Everytime I head back to Florida from Munich, I am seriously craving some sun, saltwater, and seafood. Usually one of the very first stops when I am home is the Cortez Kitchen for a fresh blackened grouper sandwich and a beer after an awesome day at the beach. If you are looking for a locals spot with an authentic Florida vibe, you have to check this place out.
If you are in Key West and looking for somewhere authentic to have some good food in a laid back Key West atmosphere, look no further than Pepe’s Cafe. Of all my travel tips for Key West, this place is one of my favs. They have been around for over 100 years and are considered Key West’s oldest eatery. Pepe’s is one of those places where you will see regulars, those local faces that come in every day, and with good reason! The food is excellent, servers are genuine and funny, and an atmosphere you won’t find in too many places.