GF Staple ‘Red Pepper’ Expanding to Fargo

A longtime Grand Forks taco shop will be expanding to Fargo sometime this year. The owners of the Red Pepper say they’d like to have a location there by the end of the year but have not set a location just yet.

There are two Red Pepper locations in Grand Forks, the original on University Ave. having been in business for forty years.


It’s a staple for for late-night, homemade Mexican food like the signature “grinder” sandwiches that come with ham, salami and turkey, along with mayo, lettuce, cheese and hot sauce.

The Pepper isn’t the first Grand Forks eatery to expand to Fargo. Rhombus Guys and Deek’s Pizza have both opened locations. Rhombus Guys will soon have rooftop seating available, just like in Grand Forks.

While the food at Red Pepper is not exactly top-of-the-line, as I’ve mentioned before, it definitely holds a spot in many locals’ hearts… and stomachs. The restaurant features local ingredients like buns from Hugo’s, ground beef from L&M Meats and beans from GF Bean Co.

The signature hot sauce is homemade, but it has far too much brown sugar for my taste.

You can also find the typical fare like tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, taco burgers, chili and more.

So congrats to the owners and here’s to a successful expansion!