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“Don't miss this place!!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pelon's Baja Grill

Pelon's Baja Grill
Ranked #129 of 1,405 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Description: Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close your eyes and feel the sand in your feet and smell the ocean in your nose. A Pelon's, we've taken the best slice of Cali and served it up in store. We've always taken the fresh approach to food, our veggies are green, our onions are potent and some customers report that our fish tacos are so fresh, that they've jumped out of the food, flopped around a little and then smacked them in the face. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. From tacos to tequilas, burritos and margarita's there's nothing quite like Pelon's. Fresh Baja Food. There's only one place to get it.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

On my son's recommendation we went to Pelon's last night for fish tacos after a disappointing fish taco meal from a local fish taco truck.
He was spot on. My daughter ordered the Big Kahuna burrito with a drink (on Tuesday's it comes with a free brownie) and the three of us, my son, myself and my hubby all ordered the fish tacos. It comes with 3 to an order. We also got a side of chips, salsa and guacamole. The chips were light and perfectly cooked. Just strong enough to hold up to the dips but not too dense. The guacamole was flavorful, slightly chunky and delicious. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her burrito, and the fish tacos were close to true Baja style fish tacos. My husband has spent enough time in Chula Vista, CA to appreciate a good Cali taco. The portions were plentiful, the fish perfectly fried and the cole slaw was fresh.

For all of this goodness plus 2 fountain drinks and a Modelo Negro the bill was just under $45.00. Definitely worth every penny!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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roanoke, va
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average - go find a better place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Fish tacos - fried fish, dry, below average. Chips - too dry, low on taste. Salsa - below average, not tasty. Soup - seems like boiled salsa with very little of anything.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I thought the food was a little bland. The service was really slow. I ate there once but didn't return.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Belinda x
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fish Tacos!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Come here quite often, but I've only tried and order one thing! Fish Tacos! These are a great fix for your fish taco cravings, I'd say second best in Virginia Beach! The price is good, the atmosphere is great as is the service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank h3rbie
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United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Pelon's is an easy option for a quick lunch or dinner - good food and service if a little overpriced. There are interesting options for vegetarians, and a casual, friendly crowd.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank george1ai
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