Our Guide to Baltimore's Cuisine Landscape       •       2014
#24 Tio Pepe Restaurante
#24 Tio Pepe Restaurante
Mount Vernon

It’s no longer the most expensive meal in town, but a Tio Pepe dinner still feels like a luxury item, bathed in drawn butter, covered with hollandaise, flavored with brandy, layered with cream and rolled in pine nuts.

The Tournedos Tio Pepe are the everlasting classic, but we can never pass up the Filete de Lenguado Alcazar, a fillet of sole, sauteed with bananas and topped with hollandaise sauce.

There’s still, after 45 years, that electric charge you get just walking though the crowded, grotto-like dining rooms to your table.