#6 of 49 Cape San Blas Restaurants


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Pepper’s - Flavorful Tex-Mex and Lively Libations
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Pepper’s dishes up flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine far from Texas or Mexico. With consistently good food and some lively adult libations, this is a place everyone will love for lunch or dinner. Even vegetarians have a full menu section to choose from.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Pepper’s cooks up classic and flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine far from either Texas or Mexico. The extensive menu ensures there’s something for everyone in your party, and some delicious adult drinks help wash whatever you order down. 

The menu at Pepper’s is nothing short of extensive, especially for a place that serves traditional Tex-Mex items. Nachos, Ensaladas, Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Burritos, Enchiladas, and Fajitas all get their own menu section, and there’s also House Especialidades (specials), La Parrilladas (grilled items), Del Mar (from the sea) and Vegetarian sections. Everything’s good, and even the most traditional items evidence a good amount of creativity.

The highlight of the drink menu, as it is at any true Tex-Mex place, are the margaritas. No less than 15 different variations, including both frozen and iced options, entice of-age patrons. Other adult beverages include Pina Coladas, Daiquiris, Tequila Sunrises, Mojitos and more similarly tropical selections. Beer is also available, as are non-alcoholic choices for anyone who can’t or prefers not to imbibe.

A lively atmosphere keeps everything fun, and it’s perfectly suited for children. The staff is attentive but swift, so you won’t be waiting long before food arrives. In fact, chips and salsa (which is particularly good) will be served almost as soon as you’re seated.

Whether you’re looking for lunch or dinner, Pepper’s is a fun place that your whole group will enjoy. Tex-Mex cuisine is always popular, and what’s served here is especially good.

A few of our menu favorites at Pepper’s include:

Fresh Homemade Guacamole
Some things you simply don’t mess with. Avocado, lime, cilantro and salt mashed up freshly is always a good combination.

Taco Salad Fajita
Too many choices to select from? The Taco Salad Fajita combines three of the menu sections into one full dish, finishing off a traditional salad with fajita steak and taco toppings.

Camarones a la Diabla
In addition to being one of the spicier items on the menu, the Camarones a la Diabla is also one of the most local dishes. Freshly caught shrimp from the surrounding waters are sauteed in a housemade cayenne sauce for a hot finish.

Banana Burrito
A sweet take on the burrito, this one features banana and is fried so the fruit’s sugars slightly caramelized. It’s topped with real caramel and chocolate sauce and served alongside vanilla bean ice cream. Need we say “yum?”

Monster Margarita
The Monster Margarita lives up to its name. A full 36 ounces of frozen margarita are finished with an upside-down Corona, for a literally intoxicating concoction. Get one to share or enjoy it all yourself — just don’t plan to drive for a while.

Insider Tip:
– If you’re looking for a place to watch the big game, consider coming here. There are nearly a doze televisions throughout the restaurant, and they frequently show sports events of interest. Because this isn’t a sports bar, though, the place never gets too crowded even during major games and matches.