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Pelayo's Mexican Food

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1021 Helen Power Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3547
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Dining options: Lunch

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food is very good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
krwhome w
Vacaville, California
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Fernley, Nevada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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.

Thank jeff s
Vacaville, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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.

Thank krwhome w
KoOlina Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Katherine G
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!

Thank Sus64
Camarillo, California
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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.

Thank Hitcher84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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.

Thank LGuerrieri
Sparks, Nevada, United States
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank Martin O
Vacaville, California
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

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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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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