Don’t be fooled by the humble exterior of Pepe’s Mexican because inside there is some really impressive food. Pepe’s is the local restaurant for many people who find themselves in Newmarket often but even if you are further away, it is worth the drive.
As you can imagine, all of your typical Mexican favourites are on the menu and you can pair them with a beer, cocktail and/or tequila. There are few hidden gems on the menu that you should definitely try.
Get your tastes buds prepared for the mass amounts of food to come by starting with an entree (or three). Jalapeño Poppers begins your eating experience just right. Cream cheese oozes out of the seriously crispy batter with every bite. The Jalapeño itself is more sweet than spicy but the Jalapeño jelly dip on the side is not for the faint hearted. The smell of the Mexican Street Corn will have you drooling as soon as it hits the table. Finally, everyone’s go to - Guacomole. What’s better than Guacamole though? Guacamole En Molcajete made right in front of you! You get the whole experience at Pepe’s Newmarket.
Now that your stomach is ready, onto the mains. A popular choice is the Sizzling Fajitas. Four tortillas and fillings are included so it’s a good platter to share or to have by yourself if you are hungry. If you are willing to try something different, Cochinita Pibil is delicious. It is pulled pork slow cooked in banana leaves and then marinated in lime, orange, herbs and achiote. Citrus flavours are present in the pulled pork but is not overpowering. The Mexican Salad is surprising delicious. The main ingredients being apple, carrot, cabbage, mint and corianda. It is so fresh and the flavours go amazingly together.
It doesn’t stop there. The dessert menu has something for everyone but the Chocolate Nachos is not something you want to miss. The buttery, cinnamon dusted tortilla chips melt in your mouth. Top them with the chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sorbet and whipped cream - heaven. The chocolate sorbet will surprise you with its subtle spicy aftertaste.
Pepe’s Newmarket has a huge variety of food to choose from. Get your favourite delicious meal every time or try something new and be delighted.
Those who know about Pepe’s Newmarket love the restaurant, and those who don’t know need to get there ASAP.
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184 Enoggera Road, Newmarket
Phone - 07 3856 0966
Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-12 midday
Lunch: Tues to Sun 11am-4pm
Dinner: 7 days a week 4pm-10pm