Update: This review was for the former Red Pepper Grill that closed down in 2012. Red Pepper Grill has re-opened and you can read that review by clicking the link! http://geekalabama.com/2013/05/03/business-review-red-pepper-grill-may-2013-review/
So today in the Quintard mall at Oxford. A new restaurant opened up called the Red Pepper Grill. This restaurant is an Mexican food type of place that had some really good food. I took some pictures of the ribbon cutting.
Once inside I was greeted and I decided to eat outside because it was so nice outside. By the way the tables and decoration was very pleasant. The dining area had a good color contrast of dark reds and black. And the flame logo is all over the restaurant as well.
Today was such a great day to eat outside. And I was not alone. I got to take a look at the menu and it was large. It had so many items to choose from. And everything just looked so good. I went for the lunch menu and it had a good selection of items for a good price.
My server named Nicole recommended the Texas Fajitas which was chicken, shrimp, beef, green peppers and onions cooked on a skillet. Look at the pictures below.
My only problem was that the plate with the rice and beans was hotter than the skillet. But it was opening day and all the bugs was being worked out. All the food that was served was hot. The flavors in the skillet was very good. The chicken, beef, and shrimp had good seasoning. I only got two tortillas with the meal and with all the food I got it was not enough. So I would recommend getting extra tortillas. The rice and beans was good as well.
I would also consider making the tortillas bigger. My server told me that the place will charge people for more tortillas. I would give an minimum of four tortillas with each order. But the flavors inside the tortilla were very good.
The chips and salsa are made in house. The chips were crunchy and tasted very good. The salsa was good but I recommend it to be a little more chunky and have an extra kick. The service was okay for opening day. The server was great today. It took a little while to get my food as I guess the kitchen was learning the ropes on opening day.
This was a good lunch for only around $10. The place had a good crowd for lunch today since it was opening day. And the owners have plans to put in theme nights like trivia and karaoke. This is the latest restaurant to open in a area with many Mexican restaurants already. If the Red Pepper Grill wants to stay open it needs to listen to the customers and offer some good food and specials. This space inside the Quintard Mall has already seen several restaurants open up and fail. So far the food today was good. And I would recommend it to my friends and family. The menu had a wide assortment of food and desserts as well. Which I will try one day.
I give the Red Pepper Grill a grade of: A. The Red Pepper Grill is located inside the Quintard Mall in Oxford, AL and contact them by calling 256-835-4667.