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Pelon's Baja Grill

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Northeast Virginia Beach
Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
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3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
+1 757-417-3970
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good service, excellent value food - fish Tacos were superb. Recommended for lunch - and worth seeking out when on the beach.

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Thank Sail1960
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you loved the fish tacos! Next time you're at the beach, we'd love to have you back. Cheers, John More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very relaxed atmosphere and very good food! The portions are also pretty large- would definitely go back!

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Thank bkade29
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Glad to hear you didn't leave hungry! It's great that you enjoyed everything, and I hope you make it back soon. Cheers, John More 

Eufaula, Alabama
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

So much more than fish tacos. Ordered up front and sat at the bar. I got the ceviche and my bf got some amazing soup, I forget the name of it. Came with cilantro and onions on the side and reminded me of pho. Super good. Oh....and desserts. We got a brownie and churros (so good) and the couple next... More 

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Thank knox78
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you guys loved everything! We're always happy to throw on a game -- just let us know. I hope you come back again soon! Cheers, John More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I brought my husband here because he is from southern Ca, and he craves the Mexican flavors frequently. We were in Va Beach on vacation from NJ. Food was terrible,The surf & turf combo was horrible- the beef was not edible,and there were two tiny shrimp. It seemed the prices were reasonable until we discovered the low quality of the... More 

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Thank Blueslover219
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

It's a shame you were both disappointed with your meals, especially your husband. I brought my recipes from Southern California, too, and I'm sorry he was disappointed with the surf and turf. It sounds like we may have had an off day in the kitchen, and I hope you'll give us another shot sometime to give you the SoCal flavors... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I usually have to travel to Central and Southern California to get my Cal Mex fix but I am now happy to report that it is no longer necessary for me to travel 3,000+ miles in order to do so. Pelon’s Baja Grill offers an extensive menu including nachos, soft tacos, and burritos, all at reasonable prices. I enjoyed an... More 

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Thank 46Lil
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Good thing you don't need a plane ticket for good tacos anymore! I'm glad you loved everything so much, including the nachos and salsa. I appreciate the note on parking around here, too. You're right -- we don't have control over the towing companies in our lot, and we always advise all of our guests to follow the signage. I... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent. Originally from CA and this is the best place I've found that his the spot when it comes to CA style Mexican food. The burritos are on point and delicious. Ingredients very fresh and you can taste it. Gotta try the fish tacos and fish burrito. Can't go wrong. Also excellent craft beer and tequila selection.

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Thank Eric B
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad we give you a taste of back home, Eric! I'm originally from Southern California as well, and I wanted to bring the tacos and burritos up here to Virginia. It's great that you love the craft beer and tequila, too! I hope to see you again soon. Cheers, John More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The Hawaiian pipeline is great. Laid back atmosphere. Great for big groups. Quick friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Thank John B
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

John, we hope you stop by again soon! Good call with the Hawaiian Pipeline. It's great that even with a big group everyone enjoyed it here. See you soon! Cheers, John More 

Lansdowne, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday night because many of the other restaurants had a hour long wait. Surprisingly they were not busy at all. The service was ok. The women that took our order was not warm and fuzzy but she answered our questions and we received our food in a timely manner without any issues. We ordered the guacamole... More 

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Thank Kim C
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy that you loved the tacos so much, Kim! Although I'm disappointed our staff didn't make you feel completely welcome, it's great that you enjoyed your time otherwise. I'll make sure that isn't a problem in the future. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, John More 

Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Huge upgrade in size, and same awesome goodness. Everything is great and even better in a bowl. A variety of sauces to spice it the way you like. Great place to nosh after a day of surfing, given a storm kicked things up a bit.

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Thank adventurefamily05
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

Glad you loved everything! Hope to see you again soon after another day of surfing. It's great you're loving the renovations, too. Cheers, John More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My sons wanted our family to go to Pelons on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach. We ordered burritos. This is a casual place and the food should not take that long to prepare. The place was not that busy but it took forever for the food to come out. When I inquired after waiting for 25 minutes about our order,... More 

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Thank MAG1953
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this review

I'm disappointed it took so long for us to bring out your food -- that's totally unacceptable, and not up to our standards. We do our best to bring every dish out quickly, but it sounds like we had an off day. Do you remember what day and time you came by? I'd love to look into the issue further.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-417-3970
Description
Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close your eyes and feel the sand in your feet and smell the ocean in your nose. A Pelon's, we've taken the best slice of Cali and served it up in store. We've always taken the fresh approach to food, our veggies are green, our onions are potent and some customers report that our fish tacos are so fresh, that they've jumped out of the food, flopped around a little and then smacked them in the face. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. From tacos to tequilas, burritos and margarita's there's nothing quite like Pelon's. Fresh Baja Food. There's only one place to get it.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?