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Illegal Pete's

1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (49 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we made the stop. Super value. Excellent staff and will be back for sure. Try the breakfast buritto w hot sauce.

Thank gibsonja3
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. We are excited for you to come back and see us next time. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Go here and get the breakfast burrito, or a couple of breakfast tacos. It's SO much better than any hotel breakfast, it's quick, and it's like 7 bucks. People are friendly and the food is exactly what you need in the morning. I loved the...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is my first time ever coming to this place and all I can say is I wish they had one in Oregon. They blow al other chains away for there great fresh food. And on top of that I had green chile for the...More

Thank Shane B
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're glad you came to see us and enjoyed your food. We hope to see you next time around!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great cheap stop for lunch or breakfast (their breakfast burritos are customizable and delicious). Similar to Chipotle, but local and they use great ingredients. It can get super busy at lunch time, but they are pretty fast.

Thank Sarah W
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this review

Thanks for writing the review, it's great to hear from our customers. See you next time!

Reviewed 5 January 2017

if you want mexican, but good Mexican food, this is the place for you. fast service. great quality good food. tacos are delicious and fat with food items. great for family outgoings.

Thank Prinster A
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place is basically a local version of Chipotle or Freebirds with a couple local twists (fish tacos for instance). The food was good and the price was ok. Staff was friendly and welcoming to customers.

Thank flatlandcoug
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A small Taco/ Burrito shop with a small 10 seat bar in the back. Food srea sits maybe 20. Obviously a college hang out for beer and food. A Qdoba-style setup on a smaller scale. You build your taco or burrito in front of you....More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We go here a fair amount. The Pearl location is busy all the time. Nothing fancy, but their food is pretty good, and the price is right.

Thank r0ckymtn9
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A friend recommended IP's and glad we were able to go. Similar to Chipotle but smaller in scale. You can build your own with all fresh ingredients or choose something from the menu. I chose the chicken quesadilla. it was moist and the chicken tasted...More

Thank SCCLane
Reviewed 23 September 2016

When in Boulder and craving a good burrito Pete's the place good choices and stuff with fresh ingredients the lines tell the story a favorite lunch spot in Boulder.Stay hungry my friends

Thank Jazzmanblue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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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
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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.