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Pelayo's Mexican Food

1021 Helen Power Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3547
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Ranked #48 of 163 Restaurants in Vacaville
Cuisines: Mexican
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- May 24, 2014
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Camarillo, California
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462 reviews 462 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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91 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Vacaville, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We have several favorite Mexican restaurants in the western US. Pelayo's is in the top three. Excellent authentic Mexican food at a good value. Nothing frivolous or obnoxious here. The restaurant has several locations in and near Vacaville and this local family run business is consistently good. The service is pleasant and attentive. This is good value, good food, and... More

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Fairfield, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We ate here last night. The restaurant is small, but despite outside temps of 107* the restaurant was comfortable. Our server, Brenda, was very professional and friendly. The restaurant had a constant flow of customers, and she had several tables to serve but we never felt ignored nor ill-attended. She was knowledgeable about the menu, and seemed to enjoy her... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

My brother and I stopped by here for dinner as we were heading out of the Bay Area. He had the pollo burrito, which he described as "big as my head". When I go to a new for me Mexican restaurant, I usually order a combination plate, so I can get a sense of what several dishes taste like. I... More

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SF Bay Area, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Order a burrito you'll be eating it for lunch tomorrow too. This is a regular stop for us, when we dont want to cook, but dont want to spend a lot on dinner either. Food is good, no the decor isn't much, but your not there for that. Your there for a great carne asada burrito. AND their 10 different... More

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San Fernando, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Just like a previous reviewer I started going to Pelayo's in the '80's when I was first stationed at Travis AFB. I was a regular at the Fairfield location for a couple years with Valerie as the server. They opened the Vacaville location just after I got married and we would dine there at least once a week. Renee was... More

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