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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
831-373-6892
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Ranked #12 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
Sacramento, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not the typical mexican restaurant. Varied, interesting menu items; fun, classy, comfortable atmosphere; and friendly service!

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food here is average US inspired Mexican fare. Not bad, but nothing special. The room is pretty big so the noise level gets pretty loud. The beer is cold and the prices are reasonable.

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SF Bay Area
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The corn chowder or the tortilla soup are the big attractions here. You win either way, though I favor the corn chowder. But the salmon tacos are outstanding, with lots of fresh salmon inside. The meal is large enough to share, though we also ordered the steak tacos. Ample sides, and bottomless chips and salsa make this one of the... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I were looking for lunch in Pacific Grove when we drove past this place. I recognized the name as a place recommended by a friend. Wow. Excellent service, nice ambience, and fantastic food!!! I love Mexican Food and this was amongst the best I have had in many years. I had a Chile Verde Burrito Combo and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

nice place with lots of food choice and excellent service You could have your food hot or less spicy if wished and waitress explained thing very clearly

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We've been eating here for 30 years; *always* excellent. They could easily have made the restaurant bigger, added other locations - but they've stayed exactly the same. I always go for the beef fajita. Be sure to have the soup, if it's corn chowder. Good for families - don't expect a quiet little hideaway. Close to Lovers' Point - great... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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