My family of 7 (kids ages 10, 7, 5 ,3, and 1) visited The Chile Pepper for lunch right around noon on a Friday. The popularity of this restaurant was evident by the crowds. After trying the food, we agreed that we would also be repeat customers, too.
This Mexican restaurant is most known for its simple bean and cheese burritos which were ranked one of the top 10 in the nation. My daughter and I had those and also found them delicious, though a little on the small side. The Chile Pepper and it’s sister restaurant, Mr G’s, use handmade tortillas and it is evident in the taste. My husband enjoyed his carne asada burrito and it looked bigger than our bean and cheese ones. My boys got quesadillas. They were very large but a little pricey (over $3 for a cheese quesadilla). Next time I’ll have the boys split one. The chips were good and had a unique flavor, sort of like corn nuts. The salsa was a little watery for my husband and I but my 7-year-old raved about it.
Chile Pepper is a counter-serve restaurant. You place your order as you come in, choose your seat, then go to the counter and grab your food as they call your number. The only problem is you can’t see the menu until you are in front of the registers and by then you need to be ready to order because the line is building up behind you. My advice is just get the bean burritos or stand out of line to read the menu. The dining area was pretty full when we were there. Be prepared to grab a seat quick when it opens. The atmosphere here is very casual. The decorations are simple, traditional, and fun.
If you like Mexican food, this is a great restaurant to try in Yuma. I recommend it for families.
Disclosure: I was hosted at The Chile Pepper for lunch but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.