El Meson de Pepe is a renowned Cuban restaurant located in Key West's Mallory Square. It offers a rich taste of Cuban heritage through its flavorful cuisine. The restaurant is known for its traditional Cuban dishes, which reflect the culinary influences that Cuban families brought to Key West in the 1860s. El Meson de Pepe is not only celebrated for its food but also for its role in preserving the Cuban-Conch heritage in Key West. The ambience is enhanced by the aromas of Cuban cigars and the distinctive scents of garlic, onions, and Spanish olive oil used in their cooking. Among their specialties, seafood dishes like paella, flavored with saffron, are particularly popular. For more detailed information, you can visit their website or the Key West Travel Guide page about El Meson de Pepe.