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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
831-373-6892
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Ranked #11 of 74 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The locals and us love this place. There is always a crowd on the weekend. Good menu, reasonable prices and good service. It is a nice, casual place to go for good Mexican food. Only one complaint it that it can be noisy. Do not go there if you want a quiet evening, but perfect for friends getting together to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good authentic mole sauce, tender chicken and well seasoned peppers. As with many restaurants in this area, the wine and beer selection was not great. Not much selection for wines by the glass and the wait staff doesn't seem to know or care about the wines. Glad we made reservations, as we walked right in and sat down.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed Peppers last night but waited a bit to get in to this spot, If only we would have reserved a spot we would have enjoyed the food earlier The salsa and chips were below average but this is where average ended. We had Snapper with Red peppers and sliced garlic, served with black beans salad and slice tomato.... More

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Kingsburg, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been eating at Pepper's since 1987. Our visit last week was as good as ever. High quality, creative cooking, with plenty of veges and fresh ingredients.

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Bar area should not be for families with kids to overrun. Why high chairs are allowed and provided in the middle of the bar area is incomprehensible. Large, young families should only be seated at tables, not allowed to take over the bar/counter and eat there with two young children AND a fussy infant whose chair was literally in the... More

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Seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had the combo plate with a beef burrito and a chile verde pork taco. Probably the best pork I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. My wife had the Snapper Veracruz, also delicious and prepared just right! Flan for desert was superb! It's a neat atmosphere and the staff is friendly and efficient. There was always someone coming by... More

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Pacific Grove, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Peppers is an outstanding restaurant. The food is delicious, service is efficient and very friendly, The chicken mole enchiladas are delicious. make reservations, this place is very popular.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took a chance based on a review and rating. Did not disappoint. Excellent food, drinks, service, setting. Sorry it's so far (from home).

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Good fresh Mexican food using all the local seafood in the area. Can get busy so reservations are a good idea. I try to eat here each time I'm in town.

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California Desert, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Delicious food and great margaritas. It's a happy place, with lots going on. The entrees all seemed to have a little extra touch plus lots of guacamole, sour cream. etc. Many vegetarian choices too.

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