Pepperhead features Southwestern and northern New Mexican-style food made from scratch. Traditional recipes have been passed down over four generations and use local products whenever possible. Pepperhead also offers new twists on dishes made from local foods.

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Latitude: 37.3487355 Longitude: -108.5862815 Elevation: 6190 ft
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Theresa Montano


Hours Open

Lunch & dinner

Seasons Open

All four seasons

Price Style for this Establishment

Mid-range pricing

Eco-Friendly Notes

Pepperhead's menu features lots of local produce, and the specials feature local ingredients. For the summer, fresh salsas will be harvested from a rooftop garden, making good use of the restaurant's flat roof.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Pepperhead is run by Tess Montaño and her father, Pete Montaño. She is a fourth generation restaurateur, and her grandparents are regulars in the summers. Tess was born and raised in Cortez, then left to go to college and graduate school. She returned in 2009 to open Pepperhead.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The restaurant is fully ADA accessible and has two bathrooms that are ADA regulation-sized.

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