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2197 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
617-779-9090
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11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food. Very affordable.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Harsha M
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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.

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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was my second visit to El Pelon Taqueria. I am lucky enough to live closely and could walk there. I ordered takeout. Service was quick; wait staff were friendly and helped to guide our choices. The dishes my friend and I ordered were delicious and freshly prepared. Two of us split 3 dishes and there were leftovers. We tried... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great eatery, not pretentious, close to authentic food. We had a house special with fish (two large tacos with fish, which is the size of this portion, is definitely enough for lunch!). Our daughter had a burrito. Yummi! I won't call this a hidden gem or the best tacos ever, but would definitely recommend if you are in or close... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

So, I am from California and moved to Boston after living in San Diego for 4 years. I really miss having good Mexican here on the East Coast and was eager to try out El Pelon. I was not disappointed! I ordered 2 carne asada tacos, chips/salsa and horchata. The horchata wasn't great but the tacos and chips were excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Can't go wrong with any choice on the menu. Each ingredient is cooked so perfectly - the meat, beans, the moist buttery rice (!)... El guapo burrito and pescado burrito are real treats, as well as the all veggie calabacita burrito! Platos and others also recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

El Pelon has gigantic, delicious burritos. Normally I don't like burritos that are too big. They get messy, the fillings aren't distributed right, etc. However, El Pelon's burritos are so flavorful that I am happy to have a bigger serving (if I can eat past the fullness). They have really good plantains as well and you get enough to share.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The food is delicious! Long story short, I ate here as a BC student and I've been back here several times as an alum. Chipotle and Boloco (sorry Bostonians) don't even come close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Giving the fact that on this side of the world is pretty hard to get the ingredients to make authentic Mexican food, I think this guys do a pretty good job. They do try to have other than the typical Tex-Mex burritos, makes me very happy to see tamales in the menu. It is ok priced (considering how much you... 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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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