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Pelon's Baja Grill

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Northeast Virginia Beach
Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
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3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
+1 757-417-3970
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ordered a standard burrito with two changes, due to food allergies. Considering the menu is so customisable with the vegan meats I didn't think it would be a problem. I tried eating there 4 times and twice my food was completely wrong -- once I got an entirely different burrito entirely. Anyone with food allergies should avoid this gamble. Sad... More 

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

I'm really sorry to hear we didn't get your order quite right. I understand how important food allergies can be, and we take them very seriously. It's a shame we gave you any reason to doubt that. It'd be helpful to know -- what day and time did you stop in? And do you remember the name of your server,... More 

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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best fish tacos I have ever had. The corn tortillas were grilled perfectly as was the fish. The sauce and fixings were the finishing touch. Will be back for these baby's.

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Thank K155DSrichardk
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

So glad the fish tacos hit the spot! We'd love to have you back again for another try. Cheers, John More 

Knotts Island, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is awesome and very fresh tasting. Was so good the first time I had to go back again a second time. They also have good beer on tap and it is very cold.

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

We'd love to have you back again soon, Tina! I'm glad your first visit was so great. See you next time! Cheers, John More 

New York City, New York
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117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located at the north end of the beach, about two blocks off the boardwalk. It's in a small stripmall, and parking is at a premium. Our party of five adults and one child were able to be seated quickly and comfortably one Saturday evening. I ordered the chicken taco, and it was made with very fresh ingredients.... More 

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1 Thank Loretta S
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

We'd love to have you back next time you're in town, Loretta! I'm happy everyone loved their meal -- good choice with the chicken taco. I hope you didn't have too much trouble finding a parking spot, either. Cheers, John More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Good service, excellent value food - fish Tacos were superb. Recommended for lunch - and worth seeking out when on the beach.

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Thank Sail1960
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you loved the fish tacos! Next time you're at the beach, we'd love to have you back. Cheers, John More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Very relaxed atmosphere and very good food! The portions are also pretty large- would definitely go back!

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Thank bkade29
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Glad to hear you didn't leave hungry! It's great that you enjoyed everything, and I hope you make it back soon. Cheers, John More 

Eufaula, Alabama
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

So much more than fish tacos. Ordered up front and sat at the bar. I got the ceviche and my bf got some amazing soup, I forget the name of it. Came with cilantro and onions on the side and reminded me of pho. Super good. Oh....and desserts. We got a brownie and churros (so good) and the couple next... More 

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Thank knox78
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you guys loved everything! We're always happy to throw on a game -- just let us know. I hope you come back again soon! Cheers, John More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I brought my husband here because he is from southern Ca, and he craves the Mexican flavors frequently. We were in Va Beach on vacation from NJ. Food was terrible,The surf & turf combo was horrible- the beef was not edible,and there were two tiny shrimp. It seemed the prices were reasonable until we discovered the low quality of the... More 

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Thank Blueslover219
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

It's a shame you were both disappointed with your meals, especially your husband. I brought my recipes from Southern California, too, and I'm sorry he was disappointed with the surf and turf. It sounds like we may have had an off day in the kitchen, and I hope you'll give us another shot sometime to give you the SoCal flavors... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I usually have to travel to Central and Southern California to get my Cal Mex fix but I am now happy to report that it is no longer necessary for me to travel 3,000+ miles in order to do so. Pelon’s Baja Grill offers an extensive menu including nachos, soft tacos, and burritos, all at reasonable prices. I enjoyed an... More 

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Thank 46Lil
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Good thing you don't need a plane ticket for good tacos anymore! I'm glad you loved everything so much, including the nachos and salsa. I appreciate the note on parking around here, too. You're right -- we don't have control over the towing companies in our lot, and we always advise all of our guests to follow the signage. I... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent. Originally from CA and this is the best place I've found that his the spot when it comes to CA style Mexican food. The burritos are on point and delicious. Ingredients very fresh and you can taste it. Gotta try the fish tacos and fish burrito. Can't go wrong. Also excellent craft beer and tequila selection.

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

I'm so glad we give you a taste of back home, Eric! I'm originally from Southern California as well, and I wanted to bring the tacos and burritos up here to Virginia. It's great that you love the craft beer and tequila, too! I hope to see you again soon. Cheers, John More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $9
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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 your eyes and feel the sand in your feet 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. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?