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Illegal Pete's

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1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 02:30
Sat 09:00 - 02:30
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Suwon, South Korea
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363 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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! More 

Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Very generous on the meats and toppings. My tacos looked like small burritos when completed.... More 

Thank Mojo5654
Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 freshly prepared, not frozen. My husband had a build your own burrito and boy did... More 

Thank SCCLane
Orlando, Florida
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Illegal Pete's. We would definitely return! The food was good and the staff was very friendly! Nice quick stop for lunch on the Pearl St mall.

Thank Russguy04
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place is awesome! Even though there is often a line, they serve everyone quickly. You go through, cafeteria style, and get to choose exactly what you want. The food is yummy! There is also a bar. There is seating both inside and outside and you are in the heart of Boulder, right on Pear Street!

Thank cbn260
Osceola, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We ate here on our way from the airport to our hotel, so we were pretty hungry after travelling most of the day. We left stuffed with delicious food. Our party ordered a chicken burrito, a shredded beef burrito with green Chile, and nachos with pork carnitas. All of the food tasted great!! It is set-up like Chipotle where you... More 

Thank Anne2178
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I had a nice breakfast quesadilla with sautéed veggies. Nice flavor, little salty because of the cheese. The guacamole tasted a little fermented but the manager could not taste it. I got a sour cream instead. Good service

Thank Matthias A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Mexican, Fast food
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
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.

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