Welcome to Pepe's Mexican Restaurant and Store

About Us

Our Story

I grew up in a small town in Mexico, where my aunts Lupe and Challo owned two Fondas (food stands). Everyday I saw the pride they took in the preparation of their dishes. People came from all over our area to taste those recipes. I dreamt of one day having a Fonda of my own where I could light up people's appetites using those same tasty recipes my aunts used. With the recipes I inherited and the experience of my cooks, I now have my own little Fonda where I invite you to taste what real authentic Mexican food is... La comida de Lupe y Challo...

Authentic, Affordable, A Todo Dar...

We are a family owned business that offers fresh, authentic Mexican food with a variety of imported and domestic beers, wines and freash (unique) margaritas.

Our store offers a variety of specialty products from Mexico and Latina America- including pottery, pinatas, spices, candies and a full selection of fresh meats at compatible prices.

Nuestra Historia

Yo creci en un pueblito en Mexico, donde mis tias Lupe y Challo tenian dos fondas, Todos los dias, yo veia el orgullo que tomaban preparando sus platos. Gente de todo lugar viajaban para saborear sus recetas. Yo soñaba con un dia tener mi propia fonda donde pudiera encender el apetito de la gente usando las recetas de mis tias. Con las recetas que herede y la experencia de mis cocineros, ahora tengo mi fondita donde los invito a probar lo que en verdad es comida Mexicana autentica... La comida de Lupe y Challo...


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant and Store

7915 W Highway 40, Ocala, Florida 34482, United States


Store and Restaurant hours


Sunday- Thursday: 8:00am- 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 8:00am- 9:30pm


Monday- Friday: 9:30am-8:15pm   

Saturday: 8:30am- 9:15pm

Sunday: 8;30am- 8:15pm

 *Times may vary in Summer