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El Pelon Taqueria

#501 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
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92 Peterborough St, Fenway, Boston, MA 02215-4847
16172629090
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very small place in a residential neighborhood where you order and pick up at the counter and eat at tables outside (almost no space to eat inside-not sure what they do in winter). Everything was fresh, and the carne, pork and chicken were all very good quality and presented in tacos with excellent toppings. The only small problem was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my go to for Boston burritos. Love this place! I got with the green hot sauce. I get it both on the burrito and on the side. Authentic, fresh, and amazingly satisfying.

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Thank wps8
Amberg, Germany
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We waited a long time mostly because the wait staff was not efficient and lost our order. That can happen. The food was only mediocre. There were other restaurants left and right that we'd like to try next time.

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1 Thank GailGermany
Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very Cheap and lots of food. The meat didn't taste like there was any seasoning at all and being from New Mexico, we do know what Mexican seasoning tastes like. Chicken Quesadilla, was over done chicken with some cheese on tortillas. The pork was almost tasteless, the refried beans probably were out of a can with some cheese on top... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I went in for a quick lunch and came away with a totally mediocre meal. I had ordered a single chicken taco which was dry and not well spiced and an order of the taquitos which is totally unmemorable. There were so many recommendations on Yelp, I was surprised and definitely disappointed. With so many choices in the area, they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great tacos in Boston, fun and funky. Mexican inspiration but great individual creativity. El Pelon is unique in New England.

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Thank Papalotillo
Amherst, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

El Pelon was hopping on a Monday at noon. We came in looking for fish tacos and were overwhelmed by a slightly confusing menu. I ended up with an extra order of rice and beans??? Authentic but not the best in Boston.

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Thank Beth P
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This place is amazing! The inside of El Pelon is so nice and particular, whith a lot of pictures on the wall. The burrito is great and in the summertime you can eat outside. It's located on a beautiful street. Highly recommend!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

El Pelon is the best. The line can be long but it moves fast. Been going there for +10 years before and after the fires.

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japan
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

nice taste and good cost. you can get rice milk water. outside tables are busy every time. recommend, at first get a table then order.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Peterborough St, Fenway, Boston, MA 02215-4847
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: 16172629090
Description
This restaurant has recently re-opened now that the building fire repair work is done.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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