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Pepper Garcia's

3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
+1 805-928-4088
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Sweet, flavorless margaritas, a shrimp tostada was a few bland (but fresh tasting at least) shrimp, on a corn tortilla smothered by beans, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole. black olives, tomatoes and oh did I mention lettuce? Fish tacos were a slab of fish...More

Thank Phxred
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My husband and I enjoyed having a lunch there at Santa Maria Public Airport. We appreciated their free nachos they bring to the table together with the menus. Their portion of Mexican Fiesta Salad ($7.99) was big. It would look so much better with a...More

Thank PueoKupaa
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were VERY disappointed with our Mother's Day Brunch at Pepper Garcia's! They took reservations, so obviously knew what to expect as far as the amount guests they needed to be prepared for. The buffet was pretty much empty as we arrived, I had to...More

Thank PAM I
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The size of the restaurant is misleading if you don't go inside. Much larger than expected for a very small airport. The tables had stains on them and the ice tea was not good at all. The chips were very stale. However, the salsa was...More

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I don't really care whether or not this is "authentic mexican". I ate here regularly while stuck in santa maria a decade ago and loved it. So while visiting recently, we tried it again and it was still the great food that remembered. The servings...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not terrible, but not terribly authentic either. It's what you'd expect from a Central Coast Mexican restaurant located INSIDE an airport terminal! I went in with low expectations, and got a good meal. Since I'm doing the "low-carb thing" I opted for the steak ranchero,...More

Thank Arlene744
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Stopped for a snack while waiting for visiting family. We were greeted by friendly staff and the food came quickly

Thank NickHobgood
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I love their Albondigas! It's not crowded at lunch do I can get in and sit down and get served quickly. For dinner, I recommend the Pollo Blanco Enchiladas. They are really yummy and rich. Save room for Fried Ice Cream. This is American/Mexican food....More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Santa Maria has many better Mexican options than Pepper Garicas. The food is below average Americanized Mexican.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was not full, food was okay, they were out of special and did not have any ranch at twelve noon. Disappointing meal to pass the time until our flight departed.

Thank CaboGal1995
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Terminal Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1837
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-4088
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