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Illegal Pete's

1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (54 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fresh ingredients with vegetarian options. We went in the middle of the afternoon so the line wasn't too long and we easily found a place to sit. Very good!

Thank JessB24
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a burrito and my husband had a bowl and we both had margaritas. I like that they "mixed" the ingredients on the tortilla so they were evenly distributed and could get it all in every bite, unlike the way Qudoba does it. Food...More

Thank Birdylover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went right at 12:00 lunch rush. Line was to the door but went very fast and we got a table right away. Loved the setup and the choices. Delicious! Reminded me of KB burritos but with extra choices and you can watch them make...More

Thank Go R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Similar to a Chipolte this is a walk through and the burritos are made to order. They are generous proportions and all with good fresh ingredients. There is also a bar so you can add a local craft beer to your order. there are also...More

Thank SwashB
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was not my favorite spot on our trip. It reminded me of a Chipotle type mexican fast food. It hit the spot as we were quite hungry on a super hot day...but my thoughts might have been downgraded by the AC that could not...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Many reviews said this place was better than chipotle but we didn't enjoy the experience. Food was ok, ambience was dirty and food toppings were miserly, chipotle experience is way better any day.

Thank gaumalik
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This establishment offers tremendous food at very reasonable prices. The menu is diverse for Mexican. My family thoroughly enjoyed this establishment. We will return

Thank chippyarm
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My portion of 3 tacos was quite small, however the fresh guacamole was superb! Definitely will come back for a hopefully better burrito next time when I get the chance.

Thank Thorsten M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a great place to go and have a quick burrito and a beer. Inexpensive and made infront of you like a chipotles only local.

Thank irish0live
Reviewed 31 May 2017

OK, so Illegal Pete's doesn't have much ambience, but that can easily be overlooked when one considers the best margarita in Boulder, the excellent fish tacos, and the exceptional guacamole. Tacos, burritos, or bowls, whatever your preference, are all great here. It is located on...More

Thank JamesMaryland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:30
07:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
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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