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Pepperhead

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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44 West Main Street, Cortez, CO
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Today
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hot and yummy

This place was great! the food, the service, all tasty and filling. the portions well worth the money payed. Loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
karaline E
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Lehi, Utah
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Lehi, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was great! the food, the service, all tasty and filling. the portions well worth the money payed. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We always eat here and its always yummy! I'd recommend the chicken chimichanga with green chile and a margarita! Best margaritas in town in my opinion! Great staff too!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is one of the rare exceptions to my bad food in gateway towns rule. Towns with motels and chain or no name restaurants can be so challenging to find food that is good. Filling yea', OK sure, but real GOOD? Admit it, that can be a long drive and long search sometimes. PEPPERHEADS is some good stuff!!! Very nice... More 

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princeton
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Uncrowded table arrangement, nicely decorated including Navajo rug wall hangings. Recommend Pork Carnitas and, if you like spicy/medium hot, the very lightly fried, w/o batter stuffed with sausage and cream cheese, Jalapeno Plate was a novel treat. Also the best margaritas! Service was friendly, attentive (but not too much).

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Mancos, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We've passed by Pepperheads for years-big mistake! Looking for something new in Cortez and we found it. A Mexican resteraunt with choices for every palate. Pepperhead has more for meat eaters, but the vegetarian Vegetariano was great.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I decided to stop here based on Yelp reviews for an early dinner after a day of traveling. We were immediately greeted and seated in the room with the big window — great lighting and decor. The server quickly took our drink order and brought out the chips & salsa. The salsa is excellent, not overly spicy,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The chile rellenos were amazing! and the margaritas were awesome!!! It is very family friendly. My children were very happy with their food as well. I was visiting for 4 nights and we ended up eating here 3 times.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Pepperhead seemed like a good place for food and beer, but the server informed right up front that they didn't serve domestic beer. We decided not to stay since we couldn't have a beer to our taste. Too bad, the food looked good. We won't be back until Pepperhead starts serving at least a minimal variety of domestic beer, and... More 

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Moab, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Let me start out by saying I love love love the margaritas!! They are delicious!! The food is also very good the rellanos and the stuffed jalapenjo peppers are very very good. The service was ok I think it could have been better, they left dirty plates on our table way too long and didn't ask if we wanted more... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was very good, and the service was very good. The atmosphere was good, and it wasn't too noisy like some restaurants in town are.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 West Main Street, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?