Carlos and Pepes Offers These Fine Tequilas to Make Your Own Margarita: Don Julio Silver and Reposado, 1800, Patron Silver, Reposado and Aflejo, El Tesoro, Espolon, Milagro, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. Corazon, Chinaco Cabo Wabo, Tres Generacion, Hornitos, Herradura, Jose Cuervo Especial, Jose Cuervo Classico, Jose Cuervo Black, 1800 Silver, 1800 Aflejo, Corazon Blanco, Reposodo Aflejo, El Diamante Cielo Blanco, Reposado and many more.
Carlos & Pepes World Famous Margarita
Our house Margaritas are made with Sauza Gold, Triple Sec and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. We use only the freshest and most authentic products.
Made with Sauza Hornitos Anejo, Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Golden Hornitos Margarita
Made with Sauza Hornitos, Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Mango Bay Rita
Sauza Gold, Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Mango Rum, Blue Curacao, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
The original Margarita recipe using Sauza Hornitos Tequila, Cointreau and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices.
In Spanish, that's "ENTREMESES" - Literally, "Enter Messy." Some of this stuff is gooey, but don't be afraid to dive right in. After you've finished the food, you can eat your fingers!
Mexican Black Bean Soup
With real sour cream and salsa cruda.
Toasted corn tortilla chips topped with melted cheese. (Not to be confused with "MACHO." When a guy's Macho, he's all man. When he's Nacho, he's all topped with melted cheese, which can attract flies and mess up a date.) (We think these are pronounced "NOT SHOWS," but we're Not Sho).
Individuall little works of art (Carlos' cousin Arturo). Beans, melted cheeses, guacamole and Daisy sour cream.
If you're scared of ordering Super nachos - order these. Tortilla chips with fresh chicken, Daisy sour cream, covered with Jack and Cheddar cheese. It tastes as good as it looks - and don't you wish you did?
Made from delicious KING crab meat, mixed with Daisy sour cream. We tried the QUEEN crab, but found it too sweet.
A selection of virtually everything our appetizer lady has to offer. Well, almost everything!
Spicy Beef and a blend of melted cheeses.
A blend of melted cheeses, white wine served with warm handmade corn tortillas. Chorizo on request.
Carlos & Pepe's World Famous dip. Made with secret ingredients from an old family recipe. We still don't know who the family is but we do know they were very very old.
Chips and Salsa
If not ordering a meal.
Carlos used his swimming pool, sin agua of course, to store 5 tons of avocados he got on special. He'd forgotten about the swimming party planned for that week. However, everyone thought it was a great idea, and after Carlos ' party, guacamole dipping spread through the West literally overnight.
Fresh salsa cruda, mexican herbs, spices, Cheddar and Jack cheeses.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
The recipe that made Wolfgang Puck famous, pulled BBQ chicken breast, fresh tomato, salsa cruda, Cheddar and Jack cheeses, red onion and fresh cilantro.
Chopped mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, fresh tomato salsa cruda, Cheddar and Jack cheeses.
Pizza de Carne
Spicy beef, fresh tomato, salsa cruda, Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Four Cheese Pizza
Jack, Cheddar, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses with salsa cruda.
Red Pepper Pizza
Roasted red peppers, portabella mushrooms, salsa cruda, Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
pronounced "HO-MAY-TOHR-TEE-YAHS" - If you haven't tried them freshly homemade, you haven't had tortillas. Served warm with butter. (At night after work, Pepe and his date sit in front of the TV set at home making tortillas. This is Pepe's idea of a good time. This is why Pepe's a bachelor.) - Tortillas, thin unleavened pancakes of ground, dried flour or corn, are still made much the same as they were throughout the America's 2000 years before the Spanish took over and invented the Touristas.
Grilled Skirt Steak or Grilled Fresh Chicken, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cheese and fresh warm flour tortillas. Your choice of guacamole or Daisy sour cream (For both add $1) Pepper and Tomato only add $1. Pepper, Onions, Tomato and Portabella Mushrooms add $2. Have your Fajita blackened add $1.50. Please ask about spicy Fajitas.
Shrimp or Scallop
The recipe for this Brown Derby original (mounds of lettuce, fresh tomatoes, juicy chicken, avocado, bacon and Carlos' own special vinaigrette dressing, mixed wllh special bleu cheese chunks and lightly tossed) found it's way in to Carlos' back pocket, along with 17 napkins and a handful of ashtrays.
Fresh romaine lettuce, Parmesan, Reggiano cheese and jalapeno toast.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Freshly grilled chicken served warm.
Mexican Black Bean Salad
Black beans, avocado, fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro on a bed of lettuce and topped with Daisy sour cream. Served in a crispy flour tortilta shell. With Fresh Broiled Chicken Breast.
Baby spinach , Kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, cucumbers, feta cheese, tomatoes and red onions.
Sliced Skirt Steak
Grilled Chicken Breast
Roasted Vegetables Parmesan
Zucchini, summer squash, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, spices and marinara sauce, with parmigiano reggiano and bufalo mozzarella cheese.
Melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Shredded fresh Chicken, Jack and Cheddar cheese and guacamole.
Shredded fresh Chicken breast mixed with BBQ sauce and made with all of the above ingredients.
Broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, Jack & Cheddar cheeses, salsa cruda and avocado slices.
Red Hot Chicken
Shredded fresh chicken breast, homemade chipotle salsa, with Jack & Cheddar cheeses, marinated jalapenos and guacamole.
Sliced ham, Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Served with guacamole.
Ham & Egg
All of the above with 4 fried eggs. Hold the ham!
Jack, Cheddar, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses, with guacamole.
Jack & Cheddar cheeses with wilted spinach.
Spinach and Portabella
A spinach quesadilla with portabella mushrooms.
Red Pepper and Portabella
Roasted red peppers, portabella mushrooms, Jack & Cheddar cheeses.
Our hamburgers will make dining at Carlos and Pepe's a memorable experience that is, unless you forget heartburn quickly! Served on a sesame seed bun with a slice of pickle and French fries.
Lettuce, tomato and a slice of red onion.
Cheddar & Jack cheese.
Our basic burger drowned in chili.
Guacamole and melted cheese.
Ham, Swiss cheese, pork, mustard and butter, dill pickles, grilled on a toasted French bread.
Grilled Ham & Cheese
Caribe Grilled Chicken
Melted cheese, grilled pineapple and avocado slices.
Guacamole, Jack cheese and sliced tomatoes.
Sliced Skirt Steak
Guacamole, Jack cheese and sliced tomatoes.
World's Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Jack, Cheddar, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses.
Pronounced "KOMBIH-NATlONS" - The following served with rice and beans. (Or, if you wish, you may substitute beans and rice.
This dish is named after TU TACO, the royal chef to the emperor Maximilian of Mexico, and the man credited with the invention of heartburn. Max had him drown in a vat of his own hot sauce in 1866. Max's next chef, JUAN ENCHILADA, corrected the problem and today neither tacos nor enchiladas cause heartburn.
One Taco and One Enchilada
A Burrito is not a small burro, anymore than a mosquito is a small mosque. Instead, a burrito is a giant gob of juicy meat or beans gift-wrapped in a nice, big, soft tortilla.
Two Cheese, Beef or Chicken Enchiladas
Pronounced "TU CHEEZORE- BEFORE- CHICKAN 'N' CHALADA"- If you can make any sense out of that, no more Margaritas for you!
Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada
Chile Relleno & Taco
Chile Relleno & Enchilada
A three-piece mariachi band that comes to your table and serves you a tamale and piping hot enchilada with rice and beans.
Super chunks of beef or chicken stuffed in a flour tortilla, loads of melted cheeses, sauce and topped with guacamole.
Carlos' Crazy Burrito
Beef or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato and topped with guacamole.
Tacos al Carbon
Named for Al Carbon, who in his heyday was known to kill for a plate of these tacos. Two handmade corn tortillas ("soft tacos") filled with slices of sirloin steak or chicken. Served with cheese, guacamole, lettuce and salsa cruda.
(Pronounced GIMME-THE-CHANGA)· This is a deep-fried beef or chicken burro covered with our own special sauce and garnished with Daisy sour cream and guacamole. NO, YOU CAN'T DANCE TO IT!
Two tortillas with king crab, Daisy sour cream and salsa cruda. Topped with Cheddar and Jack cheese and a little more real sour cream.
Two tortillas filled with cheese, covered with ranchera sauce and topped with real sour cream.
(Pronounced WAY-VOES-RAN-CHAIR-OES) - We serve two tortillas filled with two cheeses, plus three eggs "sunny side up," covered with ranchera sauce and chorizo ... Gesundheit!
Beef or chicken rolled in flour tortillas, deep fried and topped with guacamole, Daisy sour cream and sauce, (called a "FLAUTA "because it 's supposed to look like a flute - but don't blow through the darn thing or your date will look like a mess!
(Pronounced "CHILLY COLORADO", which is certainly true, especially in winter.) A mildly-spicy Mexican beef stew. (If you hold your breath and eat two or three portions of this real quick, maybe it'll make you rocky mountain high!)
Carlos' Wild Tostada
Beef or chicken, refried beans and cheese, piled high on a giant flour tortilla topped off with gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and Daisy sour cream. (This dish is as rich as Carlos used to be, if all goes well, it'll make him rich again.)
(Pronounced "CHILLY, RAY, EH? ... NO!,,) Our chiles are hand-picked straight off the vine, we could get them from cans, but Pepe's family needs the work. Two fresh poblano chiles, stuffed with cheese, chicken, beef or vegetables, deep fried or baked and covered with a homemade sauce.
Hot! But not too hot! Fresh corn masa filled with chunks of sirloin or chicken and covered with chile sauce and cheese. It's hot today, but it'll be chilly tamale. (Perdone me!)
Two tortillas filled with either fresh chicken or cheese, and topped with Swiss cheese and homemade Tomatillo sauce.
We make our desserts on the premises!
Wow! Oreo cookies crust, chocolate chip and coffee ice cream, topped with hot fudge, freshly whipped cream and toasted almonds. (There's nothing Mexican about this dessert, except the word for it: FABULOSO!)
Deep Fried Ice Cream
One of the great mysteries of the world of food is "How do you fry ice cream?" Carlos' answer: "Very carefully!"
Carlos & Pepe’s was founded in January 1979 by Dave Alderman who has been the sole proprietor since that time. Dave’s objective was to develop an authentic Mexican restaurant that catered to the ‘Gringo” taste. He has always used nothing but the finest and freshest ingredients that can be found. In a few rare instances where a certain product wasn’t available, Dave would temporarily take the item off the menu rather than substitute something of lesser quality or perhaps a canned item. As an example, we only use King Crab meat in our nachos and enchiladas and have never substituted a lesser product such as snow crab. Our salsa is made with fresh tomatoes and even when tomato prices reached record highs, Dave refused to substitute canned tomatoes even though it would have saved a fortune in food costs. Likewise our Margaritas are made with only fresh squeezed limes and lemons, a time consuming process, but worth the effort when you take your first sip.