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Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
+1 954-467-7192
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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South Florida
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been coming to Carlos & Pepe's since the '70's when I was a little girl and I now take my husband and our two boys and they love it just as much as I do. The food is authentic Mexican...fresh and consistently good!! The chicken quesadilla is my favorite with lots of shredded chicken and cheese. My kids love... More 

Thank Elleinfl
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do love Mexican and latin food, you can get a great taste or meal of either at Carlos & Pepe's. First off, its a pleasant restaurant to be in, nice ambiance and appropriately decorated, but not dusty-dirty. Fresh and clean and good Air Conditioning - which counts big in south Florida! Also Great Service - every time I have... More 

Thank JesRedFTL123
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to check out the venue for a high school reunion. Although it wasn't what we were looking for, I did find the margarita one of the best I've had. Their chips and salsa was good. The only disappointment was that they do not offer happy hour. Prices were ok. Spanish music only on the background music which is... More 

Thank Rhonda S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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95 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Margaritas are the best as they use lime juice. We had the super nachos (best in town) as well as the Pepe Burrito and Fish Tacos. Great food and service. Try the fried ice cream for dessert.

Thank JBG67
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Carlos & Pepe's has become a regular "go to" place for me when in Ft. Lauderdale. Always great service! The margaritas are perfect, making you want more and the tuna dip is to die for! The salsa and guacamole is addicting and the tacos & fajitas cooked to excellence! You miss out if you don't go there!

Thank Lisa B
Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stayed at the Embassy Suites the night before a cruise and walked over to Carlos & Pepe's for a quick casual dinner. The chicken nachos were great - each chip crafted with it's own chicken pieces, sour cream and cheese. Jalapenos can be left off or come with the nachos.

Thank MCITiger
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great Margaritas but what up with not using a Margarita glass? You I know glasses break but come on? ! Love to go when in town but easy to drop at least 80$ to 100$ . For two people That was 4 Margaritas , 1 nachos and 1 salad . Food is always great but wow. Less on my list... More 

Thank KjTP8
Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a completely different Mexican restaurant. Sure, it has all the usual tacos, fajitas, burritos, salsa and chips but it also has a "catch of the day" and I'd bet it was local and fresh. I had mahi mahi, grilled and it was one of the best fish dishes ever. I also had a huge bean/avocado salad and walked... More 

Thank Kathy C
Hollywood, Florida
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477 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The price went up significantly since my previous visit. I had a Fajita but they charge extra for things they didn't charge before.

Thank sangwa2016
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Having lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 47 years and recently moved to the United Kingdom when we return to Florida we like to visit the restaurants that we knew when we grew up. This is one of those lanmark restaurants that has survived and is still a great place to eat. Good Mexican Food with margaritas. There was six in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-467-7192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?