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Pepper Garcia's

€€ - €€€Mexican,
3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
+1 805-928-4088
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful Mexican breakfast here recently at a great price, probably the best deal for your dollar in town. Bottomless Menudo is also very popular. Service is excellent and food is awesome. Have to be good to be around as long as they have.

Thank TJanzen
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The jumbo margaritas are a must have. Fajitas are awesome and beware the size of the burritos - they're huge! Service staff are very accommodating.

Thank scottlballew
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Food is good to great with reasonable prices. Service, mostly, is friendly but not fast. All-you-can-eat is a mad-house and unless you are a BIG eater, do not go. Items off the regular menu are plenty big for most. I wish the place was cleaner--too...More

Thank rabsonbar1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

After returning rental car and before our flight we had lunch here.The restaurant was busy but the service was quick. The enchiladas were okay, big portion, wish they would of had a smaller order.

Thank nanaof1boy3girls
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice selection of Mexican food to select from and great view of the airplanes taking off and landing.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Sweet, flavorless margaritas, a shrimp tostada was a few bland (but fresh tasting at least) shrimp, on a corn tortilla smothered by beans, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole. black olives, tomatoes and oh did I mention lettuce? Fish tacos were a slab of fish...More

Thank Phxred
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband and I enjoyed having a lunch there at Santa Maria Public Airport. We appreciated their free nachos they bring to the table together with the menus. Their portion of Mexican Fiesta Salad ($7.99) was big. It would look so much better with a...More

Thank PueoKupaa
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were VERY disappointed with our Mother's Day Brunch at Pepper Garcia's! They took reservations, so obviously knew what to expect as far as the amount guests they needed to be prepared for. The buffet was pretty much empty as we arrived, I had to...More

Thank PAM I
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The size of the restaurant is misleading if you don't go inside. Much larger than expected for a very small airport. The tables had stains on them and the ice tea was not good at all. The chips were very stale. However, the salsa was...More

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I don't really care whether or not this is "authentic mexican". I ate here regularly while stuck in santa maria a decade ago and loved it. So while visiting recently, we tried it again and it was still the great food that remembered. The servings...More

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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