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Chili Pepper

100 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2233
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (17 reviews)
“burrito” (13 reviews)
“queso” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
100 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This became my "Go to" site for all food whilst in the 188-170 junction area. As I was pedaling most everyday, I always had an appetite, and this was THE place for me to satisfy that most empty stomach/fuel reserve. The menu was varied enough...More

Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Chili Pepper was a good stop for Mexican breakfast in the morning. I had the veggie and cheese omelet, which hit the spot and fueled me up for a day of hiking. Friendly service but took almost an hour, so don’t count on a quick...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to the area to MTN bike and I’m always excited to eat here. It’s just crazy good. First, the queso and chips appetizer are homemade. That alone is worth the stop. Then for such a small place, they have an extensive menu. We...More

Thank Schmagle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Breakfast Cafe. Love their Huevos Rancheros. Quaint cafe in a small desert town, at the base of Bee Mountain. Great palce to eat breakfast before setting off for a day in Big Bend National Park.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We stop by this place at every visit. Usually about three times a year. Hot sauce is hot, but the taste of it is fantastic. Love this place.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We ate dinner here after a day of hiking Big Bend. Some tired folks with some big appetites! The place was packed with half sitting outside (in coats) and half inside. There appeared to be only one waitress, but she was cheerful and helpful. I...More

Thank DallasMomDadKids
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly good food. Have water there three times in the past two weeks. About two thirds of the menu is Mexican, very nicely done. Try the stuffed chicken breast with sautéed spinach and mushrooms.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you're looking for great, authentic Mexican food this is the place. They can sometimes get quite busy but the wait is worth it!

Thank BGage
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were hungry when we arrived, having gone first to another place with a 45 minute wait. Well, that's about how long we waited. Food was good but that seemed excessive.

Thank Foodandfrolic
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and service from a nice waitress. Locals and visitors come here often so must be good. No A/C that we could feel so wouldn’t recommend in summer.

Thank Charles S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Terlingua
  • Phone Number: +1 432-371-2233
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