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Chili Pepper

Mexican, Southwestern
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100 Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2233
08:00 - 21:00
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166 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in yesterday after hiking in Big Bend. The food is spicy, just as the name implies. We loved it, but it could easily be too much for those who do not relish heat. The fresh salsa is great but know that it is spicy as well as the rice. The tamales and enchiladas were fresh and fabulous. Vegan... More 

Thank USAOnTheMove
Winchester, KY, United States
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270 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small cafe is part of the Terlingua crossroads and just a couple miles from the ghost town. Serves all 3 meals. Very laid back. I had a large plate of nachos. Fairly good. Service is friendly but slow. Just ask for what you need.

Thank Daniel F
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet place and nice people. Good food. Not many restaurants around the area, so this is a must-go. Worth it!

Thank VGMiami
Mena, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress totally ignored us when we arrived. When she took our order she did not speak. She always went back to "her table" where her and her friends were watching and listening to some sort of tv show on a phone. It was extremely loud!! Several customers turned around and looked at her in a very unhappy manner. Whenever... More 

Thank 7julieu
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful , very clean great place for Breakfast with good portions , Great Coffee and reasonably priced

Thank Mike B
Houston, TX
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened in on a bad day for the restaurant, and the young woman serving was just filling in at the very last minute. She had never been a waitress. She struggled, bug time. But she had the very best attitude; she made the best of it she could. The food was very good, and the people are extremely pleasant.

Thank TxGal
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Reasonable portions. Pretty tasty taco al carbon. Unsweetened iced tea and tart lemonade. They charge for chips and salsa.

Thank Caren L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican food at a good price. Small unassuming place with no frills. I had tamales plate and they were great.

Thank mihapias
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Chili Pepper the first day we were in the area. It was ok. The place is clean & the service was prompt. Maybe we didn't order their best dishes. I got bean & cheese nachos & the order was massive. No way I could eat them all. Get 1/2 order next time. My husband got Migas... More 

Thank barbaust
San Antonio
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were driving in from Alpine and this was the first place we found. Not knowing there were some other interesting places in Terlingua. But, it good. Food came out as ordered. Waitress had an attitude about her like maybe she didn't want to be there. Or maybe it's me being in the business to long.

Thank funkikker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?