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Tio Pepe Restaurant

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10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
+1 410-539-4675
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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North Carolina
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place to go for a dress up, special occasion! Spanish feel to the decor, excellent Spanish wine selections, outstanding main course selection (beef, chicken or seafood, and paella)-large portions. even the vegetables tastefully prepared. tone is set immediately at entry by the matre d' in a tuxedo, and waiters decked in red waistcoats.

Thank Terry C
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The basement of an old row home. Has been there for many years and is very good. Sangria is a must but go easy on it if you are driving. Parking high rise right across the street. Reservations a must. If you have 6 or 8 ask for one of the outcomes. $$$$

Thank Knuckles1225
Columbia, Maryland
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very busy February and so I decided to introduce my staff to Tio Pepe. We were seated immediately and the wait staff was very attentive. I ordered the cold artichokes for the appetizer. Staff members ordered melon with jambon, garlic shrimp and crab. I don't eat ham so I did not taste the melon but I did... More 

Thank Masoodclan
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Tio Pepes for 40+ years and they never change. Everything there is exceptional. We have to get the crab meat appetizer, the black bean soup, an entrée, and the pine nut dessert. Then we have food for 2 more meals at home. And of course the home made red sangria to drink is to die... More 

Thank Bruce J
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

When it comes to great tasting food and great service Tio's has no equal. Large portions, wonderful sauces. Save room for dessert.

Thank chuckland
Middle River, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this Baltimore landmark after not having been there for ten years, so we were really looking forward to trying it again. Boy, were we disappointed! We ordered a bottle of Veuve Cliquot, appetizers, entrees, dessert and liquored coffee drinks. The Veuve and the coffee drinks were the only items that were good. I... More 

Thank VikingBeauty
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I also have great memories of going to tio pepe with my family as a child. The food was superb - all of it and everything. It is a very special place where you are made to feel like you are being taken care of like family. The staff was excellent - everything was taken care of so professionally. We... More 

Thank Q502TYinfo
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Restaurant has been around for at least 20+ years and was still packed which tells you something! Atmosphere: Quaint subterranean restaurant with a number of small rooms - felt like we were in spanish cave and gave a very intimate feel. We were dressed smart casual but noticed some men wore sport coats. They have a coat check. Food was... More 

Thank Kirsten M
Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

outstanding spanish food. this is not latin american food, this is spanish food. there is a difference. the food is upscale and pricy. only thing i could say negative about it is its location in a windowless lover level is sort of like a bohemian cavern type setting makes for a quiet satisfying meal.

Thank solomonknibb
Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

When we visited, our waiter said there was a new bartender. I hope things have improved because the sangria and a margarita were not what we hoped for. The food was good, but the drinks were disappointing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$200
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-4675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?