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Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant

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216 Washington St, Auburn, CA
+1 530-888-6445
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Dined to go, a carne asada burrito, carnitas burrito, and enchilada. Meats were just okay, hot, fair portioned, order was wrong. Carnitas were in large chunks, good flavor, a little dry. Carne Asada was very average and a little bland. Enchilada was good, and the guacamole was fantastic. We'd try it again if we ate at the restaurant.

Thank elinzabeth
Auburn, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Just had lunch there for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed my chile relleno! Very authentic! Cute place, but parking can be a challenge since it's in Old Town Auburn. Will definitely return.

Thank Scrabblejan
Northern California
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

My wife and I ate there today based on a friend's recommendation. We ordered margaritas, which tasted like a standard mix in a bottle, and were served within 4-5 minutes of ordering, a real giveaway. I ordered a 3 item combination which tasted as though it came from a frozen package. My wife ordered a chimichanga, which she said tasted... More 

Thank Dononlake
Auburn, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant today. Reading all the reviews on this place, not good, we decided today to have lunch. This restaurant is horrible. Our waitress was not friendly, hardly said a word. We ordered two lunch specials, I had a enchilada my husband ordered chimichanga. The beans were watered down, rice had good flavor, my enchilada... More 

Thank klocker2015
Grass Valley, California
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I have tasted my share of bad Mexican food, but this was by far the worst! I ordered the taquitos, but they were made with flour tortillas, so that would make them flautas people! My husband ordered the chicken mole', which had absolutely no flavor and a friend ordered the chili colorado, that was just bad. The waitress was slow... More 

Thank Aileen H
Auburn, California
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I was looking for a good Margarita, so we thought we'd try Tio Pepe for dinner. The Margarita would have been excellent - except it was very watered down. Tip: If you go, get your drink on the rocks, not blended. We shared the Carnitas Tacos. The food definitely was under seasoned. The service was great - very pleasant and... More 

Thank AussieOwl
marin county, CA
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This resturant is in charming Old town Auburn right of the freeway. The lunch specials are good and the tamale excellent, with large chunks of carnitas in side. They have redown the [atio and it's now more secluded with nice iron work and pavers. They have a full bar as well

Thank streakmarincounty_CA
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

A local suggested Tio Pepe. We had lunch and it was tasty. The service was prompt. It is not a wow...but it is worth going.

Thank Roo11
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118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Food is great, service is hit and miss, but it's part of the ambiance, I guess. Been going here for years and it's a favorite of ours.

Thank Christine B
Surprise, Arizona
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246 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Good location, good food, clean atmosphere and excellent food choices. Have eaten here several times and always consistent. Public parking in rear.

Thank Fred K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Washington St, Auburn, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-888-6445

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