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Pepper's Mexican Grill and Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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7750 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32606-6724
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good customer service, got our food quickly. Nice decor, tasty meal. We will be back again. Very good ceviche.

Thank GatorGirl428
Keystone Heights, Florida
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Pepper’s in Gainesville, Florida, is a family owned stand alone Mexican restaurant located just west of I-75 on Newberry Road. From their “Express Lunch” menu (till 3pm) I had the Fajitas (steak). The varied menu (prices from $5.99 to $9.99) of authentic Mexican cuisine also offer Chimichanga, Burito Supremo, Polio Bandido, etc., with great portions. The Mexican atmosphere and music,... More 

Thank jdavisjr
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The food was good--enjoyed our burritos with beans and rice. The tortilla chips were fair, and we were only given one type of salsa with it, although there were bottles of hot sauce on the table. The server was pretty morose, and he was tuned only to my husband. I needed a refill on my water, but he didn't even... More 

Thank Asata
Newnan, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Best salsa ever! Great Mexican food and full bar. Close to hotels and I-75 and shopping. Quiet enough to talk and enjoy company.

1 Thank fumblefoot
South Florida, Florida
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296 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Greeter was unwelcoming in this stand alone restaurant, and service was average. Food was very good, we really enjoyed our meals including portions, and the menu has a lot of selections. There is a bar with big screen TV's that is open to the dining area of booths and tables. We were however very disappointed to find our lunch bill... More 

Thank Traveldanse
High Springs, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Steak fajitas, carne asada, salad, frozen margarittas, well under $50. Good portion sizes, wait staff try's to be pleasant, come across a little gruff. Been here multiplie times, food consistent, will return.

Thank edandcathy2016
Placida, Florida, USA
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a great place for great Mexican cuisine. The minute we sat down we had service! We also liked that it wasn't loud! They make great margaritas too!

Thank floridagirl790
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Where do I even begin? Firstly, the portion size was ridiculously small. I got a chimichanga, and it was delicious, but it was comically small. My boyfriend got enchiladas, and it tasted like dog food. The rellenos were inedible. We would have been better off going to taco bell. Soon after we finished what little food we got, we both... More 

Thank fkoober
Alachua, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

From the quality 2 for 1 Margaritas to the extensive Mexican menu, a great visit. The service was very friendly and attentive. You don't always get attentive. The food was large portions, tasted great and for the price a real bargain. Watch for coupons that will save you more. Great place for a birthday celebration. Have the fried ice cream... More 

Thank vincetheelder
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Pepper's was a great dinner featuring a varied menu of authentic Mexican cuisine. A local establishment offering a unique flavor palate. Never made it to the fried ice cream dessert because I was too full from the generous dinner plate and appetizers. A reasonable fare offering a Mexican diner everything but the Flaminco dancers.

1 Thank Wayne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7750 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32606-6724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 3527274619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?