There are now two Don Pepito's restaurants on the same block, side by side. I at first went to the eating place at 1201-1/2 Chester Avenue, but I found it to be very depressing, with shabby plastic tablecloths, a television turned up TOO LOUD, along with a Mexican music station also turned up TOO LOUD. I then went to the other Don Pepito's next door, which is housed in a former IHOP (later a place called Clay's) at 1530 California Avenue. This one had the same TV and music, but at least the TV sound was turned down, and I really wanted to try Salvadorian food, so I stayed and ordered the special, three pupusas for $5.99. Big mistake. Pupusas, I found, are simply flat pieces of cooked dough with cheese, beans and meat inside. Everything was quite fresh, and tasty in a way, but I didn't really need three of them, one after the other. Maybe I should have tried the fried plantains, but then I would have had to put up with more loud music. The wait staff was very nice and friendly, though. Oh, yes, I had coffee, which was served with that powdered whitener stuff in a box. Tacky, I thought, but possibly just a Salvadorian thing.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.