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“Tasty Green Chile Soup Special” 4 of 5 stars
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Illegal Pete's
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-3955
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Ranked #63 of 508 Restaurants in Boulder
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Oronoco, Minnesota
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113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tasty Green Chile Soup Special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Ate there with three other people about 1245 on a Friday. There was a line which progressed quickly. I ordered the special, a green chili soup which was nicely spiced. I also ordered a chicken taco on a corn tortillla. Flour tortillas are also available. All was excellent. Tables are very close together & turn over relatively quickly. The music is good. Food preparers we're good listeners, seeking clarification when necessary.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Missoula, Montana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Like a dive bar, it's a dive burrito joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I always try to eat here whenever I'm on the Front Range. Their burrito joint is kind of a dive, but that is exactly the allure of this place. The burritos are great and made with plenty of wholesome ingredients. If you judge food not only by how it tastes, but also how it settles, Illegal Pete's burritos don't fill you with heartburn regrets. Also, I appreciate any restaurant that can add heat without sacrificing flavor. Illegal Pete's does that and well!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Burrito Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The best burritos in Boulder. Try the kid sized burrito for a smaller meal. You can also get a burrito in a bowl without the tortilla for those gluten-free folks.

Visited July 2012
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3 restaurant reviews
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“GREAT FOOD!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Ate here while exploring Pearl Street Mall. One of the best burritos ever. WONDERFUL food. I can't say enough good things about it..Nothing Bad AT ALL... HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A local version of Qdoba”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We ate here while on vacation, and while the burritos were tasty and filling, we didn't think they were any better than Qdoba. Similar in price, as well.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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