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Pepperhead

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
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11:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Hailey, Idaho
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great meal. I had the Adovada and it was awesome. The menu says it's spicy (hot). Normally I don't believe this warning. It truly is. I loved it. This slow roasted pork was sooooo good. My wife had the vegaterian plate. It was a curious blend of veggies that really worked well. It was sauted with a... More 

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Thank wadebradley
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! We had a great server who asked us how we felt about spicy food. When we said we love it, spicy is what we got. I had the Vegetariano which was different from any Mexican food I've ever had and extremely good. ( this dish could easily be turned vegan for those avoiding dairy). There were... More 

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Thank JoyceAna
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderfull food with large portions and great drinks; I ate here several times over the 3 years I lived in the area. This is the place I always recommended to anyone new to the area.

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Thank Hayley S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by someone from our hotel. We were not disappointed. Great food and the waitresses was very nice. Very cool decor inside and you get a LOT of food. First time having a stuffed sopapilla and it was delicious!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service, parking a little difficult. Prices are a little high for what you get. You would think their food would be a little more spicy than what they were.

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Telluride, Colorado
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Nice variety on the menu. Interesting dishes with plenty of variety. If one likes spicy, there are plenty of choices. Pleased not to see piles of rice & beans on my plate with the entree, but a moderate serving amount. No fancy decorations, but a pleasant, clean interior. Friendly server. Was quiet the day we were there for a late... More 

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Thank lyn729
Michigan City, Indiana
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went with a friend for early dinner and we were both delighted. Locally sourced Mexican food in an artsy Cantina. Food and environment were both refreshing!

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Thank margaret b
San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a fun restaurant, for locals and tourists. The food is plentiful. Gluten free for celiacs is here as well as vegan food. delicious chicken quesadillas, veggie fajitas etc. highly recommended

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Omaha, Nebraska
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The fare at Pepperhead was offered in ample portions and some unusual items were available. The margaritas were quite good. Reasonably priced and nicely decorated surroundings that were easy on the eye.

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Ames, IA
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit! Friendly service, good food (their beans are amazing!). Don't go if you're in a hurry. Service was a little slow, but it was nice to sit back and enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

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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?