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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 14
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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
Good Food!

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
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
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

someplace
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

virginia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My first time. The service was good. A nice size menu. My tacos were good. I got my food to go because I was staying close by but it looked like a nice place to sit in and eat.

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

From one taco-lover to another -- I'm glad you enjoyed our food! I hope you visit us again soon to try a couple of other menu items. We would love a chance to earn those last two stars. Cheers, John More 

Okinawa, Japan
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Laid back atmosphere with friendly service. Loved the fish tacos and burrito. Guacamole is awesome. Margarita hit the spot. All around great experience. We'll be back!

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

I'm pleased to hear you had a great experience with us! We are known for our fish tacos, so I'm glad you loved them. See you soon! Cheers, John More 

Cicero, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We just arrived at Virgina Beach and were looking somewhere to eat. We saw Baja Grill and decided to go there. Personally I don't really like mexican food so I got a small order of chicken nuggets. They were pretty good except for the after taste. Everyone else in my family seemed to like the mexican food they served. For... More 

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

I'm glad that your family liked their choices, but I'm disappointed to hear you didn't like your chicken, Ariana. Next time, just let a staff member know and we'll be happy to replace the item. Also, our tacos are great for those who might not necessarily like Mexican food -- we take a different approach than traditional Mexican restaurants. We... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Every time we are in VA Beach we eat here at least once if not more. Their food is excellent and always fresh. They can get busy around lunch and dinner time so you could wait, but the staff is friendly and it's worth the wait.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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
9:00 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
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?