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Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant

If you are looking for great food, incredible margaritas, and ice-cold beer during your stay in Fort Walton Beach, you need to make your way over to Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant. While most Fort Walton Beach and Destin

restaurants are delicious, Pepito’s really steps up their game to a whole new level. Expect to find fresh ingredients and locally caught seafood with unique recipes here. Take a look at what you’re missing at Pepito’s:

Authentic Mexican Food and Fine Ingredients

As mentioned, you will find incredible meals with fresh ingredients. This authentic Mexican food is made upon order. Expect to find guacamole that is made with only Hass avocados and tamales made from scratch. Everything on the menu is made fresh by hand.

More to Order

Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant has something on the menu for everyone. The appetizers are a great place to start and include authentic pozole, menudo, shrimp soup, seafood soup, guacamole dip, and more. Your stomach will start to rumble when you began to browse the entrée menu. You will find freshly grilled fajitas, bistec ranchero, carnitas, chuletas de puerco en salsa, and more. If someone in the group is feeling something more American, they can order the Pepito’s Burger or Penne Pasta, but it will be hard to pass up on the gigantic burritos, chimichangas, nachos, and tamales. Each entrée comes with sides of rice and beans. When in Fort Walton Beach, you need to know seafood is the name of the game, and Pepito’s is no different. Freshly caught seafood such as red snapper, Gulf shrimp, and fried shrimp are simply delicious. These options are just a few of the many ways to enjoy your meal at Pepito’s.

The Drinks

Cool off with your favorite Mexican cervezas at Pepito’s or order an ice-cold margarita. Over 20 different tequilas are available for you to choose from.

A History Filled with Flavor

Enjoying a meal at Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant promises to be a treat for your tastebuds, but beyond the sensational flavors, Pepito’s invites you to be a part of a legacy that’s as important as the menu options available. Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant first opened its doors in Destin in the year 2000 and 21 years later, continues to captivate palates from near and far! Those looking to dine at Pepito’s can choose from four locations in Okaloosa, making it a convenient place to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal whenever cravings come calling.

Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant is the proud recipient of many culinary awards with good reason. This eatery is a place where customers can count on being served fresh ingredients and bold flavors in a style that speaks to authentic Mexican culinary traditions. At Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant, food isn’t merely assembled, it’s created with care and dedication. Owner Eliseo Gutierrez has long held strong to the vision that this restaurant would be one where guests felt like they were stepping into a home kitchen rather than a restaurant.

The concept of frozen food isn’t part of the business model at Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant. Every day, the dedicated staff spends time making homecooked tortilla chips and refried beans for guests to enjoy. Even the tamales are made using traditional Mexican techniques, so every visitor enjoys the very best of flavors with every bite.

Gutierrez is so committed to the concept of authentic and quality cuisine that he has personally trained chefs working at each location across Okaloosa. This method takes time, but it’s time well-invested as far as Gutierrez is concerned. He makes sure that every meal enjoyed at Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant tastes exactly how he would create it to be.

While the entire menu at Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant is worth enjoying, it’s fair to say that they’ve built quite a reputation on their mouthwatering fajitas! The fresh ingredients that go into this creation are one-of-a-kind and keep customers coming back for more. The staff here wouldn’t have it any other way. While Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant is a place where you can grab a quick bite whenever you’re hungry, it’s designed to be a place where families and friends can gather and enjoy a great meal in great company. This is also in the Mexican tradition of dining and a well-loved standard that Gutierrez hopes to pass on to everyone who walks through the door.

Finding Pepito’s

Enjoy a meal at Pepito’s when you stop by the restaurant at 757 Harbor Blvd. Pepito’s is open Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

Destin is Waiting

Pepito’s is one of the many restaurants waiting for you in Destin. Check out our vacation condos that are near the beach and offer plenty of amenities to enjoy. Call today and see which properties are currently available for your stay!