Margaritas and Pepe's were founded by Bernardino and Gloria Bugarin, originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, with a dream to offer delicious Mexican food and drinks. Pepe's was the first to be opened in 1970 in the La Cañada, CA. After achieving success and a loyal following, the Bugarin family opened Margaritas in 1977 in Pasadena, CA.


Now, the second generation of the Bugarin family operate these two successful restaurants. Customers come for the delicious Mexican food and amazing drinks and continually come back because they feel part of the family. Many customers have grown up eating at our restaurants and have seen them transform. First Margaritas was expanded in the 90s and then Pepe's was relocated from La Cañada to a pedestrian friendly location on Honolulu Ave. in Montrose in 2008.


The Bugarin family, Rolando and Ruby, would like to thank all of our loyal customers for being part of our family.