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Joe Penas

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 449 906
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“nachos” (6 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed outside at the bar . Nice drinks and atmosphere. I liked the mojito. The service is correct

Thank Saye40
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good service, good environment, good music, okay food. The food is not wow, we enjoyed the salad a bit but nothing to try again.

Thank Raslan O
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Joe Penas is a place that gives you a sense of home... It's a friendly place where I meet up with friends regularly to catch or to eat and drink. The bartenders are really good, the food is good too... and the crowd is nice....More

Thank NaderB70
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere with nice music; less noisy if you sit outside. Super friendly waiters who are willing to do anything to keep their customers happy. Don't miss the guacamole starter that is prepared at your table!

Thank buddahMiddleEast
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very very disappointing,food is tasteless,the margarita was almost water, over! overpriced for such "fast food", very bad experience!!!

Thank Fayez A
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Music is so loud. Service is so late. Food and drinks average. Very bad experience. Won't do it again

Thank Asmar A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

There has been quite a few additions to the Mexican food scene here in Beirut, but I have to say Joe Penas is my favorite. The restaurant is decorated with a lot of charm, well lit, and most importantly has delicious food.

1  Thank Tarek M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I have to the pub many times. Always nice atmosphere almost full even during week days. We stay often in the bar or high tables inside or outside. The bar man prepare the guacamole in front of you. Very nice music. Nice Mojito. I really...More

Thank Saye40
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It has been our favorite place for a really long time but this time was very disappointing! We went last Friday to enjoy a drink with bunch of friends and chose the set menu. Food is tasteless, Fahita's have only looks alike but the taste...More

1  Thank yara e
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice location in Mar Mkhayel! The music is nice and the place is very casual. It was really crowded when we went therefore, the service was very slow and even i ordered a drink that never came to the table. The food is tasty...More

Thank Nay_Mouawad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 449 906
An old house that's been transformed to a mexican restaurant serving up delicious margaritas
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