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“Ultra low rent but fun”

Pete's Mexican Food
Cuisines: Mexican
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ultra low rent but fun”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This little Mexican restaurant has all the ambience you can expect from sitting on the sidewalk across from a police station, but the food is inexpensive and tasty. Perfect for after a walk on the beach, bike ride, or session flying your kite.

  • Visited August 2013
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Rancho Mirage
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great bargain find”
Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is a great cheap eats find. A simple little spot in downtown Huntington Beach. Really good food. Really inexpensive. I felt so guilty I ordered more food than I wanted, and then of course, ate it all.
There's nothing fancy here -- a few simple table inside, and a couple of tables on the sidewalk for people watching. But the salsa is great, the people friendly, and everything we ate was really good, and really affordable.
If you want pretense, this is not your place. But good food, nice owners, inexpensive -- you can't go wrong.
A confession -- this was our anniversary dinner date. We chose Pete's over all the fancy spots on the beach -- and we will do it again next year.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank thecaddy
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Tacoma, WA
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy tacos”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We stopped here for some quick tacos & beer with a group of about 9 and had a good time. It's a small place but the staff were friendly & gave us lots of extra homemade chips. The guacamole was good & people said the crane asada was the best out of the tacos we had. Can't comment on much other food but some of the burritos I saw other folks eating looked great!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MzSNOWmer
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Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice place but food could be better”
Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

Its more an expectation - reality mismatch.

Were there for breakfast. No chorizo - very disappointing. The eggs had eggshells in them and there were more beans than anything in the serving.

Expected authentic Mexican food but got very Americanized mediocre fare.

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Thank DominoP3
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Without Pete, this restaurant is a failure”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

On repeated visits eggs not quite cooked and refried beans partially cooked. Coffee dreadful.

Visited November 2011
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Thank phil&dot
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