We love the drive to PG and plan on going to Peppers. There are not many Mexican options in Carmel. As Ed & Harry said, the down and "dirty" ones may have better food, but we enjoy a Margarita...or two also. I'll report back.
A fair judgment, in my mind. It's been a long time since I've been there, to be honest, but there's a reason for that. While I have had an interesting seafood dish on occasion, it is not really Mexican food nor in my mind consistently good.