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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” (62 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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner with locals. Great service. Restaurant was very noisy when all tables were occupied, but quieted a little when it cleared out a bit. Food was good but not great, typical Mexican.

Thank LetsGoDen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised by a few lukewarm reviews. Service was friendly and efficient. Very busy during dinner so go early, leave your name and walk to the beach. Great margaritas, chili relleno (sp?), shredded beef tacos, mole sauce. We were very happy and enjoyed our dinner...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a late lunch with my girlfriend last May. As huge Mexicali fans we were expecting a treat based on the reviews. I'm not sure if we caught these guys in an off-moment, but the service was not very responsive even though the...More

Thank legal775
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited Peppers Mexicali Cafe and loved it! Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be regulars while staying in Monterey this summer!

Thank Kerri M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Not a bad place but nothing that wowed us either. The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was decent. The mango chicken had a pretty good flavor, but I was puzzled by what seemed like a salad on the side that came with no dressing....More

Thank KramerOn
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We really enjoyed this place and left with a doggy bag for our lunch the next day. The swordfish fajita was very tasty and unexpected as we aren't used to seeing swordfish on a menu. Great atmosphere and good service.

Thank Papamoabill
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Seaside, California
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

One of my all time favorite restaurants in PG!! Such good Mexican food!! Think fresh and clean. Their swordfish fajitas are my favorite. Fantastic tequila tastings. Good margaritas. We always sit at the bar. The bartender is always super friendly and takes great care of...More

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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