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“Better than the 'Q' and the 'C'...”
Review of Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's
Ranked #151 of 3,043 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: 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.
College
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Better than the 'Q' and the 'C'...”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Illegal Pete's sells mission style burritos, like those other big chains. But Illegal Pete's is a small Colorado owned chain and is far superior. Go in the morning for a breakfast quesadilla, or savor a vegetarian burrito, or really eat whatever you want, because it is all delicious, and you can have some beer too, if you like that. What a wonderful location too! Save your time and head here.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, quick service”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Was looking for a quick, inexpensive option near the Oxford. Was within walking distance of the Oxford and the new Union Station. Food very good, service quick.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Phyllis W
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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We were in Denver for business and happen to go here for lunch. The first good sign was the line was to the door, however it moved at a steady pace. Very similar to a Chipotle but with a hole in the wall flavor.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Lee T
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Like chipotles, but better! ”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

This is pretty much the same concept as chipotles, although they seem to have a little bit more options. However, in my opinion, the taste is way better. The sauces that they offer have excellent taste, the atmosphere is more relaxed, hang out type place. They serve bottled beer. One thing that I think makes a difference is that they mix up all the ingredients before they fold the burrito. The prices are reasonable and comparable to chipotles. Will definitely come back!

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1 Thank rnana
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Vail, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Big Fish”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Big Fish burrito is where it's at - this is a staple and something I return for year after year!

Visited November 2013
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