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Red Pepper

2641 Oswell St, Bakersfield, CA 93306-3148
+1 661-871-5787
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp tacos” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
“great meal” (2 reviews)
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2641 Oswell St, Bakersfield, CA 93306-3148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a former teacher group. The margaritas are cheap, but I prefer wine, which was a little more expensive. I had the shrimp tacos, and the fish tacos. Both were excellent! People said the quesadillas were also good.

Thank Lou D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Came here with friends, didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised with the items on the menu -- lots of non-traditional things. Short Rib Adobado, Shrimp Chili Verde, Riblet Chile Verde. Lobster enchiladas (ok, this isn't that unusual). Many others. All were tasty. Friendly...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I had lunch there today with a friend. The service was just okay. And the place itself is small but I gotta say. The food was really good. I will return there!

Thank Neiru S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very good food. I don't call it Mexican, more like Mexican influenced. But everything there is very good. It is a nice restaurant, not a cheap taco shop.

Thank carrot_fixer
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The food at the Red Pepper is excellent. I had chili relleños with lobster & shrimp. Everything all my friends & family ordered was well presented & tasted great. We had read a review written by the "dining divas" & tried some of their recommendations....More

Thank Holli M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had a group of 8 people, and the reservations we made were actually for a day later, but the staff rolled with it and seated all of us quickly. Everyone had a great meal, and we left satisfied.

Thank Dan_D_12719
Reviewed 27 March 2016

It had been quite a while since I had been here so chose if for a celebration. I had the mole chicken enchiladas and my 2 companions each had the vegetable burrito. They both commented that is was nothing special. My mole was very good....More

Thank bin2oz
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

There is a reason this place is consistently rated by many sources as the best Mexican food in town - everything on the menu is well prepared and very enjoyable. The salsa here sets the bar for others; it's a nicely complex mix of tastes....More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I went to the Red Pepper to treat my mom for dinner! They didn't disappoint me! I ordered crab rellenos, even though they don't have them on the dinner menu. They were so awesome and tasty! Definitely a great dining experience and the price was...More

Thank lcspop
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The red Pepper has always been one of my favorite Mexican food restaurant. It is definitely an east side favorite with everyone that lives on the side of town. Only problem with Red Pepper is that it is expensive. I suggested this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Brian4356
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10 June 2015|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
Mr. Sabadra (sp?), owns the place, I think.
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2641 Oswell St, Bakersfield, CA 93306-3148
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-871-5787
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