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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
11:30 am - 10:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here when we visited the Farmers Market. I'm more into authentic food rather than a fusion type. But it wasn't horrible, this place had a great vibe, good location, good service. But its not for me.

Thank San M
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the energy & spirit of the place, great for a celebration! Lots of good food to pick from, and so flavorful! Which I could have eaten more! Great background latin music! And I love good music... Need to do another bike ride!

Thank doris s
Modesto, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very busy and noisy. If you are going out to visit and relax it will be hard to hear your company. We have been twice and although the food was good, we probably won't be back just because of the noise.

Thank jmirish2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere, food was good and service was quick. We had a variety of tacos (crispy flour rather than corn -- the one thing I did not care for, wasn't disclosed in advance or I'd not have ordered them). Enchiladas were good, seafood good, chips and salsa yummy.

Thank ontheroadagain1434
Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the combination plates with tamales and enchiladas. All of the ingredients seemed high quality. The tamale was really big, and enough to fill you up with the 1-option combination plate. It didn't blow my mind, but it was a solid dinner, I would go back if I'm in the area again and hankering for some Mexican food!

Thank kczarnecki
San Francisco, California
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85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 year old loved the rice and beans Picky 11 year old liked the quesadilla 13 year old and I split the Santa Fe enchilada platter and we were both stuffed. Huge portion! Husband liked his sword fish fajitas. Started getting really crowded around 6 pm. Call for a reservation so you don't have to wait;) All around happy. Staff... More 

Thank Lynette A
Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy Mexican food at the end of a busy day in the Monterey Bay area. The environment is a boisterous, but cheerful. Don't come here for an intimate meal. But, if you do, the food is delicious and plentiful. We especially enjoyed the salmon tacos.

Thank Michael L
Monterey Peninsula, California
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is fun and has great margaritas, chips and salsa. My husband and I love tostadas but found them a little bland for our taste. The atmosphere is good and it's a local favorite.

Thank Lynn H
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy day out exploring and kayaking we just wanted a quick meal in our rental home. Within 20 minutes of our phone call we had hot tasty meals just as we wanted. Great service, good size meals and reasonable prices.

Thank SpideyPajamas
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62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average Mexican restaurant. Underwhelmed. I got two enchiladas, meat was in huge pieces. Mom got chicken fajita salad, it was ok. Salsa needs more kick, the flavor jus wasn't there for me.

Thank Pattie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, 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?