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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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Today
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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    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
Yummy And spicy

Great Mexican with inventive twists! Everything was pretty spicy which was great for us. Delicious blood orange margaritas!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
TravelSarahH
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New York
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New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Mexican with inventive twists! Everything was pretty spicy which was great for us. Delicious blood orange margaritas!

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Thank TravelSarahH
Jenks, Oklahoma
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to eat dinner here and got right in. Waiter was quick to arrive and provided us with all the details of the menu except for one thing....the portions are huge! We ordered a stuffed pepper as an appetizer and it was great. Just the right amount of heat and cheese to make it tasty. I ordered the 3 item... More 

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Thank 2ReadyforVacation
Firebaugh, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here per suggestion of nearby businesses. .as we are from out of town... The salsa and chips were good the food was good overall I would come here again!!

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Thank AleRey2011
california
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually eat here once a year, but didn't make it this year. The menu is varied, and there are good specials.

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Thank lindycalifornia
Colorado
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only eaten here 2 times but both times, the food was excellent. Try the sweet corn chowder. It's great!

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Thank waterlover77
Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant/cafe with excellent food and large portions. I like the mexican combos and margaritas. For dinner it is a good advice to reserve a table during the peak seasons, there is always a line.

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Thank TripProNo1
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well priced, good staffing, food deliciously prepared. We were able to share an entree. The kitchen is open until 9.

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Thank sharonfJ404AI
Los Altos
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Rainy winter night in PG with many places closed-Peppers was busy and for good reason. Good mexican food at a reasonable price. Decent pour of wine off of a reasonable wine list. I'd call this a local's hangout in a tourist destination.

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Thank Craig J
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Just a few steps down from the main street of Lighthouse Avenue, enjoy the delightful cuisine of this restaurant. Chips n salsa brought right over to your table when you sit down. Margaritas are yummy and they offer a few different varieties. They were able to accommodate for gluten allergy. Will return when in town again!

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Thank LAXLHR
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

After driving around the peninsula for a bit we stopped at this place. The restaurant is on the smaller side so be prepared for a wait. We were there on a weeknight and it was a 40 minute wait for two people. We walked around the pacific grove area while we waited. The wait was well worth it. Food was... 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?