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Pelon's Baja Grill

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Northeast Virginia Beach
Mexican, Californian, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by...
Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close you r eyes and feel the sand in your feat 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. 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Informal ambiance, good food

Nice little place right off the beach. Surfer theme decor. Order at the front and pick a table. Margaritas were fine, nothing special. Fish tacos were great! Fine for a range of ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
KHfromMaine
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

So my family and I asked the waitress to kindly wipe down the outdoor tables which were covered with bird feces. The waitress immediately got upset and stated that it comes from the roof. Dissapointed by her response and the towel flinging of the bird feces, I decided to write a review rather than correct her. Ultimately, it is very... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice little place right off the beach. Surfer theme decor. Order at the front and pick a table. Margaritas were fine, nothing special. Fish tacos were great! Fine for a range of ages.

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

We're glad you had the chance to stop in, KHfromMaine! Hope to serve you again next time you're in Virginia Beach. :) Cheers, John More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Local fresh fish taco. Simple but tasty. My friend ordered burrito. He said it was a filler but taste wise it was just ok.

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

We're glad to hear you loved those fish tacos, Neelam! As for the burrito, we're pretty surprised your friend wasn't impressed. Hope to make a five-star impression next time. Cheers, John More 

West Chester, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Traditional "California Style, I.e "surf" style restaurant. Had a grilled chicken salad, beef burrito and chorizo soft tacos - the food was good, can't complain - but ALL of the hot sauces and salsa's are watered down and tasteless! I mean ALL of them (we tried them all). Guacamole was good, clean bathroom. This place is just ok...wouldn't race to... More 

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

Say it ain't so, Porthos! We're stoked to hear you like our tacos, but we're a little bummed to read about those hot sauces. Still, we appreciate your feedback. Hope for a second chance to make a better impression! Cheers, John More 

Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We used to live in VB and visit Pelon's frequently. Whenever we return to VB, we always make it a point to stop in and get one of their yummy burritos. Our favorite is the Unemployed surfer. Their cheese dip is also yummy. Love this place!

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

We're glad our burritos always bring you in, Phemgal! Thanks for sharing such a kind review -- our cheese dip is so flattered. :) Take care and see you next time! Cheers, John More 

VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pelon's is one of our go to spots when visiting VA Beach. They have the best fresh guacamole and their burritos are good too. My husband ordered the quesadillas and he said they were great!!

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

It's awesome to be considered one of your go-to spots in VA Beach! "Best fresh guacamole" is certainly a ringing endorsement we're proud to have. We hope to see you two again next time you visit! Cheers, John More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was my first visit to Pelon's Baja Grill. I have enjoyed their food at old farmer market during the summer months. I had the smooth guacamole starter it was incredible. The meal was great, i had a Dude burrito and brought half home. Give Pelon's a try!

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

So glad you had more than enough food, Richard -- leftovers are the best! We're also thrilled that the guacamole was extra smooth and started your meal off on the right chip. We hope to see you again soon so you can try something new! Cheers, John More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I may be the only person that did not like this place. Being from CA but now living in SW VA I have been missing good Mexican food; so when I saw this place I was pretty darn thrilled! Placed an order for take-out, the girl was nice, was excited to eat the food! Unfortunately that was the end of... More 

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

While we're glad your daughter loved the salad, Teresa, we are a bit shocked to read about your burrito. That doesn't sound anything like our preparation, and we apologize that you didn't get the real Pelon's experience! We really hope that you'll return -- we know we'll make a better second impression. In fact, we're doing 99 cent tacos all... More 

ARLINGTON
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Their website says "The Best Cali-Style Mexican Food & Fish Tacos East of Baja!" and having lived in California, I gotta agree. It was getting late on Sunday night and we'd just arrived in town, hungry for a quick bite and not eager for a full on sit-down restaurant meal. This casual eatery was perfect. The chunky, fresh guacamole and... More 

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

You had us at "this casual eatery was perfect!" I'm glad that the guacamole and burritos really hit the spot for you guys. Our vegetable tortilla soup is definitely one of my favorites, and we'd love to have to you in the try it soon. Cheers, John More 

Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You won't be disappointed. The atmosphere is casual and laid back, the menu is huge and the fish tacos are to die for!! Glad a friend took us here.

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

We're glad that a friend brought you, Jan! Flattered that you loved our fish tacos, too -- those are our pride and joy. Hope to see you again soon! 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, Californian, Seafood, Vegan

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 you r eyes and feel the sand in your feat 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. 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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