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Review Summary

8.6 based on 14 reviews
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    We've been here a few times and like the buzzy atmosphere and reliably good food. This time there was a bit of a slow start in terms of service - it took a while before someone came to see if we'd like to order a drink - but after that, everything was fine and as usual, we really enjoyed our meal. The food is what you'd expect from any decent Mexican and it comes at a decent price - that's why we go...but in our opinion Pepitos beats other Mexicans in the area in terms of its ambience.



    Excellent Mexican food. Staff very friendly service superb. Made our meal very enjoyable.

    First time back to Pepitos after many years. Staff were friendly, food was tasty. Room just a bit cold.

    First time back to Pepitos after many years. Staff were friendly, food was tasty. Room just a bit cold.

    Pleasant enough restaurant but quiet on Wednesday. Food good but a little expensive.

    Great food - very tasty. Service was very good and all staff were very friendly. All round good night out.

    Service was prompt and staff were friendly.

    Heard good reviews about Pepitos, so thought I would give it a try, but sadly, it was anything but good. Right away the service was terrible, there wasn't many in there for an early Friday night, so it couldn't have been because they were busy. We started with some nachos (large) to share, 35 mins later they arrived! Probably the smallest (large) I've ever seen, and the poorest Dressed ones! Looked like they were just thrown on and sent out! I had the red wine steak, (hardly even cooked, to the point of being raw!) and my girlfriend had burritos, which were hardly even warm or cooked! To top it off, they even pointed towards a tip on the machine when paying, here's a tip, COOK YOUR FOOD PROPERLY, and tell your staff to SMILE!

    Yet another fantastic meal and evening at Pepito's. The food here is just amazing. I'll certainly be rebooking again soon!

    Once again a top meal from peptides,atmosphere brilliant, food to die for, and very friendly service, what more could one want, I'll definitely be booking again soon! Amazing..........

    Food was good at Pepito's but it has been better before. However, it is good value for money, the ambiance goes well with the decor, the service was good and overall it was a good night!

    Perfect atmosphere and really good food, will be returning again really soon. My husband said its the best meal out we've had in years. So ten out of ten peptides I know we will be seeing you again very soon. Top class!

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  • Ranked #34 of 236
  • Avg. main course: £14
  • 0.56 miles from Derby
  • Mexican

We say…

When you’re looking for a fun and informal night out in Derby, look no further than Pepitos Mexican restaurant! Just minutes away from Derby train station, it’s the perfect venue to head to if you fancy some great cocktails and food before carrying on your night out, or for heading to for a bite to eat with workmates before commuting back home for the evening. The team at Pepitos has been serving up great Mexican food to Derby’s residents and visitors for over 20 years, so you can be sure that you’re getting a meal with plenty of passion thrown in.

When you enter Pepitos, it’s like an escape to a Mexican tavern. It’s softly and warmly lit, with candles on the dark wooden tables and fairy lights lining the ceiling to give it that rustic, romantic atmosphere. The bar features fun Mexican accents like sombreros to complement the great selection of drinks, from imported beers to refreshing Mexican cocktails, so it’s ideal if you fancy accompanying your meal with a Melon Margarita or a Desperado!

Mexican food is great to share, which is ideal if you can’t choose between all the delicious options available on the menu! All the meat within these dishes comes straight from the supplier so you won't find fresher! All the sauces throughout the restaurant are created in house to further highlight the great homemade feel of Pepitos. Less is definitely not more when it comes to toppings for Pepitos, so be prepared to dig in and enjoy! For your main course, you can tuck into a Chicken Ole, a mouth-watering Chicken dish served with a creamy tequila, lime and coriander sauce. Or instead, you could opt for the incredible Steak Rioja, a succulent steak cooked in a cream, onion and Rioja wine sauce. There’s even a separate kids menu serving perfectly sized portions with dishes such as BBQ Chicken strips with fries and a salad. All of these dishes are completed with fresh ingredients and with as many homemade elements as possible leaving the customer with an excellent dining experience. 

The attentive staff, great drinks and fabulous food at Pepitos makes it one of Derby’s best places to go for a memorable and delicious meal out, whether you’re with family, friends or on a date, and it should be top of your list when planning a special event or just fancy some tasty food!

last updated: 12 Jul 2017

last updated: 06 Jul 2017
127 London Road, Derby, DE1 2QN
01332 809 663