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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%
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“enchiladas” (64 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“sopapillas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
170 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2613
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after the Little Car Show between Lunch and Dinner. Got a table right away! The House Margarita was very good, with a freshly made taste. I had two enchiladas, one chicken and one mushroom artichoke, that both were excellent. I would definitely eat...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Plenty of free parking. Downtown Pacific Grove just a couple of blocks to the ocean. All the entree's are excellent. They have Fish, Chicken, Beef. The size of your order is generous. I really like the pickled garlic don't for get to ask for some...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I got chicken enchilada and beef tostada. Enchilada was basically boiled chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla. Almost no cheese or sauce. Tostada was piled high with beef, again not much else. My wife' s nachos were the same way, piled high with chicken and...More

Thank Tugrul S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We live in Los Angeles and so we are very familiar and spoiled by an excellent Mexican selection. Peppers wasn't bad. Spicy 🌶 is available though and there isn't much else with kick in this area. Homemade tortillas were excellent. Fairly basic ambiance and menu.

Thank jenandneill
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants we have ever eaten in. We have never had a bad meal. It is crowded so expect a wait if you don't have reservations. It is worth the wait though if you've forgotten to call ahead.

Thank M5299TPjohnp
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Peppers has been around for a long time and for good reason. It is a local favorite. The service and food is always great.

Thank momofdoublethefun
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went here for dinner with locals. Great service. Restaurant was very noisy when all tables were occupied, but quieted a little when it cleared out a bit. Food was good but not great, typical Mexican.

Thank LetsGoDen
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very surprised by a few lukewarm reviews. Service was friendly and efficient. Very busy during dinner so go early, leave your name and walk to the beach. Great margaritas, chili relleno (sp?), shredded beef tacos, mole sauce. We were very happy and enjoyed our dinner...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Went here for a late lunch with my girlfriend last May. As huge Mexicali fans we were expecting a treat based on the reviews. I'm not sure if we caught these guys in an off-moment, but the service was not very responsive even though the...More

Thank legal775
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Peppers Mexicali Cafe and loved it! Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent! We will definitely be regulars while staying in Monterey this summer!

Thank Kerri M
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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