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Chile Pepper Restaurant

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Lake Union
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1427 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6706
+1 206-545-1790
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious! Servings were ample! In fact, my husband and I shared the chicken burrito! Our only complaint was that the queso was soooo thick you had to cut it with a knife to eat it on a tortilla chip. Close proximity to the Woodland Park Zoo makes this a great place to grab a bite after enjoying... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1,734 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,070 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I stopped here for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon, unsure what to expect as I live in Tucson and am accustomed to Sonoran-style Mexican food. The cuisine turned out to be Oaxaca based, which means that most dishes are spicy. This is likely considered a good attribute by most customers, but, for a variety of reasons, I need... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I eat lunch here often. There is not much help during the lunch hour so one must be patient! But I go for the black bean soup and unique salsa. The salsa is very different and very flavorful. This is a go to place for me. As other reviewers have said, this is not a typical Mexican restaurant.

Thank ladybird108
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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295 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Met my family here for dinner. Service was quick and the food was not disappointing. The menu items were okay -- I have seen better selections in other Mexican restaurants.

Thank hippyways
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Having recently moved to Seattle from eight years in Tucson, I do love Mexican food and hadn't had any since arriving in September. Imagine my delight at having driven past this restaurant tonight and decided to go in based on how the place looked from the outside and then discovered some truly FANTASTICO food! The dishes have typical names, but... More 

Thank julienicolay
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This tiny restaurant in the Wallingford area is very popular and with good reason - the dishes are distinctive in flavor and vastly different from standard fare although they carry standard names. Try the rich, savory mole enchiladas...the chili rellenos (their most popular dish which in itself speaks for this food)..enjoy the spicy salsa with the crisp tortilla chips. The... More 

Thank MercedHappytraveler
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I have to come back because they gave us a taste of thier chicken lentil soup. Delicioso! Chile relleno, carne asada, enchilada were all tasty and slightly different from the usual Mexican food. The cook said it was food from Guanajuato.

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Bellevue, Washington
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654 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

My son and I wandered into the Chili Pepper, not knowing what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. While the menu has several familiar dishes for those accustomed to Americanized Mexican fare, such as enchiladas, burritos and flautas, the real stars are the traditional dishes from central Mexico. The owner waited our table and was very laid back and... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2009

Terrible dinner. The service was laughable. We asked for more salsa (which was the best thing about this place), and she took our bowl and never returned. Appies were served without utensils, napkins, or plates. Our waitress went home in the middle of dinner. No drink refills offered. The food was even worse. Mole chicken was inedible. My wife's dish... More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2008

Authentic Mexican food. Delicious, but be warned- very rich.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6706
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-545-1790

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