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Pepper Sisters

$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Mexican
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1055 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5011
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Richmond, Canada
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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant to meet friends or just that special someone. Big booths allow privacy to enjoy a quiet intimate yummy dinner. We both opted for the vegetarian special. Delicious. The yummy donut like bread is super yummy as well!! It can get quite busy as well. We went right at 4:30 on a Saturday night and we were... More 

Thank Wings298
Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Quirky atmosphere and staff makes the place interesting, but food is very average. Very big portions, so, come hungry.

Thank ahc10
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Tasty southwestern cuisine, delicious as the real thing. A little pricy, but worth it. Food always comes out hot and fresh! :)

Thank bellinhamster111
Bellingham, Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Our favorite place, we've dined more at Pepper Sisters than any other restaurant in ten years since retiring in Bellingham! Their menu is creative Southwest (this is NOT a Mexican restaurant) and never disappointing! The standard items are exceptionally exciting...southwest twists on enchiladas, burritos, fabulous vegetarian choices, always served promptly by friendly staff. The specials keep me returning, every time... More 

Thank Sherry N
Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Three different people suggested Pepper Sisters when I inquired about a restaurant for dinner. I was not disappointed. It's located downtown and has a lively, airy atmosphere. The cuisine is Southwest - but not typical Mexican fare - and they offer quite a few options for vegetarians. Our waitress was especially delightful, but in looking around, hospitality seems to be... More 

Thank Nini32084
Corpus Christi, Texas
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Lot of mixed reviews - do not understand this at all. Don't expect Tex-Mex - its not. Wonderful black beans accompany most meals. Great brown rice also. This trip we both had a "lasagna" without pasta. The base was polenta with yams and other vegetables. Delightful. The only thing I personally don't like is their hot sauce for chips which... More 

Thank C_J_CCTx
Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

I loved our whole experience at Pepper Sisters. It's a smaller, intimate setting, with authentic southwest style food. Reminds me of time spent at my grandparents in New Mexico.

Thank slogrande
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

I went to the Pepper Sisters a decade ago and it was ok but not so good that I would return. But I recently returned with a small group because I was given a gift card. It was disappointing. I ordered the Blue Moon Enchilada and there was a weird taste -- really quite bitter. I couldn't eat it. Nobody... More 

Thank Chris O
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

I don't know why this restaurant has bad reviews- we found the service fast enough for all 8 of us (stopping in after a meeting and on the way back to Canada where there are no good Mexican restaurants in Vancouver). It wasn't super fast, but we were not annoyed by the time it took the waitperson to arrive, so... More 

Thank traveling-family-o-4
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

An iconic Bellingham eatery since the 80's the Pepper Sisters never disappoints and is always spot on consistent and delicious. Get there early or expect to wait a little, still worth it.

Thank Michael W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Southwestern, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-671-3414

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