What? You wanted a banjo?

—Pepe Rodríguez

Pepe Rodríguez is a minor character in The Book of Life. He and his brothers are friends of Manolo Sánchez and try help him to win over Maria. Pepe is very dim-witted, but he is also very caring, happy and optimistic.


  • Pepe plays the violin.
  • Pepe is the one who knocked out Manolo after his first corrida. He threw the guitar but Manolo was distracted.[1]