A Romantic Dinner at Tio Pepe in Baltimore, Maryland

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A Romantic Dinner at Tio Pepe in Baltimore,Maryland

Tio PepeYes, we went to Tío's tonight. No special occasion unless you count our 15,030-day anniversary as an occasion. Our very favorite restaurant is still almost unchanged even after forty plus years.

We went to Tío Pepe in downtown Baltimore when we were first married over 15,000 days ago. And after all this time, when we decide to go out for a romantic dinner, like tonight, we still are greeted like old (well we are) friends.

Francisco and Emiliano Francisco Lobo, the Maitre D', who we have always called Paco, treats us like royalty, telling us about the special dishes including some that are not on the menu. The chef and owner, Emiliano Sanz, studied cooking as a young man in Segovia, Spain. He apprenticed at some of the finest restaurants in Madrid before coming to Baltimore in 1971.

His unique style of combining classic techniques with regional Spanish cuisine has made Tío Pepe a Baltimore favorite. It has remained among "Baltimore's Best" for 12 consecutive years in Baltimore Magazine.

There is a wonderful selection of dishes to choose from. Our favorites include appetizers of shrimp in garlic sauce, salad Tío Pepe, crab meat in clam shells, black bean soup, gazpacho, and their famous potato puffs. Main dishes range from roast suckling pig, to the best soft shell crabs in the  world, and a fabulous filet with béarnaise (Lee's favorite) along with a wonderful selection of fish including Dover sole. 

Table Setting Tio Pepe MenuTio Pepe Salad

 

Everyone always says they are too full, but somehow they manage to make room for something from the dessert tray like the luscious pine roll cake or chocolate roll cake along with a cup of delicious coffee or cappuccino.

 Chocolate Roll

Dessert Tray

Tio Pepe Sign

Tío Pepe is one more good reason for a visit – don't miss this superb restaurant. We might just see you there.

When will you plan to have a A Romantic Dinner at Tio Pepe in Baltimore, Maryland?

 

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Irene Tron
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Great pictures!  If I ever get to Baltimore, I'd love to try this one.

Jul 26, 2009 01:14 PM #1
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Christine OShea
Premier Plus Realty Co. - Naples, FL

Ahh, a Baltimore landmark, the place to go for a pre-prom dinner (back in the 70's anyway) or special occassions like anniversaries.  I do have to say that my favorite was Hausners, sorry it is gone.

Jul 26, 2009 01:43 PM #2
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Irene, You will love it.

Christine, Yep Hausners is gone but Tio Pepe is still as good as ever.  When are you coming back for a visit?

Jul 26, 2009 03:10 PM #3
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Barbara Raley
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Margaret, my husband and i went there to celebrate his passing the bar some twenty-five years ago. You have brought back such great memories, we will be going again soon. Thank you Barbara

Jul 27, 2009 07:11 AM #4
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Barbara, Hope you will call us so we can go together. Really enjoyed talking with you today.

Jul 27, 2009 08:10 AM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Isn't it fun to go where "everyone knows your name" ?  We have a place like that...we know the chef, have a favorite waitress...the owner comes to say Hello....it makes things so much more fun !

Jul 27, 2009 03:16 PM #6
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Sally, It is so much more fun when you are recognized and treated like family...kind of the way we treat our clients!

Jul 27, 2009 03:20 PM #7
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Sheldon Neal
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Oooh yes please !

What a lovely recap, and excellent pictures - that table setting does indeed look extremely romantic with the lamp lighting !

Hope you are well :o)

Sheldon

Jul 28, 2009 10:42 PM #8
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
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What a great review of an institution in Baltimore.  Your post makes me feel like I just had dinner there...Thanks to your beautiful photos it is easy to imagine such a wonderful evening as you experienced. What a great history you and your husband have in Baltimore!

Jul 29, 2009 01:56 AM #9
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Sheldon, Thank you and ...When are you going to visit us in Baltimore?

Diane, Thanks for sharing our experience and for you kind comments.

 

Jul 29, 2009 10:56 AM #10
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Margaret...a fantastic review...I hope you emailed the post to the owners.  The food looks delicious...and makes me sooo hungry.

Jul 29, 2009 11:47 AM #11
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Rebecca, Thank you. I will be taking the review to the restaurant on our next trip....hmmm maybe a lunch soon.

Jul 29, 2009 12:03 PM #12
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Margaret Woda
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'Haven't been here in years, but this is a great reminder.

Jul 29, 2009 01:40 PM #13
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Margaret, Maybe it's time to come visit...maybe lunch?

Jul 29, 2009 02:29 PM #14
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Carol Judd
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
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The food looks great! I think I could start with the dessert tray. Maybe we'll check it out next time we are in Baltimore visiting my son. Thanks!

Aug 03, 2009 11:21 AM #15
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Carol, Please give us a call when you are in town.

Aug 03, 2009 01:52 PM #16
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Margaret,  The food looks absolutely delicious and it sounds like it's a wonderful place.  If we ever get to Baltimore we'll have to go there!!

Aug 11, 2009 12:43 AM #17
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Michael J. Perry
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Where is this in relationship to Orioles Park@ Camden Yard ?????????????????????

Dec 01, 2009 12:24 AM #18
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Yvette and Dennis, It is not to be missed. Let me know when you plan a visit.

 

Michael, Not far.

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