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Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar
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31780 Railroad Canyon Rd, Canyon Lake, CA 92587-9407
+1 951-244-7373
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We've been here several times. Hubby LOVES the tamales - very very good. I love Mexican food, so it's hard to not please me. I usually order chicken tacos or chile relleno. The place is a FUN place, but we didn't join in. At the back they have entertainment, I think you can dance and I would imagine can get... More 

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Thank Nadyne L
Canyon Lake, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

good American /Mexican cuisine I received fast & friendly service. Food was hot & tasty .I would return for another visit.

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Thank clibby1943
Canyon Lake, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place - it's been there forever and everyone knows Pepe's. Lunch specials are decent, and prices are good. It's a favorite after hours.

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Thank belovedswarrior
Pinon Hills
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Food is excellent, the price is ok and the service was great. Seems to be popular with local families.

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Thank James C
Canyon Lake, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

When we first moved to Canyon Lake in 2006 we heard negative things about Pepes but decided to develop our own opinion. There have been changes to ownership, staff, menu and ambiance over the last 10 years with the most recent combination of these attributes creating our perfect go to local eatery. The staff is great. I'm not sure who's... More 

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Thank ChuckRCasey
Canyon Lake, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Pepes is a local hangout and very convenient. They changed and improved their menu and food within the last year and half and there is a great chicken caesar salad and the jalapeño dressing is awesome. Good apps and fair price. The margaritas are a bit pricey but generally strong.

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Thank Kacie A P
Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Went to visit a friend. She wasn't feeling well so I went outside the gates of Canyon Lake for a quick first time meal at Pepe's. She said it was just ok. I got a table right away at 6:30pm on a Saturday night. Waitress acknowledged me after a few minutes. I ordered a margarita (blended, made well, but a... More 

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Thank 820crystalb
Lake Elsinore, California
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14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I took my family including elderly mother, aunt and uncle (all siblings) plus some friends to lunch at Pepe's a week before Mother's day. The experience was an unexpected delight. The food was excellent, ambiance was very good, service was prompt and efficient, and above all, the waitress was superb!!! Everything was so good that I made reservations for Mother's... More 

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Thank Jim A
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is a nice local restaurant with consistently excellent service after 3 visits. The menu is extensive, a bit pricey imho, but portions are good. It's probably best described as 3 star food with 5 star service. Yesterday's $17 combo fajitas came drenched in oil and with only 3 tortillas.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Canyon Lake, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Groupon got me in, the food keeps us going back. Easy parking, fun bar, good food, great salsa, and very reasonable. You can almost always find a coupon or Groupon that make it even more affordable. Take some friends and Karaoke!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31780 Railroad Canyon Rd, Canyon Lake, CA 92587-9407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Canyon Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 951-244-7373

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?