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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
+1 831-373-6892
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Dartmouth, MA
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the area and had a hankering for mexican food. We asked the gal at the hotel front desk for a recommendation, but she actually was Mexican and didn't really have a glowing recommendation for any of the local restaurants because she was used to real authentic mexican lol! Anyway, we looked oh tripadvisor and headed here,... More 

Thank Randtor
littleton, colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

CLEAN~ CUTE~ GOOD FOOD~ GOOD PRICES and FRIENDLY SERVICE ...I've been here several times and have necer been disappointed !

Thank suz999
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here for lunch and our bill was only $16. They have great Mexican food but other options as well. The service was very friendly and the food was fresh. The cafe was clean and had a beautiful display of colorful artwork. We enjoyed a relaxing lunch.

Thank Mychelle F
Pacific Grove, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Locally owned, Peppers is a small little place in Pacific Grove, but big on flavor and service. Their Blood Orange Margarita is one of the best I have ever had. They serve the freshest ingredients, and everything is amazing!!

Thank Marsha519
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good food, lively atmosphere. The night we were there, the heater was not working (or do they even have a heater). Every woman diner and most of the men ate wearing their coats or down vests. The food got quite cold within a few minutes of arrival. I asked a waiter, Is the heater not working tonight? and he said,... More 

Thank andsank
Walnut Creek, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Walked by this place by accident and I have to say the mexican food was delicious. Very reasonable and just off the main street.

Thank Rich131
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped in for dinner on a Thursday evening and had a most delicious dinner. Even better was the service! My husband had calamari and it was beautifully prepared and the tartar sauce had the perfect amount of spice. I had the Tacos al Carbon. The steak was tender and cooked medium rare. The black beans were served hot with... More 

Thank Acsa W
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here craving some Mexican food and left a bit disappointed. The food was ok, service was ok. The pricing was crazy high considering what we ordered. maybe this was due to it being New Years Day...

Thank 69FairlaneRagtop
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food is always great. I have had their black bean chili with beef three times. I have also had calamari. My wife usually gets one of their combination plates with tamales or enchiladas. Everything tastes great. Whenever we are nearby we go there. The price is right, too. You may have to wait if you don't call ahead.

Thank Bob R
Pacific Grove, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great spot for Tacos al Carbón! Stuffed peeper was also awesome...Great Margarita selection and Service! Bar is crowded especially when folks refuse to sit next to each other... :-( Food is fresh and tasty. Spicy stuff, good ambience. Thank you!

Thank YoKern

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?