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The Chili Pepper

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167 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868-2842
+1 714-639-2840
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Santa Ana, California
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160 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I stopped in to the Chili Pepper for lunch and it was very good. It had been awhile since I was last here. I had the lunch Chili Verde and it was delicious. The service was very good too. The table salsa tasted home made not out of a bottle. I t had a fresh taste with just the right... More 

Thank Lars_92705
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very nice, attractive restaurant. Good food, too, which of course is the main thing. The staff is friendly and efficient. My daughter is rather indifferent towards Mexican food, but loved her quesadilla. It was large and tasty. My tamale and enchilada compared favorably to any I have had in many other Tex-Mex restaurants. My refried beans had more flavor than... More 

Thank Erik L
Sitka, Alaska
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187 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a truly wonderful meal here. The service was warm, friendly and prompt and the food was great. The atmosphere was fun and attractive. All in all - a great experience. Would love to visit again!

Thank R W
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My daughter and I ate here on Sunday around noon. They had their weekend brunch menu. We were brought warm chips and salsa, as soon as we were seated, which is normal for a Mexican restaurant, but after our order was taken and drinks were served, they brought a large plate of fresh fruit, which was complimentary, which was a... More 

Thank Jack H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to this restaurant for years!!! Awesome food, awesome prices. The weekend brunch comes with complementary champagne and fruit!!!

Thank Gilbert C
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good food solid service and oh so colorful! Busy today since it was Sunday brunch and lots of family. A big hit for us is the fruit plate they serve along with the chips and salsa. Anyway a fun colorful easy going sort of place that you will enjoy. Prices are reasonable too!

Thank David S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, the service was friendly and welcoming which is not always the case when a single (older) lady goes to dinner by herself! I will definitely be back! Plus I saved one Mole Enchilada and ordered a second rice, beans, and Mole Sauce to go so I will enjoy all of it again tomorrow!

Thank Wardbar
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for over 30 years. Never disappointed. Great value. Great service. Always something extra.

Thank stevefie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great service, excellent food! Just don't ask to substitute anything, they will upcharge-ludicrous!!

Thank lvladyluck8062
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have been coming here for years. I love the food, service, décor, and the prices. To me the food is wonderful, fresh, and flavorful. It is not a buffet brunch...you order off the menu and then are given chips/salsa, a plate of fresh fruit, your entrée, a dessert, and all the Champagne you can drink. The service is prompt,... More 

Thank nolanani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868-2842
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-639-2840

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