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Pepe's Mexican Food

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254 Orange Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3605
+1 805-967-0313
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes peeps have very good good and I like the number 4 in the mune and a very good mexcon beer to and I hilwy roamed every one to ear eat ther

Thank Jeff H
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

It was a simple place with standard fare: enchiladas, tacos, burritos... but they also had a huge all you can eat buffet which seemed to be popular with diners. In addition to salad and entree items they also served Chicken Tortilla soup and had a made to order Belgian waffle station. The whipped cream was piled high on fresh strawberries.... More 

Thank Kathy H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Sunday and dinner buffet is so good. Everything on the menu is great. This has been one of my families favorite restaurants for many generations.

Thank CarolNeumann
Santa Barbara, California
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not saying the restaurant side and patio aren't good--extensive menu and nice atmosphere--but this is a great place to chill out on the way home from work, have an attitude-adjusting margie &chips & salsa w/wo taquitos and such from the bar menu. It's a block south of Hollister and the Fairview exit off 101 and has parking beside and across... More 

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Authentic Mexican food! Delicious and tasty food. I always have leftovers and cant wait to reheat them for lunch the next day :-) I personally enjoy the enchiladas with green and red sauce. They do use beef stock in their rice - just fyi. I dont eat beef, so I dont eat the rice, but I hear its great!

Thank jwhallca
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Pepe's has become our local casual Mexican fave. Good, hearty food made with fresh ingredients, the menu goes beyond the usual suspects. One of my favorites is Chile Relleno Michoacán: a grilled Padilla chile stuffed with savory chicken and covered with a spicy cream sauce. The side of beans (I don't like the rice, so they give me double beans)... More 

Thank fishfoto
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Good Mexican food in a place that I have been going to for fifty years. Modest food and prices, very popular with locals. Full bar, but this is a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

1 Thank Dennis A
Santa Barbara, California
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115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Came here with 15 people and was completely underwhelmed. The servers could care less, they acted like it was an imposition that we were there. The atmosphere is like a mix of school cafeteria and a Mexican restaurant. The food was again, average. Salsa tasted like tomato water. The guac was flavorless and the chimichanga that I had was plain... More 

1 Thank Dutchman101
Santa Barbara, California
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Service totally sucks and the food is just not what it used to be. Did not have the heart to give this old favorite a ONE but it does not deserve more these days. Riding on it's long ago laurels- food is less than mediocre now. And as I said the service is almost non existent!

1 Thank SharonD_11
Agoura Hills, California
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715 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Had fish tacos and they were good. Had a Negro Modello beer on tap and it was a bit flat but still tasted ok. It was busy on a Sunday evening and there was a large party there so it took a while to get the food. Usually the food comes up very fast. They have lots of selections on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Orange Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-0313

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