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Tio Pepe Restaurant

10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
+1 410-539-4675
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (59 reviews)
“suckling pig” (20 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Spanish
10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tio Pepe is a long stand tradition in our family for BIG celebrations. Every January, my in-laws took everyone over 18 yrs old to celebrate everything for the upcoming year. The tradition has carried on for over 30 yrs and the reason is the quality...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This long-running Iberian restaurant is as traditional as they come.The waiters are dressed in the red waiter tuxedo. The paella is fine, and the service is accommodating.

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can count on this restaurant like you can an amazing old friend to deliver delicious quality food and good service. I took an out of town friend here for lunch on a Monday and we had the most amazing lunch. Shrimp in garlic sauce,...More

Thank maxie21208
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Baltimore, friends suggested we meet at their favorite restaurant. This is now our favorite and will definitely make the trip to come here. The snails were one of the best we have had. Done perfectly! Lump crab in vinaigrette filled the plate. Then...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for special occasions like anniversaries, etc. Excellent Spanish fare. Try the paella and the gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce). Also the green beans with almonds are good. Get a pitcher of Sangria and finish with a Spanish Coffee (get the Tia Maria...More

Thank Columbia_Ted
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Tio Pepe's last night to celebrate our anniversary. We have enjoyed a fabulous dinner and service is impeccable. Sadly last night wasn't the service that we've come to expect from the wait staff. We had reservations so it wasn't...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Thirty years ago, when I lived in the area this was my favorite restaurant, I wanted to return to see how it had changed. I had the same meal, and it was just as good, the waiters were just the same, and it looked the...More

Thank decrocus
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous fresh food. Appetizer of choice was gambas al ajillo which is a shrimp on a mildly spicy garlic sauce - amazing to dip your bread in the sauce. The roast suckling pig was so flavorful with an apple based sauce . The grouper was...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Love this restaurant! This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. The place to go to make memories for birthdays, anniversaries or any special day. Always start with the shrimp in garlic sauce and finish with the pine nut roll. Can't have the meal...More

Thank dorugi
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Darn....didn't live up to expectations. Food was good, sangria had not been mulled well, seemed like it was just wine dumped in a carafe with some fruit, very disjointed service with all sorts of errors. Probably won't go back. Bummer.

Thank EmmeS1744
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Patrick M
28 January 2016|
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Response from Christine E | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street. There is also a parking garage across from the restaurant.
25 January 2015|
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Response from Arnold P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't know. The chef, however, is very knowledgeable and friendly, and I suspect he can help you with your gluten questions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 200
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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