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El Pelon Taqueria

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2197 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not many notable authentic Mexican restaurants in Boston. With that said, El Pelon might be more like a 3 star review if it were in any urban area with greater competition. The food is good, the place is clean. We ordered from the Tacos De La Casa part of the menu. I had fish, my husband had steak... More 

Thank juliamudloff
St. Louis Mo
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

all our food was great, and not expensive. Ingredients were fresh, and portions large. Everything you would want from a Taqueria.

Thank pjsltk
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had a burrtio from el pelon when I first moved to Boston in March and it was superb. I did not mind paying the slightly above average price for this one but since then the quality has gone significantly downhill. Maybe it's the fact that BC students have moved away and they were the main demograph but I have got... More 

Thank Colin O
Andrew V, Manager at El Pelon Taqueria, responded to this review

Thanks for writing, and we can assure you, that we strive to give you the same amazing burrito every single time you visit. We missed the mark on more than one occasion and we are very sorry. Please email us at info@elpelon.com and give us a chance to make up for it. If it's not up to your standards, let... More 

New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

My two teenage daughters and I were looking for a quick lunch before a BC college visit. We found El Pelon and were not disappointed. I had chicken tacos and my younger daughter had steak tacos. Each dish was $4 and it was fresh and delicious. My older daughter had a chicken burrito that was delicious. She loved it. I... More 

Thank Richard L
Boston, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I was told to visit El Pelon by my roommate and man was she right! I recommend getting the Carne Asada Burrito with their hot sauce! Their chips and guacamole are also amazing and you know it is fresh since you see the cooks at the grill making it for you. If you are ever in the area, or take... More 

Thank Dave D
New England
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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Super friendly staff! Really good food - the fish burrito and the fish tacos were excellent, terrific fresh fish though I wasn't super excited about the tortillas on the tacos - but the tortillas on the burritos were excellent. Next time I'm going to ask if I can get the fish without the breading as it's heavily fried. The veggies... More 

Thank lexmiller
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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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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21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2197 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-779-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?