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El Pelon Taqueria

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2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
11:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 am
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

As a BC student el Pelon is one of my favorite places to go to have a quick lunch or dinner. The burritos are super good! the Restaurant is cute, staff is friendly.

Thank Cori B
New England
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Can be packed with BC students but the service is usually quick and the food is great. I usually go for the excellent fish tacos. Used to love the one in Fenway until it burned down.

Thank minew
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We needed some lunch before a BC tour and found this place. We are from California and have travelled throughout Mexico, so we know Mexican food. The food here was great, from the burritos to the tacos and the salads. Authentic Mexican cokes too were a nice touch. Recommended.

Thank Momto2_12
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 bubbles 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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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266 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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590 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 16177799090

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