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Peppers Mexicali Cafe

170 Forest Ave. (Lighthouse Ave.) Send to Phone
A melting pot of flavor makes Peppers red hot.

Lunch Mon. & Wed.-Sat., Dinner Wed.-Mon.

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Peppers Mexicali Cafe Restaurant Review

: Tropical salsas. Fusion Mexican sausage pizza. Snapper Veracruz marinated in tomatoes, green chilies and lime juice. Sweet corn chowder. And peppers, of course, stuffed with cheese, guacamole and salsa. Mussels are a meal all by themselves, hot with chilies and tomato. The owners call their mélange of tastes "Latin American cuisine" but the food doesn't really venture that far south, reaching across to neighboring and nearby borders. Taste the Southwest, Mexico, even a shake of Cajun --- think Creole-style jambalaya. Whatever the ethnicity, the food and décor are fresh and flavorful. Unless requested, few items are spicy enough to require mandatory liquid refreshment, but it's recommended regardless; locals hang out at the bar for some of the best drinks in town, such as margaritas made with fresh lemon and lime juice, hand-shaken and served up frozen or on the rocks.


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