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“Underwhelmed”

Carlos & Pepe's 17th St
Ranked #328 of 1,340 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Was looking forqward to really good Mexican food. Walked from the hotel. Was seated at a high top that ended up being shared with others... Chips and salsa were good. Salsa could have used just a bit more heat. Ordered tamales as they looked like a specialty. Not so much. Appeared to be just corn tamales with different meat toppings applied, and just modestly flavored. My friend was even more underwhelmed than I was. We both had food left over and no desire to take it with us. Seemed pricey as well.

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Thank Pbear1947
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

There are so many Mexican restaurants that there's no reason not to eat at a good one!

This was one of the best up until recently.

The hostess was making roll ups and was unfriendly, maybe she had to work too hard?

The tortilla chips looked burnt, as we were leaving a child at the next table told her mother that the chips were overcooked. When kids start noticing its not good!!

The server was very nice but seemed to be rushed off his feet, even though the place was empty on a boat show night.....that says something in itself.

The food was mediocre, we only went because it was close and had been reliable for many years. Maybe they were just having an off night but I won't be going back to find out.

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Thank wendyc2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We discovered this Mexican Restaurant by accident during recent trip in Ft Lauderdale. Great margaritas! The blackened tacos were my favorite.

Nice atmosphere, good food and service. Will be back!

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Thank Sofia P
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I have been a patron of this restaurant for years & it's hands down the best place to go for Mexican food. They make their salsa dip from scratch & it is served with warm tortilla chips (complimentary). I have tried nearly every dish on the menu & have never been disappointed. The food is authentic & the drinks are superb.

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Thank 546Trish
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I love this place, and we have been regulars here for years. C & P has the best fajitas anywhere, and this is coming from a guy who lived in Houston -the Tex-Mex capital of the world - for 15 years. My wife loves the chicken nachos. Anyone who says the food here is not good doesn't know what they are talking about. And if you want to feel like family, ask for Roberto to take care of you and tell him Harry and Debbie said hello.

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Thank Harry A
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