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Chili Peppers

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167 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 639-2840
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Reasonable Mexican Food

Had a family dinner, 2 adults and 2 kids, have been coming here for years and it always good. The theme is authentic "Mex" décor and uniformed wait staff. Staff were friendly and joking with the kids. Had a range of adult and kids meals all were good and excellent value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a family dinner, 2 adults and 2 kids, have been coming here for years and it always good. The theme is authentic "Mex" décor and uniformed wait staff. Staff were friendly and joking with the kids. Had a range of adult and kids meals all were good and excellent value for money.

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Santa Ana, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been going here for years for their daily specials, incredible chips and salsa, and all around fantastic south of the border food. What initially brought me to the restaurant is the incredible colors on the outside of the restaurant, and you literally can't miss the place. Just about everything on the menu is great and you can't go wrong no... More 

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Orange, California
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I like this place - we'll take clients here, and we'll occasionally go here just by ourselves too. The colorful outside of the place is well maintained, the people are nice, the staff are good, service is always good so we feel comfortable taking others here as they'll always have a decent meal and good service. The chips and salsa... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We quite by accident happened upon Chili Peppers, and were very happy with the wonderful food and atmosphere - and delighted when our waiter brought a small dessert on the house!

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in Orange County & my family went here faithfully since the 70's. My parents are both deceased & I decided to go in to see if the same people still work here!! George the manager still greats you @ the door & our server has been there for 25 years! The owner is still Mike. The food... More 

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Pennsylvania, United States
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

On our quest for good Mexican food in OC, glad we stopped in Chili Peppers. The menu as people have noted is extensive. We had dishes with mole sauces which were flavorful. Wine pours were very generous. Wait staff very helpful without being intrusive. i would recommend this restaurant as a big step above Ricardo's or Don Jose's in the... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I grew up visiting the Chili Pepper regularly, and we've never had anything but excellent service and consistently great food. Their dinner menu is affordable, and kid friendly, and they have an excellent champagne brunch I highly recommend. The colorful interior - the fountain, plants, etc, is fun, and they're great for big groups with diverse tastes. They really treat... More 

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Santa Fe
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This restaurant made me think of many enjoyable evenings spent in Mexico. You are greeted at the door by the hostess and a gentleman who could be the owner. They are quick to seat you in a very brightly decorated area. Decorations are the lovely greens and reds of Mexico and there is a tile fountain, plants and numerous bright... More 

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Orange, California
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you can't find anything that appeals to you here then you aren't trying. They have a huge menu and specials on the table. It's not the best or most authentic Mexican food but for a group with varying tastes you'd be hard pressed to find a better place.

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Portland, Oregon
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So Chili Peppers is very popular, and I believe best known for their seafood, as most locals were ordering that. We did not get any seafood dishes. We ordered enchiladas and tacos - cheese, beef, chicken. It was okay, but not remarkable. Maybe the seafood is the way to go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (714) 639-2840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

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