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Illegal Pete's

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1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Fast Food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

It was marginally better than Moe's or Chipotle. Better vibe, better beer. Nice location at the pearl st. mall.

1  Thank Gdoublerb
Reviewed September 11, 2015

We enjoyed a variety of menu items and came in with a coupon for bogo drinks. Two for just $4.00 - food was tasty and a good value. Loved the Pearl Street area in Boulder.

Thank myriadtraveler
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is rather rustic, the food is average! Price benefit ratio is ok I guess! Service was remarkably rude - the person preparing the food spoke decided to not speak loud behind the food counter and with the background noise she was hardly understandable...More

1  Thank Jochen R
Reviewed September 3, 2015

We were absolutely pleased with our first trip to Illegal Petes!! (Actually we were at the one near campus) The servers were absolutely helpful and kind to me as I am not a big eater of burritos of any kind. They took me step by...More

Thank Bruce and Mary S
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

So, we went Saturday night after a day of walking around the Pearl St. Mall! Their menu was reasonably priced, and the food was amazing! $4 margaritas! Ummm, yes, please!!! Also, the bartender was hilarious! We had chicken burritos, but you get to pick what...More

Thank Nasagrl1326
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Another great boulder tradition. Pete's just piles it up on your burrito and the smell in line makes you want to order another. They slam it at lunch and the line moves fast. Really fun.

Thank drbob2015
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Illegal Pete's is an indie biz and much better than the chain stores. I generally get the barbacoa / pork in a bowl - the burrito without the tortilla, (you can get it on the side or a bag of chips). Everything is around $8....More

Thank AlanDOHashi
Reviewed July 11, 2015

While the set-up of this restaurant seems Chipotle-esque, it by far exceeds Chipotle in comparison. There are many more options of what types of Mexican food you can et (my friends got burritos, a burrito bowl, and I got a chicken quesadilla) and you can...More

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch very pleasant surprise besides my name is Pete they had great Mexican food I had a burrito which was perfect they make it right there in front of you and very fair price also a very cool atmosphere

Thank Pete K
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our office team goes here so often that we joke we are all starting to look like burritos. Illegal Petes is so good! Custom made burritos and tacos - but the secret is that they mix it all together before rolling. Really outstanding. Breakfast burritos...More

Thank lmlmlm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $15
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-3955
We celebrate humanity. We celebrate individuality. We celebrate relationships and connections. And most importantly we celebrate every human's need for tasty food, stiff drinks and good times. Well, maybe it's not a need, but it's certainly a want. Either way, it's our desire to make each illegal pete's location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans.
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