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Pepper Garcia's

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3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
+1 805-928-4088
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Santa Maria, California
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Santa Maria has many better Mexican options than Pepper Garicas. The food is below average Americanized Mexican.

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Thank Jeff M
Pismo Beach, California
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was not full, food was okay, they were out of special and did not have any ranch at twelve noon. Disappointing meal to pass the time until our flight departed.

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Thank CaboGal1995
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This restaurant is located inside the terminal at Santa Maria Airport. Very easy access as parking lot is right in front of terminal. Very good food and large portions, you will have left overs or can share a plate. The shrimp tacos and burritos are excellent. Go early on a weekend as this is a popular place for locals and... More 

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Thank Jsb53
orcutt
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

taco bell is more Mexican than this place. the sauces are not home made, less than average for food. the good about it is the location, nice to see the airplanes outside the window

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Thank rick a
VENTURA, CA
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

it is a fun place to go and eat on wed night they have a great buffet and a great price you can also watch the planes fly in and out the staff were very happy and friendly

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Thank MATTOX23
Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had supper here one night while staying at the Radisson. The restaurant is located in the airport terminal. The service was good, the food had good flavor but my meal was not hot. I should have sent it back but didn't.

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Thank JSafranek
orcutt
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Very average at best. Very "Americanized" Mexican. The best part is a great location and views. Its a shame because they could really create a gold mine here if they made large top niche margaritas and fresh Mexican food. The salsa has no kick and isn't all that tasty.

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Thank rick a
Santa Maria, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Recently had a large group there for a memorial. They were notified in advance and yet only had one server for entire group(she did well). The problem, food was either overdone or cold as kitchen staff had no clue how to serve a large group. They need better training or management needs a clue how to run a kitchen. Food... More 

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Thank Michael T
Santa Maria, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

I tried their chicken enchiladas and they were terrible. I did like their albondigas soup. Not the best place for good beans either.

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Thank Carmen-in-Cali
So Cal
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Pepper Garcia's is one of the Central Coast's best restaurants Period. The service is Super The view from the landing strip window is romantic The atmosphere is real The Food is what you will be enjoying, drink it in, relax, let yourself go and just eat, the waiter on saturday evenings is well versed in customer service.. Pepper Garcia's treat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-4088

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