dinner

STARTERS  |  SOUPS & SALADS  |  STEAKS  |  SEAFOOD  |  CHICKEN  |  RIBS  |  SOUTHWEST BOWLS  |  FRESH MEX
BURGERS & SANDWICHES
 |  CALLING ALL KIDS  |  DESSERTS  |  BEVERAGES  |  MARGARITA SPECIALTIES  |  BEER & WINE SELECTIONS
 
STARTERS  
Enjoy Fresh Tortilla Chips with House Made Salsa complimentary with Dine-In only. (Chips & Salsa sold separately for Carry-Out Orders 3)
Fried Appetizer Platter
Three of each; buffalo wings, stuffed jalapeños, chicken strips, and cheese sticks, with ranch for dipping.
10.00
Chile Con Queso
Beefy Chile Con Queso
4.00
5.00
Fried Mushrooms
Beer battered served with chipotle ranch.
6.50
Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
Mild jalapeños stuffed with cheddar cheese, breaded and deep fried, served with sour cream.
4.50
Nachos Especial
Fresh tostadas topped with spicy beef or spicy chicken, queso, green onions, jalapeños, black olives, tomatoes, guacamole, and sour cream.
8.00
Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortillas stuffed with cheese, green chiles, tomatoes, chives, and your choice of spicy chicken or spicy beef. Served with salsa and guacamole on the side.
Shrimp
8.50


11.00
Enchilada Nachos
Fresh tortilla chips topped with spicy beef, HOT green sauce, melted cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. 
7.00
Chicken Strips Basket
Four strips with fries and spicy BBQ sauce for dipping.
7.50
Popcorn Shrimp Basket
Tasty bite size fried shrimp & fries with cocktail sauce.
8.50
Buffalo Wings
Peppers-style: crispy and spicy, served with ranch dressing.
7.50
Cheese Sticks
Beer battered and fried to perfection served with ranch dressing.
5.00
Blue Corn Chicken Taquitos (3)
Seasoned chicken hand-rolled in blue corn tortillas served with salsa and guacamole.
5.00
Green Chile Stew
Steaming New Mexico style, tender steak, green chile, potatoes, seasoning, topped with grated cheese. 
Bowl
Cup
4.50
4.00
Chicken Potstickers
Served with sesame-ginger sauce.
5.00
   
 
SOUPS & SALADS
Homemade Soup
Bowl
Cup
4.00
3.00
House Salad or House Southwest Caesar 4.50
Dinner Side Salad 2.00
Fajita Salad
Fajita chicken, grilled onions and bell peppers served on mixed greens with shredded jack and cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, salsa and guacamole surrounded by crisp tortilla strips.
Chicken
Steak
Shrimp
9.00
10.00
11.00
Spicy BBQ Shrimp Salad
Sauteed garlic shrimp with roasted corn, onions and bell peppers tossed in BBQ sauce atop a bed of mixed greens and confetti tortilla strips. Topped with pico de gallo with ranch dressing.
10.50
SALAD DRESSINGS
Fat-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette ∙ Thousand Island ∙ Ranch ∙ Bleu Cheese ∙ Low-Cal Italian ∙ Honey Mustard ∙ Oil & Vinegar ∙ Pepper’s House - Chipotle Ranch
SALAD DRESSINGS
Diced Fire-roasted Chile 1.00
Diced Mild Green Chile 0.75
Mild Chile Strip
0.75
Basket of Fries (enough for two) 3.00
Egg 1.00
Jalapeños 0.75
Guacamole 1.00
Sour Cream 1.00
2 oz. Ranch Dressing 0.75
2 oz. Chipotle Ranch Dressing 0.75
2 oz. Enchilada Sauce 0.75
Gluten-Free Bread (per slice) 0.50
   
 
STEAKS  
Served with Dinner Salad or Homemade Soup, Chile Corn Bread or Rolls, and choice of Baked Potato, Southwest Veggies, Steamed Veggies, Fries, or Rice & Beans. Add 3 Golden Fried Shrimp for 5
Prime Rib Special
Slow Roasted Prime Rib served with au jus.
Regular Cut 8 oz.
Large Cut 12 oz.
Colossal Cut 16 oz.
16.00
21.00
26.00
Steak Au Poivre
Choice filet smothered with our creamy Cognac sauce with crushed peppercorns and fresh mushrooms.
6 oz.
12 oz.
18.00
27.00
Chopped Steak Au Poivre
Fresh 8 oz hamburger patty smothered with our creamy Cognac sauce with crushed peppercorns and fresh mushrooms.
12.00
Filet Mignon
Bacon wrapped 6 oz hand-cut filet mignon.
17.00
Chicken Fried Steak
Choice Angus beef smothered with cream gravy.
11.00
Ribeye Steak
Hand-cut aged ribeye, charbroiled to your liking.
Thick 12 oz. cut
Ladies Petite 7 oz. cut
(Larger cuts available upon request)


18.50
13.00
Citrus Salsa Ribeye
Our hand-cut 12 oz choice ribeye basted and topped with our warm citrus salsa. Spicy jalapeño blends with sweet pineapple to create outrageous flavor.
21.00
El Rio Ribeye
Our 12 oz choice Ribeye basted with a homemade spicy chipotle. white wine. cilantro marinade.
19.50
Vaquero Chopped Steak
Fresh 8 oz hamburger patty topped with sautéed jalapeño, tomatoes, green onions and shredded cheese.
10.00
   
 
SEAFOOD  
All Items below served with Dinner Salad or Homemade Soup, Chile Corn Bread or Rolls, and choice of Baked Potato, Southwest Veggies, Steamed Veggies, Fries, or Rice & Beans. Add 3 Golden Fried Shrimp for 5
Navajo Catfish
Tender seasoned catfish, green chiles, baby corn, wrapped in corn husk, charbroiled, and served with salsa.
12.00
Fried Shrimp
Breaded and fried golden brown. Served with cocktail sauce.
15.00
Fried Catfish
Southern style. Served with tartar sauce.
12.00
Charbroiled  Trout
½ lb. of flaky, boneless fillet charbroiled and lightly seasoned.
13.00
8 Oz. Salmon Fillet
A succulent fillet grilled to perfection and presented in one of three distinctive ways.
Buttered and lightly seasoned
Basted with a fat-free Raspberry-Chipotle Glaze
Topped with Citrus Salsa
16.00
Tortilla Crusted Tilapia
A mild white fish topped with a savory blend of seasonings and crushed tortilla crisps.
11.00
   
 
CHICKEN  
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken
Charbroiled skinless chicken breast basted with homemade spicy Fat-Free raspberry chipotle sauce.
9.50
Tequila-Lime Chicken
Charbroiled chicken breast marinated in tequila, lime and seasoning.
9.50
Verde Chicken
Charbroiled boneless skinless chicken breast topped with mild or HOT green sauce, green chile. green onions, and shredded cheese.
11.00
Chicken Diablo
Charbroiled skinless chicken breast with sautéed mushrooms, onions, green chile and shredded cheese.
11.00
Chicken Au Poivre
Charbroiled skinless chicken breast with our creamy Cognac sauce with crushed peppercorns and fresh mushrooms.
13.00
   
 
RIBS  
Baby Back Ribs
Mesquite smoked with traditional Roe Family mild BBQ sauce or Peppers spicy BBQ sauce. Served with dinner salad or homemade soup, chile corn bread or rolls, and choice of baked potato, southwest veggies, fries, or Rice & beans. 
Half Rack
Full Rack
Add 3 Golden Fried Shrimp for
13.00
18.00
5.00
   
 
SOUTHWEST BOWLS
New Mexico BBQ Bowl
Choice of warm grilled chicken or fresh 8 ozburger patty, charbroiled to order with roasted corn medley, smothered with spicy BBQ sauce and served over Spanish-style rice. Topped with corn tortilla strips and pico de gallo. Served with a warm flour tortilla.
8.50
Rio Steak Bowl
Marinated steak strips with grilled mushrooms,onions, bell peppers, topped with cheese and tortilla strips. Served over Spanish-style rice.
8.50
Smothered Mexican Chopped Steak Bowl
Fresh 8 oz burger patty cooked to order, smothered in mild green, hot green or red enchilada sauce, layered a top our seasoned fries, topped with shredded cheese, corn tortilla strips and chopped green onions. Served with a warm flour tortilla.
8.50
Jamaican Mojo Chicken Bowl
Southwest spices & Carribbean flavored Mojito sauce on a charbroiled chicken breast topped with tortilla strips, roasted corn, bell peppers and shredded cheese. Served over Spanish-style rice.
8.50
   
 
FRESH MEX
Add a Relleno to Any Fresh Mex Entrée 3.25
Chile Relleno Combinations
A beer-battered stuffed green chile smothered in HOT or mild green sauce & shredded cheese served alongside...
7 oz. Ribeye Steak
12 oz. Ribeye Steak
Verde Chicken
15.00
20.00
13.00
Fresh Mex Platter
A rolled chicken enchilada, rolled beef enchilada, rolled cheese enchilada smothered in mild green, HOT green or red enchilada sauce, and a soft beef taco served with rice & beans.
9.00
Double Barrel Burrito
One beef and one chicken burrito smothered in mild green, HOT green or red enchilada sauce, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Served with rice and beans.
Single Burrito
11.50
9.00
Southwest Chimichanga
Stuffed with choice of chicken, beef or garlic butter shrimp, Spanish-style rice, fresh pico degallo, roasted corn medley and shredded cheese. Deep-fried and topped with mild green, HOTgreen or red enchilada sauce. Served with  beans, lettuce and tomato.
Beef or Chicken
Shrimp
9.50
11.50
New Mexico-Style Enchiladas
Cheese enchilada topped with mild green, HOT green or red enchilada sauce, served with rice & beans. 
Beef or Chicken
Steak
Substitute Blue Corn Tortillas
7.50

8.50
11.50
0.75
Smothered Indian Fry Bread
Spicy beef and beans with your choice of red, mild green or HOT green sauce, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato on top of tasty fried bread. Served with rice and beans.
8.50
Cheese Stuffed Rellenos
Two beer battered rellenos topped with HOT or mild green sauce and served with rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, diced tomatoes and a flour tortilla.
8.50
Fajitas
A Southwest Favorite! Marinated steak, chicken or shrimp with grilled onions and bell peppers. Served with warm flour tortillas, shredded cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, rice and beans.
Steak and/or Chicken
Shrimp
Combination Steak, Chicken & Shrimp
11.00
13.00
13.00
Fajitas For Two
Steak, Chicken, or Combo
Combination Steak, Chicken & Shrimp
19.95
24.00
   
 
BURGERS & SANDWICHES
All burgers are made with fresh 1/2 lb. seasoned all-beef patties, a charbroiled chicken breast, or vegetarian garden burger.
Served with seasoned fries and garnished with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle spear.
Low-Carb Option: No bun and a garden salad instead of fries. Substitute Gluten-Free Bread .50 per slice
Peppers Burger 
Jack or Cheddar Cheese
Hot Pepper Cheese
8.00
add .50
add .50
Fire-Roasted Green Chile Burger
Topped with monterey jack cheese and roasted chopped Chaves county-grown hot green chile, all on a jalapeno bun. Served with a side of our hot green chile sauce.
9.50
BBQ Bacon Burger
Bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce on the side.
8.75
El Rio Trio Cheeseburger
Basted with a spicy chipotle, white wine, cilantro marinade and topped with a trio of hot pepper, cheddar and jack cheese.
9.25
Monterey Chile Burger
With mild green chile strip and jack cheese.
8.50
Queso Burger
No bun, topped with queso sauce and green onions. Served with rice and beans, or fries, and a flour tortilla.
8.50
Bonzai Burger
Basted with a southwest tropical sauce and topped with jack cheese and warm citrus salsa.
8.75
Mushroom Burger
Sautéed mushrooms and jack cheese.
9.00
California Burger
Bacon, guacamole, jack cheese.
9.00
Diet Burger
No bun, tomato wedges, fruit and low fat cottage cheese instead of fries.
9.00
Buffalo Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich
Chicken fried steak doused in spicy buffalo sauce, topped with hot pepper cheese served on a toasted French roll with a side of blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onions.
8.50
Steak Sandwich
A tender 7 oz. choice Rib eye, served on toasted French roll with garlic mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions.
Add Green Chile and Cheese
11.50

0.95
Prime Rib Dip Sandwich
Thinly sliced prime rib served on toasted French roll with au jus and slaw.
Add Green Chile and Cheese
10.00

0.95
Mexican Reuben
Lean corned beef, sauerkraut, monterey jack and hot pepper cheese, green chile on grilled rye bread, served with a side of thousand island dressing.
9.00
   
 
CALLING ALL KIDS  
(Kids 10 & Under, Seniors add 2)
Iced Tea or Soft Drink included with all kid’s entrées. (Add Cherry to Any soft drink for .35 *Substitute Milk for .50)
Choose your side: French Fries, Carrot Sticks or Fruit (Add Side Salad 2)
Hamburger
Add Cheese
4.00
0.50
Soft Taco 4.00
Mini Corn Dogs 4.00
Cheese Quesadilla 3.50
Grilled Cheese 3.50
Crustless PB & J 3.50
Turkey Sandwich 4.00
Chicken Strips 4.50
   
 
DESSERTS  
Macadamia Nut Cookie Sundae 7.00
Cheesecake Of The Day 2.50
Lava Fudge Cake (Gluten-Free)
Served warm with raspberry sauce.
7.00
Fried Marble Cheesecake
Topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and espresso sauce.
5.75
Cobbler Of The Day
Try it ‘A La Mode’ for
3.75
1.50
Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream
Add: Chocolate Syrup
Espresso Sauce
3.00
0.75
0.75
   
 
BEVERAGES  
Bottomless Glass
(Add Cherry to Any Soft Drink)
Coke | Diet Coke | Dr. Pepper | Root Beer | Sprite | Sweet Green Tea | Sweet Raspberry Tea | Lemonade | Iced Tea (Unlimited free refills)
0.35
2.25
Coffee or Hot Tea 2.00
Hot Chocolate 2.50
Juice (no free refills)
Cranberry | Orange | Pineapple | Grapefruit | Tomato
2.00
   
 
MARGARITA SPECIALTIES
Famous Peppers Margarita
Made with Our House Gold Tequila, Triple Sec, splash of Lime Juice with Sweet & Sour Mix.Try it frozen or on the rocks.
 
Razzarita
Peppers Margarita blended with DeKuyper Raspberry Liqueur.
 
Pomegranate ‘Rita
Peppers Margarita blended with Pomegranate Juice.
 
Mango ‘Rita
Peppers Margarita blended with Mango Puree.
 
Coconut ’Rita
Peppers Margarita blended with Coconut Cream and Pineapple.
 
Especial Margarita
Handmade with 1800 Reposado, Cointreau, splash of Lime with Sweet & Sour Mix.
 
   
 
BEER & WINE SELECTIONS
We’re now offering 8 Draft Beer Selections!
DRAFTS  
1554 | Blue Moon | Bud Light | Coors Light | Dos Equis | Double Marble | Kilt Lifter | Michelob Ultra
   
BOTTLED  
Angry Orchard  
Bottled Beer  
Bud  
Bud Light  
Bud Light Lime  
Bud Light Lime Splash  
Coors Banquet  
Coors Light  
Corona  
Corona Light  
Guiness  
Heineken  
Lagunitas IPA  
Miller Light  
ModeloEsp  
Negro Modelo  
Sam Adams  
Sharps N/A  
Shinerbock  
Tecate  
   
WINE  
Cabernet Sauvignon | Chardonnay | Merlot | Moscato | Pinot Noir | Sangria | White Zinfandel