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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

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170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
831-373-6892
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food great, Manager not so much!

The food is wonderful, atmosphere caiotic, margarita's out of this world. There was a problem with one order that we addressed with the waiter that was not his fault, we saw the ticket he wrote. The mistake was made in the kitchen, when we asked to speak to the manager, he would not take the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The food is wonderful, atmosphere caiotic, margarita's out of this world. There was a problem with one order that we addressed with the waiter that was not his fault, we saw the ticket he wrote. The mistake was made in the kitchen, when we asked to speak to the manager, he would not take the time to speak with us.... More 

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England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great little find. Good Food, if in the area, don't miss the opportunity to try it! Also, good service which is important.

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Sebastopol, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We've been coming here for years. Great friendly service, wonderful food, and margaritas too! My go to dish is the artichoke and mushroom enchiladas, a real treat. It does get busy so plan your time. Walk around PG if you have to wait a bit.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great fish, wonderful artichoke and mushroom enchiladas in a pleasant atmosphere. The only drawback----this place is so popular it is often crowded and hard to get into.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had to wait a bit for a table, but that's reasonable on a Saturday night. They didn't seem thrilled by our group of 8. Once seated, the service was good, the salsa was spicy, and the food was good. Veggie options, typical Mexican restaurant dishes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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124 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We chose Peppers because of the good tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed! We had read that the portions were huge so did not order an appetizer. The margaritas are very good and cost $7-$10 based on which tequila you chose. I ordered the steak fajitas that came with homemade guacamole and salsa, fried beans and rice...a huge plate of... More 

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Martinez, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Three of us tried the chili rellenos and they were delicious while one of our group tried the enchiladas and expressed equal delight in his dish. The restaurant is located on Fremont Street just off Lighthouse and well worth the try.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Half a block off Lighthouse, in downtown Pacific Grove you'll find Peppers, a clean, comfortable family-friendly Mexican food alternative to higher priced restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula. Food is good tasting and portions are good-sized although fairly Americanized as Mexican food goes. Servers are friendly and atmosphere is very good. Kids are welcomed and offered a kid's menu and colored... More 

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good vibe here. Many people seem to know each other and the staff give a warm welcome to both regulars and visitors. The brightly colored art made for a cheery dining room. I enjoyed the orange margarita and there is a good selection of beer and wine. There are many good seafood items on the menu. The snapper was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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86 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

we did have a reservation and walked by many who were biding their time. This is not a typical Americanize Mexican restaurant. No white or yellow cheese for the chips. The drinks are very good a little small perhaps and a little expensive the orange margarita was very tasty the other drinks were very good also the cimarron and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-373-6892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?