Review Summary

8.9 based on 19 reviews
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    Gorgeous tasty food, fantastic staff highly recommend!

    Faultless food, service and surroundings

    From start to finish the evening was lovely.
    Greeted by a lovely man who asked a waiter to seat us.
    The waiter was really attentive, took our order as soon as we were ready and the service was really quick too.
    The staff couldnt do enough for us, the restaurant was authentic, the food was beautiful, freshly cooked and again authentic, and the restaurant itself was vibrant, i actually felt like i was on holiday, we even wore the sombreros!
    Highly recommend Pepitos!!!

    I had the loaded potato skins for my starter, very tasty with the chorizo inside. The side salad with corn,peppers etc had a little kick to it with the corriander garnish. For my main meal I had the beef chimichanga, served with rice, re fried beans and salad with lots of flavours, which really is enough on it's own without a starter. So after this I had to try the pecan pie, lovely and moist but not enough of it. Drinks I can recommend the half litre jug of Margherita cocktail, generous with the alcohol. Overall a little pricey for what we had but very well cooked and presented .

    Food was excellent and the service was good, slightly long wait for the bill as it’s all handwritten, and unfortunately a group of small children running round the restaurant ruined the otherwise excellence ambience.

    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!

5:30pm - 10pm
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  • Ranked #131 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 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: 15 Nov 2019
127 London Road, Derby, DE1 2QN
01332 360663