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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
+1 831-373-6892
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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Pacific Grove, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Locally owned, Peppers is a small little place in Pacific Grove, but big on flavor and service. Their Blood Orange Margarita is one of the best I have ever had. They serve the freshest ingredients, and everything is amazing!!

Thank Marsha519
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, lively atmosphere. The night we were there, the heater was not working (or do they even have a heater). Every woman diner and most of the men ate wearing their coats or down vests. The food got quite cold within a few minutes of arrival. I asked a waiter, Is the heater not working tonight? and he said,... More 

Thank andsank
Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked by this place by accident and I have to say the mexican food was delicious. Very reasonable and just off the main street.

Thank Rich131
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner on a Thursday evening and had a most delicious dinner. Even better was the service! My husband had calamari and it was beautifully prepared and the tartar sauce had the perfect amount of spice. I had the Tacos al Carbon. The steak was tender and cooked medium rare. The black beans were served hot with... More 

Thank Acsa W
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here craving some Mexican food and left a bit disappointed. The food was ok, service was ok. The pricing was crazy high considering what we ordered. maybe this was due to it being New Years Day...

Thank 69FairlaneRagtop
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always great. I have had their black bean chili with beef three times. I have also had calamari. My wife usually gets one of their combination plates with tamales or enchiladas. Everything tastes great. Whenever we are nearby we go there. The price is right, too. You may have to wait if you don't call ahead.

Thank Bob R
Pacific Grove, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for Tacos al Carbón! Stuffed peeper was also awesome...Great Margarita selection and Service! Bar is crowded especially when folks refuse to sit next to each other... :-( Food is fresh and tasty. Spicy stuff, good ambience. Thank you!

Thank YoKern
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We love Peppers and enjoy their generous and fresh ingredients. The staff are friendly and the food is fresh and delicious. It's a great spot to visit on a weekend. We eat there at least once a month, or whenever we are visiting PG.

Thank Kathryn O
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Sharing allowed at no additional cost. The food was fresh and served fast. The atmosphere was fun. Very busy restaurant - highly recommend.

Thank LKSnj
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Great Mexican food on a great trip. Found this little gem on a side street, recommended by a local. Food and Margaritas were awesome.

Thank JonCo77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-6892

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