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“Make a reservation if you can”

Peppers Mexicali Cafe
Ranked #10 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Make a reservation if you can”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We enjoyed Peppers last night but waited a bit to get in to this spot, If only we would have reserved a spot we would have enjoyed the food earlier

The salsa and chips were below average but this is where average ended. We had Snapper with Red peppers and sliced garlic, served with black beans salad and slice tomato. The fish was Smokey and grilled, covered with the garlic and peppers just amazing. My wife had the Monterey King Salmon Fajitas also quite good.

This is a place for couples groups or family we could talk and hear, This is a place built for conversation

  • Visited August 2014
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Kingsburg, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Creative and Delicious”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have been eating at Pepper's since 1987. Our visit last week was as good as ever. High quality, creative cooking, with plenty of veges and fresh ingredients.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pacific Grove, California
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“Owner/bar staff let self-centered customers ruin the dining experience for others”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Bar area should not be for families with kids to overrun. Why high chairs are allowed and provided in the middle of the bar area is incomprehensible. Large, young families should only be seated at tables, not allowed to take over the bar/counter and eat there with two young children AND a fussy infant whose chair was literally in the middle of the only open space in the crowded drinking area. Not sure why mgmt did not require them to sit at a regular restaurant table. Why would this matter? In the middle of their up and down, passing the baby around, and maneuvering their high chair, a beer got knocked over all over me, a grownup sitting at the bar area waiting for a table.
Manager (owner I believe) seemed to think she had no power to set limits on the use of the bar/counter. So be prepared for a high chair filled bar area if you go. Not what I prefer while enjoying a pre-dinner drink, spilled beer or not. Family was taking up almost the whole counter from before six until after 7, the exact time the bar area became completely full on a Saturday night in August.

  • Visited August 2014
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Seattle
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“Great food! Huge Plates!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I had the combo plate with a beef burrito and a chile verde pork taco. Probably the best pork I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. My wife had the Snapper Veracruz, also delicious and prepared just right! Flan for desert was superb!

It's a neat atmosphere and the staff is friendly and efficient. There was always someone coming by to make sure our drinks were full and we were satisfied with everything. We would definitely go back next time we're in Pacific Grove.

We did have to wait a while for a table, but after eating there, it's no wonder why!

  • Visited July 2014
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Pacific Grove, California
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Peppers is an outstanding restaurant. The food is delicious, service is efficient and very friendly, The chicken mole enchiladas are delicious. make reservations, this place is very popular.

Visited July 2014
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