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Pelayo's Mexican Food

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1021 Helen Power Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3547
707-448-9363
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family Choice

Everyone has their go to place for Mexican. Ours is Pelayo's. Very respectable burritos. Carnitas are the real deal. Spectacular salsa bar. We have been going here for years and they are very consistent and reliable for a great meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Jason f
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SF Bay Area
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SF Bay Area
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Everyone has their go to place for Mexican. Ours is Pelayo's. Very respectable burritos. Carnitas are the real deal. Spectacular salsa bar. We have been going here for years and they are very consistent and reliable for a great meal.

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Fernley, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Not too bad, but not the best either, it's like Mexican fast food a step up from Taco Bell , but a step down from from a sit down restaurant.

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Thank jeff s
Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just tried this place for take out for the first time very good food very clean nice people working there. I will eat there again.

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KoOlina Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small, family oriented, food is good. One drawback They used to have 2 bathrooms (1 for each sex. Now they have 1 unisex. Boo

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been coming to Pelayo's for more than 20 years, and are never disappointed. Their food is consistently great, the service fast & friendly. Their salsa bar has a terrific variety of offerings, from the mildest durango salsa to their very zippy serrano salsa. So perfect with their light, fresh & crispy chips!

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Thank Sus64
Camarillo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Good choices of meats but very little on the pork carnitas. Really? The super vegetarian burrito was good. Guacamole and sour cream make it a super. Tortas are pretty good too. It's the same size. Order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. Prices and service are reasonable.

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Although the address shows Helen Powers Dr. I was at the one on Monte Vista. The service was very poor, with servers hiding in the back and basically ignoring customers waiting to be seated and those waiting at their tables. When I got my burrito, I was half way through and found a large (thumb sized) wadded-up piece of plastic... More 

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northern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We love Pelayo's. They have several locations and we've been to all of them. We go here the most as it is quick and convenient for us. We usually do lunch. We love their crispy tacos and their Chili Relenos. The tacos are done right there when you order and are always crispy. I hate the places that use the... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have never had a bad meal here at Pelayo's. The service is always quick, efficient and friendly. We don't have many decent Mexican restaurants in Vacaville so it is nice to have Pelayo's. There menu is extensive and has plenty to choose from for any appetite and taste.

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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I read a couple of reviews and decided to give this place a try while visiting the area. Our server appeared like she really did not want to be there and only came back when we had finished our meal. The food was ok and the price was reasonable. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1021 Helen Power Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: 707-448-9363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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