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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
+1 831-373-6892
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (64 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“sopapillas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife went here with her sister and brother-in-law a couple months ago and raved about how good it was, especially the "prawns in garlic, garlic, garlic" dish. And to be fair it looked really good. I was able to go with them this week....More

1  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peppers is one of our favorites when we visit the area and not even giving us a reservation on the 4th of July, when they were closed, could deter us from coming here yet again. The staff is very friendly, even though they are always...More

Thank ajtrincado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 20-some years, this place still rocks! Great variety, healthy options, terrific food, friendly staff. Hadn't eaten there in 18 years and glad to see it still thriving and good as ever!

Thank Molly56A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peppers has been a local favorite for many years. They have very good Mexican options with unique spins on them as well moles and seafood choices. The margaritas are excellent but not cheap. The waitstaff is good and service decent. It is crwoded and noisy...More

Thank markz377
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after the Little Car Show between Lunch and Dinner. Got a table right away! The House Margarita was very good, with a freshly made taste. I had two enchiladas, one chicken and one mushroom artichoke, that both were excellent. I would definitely eat...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Plenty of free parking. Downtown Pacific Grove just a couple of blocks to the ocean. All the entree's are excellent. They have Fish, Chicken, Beef. The size of your order is generous. I really like the pickled garlic don't for get to ask for some...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I got chicken enchilada and beef tostada. Enchilada was basically boiled chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla. Almost no cheese or sauce. Tostada was piled high with beef, again not much else. My wife' s nachos were the same way, piled high with chicken and...More

Thank Tugrul S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We live in Los Angeles and so we are very familiar and spoiled by an excellent Mexican selection. Peppers wasn't bad. Spicy 🌶 is available though and there isn't much else with kick in this area. Homemade tortillas were excellent. Fairly basic ambiance and menu.

Thank jenandneill
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants we have ever eaten in. We have never had a bad meal. It is crowded so expect a wait if you don't have reservations. It is worth the wait though if you've forgotten to call ahead.

Thank M5299TPjohnp
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Peppers has been around for a long time and for good reason. It is a local favorite. The service and food is always great.

Thank momofdoublethefun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-6892
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