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Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

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117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7337
+1 956-423-3663
07:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:30
Fri 06:00 - 22:30
Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My family was there when it was very busy. The meal I had was a cheese enchiladas with a meat taco. The taco was very good, but the cheese enchiladas were just cheese and corn tortilla. Service was good. Had to go to the cashier to get our check.

Thank Robert M
Harlingen, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We eat there often with friends. Often the meal is very good, and other times it is average at best. Service is good, and portions are generous. Tuesday buffets are a good value for your money.

Thank Deborah G
London, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This Pepe's had just opened in Brownsville at the end of February 2016. The food and service was excellent. The chips and salsa are not free as they are in many other Mexican restaurants. The decor was very simple. All new but nothing warm about it. The lighting was way too bright.

Thank donandfrangignac
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Went to Pepe's on a recommendation. Good food and great prices. We ordered Chile rellenos, a guisado, enchiladas and tacos. Our party of 4 loved it!

Thank Nora J
Flower Mound
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't bad, but the salsa was, and they charged for chips and salsa....terrible service! We were a party of 6 and got our meals at various times spread over 20 minutes!

Thank Linda K
Pflugerville, Texas
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171 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a late flight and wanted to find something local that wasn't too far from the airport. Pepe's fit the bill. We knew it was a good sign when the parking lot was already full at 5:30 on a Monday night. Lots of locals, which was also a good sign. The chips and salsa were not free, which wasn't... More 

Thank luv2travelMAP
Harlingen, Texas
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Pepes is excellent. The food and the waiters are great. Only down side is that they get too crowded for lunch and the waiting times may not work for everyone.

Thank vdiscua
Harlingen, Texas
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98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

We returned to Pepe's after six months. The tacos and charro beans were good, and the service was still excellent. It's still irritating to pay $1.50 for chips, especially for one or two people. If there are two couples, it's not so bad. Anyway, we will add Pepe's back to our lHarlingen short list of good (not great) lunch spots... More 

Thank johnb1246
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Pepe's has a very nice hometown feel. The service was great and the prices fair. The food was very greasy and was as such unappealing. The entrees that weren't fried were much better. However, you should expect your chips and your chile rellenos and your chimichangas to not be dripping in grease. It's a shame because supporting local businesses is... More 

Thank pattignv
Kuala Lumpur
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were seated very quickly - the restaurant was full. Service was fast and accommodating. Food was very good - and the price was even better!

Thank Mary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7337
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-423-3663

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