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Don Perico Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9021 Grapevine Rd W, Lebec, CA 93243-9716
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to get to Don Perico just before it closed for the night. However, the waitress and cook were friendly and professional. I was told that everything on the menu (which is quite extensive) was available to order. Given the lateness of the day I was very surprised. I ordered the chicken fajita and a margarita (actually I... More 

Thank trampontheroad
Eugene, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the foot of Tejon Pass in the settlement of Grapevine, California on the west side of I-5. Lebec is several miles south further up the pass. We had Pescado Vera Cruz and it was excellent and the servings were large. Also the margaritas were served over the rocks and really good. Service was fine and a bit of... More 

Thank Seafrog1941
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and extremely accommodating. They have a nice bar and the restaurant is decorated very well. The food was outstanding and prices were great.

Thank Steve J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were staying at the Ramada, so figured a short walk to Don Perico's would be easier than jumping back in the car after traveling all day. Big mistake. The margaritas were okay, but the lack of clientele on a Saturday night raised my antennae. Only one other group was in this large restaurant, and they were also staying in... More 

Thank ElizabethinAfrica
Kelseyville, California
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I said that...not Willy Nelson. After retirement and the 50-State Quest was finished we took to the road on interstate-5 in June of ((2009 not 2016)). After 5 years living up north we thought to take a joy ride to our old stomping grounds of Southern California to see a coin show in Long Beach. The both of us did... More 

Thank jaduckcoin
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a sweet and pretty restaurant with incredible "views" of all the lit up trucks going to & from the famous GRAPEVINE of the Tehachapi Mountain Range...a true California very friendly bar tender, accommodating service, good classic Mexican standards and no hassle, no pretense. Other road travelers and even maybe "locals" and families but never as crowded as it... More 

Thank toketee1jholland2014
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Had a good drink and enchiladas that were very good as well. Did not care for the dessert of flan. Friendly and quick service.

Thank Sherdogma
Ventura, California
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284 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Felt the need for some food before completing the trip home, pulled off I-5 in Grapevine to see what was available. Don Perico's caught my eye, and the thought of some good Mexican food took hold of me. I was surprised at the size of the restaurant, bigger than I thought it would be, and very nicely appointed. My order... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
Whitefish, Montana
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

What a surprise! The food was excellent and the margaritas were great. The service was good. A well kept restaurant

Thank Ann D
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I was traveling north on I-5 and became tired of the heavy holiday traffic. I took the Grapevine exit and found a room at a motel next door. While the decor is dated, the burrito was amazing. Their salsa has the right amount of heat for my liking. They also had some of my favorite beers on tap I will... More 

Thank Ken G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9021 Grapevine Rd W, Lebec, CA 93243-9716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lebec
  • Phone Number: 6612486903

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