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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
+1 831-373-6892
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (65 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“sopapillas” (5 reviews)
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
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Reviewed 5 days ago

No trip to California would be complete without a trip to a good Mexican restaurant. This filled the bill and then some. The food is fantastic and the menu authentic. Everything was well prepared and definitely homemade. Would definitely recommend and go back!

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hole in the wall place with a varied menu and nice selection of margaritas and other cocktails. The service is fast and friendly, offering typical Cal/Mex fare.

Thank Lornakb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were starving and happened upon Peppers. With no expectations, we were delighted with our find. They served water and tasty chips & salsa right away followed by helpful and professional service. Peppers offers delicious fresh Mexican food in a casual and festive atmosphere.

Thank Joanne6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place can get really crowded on the weekends or a holiday. People know about it and the food is good. It's very small, cramped and noisy but you can tell that the food is above average and thoughtfully prepared. My only complaint, besides the...More

Thank Clayton C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice neighborhood place, where you can have excellent Mexican food with great Margaritas at a reasonable price. The staff are efficient and friendly,the guacamole is awesome, and all the dishes tasty. I like the fajitas, and the chile rellenos is a favorite....More

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this cafe because it was better than your average taqueria but not 'restauranty.' While not an expert on Mexican food I have eaten quite a bit of Mexican cuisine in California and there is nowhere I've enjoyed more. Portion size was about...More

Thank MelbourneKaz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is tucked away on a side street but the food was good. We had a reservation but still had to wait a little bit. The place is popular which is a good sign. We enjoyed it and would go back.

Thank janhI1722LY
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Very, very busy. Book for dinner. Excellent fresh food , especially fish and shellfish. Wines are a bit pricy, but good. Helpful friendly staff cope well with the full restaurant. All ages here - 8 months to 80 years , a good sign!

Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Peppers was such a good restaurant that we ate dinner here, and came back the next day for lunch! You can tell this is a locals' favorite as it is always busy. Meals are excellently prepared and delicious, service is fast, friendly and professional, and...More

Thank Gringa-tica28
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Monterey, my husband and I needed to get away from the craziness that is Cannery Row. We walked to Lovers Point and from there decided to do a quick mobile search for food nearby. A quick walk up the hill...More

Thank cmedrano2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-6892
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