Since 1962


We pride ourselves on all of our food being made to order.


Our finest combos with rice and beans is our top sellers as well as our a la carte menu.

Pepe's Menu

Our family recipe has been a secret for years, keeping that great taste to our Mexican food. We thank you for all the love and support throughout the years!

About pepe's

Our restaurant has continuously served authentic, high quality Mexican food, and keeping our secret recipes inside the family. This has made Pepe’s Downey the well-known establishment it is today.

“Pepe's History”

Pepe’s restaurants have continually served the South Land with fine Mexican Food. Originally titled “El Adobe” then later titled “El Jardin”. Pepe’s restaurant was founded in 1962 by three brothers, Tony and Joe Russi with the younger brother Fred helping them on the side. Unable to find steady business at first, Tony and Joe moved the location of their restaurant several times before settling in Alhambra.
The name was switched to Pepe’s when their nephew Pepe was sent to the Vietnam war in 1963. Tony out of love for his nephew, named the restaurant after him. In 1973 Tony passed away, leaving Joe to run the restaurant solely. In 1976 the youngest brother of the Russi family, Fred, joined his brother in helping to expand Pepe’s restaurants to more location. Fred searched for a new location and decided to open a restaurant in Downey since then Pepe’s restaurant has continually provided great quality Mexican food. Keeping their secret recipes inside the family.
Today there are several locations throughout the South Land area and they are continuing to grow.



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