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Chili Peppers

167 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 639-2840
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Ranked #27 of 420 restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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23 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Big Bear Lake, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this Mexican food restaurant since the 1980's. As we ate there yesterday, it occurred to me that I had never reviewed it for Trip Advisor and that's long over due. This restaurant on Main a block or so below Chapman Avenue in Orange is an institution in Orange and nearby communities. The... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great food, very friendly staff, and an overall pleasant environment. I am not big on Mexican food, but I got steak kabobs with rice and beans and it was very delicious. The staff was very friendly and informative as well. I would definitely go back if I was in the area and had the time.

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Carlsbad, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great staff and great food. I would drive from San Diego to eat there. Ate lunch and had to back for dinner.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This Mexican Restaurant is a favorite and we keep coming back. Great food, a varied menu, wonderful ambiance and service that won't quit. Moderately priced, the portions are large and you won't go away hungry. We like the relative privacy of their booths. The chunky salsa is a favorite. A nice eat-in lounge, too.

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Orange, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I know that a huge 8 page menu is good for a lot of people, but not for me. This restaurant is nice inside, very folkloric, the wait staff is great, but the menu is too extensive. Really should cut down by 1/2. All beans covered with yellow cheese, not really something to like. This restaurant seems over the top,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were driving around Orange County and it was lunch time. Found Chilli Pepper so we dropped in. What a great find. We were given a large platter of fresh fruit upon being seated. Nice fresh fruit I had a lovely fish taco. It was fresh and very tasty. Then we were given a apple empanadas. They were light and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

We ate here once and had a wonderful meal. I ordered the Polo Mole and it was some of the best Mole Sauce I've had in a long time Our waiter was very attentive, the food came quickly. If I had discovered this place earlier we would be eaten here more

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Santa Ana, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a classic mexican food restaurant. The food is good, the menu is extensive, and it's not too expensive. They do a pretty good business here and the waiters are friendly and efficient. You will be greeted quickly and after ordering your food, it will come quickly. When you walk in, there are specials on a blackboard that sometimes... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant has been in this location since the 1970's, yet it is not "tired." The decor is reminiscent of a Mexican courtyard, and the restaurant is clean and up-to-date. The staff is very friendly and competent, and the food, aye-yi-yi, it is muy bueno. Be sure to check out the specials on the board on the way in, one... More

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La Verne, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stopped in to see what this restaurant was all about. The waitress was on it. She didn't miss a beat. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious. The prices are good for the quanity of food. We would go back

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