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El Pelon Taqueria

2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
+1 617-779-9090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (30 reviews)
“tacos” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place where you order at the register and wait for your name to be called to get your food. The chips and guacamole are really good. I’ve also enjoyed their quesadillas. My favorite was the “el guapo” burrito. It contains the basic...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Kinda a rip off. Little food for 10 bucks - spice gave me a stomach ache. Not acfan sorry. I wouldnt go back but other people liked it. Just not for me.

Thank Mrs G
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The cashier recommended the fish so I tried the fish burrito and daughter tried the fish tacos. Both were flavorful and good sized portions. My friend order chips and salsa. It was a huge portion! I also tried the fried plantains which were good, but...More

Thank AuntieMRA
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Don't expect atmosphere, sophistication, or whatever. It's a taco joint -- Boston's best. The fish and the carnitas are the best, but everything is good. It's cheap. Face it, it's kind of a dive. So what? It's terrific.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Compared to places like Chipotle this place is definitely a step up. Pork carnitas are delicious. Can get very busy on Friday nights as expected.

Thank DSW_TX
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before visiting Boston College (across the street). We grabbed one of only a few parking spaces then had lunch. The fish tacos were nicely done although I would have liked a grilled fish option. My daughter had a burrito which she...More

Thank SCT67
Reviewed 14 September 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
Reviewed 13 September 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
Reviewed 18 August 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...More

Thank Momto2_12
Reviewed 23 June 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...More

Thank juliamudloff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 617-779-9090
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We offer authentic Mexican food prepared in our kitchen daily using only the freshest ingredients, the same way we've been doing for over 12 yrs. Our taqueria offers more than just the ordinary tacos & burritos. Make sure not to miss the ever-popular "El Guapo" burrito made with grilled steak, rice, black beans, fried plantains, jack cheese and our in house made fire roasted salsa.
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