Open Hours: Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Emerald Coast Magazine Rated Best of the Emerald Coast for 5 years.
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
Pepitos 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 Pepitoac2s. After the successful opening, Pepitoac2s 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, Pepitoac2s Mexican Restaurant in Destin Florida, and two other restaurants in Alabama. 2008. Eliseo Gutierrez purchases all the partnership of Pepitoac2s and happens to be the only owner of the company. 2010. Today the Pepitoac2s project continues to grow, opening new locations in the Emerald Coast.
We discovered this place by accident while shopping nearby and waiting for a Destin traffic jam to clear. At first we figured it was another hole in the wall but how back could they mess up tacos and chimis? We were surprised at how good the food was for a casual place and how MUCH they gave us. We couldn't finish it all. We've been back many times, commenting to friends about the find and hearing that yes, didn't we already know how good they were? Margaritas are good, too, as a preliminary to the movie theatre next door.
Visited on 2/13 around 6:30pm. I had the number 26 and my wife had the number 25b. Basically, she had three cheese enchilada's and I had 4 ground beef stuffed enchilada's covered with a red sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. She had a glas of sangria and I had a Dos Equios beer, dark.
The waiter was nice, moved quickly and the food came very quickly and was fresh.
The only issue we had with the place is this: Their website says Tuesdays are buy one and get one for half price. THat's part of the reason we went. My wife asked the waiter about it when we placed the order and they said tonight was not the night. He checked with someone that looked like a manager (?), and they confirmed the same. We ordered anyway. Later, he came back to tell us we were correct----it was buy one and get one half off. We enjoyed our meal and the check came. The check was showing the full amount. We pointed it out to the cashier and she corrected it. Simple mistake? We hope...
Food was good, service was good and we'd go back. Hopefully next time we'll all be on the same page about the discounts that night.
I love Pepitos because no matter what time I go there service is fast and friendly. It is also quite affordable no matter your budget and family friendly. If you like good food for a good price I recommend Pepitos
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