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“Best taqueria in town!”
Review of El Pelon Taqueria

El Pelon Taqueria
Ranked #688 of 3,263 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Can't go wrong with any choice on the menu. Each ingredient is cooked so perfectly - the meat, beans, the moist buttery rice (!)... El guapo burrito and pescado burrito are real treats, as well as the all veggie calabacita burrito! Platos and others also recommended.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

El Pelon has gigantic, delicious burritos. Normally I don't like burritos that are too big. They get messy, the fillings aren't distributed right, etc. However, El Pelon's burritos are so flavorful that I am happy to have a bigger serving (if I can eat past the fullness). They have really good plantains as well and you get enough to share. The El Guapo is a burrito with steak and fried plantains inside, so you can have both at the same time. A great, if gut-busting, idea! All of the enchiladas are also tasty, as are the tacos, and they are a good option for when you are hungry, but don't feel like you want a huge burrito.

I've been to El Pelon's Commonwealth Ave location near BC and to their Peterborough Street location near Fenways. Both are excellent, but I prefer the location near BC more. The inside is a bit more comfortable.

2  Thank Colleen71690
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The food is delicious!

Long story short, I ate here as a BC student and I've been back here several times as an alum. Chipotle and Boloco (sorry Bostonians) don't even come close.

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1  Thank YaniraRocks
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Giving the fact that on this side of the world is pretty hard to get the ingredients to make authentic Mexican food, I think this guys do a pretty good job. They do try to have other than the typical Tex-Mex burritos, makes me very happy to see tamales in the menu. It is ok priced (considering how much you actually pay for a taco in Mexico) and the place always has a friendly chelaxed atmosphere. Very recommended to get your south of the border fix.

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1  Thank Maggy L
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Better than Anna's. This place is cheap, tucked away behind Fenway Park so it's great to go before a ball game. The food is better than Anna's---Less Greasy! The plates, rice and beans, have tremendous flavor. Anna's plates are rather bland. If you're in Fenway, hit it up, you won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank Greg D
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