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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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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 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty local find

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Wilton, Connecticut
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Valley Stream, New York
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had to get some lunch after our Jet Ski rental and everyone at Lighthouse Inflatables said we had to try this place. So glad we did!

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

Michael! Thanks so much. Hope to serve you again soon! Cheers, John More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was disappointed in this place, based on the reviews. The food was average or below par at best, but not very good, especially for the money we spent for a family of 4 - about $50. First off, the Fish Tacos were fried fish, which is taboo for me. If you are doing a fish taco, then, it needs... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback -- it's very helpful to us moving forward. We apologize that you were so dissatisfied with your meal, and we hope to get a second chance to impress you. We'll be sure to share your experience with your staff -- we take margaritas pretty seriously around here, and they should never be lacking in the tequila... More 

Creedmoor, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

FISH TACOS!!! Food is fresh and yummy. Great selection of Cal/Mex entrees but trust me you want to order the fish tacos.

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

Thanks for the kind words, Christy! We hope to see you again soon -- we'd love a chance to earn that fifth star. Cheers, John More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a friend who visits Virginia Beach often. We stopped in on a Monday and scored some excellent $6 margaritas (bonus). The fish tacos were very good, the sauce on them was so tasty. They also offered a corn-on-the-cob that was mouthwatering. We met the owner, John, who was very accommodating. Would love one... More 

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We're glad you visited, too! Thanks for sharing this awesome review -- we 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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, 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 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 - 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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