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El Pelon Taqueria

#470 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Fenway / Kenmore
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92 Peterborough St, Fenway, Boston, MA 02215-4847
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town museum hopping & stopped in for lunch. VERY glad we did - YUMMY! Everything we had was good!

Thank Ernie S
Rockwood, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had this place recommended to us by a friend of ours parents. We were in Boston to see the sox and found that this was only like three blocks away. We went around lunch and the line was out the door and thought "This place must be good". After waiting only 15 minutes we had the... More 

1 Thank Jordan C
Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

Thank wilson17
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

Thank wps8
Amberg, Germany
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

1 Thank GailGermany
Newark, Delaware
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 

1 Thank Charles M
Belmont, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

1 Thank Vision101
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.

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 28 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.

Thank Beth P
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
24 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!

Thank maurodibuono

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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$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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