Pepita's Mexican Restaurant

★★★★☆
Family-friendly eatery serving authentic Mexican cuisine is known for its enchiladas and margaritas; take out available.
  • 4190 SW Cedar Hills Blvd

    Beaverton, OR 97005

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  • 503-574-4420

About Pepita's Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thu 9am-10pm Fri-Sat 9am-11pm
3.8333 24
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I wast there Sunday afternoon I order a chicken mole I probable say grease mole and my friend oder a tilapia that looks like they fried them in a black oil.and the server never ask us how wast everything . We went eat at chipotle!!

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★★★★★

I wast there Sunday afternoon I order a chicken mole I probable say grease mole and my friend oder a tilapia that looks like they fried them in a black oil.and the server never ask us how wast everything . We went eat at chipotle!!

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They don't no how to cook mojarra fish. So don't order any fish item

3
★★★★★

They don't no how to cook mojarra fish. So don't order any fish item

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worst food , owner workers in this restaurant very rude, very long time wait for the room service is not good food very hot salsa ,ever but it never would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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★★★★★

worst food , owner workers in this restaurant very rude, very long time wait for the room service is not good food very hot salsa ,ever but it never would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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I went craving some good Mexican food, & what I got was JUNK!!! I asked for fajitas & all I got was something that tasted like liver & a lot of bell pepper & onions. This place does not know what Mexican food REALLY is, if you gave this

3
★★★★★

I went craving some good Mexican food, & what I got was JUNK!!! I asked for fajitas & all I got was something that tasted like liver & a lot of bell pepper & onions. This place does not know what Mexican food REALLY is, if you gave this

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We eat here often and my whole family loves this place. It is good Baja food and hard to find up here near the other border. If you go to any Mexican restaurant and order a "Veggie" anything you are not going to come away satisfied because it is not an authentic type of food and you need to go downtown to a vegan restaurant before you think you can rate a truly Mexican restaurant. they only put those types of items on the menu for the nitwits anyway.

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★★★★☆

We eat here often and my whole family loves this place. It is good Baja food and hard to find up here near the other border. If you go to any Mexican restaurant and order a "Veggie" anything you are not going to come away satisfied because it is not an authentic type of food and you need to go downtown to a vegan restaurant before you think you can rate a truly Mexican restaurant. they only put those types of items on the menu for the nitwits anyway.

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We got veggie burritos here. Honestly, they weren't good. They were made with clearly frozen vegetables and that was pretty mushy.

2
★★☆☆☆

We got veggie burritos here. Honestly, they weren't good. They were made with clearly frozen vegetables and that was pretty mushy.

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Had dinner there recently. The food was typical mexican fare - food was tasty with nice portions. They had a tres leches cake on their desert menu but I was too stuffed to try it. Would recommend it for a good meal.

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★★★★☆

Had dinner there recently. The food was typical mexican fare - food was tasty with nice portions. They had a tres leches cake on their desert menu but I was too stuffed to try it. Would recommend it for a good meal.

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The place is always busy and we now know why. The food was not Americanized like many Mexican restaurants. It may not be the best-looking food, but it tastes good. The decor is a little on the busy side, but it??s entertaining to look around.

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★★★★☆

The place is always busy and we now know why. The food was not Americanized like many Mexican restaurants. It may not be the best-looking food, but it tastes good. The decor is a little on the busy side, but it??s entertaining to look around.

Pros: food and drinks

Cons: decor

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I come here for the margaritas and the food is fantastic, It is a great lunch time location for central Beaverton. The pork and hominy soup is very filling. I would highly recommend you give them a try

3
★★★☆☆

I come here for the margaritas and the food is fantastic, It is a great lunch time location for central Beaverton. The pork and hominy soup is very filling. I would highly recommend you give them a try

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I have looked everywhere for good Mexican food in Portland and Beaverton, as far as I am concerned it does not exist. This is a prime example of Mexican food gone terribly wrong. I lived in Texas for most of my life, and I understand the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. I have had both, on all levels. From the fine dining, to the little taco truck. Please don't go here, it is not what Mexican food is, Mexican food can be something sublime. I will call this what it is, North-Mex, and it does not work. Please reconsider if you ever find you yourself attracted to this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have looked everywhere for good Mexican food in Portland and Beaverton, as far as I am concerned it does not exist. This is a prime example of Mexican food gone terribly wrong. I lived in Texas for most of my life, and I understand the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. I have had both, on all levels. From the fine dining, to the little taco truck. Please don't go here, it is not what Mexican food is, Mexican food can be something sublime. I will call this what it is, North-Mex, and it does not work. Please reconsider if you ever find you yourself attracted to this place.

Pros: Looks like a good mexican food restaurant

Cons: Isn't

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I love the asada and colorado beef personally. Pepita's is my preferred mexican hang-out where they know my drink orders and the food is always delicious. I have never had a bad experience there, except sometimes the staff is shorthanded.

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★★★★★

I love the asada and colorado beef personally. Pepita's is my preferred mexican hang-out where they know my drink orders and the food is always delicious. I have never had a bad experience there, except sometimes the staff is shorthanded.

Pros: Good Drinks

Cons: Service Lacking

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I have eaten at Pepitas many times over the last 4 years or so. The last 3 times or so, my wife and I have said "No more", and after our last dinner there, we won't be returning. I don't know if there was a management change, or if the cooking staff has turned over, but the quality of the food has really declined.
On our last visit, I ordered Menudo, my wife the Tortilla soup with a side of beans, and my children a quesadilla. My menudo was watery and lifeless, the corn tortillas mass produced and tasteless. My wife's tortilla soup was too salty. When the waiter brought out my children's quesadilla and my wife's beans, he warned us about the "hot plate". Problem is, neither the plate nor the contents on them were hot, and we had to ask that the beans re-heated.
We have ordered cocktails there in the past, and I agree with others the prices are too high and the margaritas are made from bottles mixes.
Overall, I cannot recommend this place. If I want good Mexican food (without ANY atmosphere), I go to Ochoas in Hillsboro.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have eaten at Pepitas many times over the last 4 years or so. The last 3 times or so, my wife and I have said "No more", and after our last dinner there, we won't be returning. I don't know if there was a management change, or if the cooking staff has turned over, but the quality of the food has really declined.
On our last visit, I ordered Menudo, my wife the Tortilla soup with a side of beans, and my children a quesadilla. My menudo was watery and lifeless, the corn tortillas mass produced and tasteless. My wife's tortilla soup was too salty. When the waiter brought out my children's quesadilla and my wife's beans, he warned us about the "hot plate". Problem is, neither the plate nor the contents on them were hot, and we had to ask that the beans re-heated.
We have ordered cocktails there in the past, and I agree with others the prices are too high and the margaritas are made from bottles mixes.
Overall, I cannot recommend this place. If I want good Mexican food (without ANY atmosphere), I go to Ochoas in Hillsboro.

Pros: Lively interior

Cons: Cocktails, food

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Very colorful folkart decorations. Attentive staff. Fast service. Adequate portions. Moderate food prices.
Beer @ $4.50 seemed a bit stiff, and it's not priced on the menu. Margaritas are $7, but they are big, however my wife's wasn't that good.
Our fajitas should have been great, but they tasted like the cook uses sugar as a seasoning- could have been the onions were especially sweet.
Salsa was adequate, but could have used more garlic and cilantro. Nowhere near being the worst, better than most, but not the best Mexican restaurant.
PS: Check your credit card statement. They increased their tip a couple of bucks, which I will contest on principle.

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★★★☆☆

Very colorful folkart decorations. Attentive staff. Fast service. Adequate portions. Moderate food prices.
Beer @ $4.50 seemed a bit stiff, and it's not priced on the menu. Margaritas are $7, but they are big, however my wife's wasn't that good.
Our fajitas should have been great, but they tasted like the cook uses sugar as a seasoning- could have been the onions were especially sweet.
Salsa was adequate, but could have used more garlic and cilantro. Nowhere near being the worst, better than most, but not the best Mexican restaurant.
PS: Check your credit card statement. They increased their tip a couple of bucks, which I will contest on principle.

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I don't know what the other reviewers were talking about. I go here often and the food is always excellent as is the service. The chicken burrito is terrific with huge chunks of lean chicken, not the usual greasy and fatty chicken you get at other Mexican restaurants. If you like good Mexican food I highly recommend giving Pepita's a try.

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★★★★★

I don't know what the other reviewers were talking about. I go here often and the food is always excellent as is the service. The chicken burrito is terrific with huge chunks of lean chicken, not the usual greasy and fatty chicken you get at other Mexican restaurants. If you like good Mexican food I highly recommend giving Pepita's a try.

Pros: food, value, service

Cons: ambience

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I went to this place based on the 6 good reviews I had read. I don't know where the previous reviewers have eaten Mexican food at..but if this place ranks as good to them..then they have not ever had good Mexican food.
The salsa was like spaghetti sauce with hot sauce thrown in. My margarita was so bad that I sent it back and ordered a beer instead. I ordered the combo meal with a cheese enchilada and chicken tamale and my husband ordered the chicken burrito. My refried beans had good flavor but were the consistancy of water. My rice was full of grease. My enchilada was covered in an odd sauce that I can not describe. AND the worst part was the tamale. Tamale's are supposed to be covered in a nice Salsa Verde....mine was covered in the same "odd" tasting sauce as my enchilada and it was so dry that I might as well have eaten a cotton ball. My husband ate most of his burrito simply because he was starving but he never wants to go there again either. Just horrible food. Next time we want Mexican food we will go to Santa Fe. It is right up the street on the corner of Beaverton- Hillsdale and Lombard. Sometimes the wait staff is slow..but the food is always good there. Avoid Pepitas..it really was the worst Mexican food I have had.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this place based on the 6 good reviews I had read. I don't know where the previous reviewers have eaten Mexican food at..but if this place ranks as good to them..then they have not ever had good Mexican food.
The salsa was like spaghetti sauce with hot sauce thrown in. My margarita was so bad that I sent it back and ordered a beer instead. I ordered the combo meal with a cheese enchilada and chicken tamale and my husband ordered the chicken burrito. My refried beans had good flavor but were the consistancy of water. My rice was full of grease. My enchilada was covered in an odd sauce that I can not describe. AND the worst part was the tamale. Tamale's are supposed to be covered in a nice Salsa Verde....mine was covered in the same "odd" tasting sauce as my enchilada and it was so dry that I might as well have eaten a cotton ball. My husband ate most of his burrito simply because he was starving but he never wants to go there again either. Just horrible food. Next time we want Mexican food we will go to Santa Fe. It is right up the street on the corner of Beaverton- Hillsdale and Lombard. Sometimes the wait staff is slow..but the food is always good there. Avoid Pepitas..it really was the worst Mexican food I have had.

Pros: none

Cons: horrible food, bad margaritas

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The sauces were poor. Service was lacking. I'm starting to think all the good Mexican food is in Hillsboro.

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★★★☆☆

The sauces were poor. Service was lacking. I'm starting to think all the good Mexican food is in Hillsboro.

Pros: decorations, no wait

Cons: food, service

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It can taste great, but not at the expense of your health. My husband and I got sick from eating there (I'll spare the details). Furthermore, on a hot day, their air conditioner cannot keep up with the customers. It felt like a sauna!

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★☆☆☆☆

It can taste great, but not at the expense of your health. My husband and I got sick from eating there (I'll spare the details). Furthermore, on a hot day, their air conditioner cannot keep up with the customers. It felt like a sauna!

Pros: Usually friendly

Cons: Their air conditioner is not well suited. Their food can be contaminated

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The margaritas are great and the service is usually really good as long as there is a supervisor on duty. Last visit here I brought friends from out of town to "the best mexican in town". I was totally embarrassed by the food,and the service sucked!

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★★☆☆☆

The margaritas are great and the service is usually really good as long as there is a supervisor on duty. Last visit here I brought friends from out of town to "the best mexican in town". I was totally embarrassed by the food,and the service sucked!

Pros: stiff margarita

Cons: service

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If you like a stiff Maragarita, this is the place for you. Get the "grande", you won't be disappointed

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★★★★☆

If you like a stiff Maragarita, this is the place for you. Get the "grande", you won't be disappointed

Pros: Strong drinks, Inexpensive, Great food

Cons: Small, Service is slow

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I'm from California, married to a Chicano, and have been around people who cook great Mexican food all of my life. Since we have moved here we've been to a couple of "traditional" Mexican food restaurants and have found them to be lacking. If I want American-ized Mexican food I might as well go to Taco Bell or Chevys. But Pepitas was different. No one concentrated on making the food pretty, only good. No good, wonderful.
My husband and I ordered a shrimp cocktail and a combination plate with taquitos and flautas. The shrimp cocktail so good! It had enormous shrimp and cilantro and avocado in it and the taste was perfect. The flautas and taquitos were perfect as well. The beans weren't horribly watered down and bland, but had a great consistency and very flavorful. The rice was also very delicious.
We finally found our perfect Mexican restaurant!

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★★★★★

I'm from California, married to a Chicano, and have been around people who cook great Mexican food all of my life. Since we have moved here we've been to a couple of "traditional" Mexican food restaurants and have found them to be lacking. If I want American-ized Mexican food I might as well go to Taco Bell or Chevys. But Pepitas was different. No one concentrated on making the food pretty, only good. No good, wonderful.
My husband and I ordered a shrimp cocktail and a combination plate with taquitos and flautas. The shrimp cocktail so good! It had enormous shrimp and cilantro and avocado in it and the taste was perfect. The flautas and taquitos were perfect as well. The beans weren't horribly watered down and bland, but had a great consistency and very flavorful. The rice was also very delicious.
We finally found our perfect Mexican restaurant!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Nothing!

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My wife and I ventured away from the confines of SE Portland for some mundane errands and we came across Pepitas. Wow. I had the Posole, which is a pork and hominy soup that they prepare on the weekends only. It could be described as the mexican equivilent of pho, complete with a variety of garnishes and spices, and it is worth the drive from anywhere in the Portland metro area. The wife had a medley of tacos that were top notch, as well. In a landscape dominated with chains like Baja Fresh, Burger King and Quiznos, this place is a real treasure, and we will certainly make the trip out to the burbs for the sole purpose of eating here again.

2
★★★★☆

My wife and I ventured away from the confines of SE Portland for some mundane errands and we came across Pepitas. Wow. I had the Posole, which is a pork and hominy soup that they prepare on the weekends only. It could be described as the mexican equivilent of pho, complete with a variety of garnishes and spices, and it is worth the drive from anywhere in the Portland metro area. The wife had a medley of tacos that were top notch, as well. In a landscape dominated with chains like Baja Fresh, Burger King and Quiznos, this place is a real treasure, and we will certainly make the trip out to the burbs for the sole purpose of eating here again.

Pros: Food

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My wife and I loved it! Great Margeritas, food and service! The chips and salsa was to die for! When your ready to ask for another bowl of chips they are bringing your food! My wife had the tacos/Burrito combo and I had fajitas. Both were great, you must try!! We just got back from Mexico and we felt as though we were sitting in Mexico again!

2
★★★★★

My wife and I loved it! Great Margeritas, food and service! The chips and salsa was to die for! When your ready to ask for another bowl of chips they are bringing your food! My wife had the tacos/Burrito combo and I had fajitas. Both were great, you must try!! We just got back from Mexico and we felt as though we were sitting in Mexico again!

Pros: Not Crowded, Great service, Wonderful Chips

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Ever wonder what soft tacos with corn tortillas taste like? Or large succulent chucks of soft pork in chile verde sauce? Refried beans that DONT come from a can? Pepita's makes exceptional Mexican food, offers nice portions at a reasonable price, and serves it up in a clean, friendly environment. If you find yourself craving good Mexican food in Beaverton, Pepita's is the place to go.

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★★★★★

Ever wonder what soft tacos with corn tortillas taste like? Or large succulent chucks of soft pork in chile verde sauce? Refried beans that DONT come from a can? Pepita's makes exceptional Mexican food, offers nice portions at a reasonable price, and serves it up in a clean, friendly environment. If you find yourself craving good Mexican food in Beaverton, Pepita's is the place to go.

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Talk about awesome authentic mexican beans! Great tacos...this place is great AND reasonably priced! Try it! The servers are attentive and remember you when you come back! The Sauza margaritas are good (rocks) - and served in a huge glass...but a little spendy. Service is fast, too!

2
★★★★★

Talk about awesome authentic mexican beans! Great tacos...this place is great AND reasonably priced! Try it! The servers are attentive and remember you when you come back! The Sauza margaritas are good (rocks) - and served in a huge glass...but a little spendy. Service is fast, too!

Pros: super service, sauza margs, authentic beans

 

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