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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 76 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place seems to be jammed no matter which day or time you pick, but it's easy to see why. The food is excellent, served in generous portions and well spiced. Last time i went, I had a superb chicken mole enchilada (you can order two, but one is plenty) preceded by crisp chips with two kinds of sauce and... More

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

great local restaurant, the staff is friendly and the decor is fun and funky. The bad news is the food is so bland. Not what we expected at all. You have to add so much salsa and hot sauce it just drowns out the dish. I had a tostada salad that needed basic seasonings and just had no personality. Go... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Mexicali food was not excessively "hot" (certainly there were jars of hot sauce at each table); rather the taste was provided by fresh vegetables and sea food. The sword-fish tacos (including back beans. guacamole sour cream and cheese) were perfect. They serve a corn chowder that is not to be missed; I believe that the corn is first roasted;... More

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Monterey, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Some days a person just needs a margarita - that's when you go to Peppers for their fresh awesome margs. House marg is great and great value. Their version of a cadillac marg is pretty darn good too. As for food, I wish they would season their food a bit more but I'm still a huge fan of the tacos... More

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Concord CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We gave it a try and had a great time and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The staff was very friendly. They have a good menu with great food and drink, what more could you want? We will be going back the next time we are in the Monterey area.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I were looking forward to eating at this restaurant because a friend of ours recommended it to us. But, I must say the food had no taste at all. Very tight area to sit and eat. The service was bad, it seemed that the server just didn't care to help us or not.

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california
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our latest visit featured mushroom and artichoke enchiladas. They were great. Everything else we ordered was also good. The Sparky's root Beer is a quart: share with a friend!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I asked the waiter what the difference was between the two burritos on the menu and he said the Mission District Burrito was the "super burrito". He wasn't wrong - one of the tastiest meals I have ever had! Just wish I had a bigger stomach so I could have finished it all :) Friendly service, good value, bachata music... More

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Pebble Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Where to start?? The seating is not cramped, the ambiance is casual and the staff is friendly. The food is absolutely wonderful. The starter chips and salsa were fresh and appetizing. The margarita were very tasty. I ordered a Beef Burrito with rice and beans while my wife ordered the Beef Taco and Chicken Enchilada. We are not talking ground... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a wonderful Mexican-themed restaurant in Pacific Grove. We wandered here from our B&B and found it very inviting. Even though it looked very busy, the found a spot for us fairly quickly. The food was great (I had fish tacos). Service was prompt and friendly and we left quite happy with our experience.

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Additional Information about Peppers Mexicali Cafe

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

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