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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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San Anselmo, California
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our B&B recommended Peppers, and we were glad they did because it was just the kind of place we were looking for to get some good Mexican food. Fun, casual ambiance--lots of pepper-related artwork. Seems to be a popular place with locals, not just tourists. Although it was busy, we were able to be seated right away. Our waitress was... More 

Thank texafornian66
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by on a whim. Busy but not packed on a Saturday afternoon. Service was prompt sand the chicken taco and enchilada were filled with meat. Not skimpy at all. Salmon salad my husband had was excellent as well. Quick, easy and delicious.

Thank Cyndi7751
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was great , like MEXICO with American size ;) but excellent .... and a great service. Don't miss this experience

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and attentive wait staff, excellent margaritas, and terrific authentic Mexican food. Probably the best meal that we had during our week long vacation.

Thank Mike B
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had good food and excellent service. Plus, they do take reservations. Only issue is that with the acoustics in the dining area, if there is a crowd, it does get a bit loud.

Thank Phil R
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here 3 years ago and again just this month as I wanted to return. The food is good but we have both had a reaction each time but we believe that could be because we are from half way around the world and not used to this type of food. It won't stop us... More 

Thank Katy E
Salinas, California
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended luncheon with 8 others today at Peppers. They opened at 11:30 and 6 of our party there were seated quickly. We ordered beverages, and ordered lunch in 10 minutes as last 2 arrived. The service was good, and the food arrived quickly enough. The menu warned that the Chili Verde was very hot and spicy. Three people ordered it... More 

Thank Keith N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't look like much from the outside but it's really nicely laid out, bright and clean inside. Good service, good food and overall nice experience.

Thank owhatfun
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After checking TA for a local, but different restaurant, we decided on Peppers and we were very happy we did. A little bit of a problem with the telephone booking, having to hang-on, phone again as the line went dead, but that was the absolutely on negative we could say about this place. Staff were friendly, helpful and extremely as... More 

Thank BigTaps
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Staff was very friendly, location was very nice and had a lot of local charm, food was great! Will definitely head back to this whenever I am in town!

Thank Joe K

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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, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 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?