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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 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

here's a switch, really good service, unusual cuisine, good prices. everybody there was friendly, employees, locals, out-of-towners.

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Benicia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I have been visiting Pacific Grove for over 8 years now & each trip my guests & I go to Peppers. Every time I have gone the service has been super friendly & the food has been delicious. My husband & I rave about this place & tell anyone who stays within a 30 mile radius to dine there. We... More

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Carmel, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

been eating there since forever ago, probably the 80's. I like any thing they have with there guacamole, including the burritos, quesada, fajita salad is super good the salad dressing should be bottled get out of my way I'll drink that stuff straight.. Speaking of drinks I don't but when I do, I like to have a margarita that is... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We live in Pacific Grove. They know us here. We go frequently for our Mexican food fix. The one down side is the place can be noisy. It has great food and service with reasonable prices, but conversation in certain parts of the restaurant can be difficult. The PG locals love Peppers.

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

it was cute place kinda hidden down side street. Worth the time to find it and enjoy the Mexican food. Excellent service and food and a lot of fun too. one of the best meals we had in the area. Our waiter had great knowledge of the area and some great ideas for us.

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San Francisco, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

First off, Ayla was a delight. Good size portions. The taco and burrito were both good. Had both chicken and beef. I preferred the chicken but both were flavorful and tasty. Fresh tortillas as well were yummy. We also had a salad which was good but boring compared to the taco and burrito; someone is on a diet.

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Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great food, great energy! Everything is fresh, seafood dishes are a favorite. Paella, garlic shrimp, fish tacos are all winners.

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Oakdale, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Peppers is a very popular Mexican restaurant in Pacific Grove - right downtown. The food is delicious & inexpensive. Everyone there seems to be having a good time - including the staff. They are very willing to accommodate anything you might like. It's a lot of fun to go there & enjoy the atmosphere and food. You may want to... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I love a place that uses fresh lime juice for their margaritas rather than a chemical-filled sweet and sour mix. Pepper's uses fresh lime AND lemon juice for theirs, and the results are delicious. And, because you're in avocado country, the guacamole is also super tasty. Service is efficient and friendly, and the food is fresh. A great place to... More

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Monterey, California
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Peppers is a fun place. It has a funky dining room and is family friendly. They mix great Margaritas and the food is good. Come hungry because the portions are very large.

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