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Pelon's Baja Grill

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Northeast Virginia Beach
Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegan
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3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
+1 757-417-3970
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California...
Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close your eyes and feel the sand in your feet and smell the ocean in your nose. A Pelon's, we've taken the best slice of Cali and served it up in store. We've always taken the fresh approach to food, our veggies are green, our onions are potent and some customers report that our fish tacos are so fresh, that they've jumped out of the food, flopped around a little and then smacked them in the face. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. From tacos to tequilas, burritos and margarita's there's nothing quite like Pelon's. Fresh Baja Food. There's only one place to get it.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Shrimp Tacos

They have some really good shrimp tacos and the margaritas are good too! This is a cool little lunch spot that we ride bikes to all the time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Chris F
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

They have some really good shrimp tacos and the margaritas are good too! This is a cool little lunch spot that we ride bikes to all the time.

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Thank Chris F
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for being such a great neighbor and friend of our place, Chris! Hope we'll see you soon for some more tacos and tequila. Cheers, John More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited Pelon's with a friend and was in need of a good taco. The service was decent and the food was good. There were televisions showing soccer. The ambiance was very relaxed and welcoming to families. My friend had the Big Kahuna with carnitas and was in heaven. The sauces were delicious and well balanced. I will definitely visit... More 

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Thank lovelylanna
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the shoutout! It sounds like our tacos have made an awesome impression, and we're proud to read it. Until next time, John More 

Lorton, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The burritos were large and delicious - meat fantastic. Best fish tacos I've ever eaten. Not a fancy place but definitely a couple steps up from Chipotle. Will definitely be back!

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Thank PapaLaser
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

We're delighted to read your review, PapaLaser! Thanks for the glowing shoutout -- can't wait to serve you again. Cheers, John More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

I agree with some of the reviews saying that it's a little pricey because of the beach. That being said, the fish tacos were in fact very good. My wife had the chicken tacos which she had no complaints about other than they could have used a little more cheese and my finicky 5 year old had the cheese quesadilla... More 

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Thank Jerry W
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Jerry! We're happy to hear your family was satisfied, and we hope to serve you all again soon. Cheers, John More 

Valley Stream, New York
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I ended up going here 3 times (including for Breakfast) during the week I just spent in Virginia Beach. The food is some of the best Mexican I have had anywhere, not just in Virginia Beach. So fresh tasting and authentic. The fish tacos are out of this world! The place is not a sit-down restaurant, fast casual would be... More 

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Thank metsontheroad
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words -- this seriously made my day to read! I'm stoked that your three visits were some of the best Mexican you've ever had. That's a compliment we don't take lightly around here! Safe travels, and we'll look forward to the next time you're in Virginia Beach. Thanks again! Cheers, John More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stumbled on this Mexican restaurant during our short stay in Virginia beach. Super casual but nice ambience and very good food (fish tacos a specialty and they were very good). Kids enjoyed food as well. Would definitely return if in area again!

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Thank Swimfamily100
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Hey! I'm so glad you guys stumbled upon our place. We hope we made your stay at Virginia Beach that much more special. Hope to have you back again! Cheers, John More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This fast casual restaurant at the beach is tasty. I appreciate a quick place to grab a decent bite. Our family of five could all find something on the menu. I wish there was more outside seating but dining inside was fine. The service was friendly from counter to runner. The chunky guacamole was delicious, burritos filling and my margarita... More 

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Thank NatsFan5
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Sounds like we made a pretty great first impression, NatsFan5! We can't wait to have you back -- we're after that fifth-star. :) Cheers, John More 

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

At first sight, this place didn't look like much, but boy was the food good. My wife had the Hang Ten burrito and said it was amazing! I had the fish tacos and they also were delightful. we split an appetizer with friends and that was also well prepared. Will definitely make it a point to come back here.

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Thank Banjoman87
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to serve you again soon for some more fish tacos. Cheers, John More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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178 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate lunch here one day while at the beach. Yes, it's a little pricey, but isn't all beach food? It's counter service, so no one to tip really (except the jar). We had fish tacos and they were very good. It also has a parking lot, which is rare in this area.

Helpful?
Thank KNCASS
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the shoutout! We're happy to hear you loved our fish tacos -- those are our favorite. Hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, John More 

Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very Mexican. We thought the food was good but on the expensive side. We ordered Tacos which the hostess said it could feed four, but was barely enough for two. The drinks (margaritas and sangria) were good and price was average.

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Thank Ralph G
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit, Ralph! There should always be enough tacos, and we're sorry our recommendation didn't allow for such. Hope to see you again soon -- we'd love a chance to make a better second impression! Cheers, John More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-417-3970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close your eyes and feel the sand in your feet and smell the ocean in your nose. A Pelon's, we've taken the best slice of Cali and served it up in store. We've always taken the fresh approach to food, our veggies are green, our onions are potent and some customers report that our fish tacos are so fresh, that they've jumped out of the food, flopped around a little and then smacked them in the face. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. From tacos to tequilas, burritos and margarita's there's nothing quite like Pelon's. Fresh Baja Food. There's only one place to get it.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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