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6535 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2411
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Margaritas in town, best guacamole in town, food was awesome, we love Pepitos!!!! Soup was great, we ordered albondigos!! Very personable friendly servers. Always wanted to stop jere, it took a friend from Kansas to tell me about This place!! LOL!!!!!

Thank Liana D
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I just moved to the Inland Empire; specifically Riverside and I could not any decent and close places for some great Mexicanfood. I stumbled upon Pepitos and loved their great service especially a server named Rosie; she is the absolute best with a friendly and energetic personality. She definitely took care of us. I had some carne asada tacos and... More 

Thank Robert V
Riverside, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

There are so many Mexican restaurants in the Riverside area, but Pepitos has been one of our long time favorites. We would eat there at least once a month, and the enchiladas, flautas, fajitas and beans and rice were always spot on. We were always greeted immediately and shown to our seats where (just seconds later), our chips and salsa... More 

Thank libertychief
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Part of being a southern Californian is Mexican food, from the moles of Oaxaca, Baja seafood, street tacos, all accompanied by the best range of beers,outside of Germany. Riverside lately has challenged me lately with the closing of La Villa and Las Cascadas in recent years. I have revisited the twice transplanted Zacatecas, which grabbed me in the late 60's... More 

Thank eahjob
Perris, California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I hadn't been to Pepito's in years so I called up the old fellas who used to meet us and off we went. It was a Friday night but the wait was only 10 minutes. It's a small little spot next to the musical instruments store so it's kind of hidden. The parking has gotten better for the area which... More 

Thank kelliducloux1
Kennewick, Washington
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526 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I enjoyed a nice lunch here with family. The food was good but the service was a little off, and I thought it was fairly spendy. I enjoyed it though and would go back...that is the bottom line, isn't it?

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Los Angeles
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Food is good. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp, Michal had the Burrito with Carnitas. Both tasty and worth the money. The service was good. Our waitress made sure our iced teas were kept full and that we were happy with our food. If the physical plant matched the food and service this would be great. Unfortunately, the interior and... More 

Thank VNahmias
Riverside, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I've been coming here on and off for more than 10 years. Here is what I've concluded based on my many different experiences. The food can be good, depending on what you order. They do make a mean Cadillac margarita (You won't need to order two because they make it strong). You're going to wait and the service will be... More 

Thank Rob91465
Southern, CA.
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

You can almost always get a table and the carne asada taco's are the best I have ever had. The rice and beans are also some of my very favorite. The place is old and the décor is dated but you will not be disappointed. Service is excellent and the fried ice cream is sure to make it a perfect... More 

Thank lszerlip
Riverside, CA
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

The food, service, and atmosphere was very nice. This was our first visit and were pleasantly surprised. We stopped for dinner, around 5pm on a Saturday evening. We and one other couple were the only customers, my first thought was there had to be a reason why business was so slow. By the time we had ordered and our food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6535 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside

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