good. Our seafood veracruz dish was good but I think it required more seasoning. Tortilla soup was good. One surprise was that they added an 18% gratuity to the bill (even though there were just... More 

1 Thank Sumanesh A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in all, the restaurant was very good. The complimentary chips and salsa was great.. in fact probably the best salsa I have ever had... clearly home made. I recommend for mexican food.

1 Thank Mitchelllafrance
North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and food right off Duval Street! Wonderful servers and the food was very fresh! If I'm ever back in Key West I will definitely be returning.

1 Thank FlooPowder77
Syracuse, New York
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our sangria not only tasted great, but received compliments from people walking by on the street. Large portion for the fajitas, sides were excellent, but the tamales seem to be lacking. Masa very good, but the veggies were more like spinach that was flavorless and trying to escape. Would eat there again if I was looking for something south of... More 

1 Thank NYCulinaryGoddess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?