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The Flying Pepper Cantina, Bellefontaine, OH

The Flying Pepper Cantina

4.7
4.7
315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
We set aside tables for your last minute needs. If you do not see a reservation that fits your needs, please give us a call or come on in!

The Flying Pepper Cantina will continue to offer the popular menu that is enjoyed at the food truck and will expand their creative flavors and unique ingredients by offering additional variety, tapas, a rotating seasonal fare, and a new way to discover fine foods in a relaxed atmosphere. Humberto will stay true to his Mexican roots while introducing cuisine that offers unfamiliar and unexpected flavors in a friendly environment with fresh, local foods as the market and Ohio seasons allow. Patrons will have the opportunity to compliment these flavors with a fresh approach to tequila, local craft beer and a specialty menu of cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 210-5042
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Humberto Nieto
  • Neighborhood
    Bellefontaine
  • Cross street
    Detroit
  • Parking details
    There is an entrance in the back with some dedicated parking spots, and a huge city lot with ample parking located across from the post office on South Detroit Street. Our back entrance is accessed from this lot. Street parking at front entrance along Columbus Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Best Value

  • Columbus

    Healthy

  • Columbus

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Columbus

    Best Value

  • Columbus

    Healthy

  • Columbus

    Great for outdoor dining

315 Reviews
  1. JoeM

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our local favorites. Great and friendly staff. Best margaritas around. Good, fresh food served quickly. Highly recommend!

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    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food always is fresh and delicious! The service is great!

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  3. AllisonMC

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great option in Bellefontaine. Always have wonderful friendly service there. Food is delicious. We really enjoyed the desserts as well!

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  4. AricA

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very nice the atmosphere is great but there is much better Mexican food out there. Food was ok and on the pricey side. More trendy Tex-Mex than authentic Mexican cuisine. I am glad we tried it but not in a hurry to go back.

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  5. SureLovedtheYummyDinner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Going for dinner at 4:30 really hits the mark on several levels. One, the noise level with no crowds is perfect for conversation and service is at an excellent level, since there are fewer customers at a later reservation time. Food is prepared with utmost attention to detail and is served as needed and hot, which also raises the level of satisfaction. My husband and I love going in early for these reasons!

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  6. NEK220

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a fun environment! Hand crafted cocktails and authentic Mexican food. We love Flying Pepper!!

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  7. cmore5

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only negative thing is sitting close to the door where people come in and out frequently, it was cold. The food was great and our server, Jake was excellent. We will keep coming back!

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  8. IsaacH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and Hannah was a great waitress, will go back again.

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  9. JTFRAN

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything is made fresh. Their cocktails are where they shine the best.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first time I can say I didn't have a great experience. Service was a little lacking and food wasn't as fresh as it usually is.

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  11. Michaels

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was very cold!! Probably about 60 degrees or less. It was about 15 degrees outside, but where was the heat. Food was excellent and not your typical mexican restaurant food. Something truly better and unique options.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 12, our waiter, Colton, was fantastic! Drinks were really good… tasted very fresh. Food was great came out pretty quick.

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  13. KariR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always and we enjoyed our server!

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  14. JeffW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a good meal with some good friends. Great place!

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  15. Cooper

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a reservation and we were rudely place in a back room. It was so cold that I had to leave my heavy jacket on. The food was good, but I could not enjoy it. And I had out of town friends with me. They were appalled by the way is was treated. The woman who seated us claimed that another group of 3 wanted the table they had for 3. When we left, there were 2 people at that table. I will not be returning any time soon.

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  16. JacquelineY

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect place for our office Christmas party. So delicious!

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  17. rebeccah

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall experience with friendly staff and tasty food. We’ve been here many times & always a fantastic experience!

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  18. Allison

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service as usual. The poblano dinner never disappoints!

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  19. HeatherT

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always wonderful food and excellent service. It was a little chilly last night but overall THE BEST mexican food around!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Treated some guests to The Flying Pepper Cantina and they were quite impressed (me too). Went on and on about the food as being both flavorful and unique as Mexican restaurants go. All was freshly made and served with fine presentation.

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  21. Cooper

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent, but they need to add vegetables to their dinners. And the cheese and refried bean appetizer is like soup, it needs a much thicker consistency

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  22. JessicaL

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We came all the way from Lima for a date night because we heard great things. We weren’t super impressed with the food unfortunately, it was just ok. Our server was great. It’s located in a cute part of town and it was decorated very nicely. Not sure if we would drive all that way again for food that was just ok though.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we drive 50 minutes to Bellefontaine for this gem. The service and overall attitude from everyone working at The Flying Pepper Cantina was exceptional. The food was wonderful and clearly fresh ingredients are important to this business as well. The Cantina Trio was excellent, as was the Shrimp and Veggie dinner and the Veggie Burrito Bowl. The drinks were inspired and hit all the right notes for fall! Would enthusiastically recommend.

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  24. SusanG

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food at the Flying Pepper. It is always consistently good. The service can't be beat; and the owner and server did a great job of accommodating our requests. We'll be back! Susie from Marysville, Ohio

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  25. RaeN

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy in and out thanks to Open Table. Enjoyed the drinks and food. Plenty of time to walk to the beautiful, Holland Theatre, down the street.

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  26. TonyaP

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a perfect experience...we will definitely ne back soon!!

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  27. BethH

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening with family. Food was good as always.

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  28. Mjoann

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful. Our reservation was late but our waitress never made us feel rushed or like she was ready to be done for the night.

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  29. LorettaM

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food - as always! Super fast service! We always enjoy our meals here!

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  30. JBaker

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was super busy because of a car show in town that night but service was still good. Food was great and came out pretty quick despite them being busy. Good spot if you have kids, as its not a real quit sit down restaurant so no one should be disturbed by a couple busy kids.

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  31. AustinV

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This our first time in the restaurant and we had an absolutely wonderful experience and definitely will be going back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    God food, servience, and atmosphere. Ideal place to meet and eat.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food and good people available! Thank you!

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  34. JenniferR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly

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  35. CindyL

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner!! Mexican corn was excellent. Waiter was efficient and personable even though he was super busy.

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  36. mjhred

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your standard Mexican Restaurant. Food was excellent. Server was excellent. Overall a great experience.

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  37. GregK

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Colton was our server. He was fantastic. The food was outstanding. Really like that we can get half portions on some menu items.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are a local or a Central Ohioan - or even from a stretch away, flying pepper is worth every effort to get there. It is the real thing created by some of the best people.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service with Jake. Delicious meal! Highly recommend!

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  40. JasonD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a refreshing, fun and delicious restaurant in the heart of Downtown Bellefontaine. The drinks and food are just as amazing as the service and environment. Highly recommend and worth the drive.

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FAQs

The Flying Pepper Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 210-5042.

The Flying Pepper Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Flying Pepper Cantina

137 W Columbus Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Detroit
  • Neighborhood
    Bellefontaine
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is an entrance in the back with some dedicated parking spots, and a huge city lot with ample parking located across from the post office on South Detroit Street. Our back entrance is accessed from this lot. Street parking at front entrance along Columbus Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Humberto Nieto
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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