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The Red Pepper

1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
+1 701-775-9671
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Mexican, Fast food, Delicatessen
1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

The Red Pepper is always a great place to eat in Grand Forks. The tacos are very good as are the Coney Dogs, and the chips and salsa they have are so tasty. That salsa is to die for, I love it. The young people...More

Thank Papa Penn
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Now this is our kind of review! For years, Coney Dogs have been the best kept secret in town, but recently the word has been getting out. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, they are quite simply the heart & soul of...More

Reviewed 12 December 2015

The Red Pepper is a Grand Forks Legend. It's wonderful. The place is packed every night after bar close, I think it's open till 4am. Don't go expecting a 5 star meal, this is cheap college drunk food at its best. Go to the Original...More

Thank WarrenMoonjr
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

This review pretty much says it all! It's reviews like this that landed us on top of Esquire magazine's list of The Best Late-Night Joints in the USA! Thanks for the great review! See you when the bars close!

Reviewed 4 November 2015

Doctors, lawyers, and air line pilots return to their old college haunt. Don't remember my first visit, Nixon was in office. Salomi grinder with taco meat is my favorite. Pass the white sauce please.More

Thank GilbyNana
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2015

What an astute observation! We'll put the loyalty and diversity of our clientele up against any restaurant's anywhere! And we wear that loyalty and diversity like a badge of honor! Thank you for 40+ years of patronage and we appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Some people rave about Red Pepper, but in my opinion, they are no more than average, especially from a Mexican fast food stand point. I understand they have great grinders but that hasn't been something I've ordered. The cheese is often time not melted, which...More

Thank aggiedad77
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2015

I'm sorry to hear that we didn't tickle your fancy! We strive everyday to serve quality, homemade tacos & Grinders at the best price possible. Sure I'm a little biased, but I think we have the best quick-serve Mexican food in town. One of the...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Food is great, unique atmosphere, caters to college crowd but is also good for family too. Prices are reasonable as well. The only bad thing I can say about this restaurant (if it is a bad thing) is there are sometimes long waits due to...More

Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

We just love hearing from satisfied customers, especially those who really get us! Great advice on avoiding the lines, but we think our made-to-order Tacos and Grinders are always worth a wait! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review! We...More

Reviewed 25 October 2015

Small, stuffy, and weirdly out of place. Sweet perfection for my taste buds and an out of the way spot to get together and cram food in your face.More

Thank Farfisa J
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

We're so glad to hear that you think our tacos & Grinders are "Excellent"! We also love to hear from customers who appreciate the Red Pepper's little "quirks"! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We greatly appreciate your "5...More

Reviewed 24 October 2015

Always good food here, For some reason this one the original is better than the other one in town but cant complain.

Thank E3698ECpaulg
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

We're so glad to hear that you always enjoy your Red Pepper food! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 23 October 2015

This place is way over-hyped. I lived in Grand Forks for 16 years before I even got around to trying it, and felt like I hadn't missed anything. This location is cramped and service is usually pretty slow regardless of how busy it is. This...More

Thank NDVikings
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is definitely a place that college students visit late at night after coming home from the bar. You shouldn't go expecting to visit a 5 star restaurant, but it is a great fast food place. They are mostly known for their white sauce which...More

Thank Kelsie G
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Red Pepper is always our faithful go to, quick service and great food. everyone leaves happy. From the grinders to the tostadas to the great hot sauce and white sauce and awesome tortilla soup. We have been going there for years and will continue to...More

Thank tlee69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 701-775-9671
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