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Pepitas Restaurant on Top
Ranked #2,253 of 3,803 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: South Granville
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: South Granville
BC, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Nice but not perfect”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

We went for lunch and the business is killed by a quick serve taco place next door. It was very quiet but the service was good and the food was good. The choices were reasonable and it looks like they may have live music in the evenings. We may try it in the evening some time.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good Value needs a few changes though”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We tried this Mexican restaurant last night, and despite the fact there were only 4 people including us in it ( that's usually a bad sign ) the service was good obviously! and the food came quickly and was really tasty. We had chicken fajitas. Large platter lots to eat, very tender and tasty and we left full. So few things.. the chips and salsa were tasty BUT they NEED to replace that little tiny salsa bowl with a larger one, you could barely fit a chip in it and most of the salsa ended up on the table. Their golden margarita was awful, just a mouthful of GM and tequila didn't even have any lime flavor at all... weird. Plus it would be great on the accompanying platter with the fajitas to have sour cream, avocado, black beans, cheese, salsa. like most Mexican restaurants have. The atmosphere was ok but dead? what would chef ramsey restaurant makeover genius say? " get some promo going!" they had a stage setup... sunday night? c'mon! get a band in there.... maybe some contests, karaoke, free shots, something... a whole evening with no revenue? anyways... overall we like it we are going back.. but with the suggestions. Plus sorry pepitas... But the sleepy time waitress seemed lack luster bored,, tired... you need to hire people with energy in a Mexican restaurant! andale!! fun fun! I thought I detected an English accent even? you could do better for sure!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank LoliB818
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,635 reviews
984 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
“mex in canuck land”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

this is mex not at its best but we had a entertainment coupon and we thought we would give it a try. well, it was overpriced. kinda ok food. service was fine. the owner was nice but....

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Joel K
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New Westminster, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Mexican it is "NOT"”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are craving good "MEXICAN" food, do not bother with this place.
The food was poor, first time I have eaten a Chimichanga made with ground beef, thought I was A&W eating a lousy hamburger? They served chips on a butter dish and salsa in a thimble, if you wanted more they charged. When our meals arrived, I asked if they had any Tapitios or any hot sauce, they did not bring out a couple of bottles and set them on the table. They brought out something in a thimble and this was to be shared between the three of us? The Margaritas were poor, they should at least buy a better mix for their drinks. If this owner gets any cheaper with the condiments, you better bring your own.

Lastly if you are dining with Seniors or handicapped people, this place is located on the second floor and has a long and steep rug covered staircase that is a challenge and could certainly be a terrible fall hazard for anyone. Also becareful with the handrail, the ty-wraps holding the lights can cut and poke your hand

We were looking for a good Mexican restaurant in Vancouver, unfortunately Pepitas is not it ............. save your money and eat Sushi instead.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RickSandra
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“bloody awful meal”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very nice waitress. Food bad. Sangria had no fruit flavour, tasted bitter, like watered brandy. How can you screw up Sangria? Chile Rellano smelled and tasted funky, like blue cheese. Batter undercooked. Something very wrong here. Chicken Chimichanga OK until very odd aftertaste like rancid fat. Supposed to be fried until crispy, but came mushy. Beef burrito OK but covered in something like spaghetti sauce.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Glenn B
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