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6535 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2411
10:00 - 21:00
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Riverside, California
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always great. The cucumber jalapeño margarita are great. The food is always great and very very Mexican. Love this place

Thank richardgregg11
Hemet, CA
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very unassuming outward appearance. Our server was attentive to our hungry party of eight. Chips and salsa were great to snack on before our meals arrived. Some of the best carnitas and homemade (only on weekends) corn tortillas I have ever tasted. Fantastic food. I wish I lived closer. They were super family friendly and great with my little ones... More 

Thank SereneEcho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Best Margaritas in town, best guacamole in town, food was awesome, we love Pepitos!!!! Soup was great, we ordered albondigos!! Very personable friendly servers. Always wanted to stop jere, it took a friend from Kansas to tell me about This place!! LOL!!!!!

Thank Liana D
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I just moved to the Inland Empire; specifically Riverside and I could not any decent and close places for some great Mexicanfood. I stumbled upon Pepitos and loved their great service especially a server named Rosie; she is the absolute best with a friendly and energetic personality. She definitely took care of us. I had some carne asada tacos and... More 

Thank Robert V
Laughlin, Nevada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

There are so many Mexican restaurants in the Riverside area, but Pepitos has been one of our long time favorites. We would eat there at least once a month, and the enchiladas, flautas, fajitas and beans and rice were always spot on. We were always greeted immediately and shown to our seats where (just seconds later), our chips and salsa... More 

Thank libertychief
Riverside, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Part of being a southern Californian is Mexican food, from the moles of Oaxaca, Baja seafood, street tacos, all accompanied by the best range of beers,outside of Germany. Riverside lately has challenged me lately with the closing of La Villa and Las Cascadas in recent years. I have revisited the twice transplanted Zacatecas, which grabbed me in the late 60's... More 

Thank eahjob
Perris, California
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I hadn't been to Pepito's in years so I called up the old fellas who used to meet us and off we went. It was a Friday night but the wait was only 10 minutes. It's a small little spot next to the musical instruments store so it's kind of hidden. The parking has gotten better for the area which... More 

Thank kelliducloux1
Kennewick, Washington
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583 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I enjoyed a nice lunch here with family. The food was good but the service was a little off, and I thought it was fairly spendy. I enjoyed it though and would go back...that is the bottom line, isn't it?

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Los Angeles
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Food is good. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp, Michal had the Burrito with Carnitas. Both tasty and worth the money. The service was good. Our waitress made sure our iced teas were kept full and that we were happy with our food. If the physical plant matched the food and service this would be great. Unfortunately, the interior and... More 

Thank VNahmias
Riverside, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've been coming here on and off for more than 10 years. Here is what I've concluded based on my many different experiences. The food can be good, depending on what you order. They do make a mean Cadillac margarita (You won't need to order two because they make it strong). You're going to wait and the service will be... More 

Thank Rob91465

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6535 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?