Had dinner Sept. 14 at Peppers after a bracing walk along Oceanview Blvd. Our wait for a table was short (about 10 minutes). The restaurant was PACKED and loud. When seated our server came immediately and asked if we were ready to order....we told her no, we needed to look at the menu and asked for water. She brought it back within a couple of minutes and again asked if we were ready....same answer "no." Their menu is long and lots of choices...especially if you are a tourist and not a "regular." They seem very interested in turning tables quickly. When she returned a third time, again within minutes, in frustration, we ordered chicken fajatas to share and a combination platter of sauces (salsa fresca, guacamole, tomatia sauce and green chile sauce with chips). All of the sauces were authentic and fresh tasting...some a little spicy. Chips were fair (our local Mexican restaurant beats theirs hands down.) The fajatas were good..nothing special, but adequate in size to share. If you're looking for tasty FAST food...this may be the ticket. Definitely don't expect atmosphere or the ability to carry on a conversation during your meal. Tables were so packed and so close together, it seemed more like a loud cafeteria than a restaurant. We were unable to even hear each other in conversation during our meal. We were glad to "escape" to the quiet outdoors as quickly as possible...so maybe the "rush" was worth it. Peppers offers decent food, not great atmosphere or service, but an economical choice if visiting Pacific Grove.
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