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Pepe Delgado's Mexican Restaurant

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1601 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2929
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Maryborough, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in San Luis Obispo and decided this Mexican restaurant across the road would be convenient for dinner. It didn't look much from the outside so expectations weren't high. However, there was a line up inside, the restaurant was much larger than it appeared from outside and it was packed. We waited for a table at the bar,... More 

Thank Julesmac1
Ventura, California
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

After 24 years of going here, this is still one of our favorite restaurants to go to when visiting San Luis Obispo. The staff are always friendly, making you feel warm and welcomed. The margarita's are always a must and very tasty, the chips are always warm and the salsa is awesome. I loved my fish tacos, the shrimp tacos... More 

Thank mcculloch1501
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The portions are any way you want. Great selection of Mexican food. Looking forward to next visit. Try any combination platter.

Thank Jim G
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I ordered the enchilada and chile relleno plate with a class of Cabernet. The dish was good with lots of cheese. The chile relleno could have been better. It tasted as if they made it in a hurry. It was more flour than chile. The wine was average bit the service was really good and it has a nice authentic... More 

Thank M4840MEchristinem
Grand Terrace
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I had the shrimp salad. Couldn't finish it, so much delicious shrimp. The Margs are good plus warm chips with tasty, not hot salsa. Reminded me of places we used to eat in the 70s. Nice people too.

Thank Shawn S
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225 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I asked the waiter for "un tamal," and that is what he brought me, the dear fellow. It was quite good although a bit on the coolish side by the time it got to our table. I added some of the really nice, smoky salsa that was served with the chips. I ordered a Cafe Delgado, which was a very... More 

Thank OnParleFrancais
Carlsbad, California
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the 4 star rating, I was excited to eat here. First, I have to echo the reviewer who said "bland". The shredded chicken in mine and my husband's enchilada was very bland. I had to take about a half pound of cheese off mine and did not touch the large ice cream scoop of sour cream the enchiladas... More 

Thank MsLATam
Carleton, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I went here for lunch. I ordered chicken and pork fajitas. One thing is for sure, you will not leave hungry. There was way more than I could eat. That being said, I didn't care for the pork. It was dry and chewy. The chicken was good. I only ate there once so I hate to give it a bad... More 

Thank Michael C
Cambria, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I never thought of a place serving bland Mexican food but this one surely does. I did not rate this place terrible because the staff member who served us was very nice. Scratch this place off your visit list.

Thank John R
Keizer, Oregon
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505 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to Pepe's tonight with my wife and her aunt a resident of SLO. I've been coming here since the early 70s when I lived near SLO but moved in 1980 so have been here every couple of years since then. It is consistently good food, with good service in a fun atmosphere. I wanted the crab enchiladas and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-544-6660

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