For almost four decades, Pepe and Luisa Lopez have been bringing classic Spanish cuisine from their home town of Galicia, Spain to the heart of Newark, NJ. Since Don Pepe Restaurant opened in 1981, it has become a Newark institution. Combing old world charm with modern elegance, Don Pepe Restaurant provides an authentic dining experience with fresh and flavorful culinary specialties such as paella, shrimp in garlic sauce, chicken and garlic, prime rib eye, Nova Scotia Halibut (any style), seafood platter, and Nova Scotia lobsters. We offer unique daily specials as well as an expansive collection of hundreds of wines to compliment each dish.

6 Reviews for Don Pepe Mexican Restaurant


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New owners?

I just heard that the new owners have taken it over. Apparently the people who have Habaneros or Las Magueyes over here in Inverness. If so I won’t go there. There’s just no good authentic Mexican restaurants anywhere within a hundred miles of here. Hate to complain but I come from Arizona and spent my Summers always in Mexico.

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Good, hot food, reasonably priced with good service.

Good, hot food, reasonably priced with good service. Had the fajitas for two with steak, chicken and shrimp. The shrimp were ample and really good, the sauce was a little overpowering though they offered to put the shrimp on the side. Service was attentive. A small crowded somewhat noisy place. Dinner for two with top under $30. I’ll be back.

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Terrible service

Wanted a side if quacamole for my taco. Was told couldn’t order that anymore. My husband ordered a cheese dip to be served with food. Didn’t come at all. When we finally saw waitress and told her. She said very rudely “it’s coming”. Two tables that came in after us got there cheese dip. We never did. She never came by to see how our meal was. Or to give our check. When we did tell her at check out. She said “sorry” not very sincerely. And then said “it’s to late now anyway”. Very disappointed. Was always our go to .Mexican Will not be back..

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What the heck!

Been going here for the past 14 years. Always the same items for my family runs about 35 bucks..tonite same items cost me 62 dollars! Never again momma! You will soon be out of the restaurant business at that price. I’m done!

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Amazing Dining Experience

5/ 5

Ate here for the first time and the food was delicious…service great! We will definitely eat here again soon! Lots of choices and loved the combo plates as we were able to try different things! Our friends had the fajitas and loved them!

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Terrible service and wrong food.

1/ 5

Got their early. Not crowded. Waitress took forever to come to table. Finally ordered then other people came in after us and they were all getting their food. When asked about it she said she’ll check. Finally got food and my husband got the wrong food. No one came around so he ate it. When we told the waitress she made a face and said, oh well, it was a mistake. Nothing i can do. She was Very nasty. Got a $2. tip.

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