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El Pelon Taqueria

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2197 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
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11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Best burritos in Boston

El pelon is consistently good. I've come here on many occasions. The burrito with the plantains is amazing! Also love the enchiladas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El pelon is consistently good. I've come here on many occasions. The burrito with the plantains is amazing! Also love the enchiladas.

Thank TA-Hannah
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without doubt , amazing food. I always accompany my mexican friends there so that I eat the best that they are ordering. The portion sizes are appropriate (neither small that you will need to order more nor too big that food will be wasted).

Thank DAsianTraveller
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Our Carne Asada (Grilled Steak) Burrito with Crema and Guacamole ($7.50 +) was a mostly excellent, complete meal, the only negative being that the steak was occasionally tough. The lesser cut is the price for keeping it more affordable. Our pick over Anna'sTaqueria.

Thank Nat G
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

And I'm not just saying that. I've literally fallen in love with their burritos, especially the peacado (fish) burrito. This place is always busy and for good reason. Always worth the wait!

Thank bmcgilli
Montelimar, France
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went there while visiting a friend studying at Boston College. I took a grilled chicken burrito and have to say it was delicious and filling for a good price. Only downside was that it had jalapeno in it and i can't really do spicy at all, so beware if you're like me, ask them to remove spicy ingredients.

Thank coralie26200
Wells, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pretty good Mexican food. Very popular among the BC crowd considering its location(me included in this group). Tacos are good and have interesting ingredients in them. Not a fan of the tortilla they use but other than that they are great. Burritos and quesidillas are very good despite quesidillas being a little on the greasy side. I always go back!

Thank Seanroche13
Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Looks like a typical college joint. The service was fast and outdoor seating is nice. The food is ok, but not great. I had a carnitas burrito. The filling was good quality and fresh. I just thought the meat could have been seasoned better and it needed a little zip. I ahte saying this, but either Moe's or Chipotle makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were visiting Boston for the Marathon week. Ended up going here. We are vegetarians with Gluten restriction. We really enjoyed the food here. It was so delicious and fresh. The hot sauce and crema were great. Would definitely eat here again. Staff was friendly. Main clientele are kids from Boston College.

Thank Harsha M
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Boston area has a dearth of Mexican/Central/South American restaurants. Thank goodness we have El Pelon. Tasty, well prepared offerings and they are not afraid to turn up the heat if you ask for it. The staff if terrific, upbeat and always eager to please.

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Boston, MA
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Since my daughters moved on to their college life, the area is not frequented as much. However, my daughter and I grabbed a quick lunch there this week and the food did not disappoint. The prices have not been raised, it's been at least five years since my last visit, and the atmosphere was just as friendly. Highly recommend for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2197 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-779-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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