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El Pelon Taqueria

2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
+1 617-779-9090
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (34 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Pelon Taqueria
1. Delicious Burritos
"I was told to visit El Pelon by my roommate and man was she right!"
David D
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2. Best burritos I've ever has
"Would definitely eat here again. Staff was friendly"
Harsha M
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3. Great Food. Very affordable.
"We really enjoyed the food here. It was so delicious and fresh"
Harsha M
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I lived in Boston for a couple of years while in grad school, but that was in my pre-Celiac diagnosis days, so it’s like rediscovering Beantown all over again with each visit. I wanted a quick, no fuss lunch, and El Pelion was it! There...More

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We recently went to Boston College for a college tour with our daughter. We were surprised, and delighted to find the El Pelon Taqueria. We ordered a burrito, tacos, and tamales. All were fresh and tasty. The biggest surprise and tasty treat were the plantains!...More

Thank Sendairocks
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Try the pescado burrito. You will not regret it! I've had maybe 50 of them in the past year and I'm still not sick of them.

1  Thank azhao88
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

El Pelon makes a great burrito. It’s a Friday night staple for our family. Far superior to anna’s. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful. The staff is always friendly and I rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes.

1  Thank Ken E
Reviewed April 23, 2018

I ordered El Pelon for the first time ever today and had food delivered, choosing the cheese enchiladas ($6.95), the side of rice/beans ($5.95), and a side of chips and salsa ($5.25). When it arrived, the salsa was actually fresh pico de gallo, which wasn't...More

1  Thank Michelle_Mitchell888
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

One of the better Mexican restaurants in the Boston area. We went on a Sunday after pin and it was quiet. I imagine this place is very popular with the Boston Collage students next door. The food was well priced at abo it $3 a...More

Thank Vish_the_traveller
Reviewed November 8, 2017 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 October 25, 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 July 27, 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 December 25, 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 ChrisLehrer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-779-9090
  • E-mail
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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