A few months ago I set on a quest to find a restaurant that provided an authentic Mexican cuisine experience. And because Taco Bell was packed with customers during mid day, I opted to go to Pepe's Mexican Restaurant. Upon being seated at my table, my server placed a basket of hand crafted gourmet tortilla chips with two made from scratch sauces. Here is my review...
Prices- The menu is filled with many food items to choose from. Most of the items on the menu are under $8. This restaurant has a lunch special from 11am-4pm that offers a decent amount of food for a low price.
Taste- Unlike Taco Bell, there is no question that the meat Pepe's uses is real and has a great taste to it. I ordered the Burittos Chuchos, which was two shredded beef burrotos with nacho cheese and comes with sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and choice of beans or rice. The flavors all came together and reminded me why there should be a higher demand for authentic Mexican restaurants in the area.
Portion Size- While the food was good, it certainly was not filling. I ordered the Burittos Chucho at about $7.50. The two burritos and beans that arrived on the plate was a significantly smaller portion than what one may get in one $6.50 Chipolte Burrito. If you are not a hungry someone like me, you like this place. If you have an appetite, you might want to order 2-3 entrees to fee full.
Service- While my server was nice and knowledgeable of the menu items, he was rarely around after taking my order and the food came out slightly longer than anticipated.
Overall- While the food is not filling to my standards, it has a great taste and is inexpensive. To the Mexican cuisine connoisseurs, this place is a hit and I wouldnt mind going back again. FOUR STARS.