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Pepe & Chela's Mexican Restauraunt

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1001 SW Tyler, Topeka, KS 66612
+1 785-357-8332
11:00 - 21:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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416 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Whenever we return to Topeka,my wife and I go to Pepe and Chela's at least once. Went with friends this week and the food, service and cleanliness of the facility was great as always. Great place for all.

Thank BillIBT
Lawrence, Kansas
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954 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place has a nice variety of Mexican dishes. I am fajita fan so that's what I have. We also like their guacamole. Their Fajitas Locas are good for dinner. We also go for the burrito bowls sometimes.

Thank Robert S
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice but bad service. Salsa is bad, food was bland and poor quality. Forgot an order, had a drink special but didn't have the ingredients to make it.

Thank brian r
Overland Park, Kansas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want to keep it safe when it comes to your Mexican food then this is your place. This is not a chain restaurant but a cool mom and pop place. The food doesn't get extremely creative it is more of what Americans would consider "Mexican". So if you've got that picky eater in your family this place will... More 

Thank SocialLittleMan
Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a good sit down meal in a local Topeka restaurant. The food was good, not very spicy but still tasty.

Thank Topekagirl
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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386 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Chips and salsa standard fare but my husband's fajita had lots of meal and veggies enough for two of my size meals. My relleno could have had some zip! Beer on tap was good and this place was within walking distance from our downtown hotel. Service was attentive.

Thank ResourceTeacher
Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2015

It all started with the waitress dropping the salsa on the table, splattering it on the table and me. Believe it or not, that was not the worst of it. I ordered a margarita expecting to get something green with salt on the rim, instead I got something in a small glass that tasted like strawberry syrup and no salt.... More 

Thank Steve C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2015

It was pretty quick for sit down but not a great deal of flavor if you are into very ethnic taste it will leave you dissappointed.

Thank lwerne_944221
Blair, Nebraska
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

In the area for work and the first time the service, margarita and food was excellent but they were empty and the manager was my service guy. Next two visits they put me in a lousy location, took 20 min. to get the food ordered, food was wrong, drink was lousy and forever to get a check. Might be fine... More 

Thank itxena
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139 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This place is near the Capital where I was staying. It seems to be fairly popular and the service was by people who seemed to care. My Margarita was delicious and the Mole was better than average. It wasn't a masterpiece, but it was better than average.

Thank keith e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 SW Tyler, Topeka, KS 66612
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: +1 785-357-8332

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