1999. Eliseo Gutierrez was an employee at a restaurant in Alabama and that spring he was invited by Jose Luis Barragan to be his partner in this new ... More
Pepito's Mexican Restaurant
1999. Eliseo Gutierrez was an employee at a restaurant in Alabama and that spring he was invited by Jose Luis Barragan to be his partner in this new project of a Mexican restaurant called Pepito's. After the successful opening, Pepito's starts the traditional Monday Margarita Nights. Since then, we have been serving delicious and healthy Mexican food with the freshest ingredients, right in the heart of Destin, Florida. We have been selected as the best in the emerald coast for 4 years in the row. 2006. Eliseo Gutierrez companies have grown to 3 restaurants in two states, Pepito's Mexican Restaurant in Destin Florida, and two other restaurants in Alabama. 2008. Eliseo Gutierrez purchases all the partnership of Pepito's and happens to be the only owner of the company. 2010. Today the Pepito's project continues to grow, opening new locations in the Emerald Coast.
This place was TERRIBLE!! The food was awful and the service was even worse. We waited about 10 minutes before anyone even came to take our drink order. When he finally came, we were beyond ready to order our dinner, but he didn t even give us a chance. A couple were seated right before us and already had their food before we had drinks. The place wasn t even busy. Extremely dissatisfied.
If your looking for Tex-Mex good luck, I am a local moved here from Texas and can't find any Tex-Mex. There service is fair food is OK,,,,,, BE WARE, YOU MUST PAY FOR EXTRA CHIPS, ONLY MEXICAN Restaurant I have ever been to in my 62 Tex-Mex eating years where you had to pay for extra chips..... Save your Mexican food money for home and eat Good Destin Seafood
I cannot believe all the good reviews for this place! My husband and I went there tonight and were VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!! First of all, the only good thing there is the horchata (cinnamon rice water). Second, The food quality is HORRIBLE! The sour cream looked watered down, the guacamole I don't think even had avocado in it...spicy, looked gross and they gave you a drop of it. (probably don't want you to taste how horrible it is). Then, we both ordered shrimp dishes, which we had to wait an hour and a half to get!! They said they ran out of shrimp and had to thaw more..shows you how fresh it is. When we got the food, finally, the shrimp was way overcooked. That isn't why we stopped eating it. We BOTH FOUND HAIR in our food! I am so disgusted!!! They charged us for some nachos we ordered and the extra sour cream(if thats what it really is) and guacomole (also unsure about) which was supposed to be with the main dishes......COME ON PEOPLE! REALLY?!?! This restaurant is the absolute WORST place I have EVER eaten!! (and that is just because the quality and freshness....not to mention the hair...even without the hair, it is HORRIBLE! If you want good Mexican food go to Tijuana Flats in Ft. Walton Beach.......not here. I know a lot of people who go to Pepitos and I had looked forward to going for a while, plus I'm local and will NOT send tourists here! I am so disappointed in the reviews....SO WRONG!!
What a great find! Great tasting authentic mexican food. Far and away the best combination of quality / value in all of Destin. Great option if you are just looking for something quick, simple and good. Some of the best house made guacamole I have ever tasted...
This is a great Mexican food restaurant. Thier food is served hot and quick. It's also really cheap. We ate with a large group so we sampled a lot of different options. The biggest downfall is they only let you have one free refill on drinks (soda, tea, etc...) and one free refill on chips and salsa. Most Mexican places have endless chips and salsa. I still highly recommend it. The food is great! Plus, the waiter was very friendly and good!