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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
+1 831-373-6892
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (63 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“sopapillas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Peppers Mexicali Cafe and loved it! Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be regulars while staying in Monterey this summer!

Thank Kerri M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Not a bad place but nothing that wowed us either. The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was decent. The mango chicken had a pretty good flavor, but I was puzzled by what seemed like a salad on the side that came with no dressing....More

Thank KramerOn
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We really enjoyed this place and left with a doggy bag for our lunch the next day. The swordfish fajita was very tasty and unexpected as we aren't used to seeing swordfish on a menu. Great atmosphere and good service.

Thank Papamoabill
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Seaside, California
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

One of my all time favorite restaurants in PG!! Such good Mexican food!! Think fresh and clean. Their swordfish fajitas are my favorite. Fantastic tequila tastings. Good margaritas. We always sit at the bar. The bartender is always super friendly and takes great care of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Tried this place instead of El Torito in Monterey... this was much better! The staff was friendly, and let us split a combo plate for no extra charge. The meat is seasoned well and cooked perfectly so don't listen to the views about the chicken!...More

Thank mommybug5172
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Was recommended by a friend of a friend. Went with a large family group, food took awhile to come. Chicken was overcooked, sauce was bland, but the big big plus is that they served Sparky's rootbeer.

Thank merb00
Reviewed 9 May 2017

While we had very good service when eating here recently, the food isn't anything I'd recommend. It's relatively bland, average Mexican food. There are so many other, good choices in the area that I doubt I'd give this a try again.

Thank AnBrPe
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our friends who live in PG recommended this restaurant. The place was pretty full when we got there on a Friday night, about 8:30pm. There was one spot near the window by the bar, big enough for two when we arrived so we were seated...More

Thank Lia T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Nice neighborhood Mexican restaurant that has been in Pacific Grove for many years. We were excited to go having read many excellent reviews. We were disappointed with the menu, standard Mexican offerings, but still expected the food to be outstanding. It wasn't, just average Mexican...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 29 April 2017

came here for a late lunch, and must admit to not being familiar with Mexican food. We got loads of iced tea, lovely corn chips and salsa to start. I discovered tamales and thought they were lovely, my partner had a superb chicken taco. The...More

Thank Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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