Pepper's Mexican (Arcadia) - short review
- The Oracle Sep 14, 2007 11:34 AM
After driving by for years, finally stopped in to Pepper's (adjacent to the race track) for dinner last night. The place seemed like it had some potential - nice outdoor seating area, large bar and restaurant areas.... pretty busy for a Thursday night.
The menu had a ton of choices (everything from usual mexican fare to a variety of seafood and even BBQ ribs ?!) - we settled on chicken enchiladas and fajitas.
The enchiladas were serious lacking in any sort of flavor. And the fajitas had a similar, but not as bad, problem. Portion sizes are HUGE - the fajitas could easily be shared by 2. The accompanying rice and beans were horrid. Beans were super salty and borderline inedible and while the rice was slightly better than the beans, it was also pretty bad and was left on the plate.
The chips were good (I'm not a salsa eater, so can't comment on that). The margarita I ordered was slightly better than chain mexican joints - but only slightly - way too much mix.
Service was attentive and the food came out in lightening speed.
For the food mentioned above, 2 beers and 1 margarita - bill was $42 before tip. It was a ton of food, but IMO not worth the bland mess we were served. I won't be back.