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2197 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA | Directions 0213542.340235 -71.163628
Neighborhoods: St. Elizabeth's, Allston-Brighton, Brighton
Not impressed, much better options for Mexican out there – I have friends who swear by El Pelon Taqueria. In all honesty, I have only visited the restaurant twice. Both times, however, my food came out cold and tasteless. Both times my chips came out stale, the guacamole and rice were sub par, and my entrees looked like they were put together by a four-year-old. And to top it off, my bill for two was over $20! I probably will give the place one more chance to impress me (and I'll editing my review accordingly).
the best in boston! – El Pelon has the best fish tacos, quesadillas and burritos in Boston. Amazing guacamole and salsa! Outdoor seating! The food is high quality and so affordable it's almost absurd. It's also run by some of the friendliest people in town- it can't be beat.
Best fish tacos and burritos, ever – This place is a hidden gem. All the burritos, tacos and platos are delicious but the fish ones deserve special mention. The prices are very reasonable too. Highly recommended.
P.S. Don't forget to try the ginseng green tea from their fountain. I don;t know where they get it from but its unlie any other green tea I have tasted and its delicious.
Best fish tacos and plantains – Up until recently, my job was located about 3 blocks away from El Pelon and, boy, do I miss that place! In my opinion, they have the best authentic Mexican food. I don't like "American Mexican" food at those "other places". Their fish tacos are extremely tasty, their burritos are fabulous and their plantains are out of this world. The service is also very friendly and very quick.
Good tacos gone bad. – El Pelon used to be my favorite place in the world. Reasonable prices and delicious, fresh ingredients that were always a little bit different made me keep coming back.
Unfortunately, their quality has definately gone downhill. I got a carnitas burrito with tasteless pork and lumps of cold cheese and a tostada that had brown, gooey lettuce on it. This wasn't the first time. I suppose I'll give them one more try before I write them off completely, but I'm an Anna's/BG convert now, and I'm not sorry about it.
The hot sauce they have may be the best I've ever had. That doesn't trump moldy lettuce though. Try the fish burrito, it's fantastic.
I will never eat at Anna's again – El Pelon is by far the best burrito joint in Boston. After eating a few times at El Pelon I am unable to eat at Anna's anymore, it pales in comparison. You can't go wrong with a burrito here, I recommend the El Guapo.
By far the best mexican place in Beantown! – This is the only place that beats out Anna's for the best burrito in boston. Get the El Guapo.... you'll need LOADS of napkins, but you won't be disappointed!
El Pelon is what I miss most about Boston – Cheap, great service, AWESOME food! Call ahead with your order during peak times. I call when I get on line and by the time I'm up, my order is ready :-) Wish they would bring back this one dish called Taquitos de Aires. Chicken Enchiladas and Tostadas are really, really good. I used to eat there twice a day.
El Pelon is Casa de AWESOME! – El Pelon is a fantastic dining experience for the broke college student, or family of ten coming from a Sox game. There is often a line out the door to order food, but don't be discouraged- it's a very quick wait! The food is the cheapest in town, and certainly the tastiest! Customers also have the option to call-in an order, or get delivery. If only El Pelon had Margaritas on their menu, it would be HEAVEN!
A fat kid knows best – This is the type of place you are willing to drive across town (or from another town) just to get a Tortas. The food is fantastic, quick, and actually affordable. It is also a good place to hang with visiting friends because of the proximity to Fenway Park and a good bar or two right next door. It shows you know the "hidden gems" of a city, which chicks dig. This place gets the Reidocat's double thumbs up!
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