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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Menu

STARTERS & SALADS‏
Grilled Pepper
Cheese stuffed, with guacamole and salsa fresca
$7.50
Chicken Skewers
Grilled marinated‏ chicken breast and salsa fresca
$7.50
Grilled Prawns
Fresh lime and cilantro dressing
$10.50
Grilled Seafood Salad
Varies daily A.Q
Nachos
$9.95
Chicken Nachos
$11.50
Black Bean Nachos
$9.95
Guacamole Salad
$9.50
Chicken Fajita Salad
$12.50
Guacamole
$7.50
COMBINATIONS
Served with refried beans and rice
Tacos
Chicken, beef, or guacamole
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
Enchiladas
Chicken, beef, or cheese -- red or green sauce
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
Chile Rellenos
Cheese
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
Tostadas
Chicken, beef, or guacamole
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
Burritos
Chicken, beef, spicy chile verde, or guacamole
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
Tamales
When available
One item $10.50
Two items $13.95
Three items $17.50
SEAFOOD‏
Served with black beans, rice, and tortillas
Snapper Veracruz
Tomatoes, green chiles, capers, lime juice
$15.50
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Mahi Mahi
Grilled and sauced
$15.50
Snapper Yucatan
Chiles, citrus,‏ cilantro, tomatoes, annatto (spicy! )
$15.50
Garlic Prawns
Cream sauce,‏ garlic, garlic, garlic
$17.95
Prawns Gonzalez
Tomatoes, chiles, cilantro, lime juice (spicy! )
$17.95
Grilled Prawns
Fresh lime and cilantro dressing
$17.95
Grilled Seafood Tacos
Varies daily A.Q.
FAJITAS, CHILES, ETC
Vegetarian
$12.95
Beef
$16.95
Chicken
$15.95
Prawns
$17.95
Chile Colorado
Chile verde (very spicy pork -- order at your own risk)
$13.95
Chicken Caribe
Citrus habanero marinade, tropical salsa fresca
$14.95
Southwestern Sausage
Grilled and smothered
$13.95
Mission District Burrito Platter
Choice of fillings
$13.95
Santa Fe Cheese Enchilada Platter
$13.95
Huevos Rancheros
$11.50
Vegetarian
$9.95
Beef or Chicken
$11.50
Vegetarian
$11.95
Beef or Chicken
$13.95
SIDES & EXTRAS‏
Salsa Fresca
$2.50
Sour Cream
$1.50
Guacamole
$4.00
Avocado Salsa Fresca
$4.00
Salad Instead
$1.50
Melinda's Habanero Sauce
$3.50
Rice
$3.95
Seasonal Salsas
$3.00
Chips and Salsa
$3.00
Jalapenos
Free
LUNCH SPECIALS
Yesterday's Soup
$3.95
$4.95
Today's Quesadilla
$7.25
Guacamole Salad
$8.95
Chicken Fajita Salad
$10.95
Grilled Seafood Salad
$10.95
Huevos Rancheros
$10.95
One Item Combination
$9.50
Two Item Combination
$12.95
Grilled Seafood Tacos
$12.95
Large Tostada
$10.95
$12.95
DINNER SPECIALS‏
The daily dinner specials are published daily and vary slightly from this sample menu:
Sweet Corn Chowder
$4.95
$5.95
Chipotle Chile Garlic Mushrooms
$7.50
Smoked Gouda Quesadilla
$7.50
Calamari
Deep fried, spicy cilantro tartar sauce
$10.95
$14.95
Coconut Fudge Ice Cream
$8.95
$14.95
Mussels
Pan roasted, tomato, red chile sauce
$8.95
$14.95
Clams
Steamed with‏ tomatoes, chiles, and jicama
$10.95
$14.95
Mushroom and Artichoke Enchiladas
$10.95
$14.95
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
$10.50
$14.50
DESSERTS
Flan
$4.95
Mexican Chocolate Cake
$5.95
Sopaipillas
$6.95
Vanilla Ice Cream
$4.95
BEVERAGES‏
Sodas
$2.25
Mineral Water
$2.75
$5.25
Bottled Sodas
$2.50
Juices
$2.25
Milk
$1.75
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

Date: 03/14/2020 ~ 3:32PM Server: Juan Had a late lunch with my friend Joey. I had the artichoke enchilada and Joey had the combo burrito. We also had the black bean nachos as an appetizer. Everything was wonderful, awesome and delicious. Juan our server ROCKED!...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Recommended by a couple of friends we found Peppers. We were warmly greeted and found a menu that had a variety of offerings. Food was tasty, spiced, but not too hot. Limited but adequate wine list. Between a helpful staff and an interesting menu, we...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

We arrived pretty close to closing but they seated and served us without us ever feeling rushed. Nice decor. Casual atmosphere but ok if she came in dressed up. Friendly service, I would even say, exceptional! Great food and cocktails!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

When I was at the Presidio of Monterey 30 years ago, Peppers was a great treat for lunch or dinner and holds so many great memories of friends, food and margaritas. While it may be true that you can't go home again, you most certainly...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

This is high quality Mexican food, but not fancy. Leaning toward expensive for Mexican, but worth it. Really nice staff, good ambience, and excellent food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Decided to skip another night of fresh fish and try mexican. This restaurant satisfied our cravings! We started out with a cold mexican beer while looking over the menu. So many items it was hard to choose. I decided on the combo plate with a...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

Great Mexican food, and reasonably priced. This is a VERY popular place, so even with reservations you might have to wait. The noise level was high, but the food was so worth it.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

This used to be one of the best Mexican restraints in the Monterey area. What happened? New owner, new mgr, I don't know, but it aint what it used to be that's for sure.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

Always a great experience at Peppers. We make sure to go every time we're in the area. It's often quite busy, but the people are friendly, the food is good, and the drinks are refreshing. I recommend the burritos and Chicken Caribe. Great place!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

As nearly native Californians, we have enjoyed Mexican food weekly and sometimes twice a week all of our adult lives. Among the several restaurants that feature Mexican cuisine in Pacific Grove, Peppers is consistently the best for lunch and dinner. Competing with a chalk board...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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