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El Pelon Taqueria

El Pelon Taqueria

Mexican Restaurant and Burrito Place$$$$
Brighton, Brighton
  • The Mexican food at El Pelon Taqueria is a can't miss
  • Jeremy K.
    "Get the El Guapo burrito and wash it down with a Mexican Coke!"(2 Tips)
    Nick B.
    "Mexican coke too!"(3 Tips)
    El P.
    "Every Wednesday in April after 8pm Fiery 15 qualifying round for ..."(2 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Love the carnitas and el Guapo burritos!"(4 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • burritos
  • tacos
  • carnitas
  • casual
  • wednesday in april
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  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanJuly 27
    Been here 5+ times
    The closest this Texas girl could get to a real Tex-Mex enchilada and tamale in Boston.
  • Martin
    MartinJuly 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    El guapo with guacamole is the way to go!! Super filling though so come hungry😋😋
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FarrarApril 22, 2016
  • liz h.
    liz hambFebruary 12, 2016
    absolutely love the chicken quesadilla and the fish burrito. always a place to go to even if it's a longer drive for me!
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia LuddeckeJanuary 25, 2016
    The El Gaupo Burrito!!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SheehanNovember 16, 2015
    Quality, clean, tasty and quick
  • Adam C.
    Adam CartwrightOctober 16, 2015
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DsouzaOctober 5, 2015
    Pescados are amazing
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 19, 2015
    The guapo. No other choice.
  • C B.
    C BaileySeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get creama and hot sauces on your burrito!!
  • Doug N.
    Doug NyrenJuly 13, 2015
    Little bit spicy so just ask for mild it's no issue
  • Doug N.
    Doug NyrenJuly 13, 2015
    Get the Plantains!!! El Guapo & Caramelo Tacos are also good
  • Doug N.
    Doug NyrenJune 18, 2015
    Plantains w/o the salsa are amazing
  • Nick B.
    Nick BeneveniaFebruary 23, 2015
    The salsa brings their burritos from good to great. Pure authentic burritos. Mexican coke too!
  • George R.
    George RallsFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Carnitas without lettuce!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 3, 2014
    Get the El Guapo burrito and wash it down with a Mexican Coke!
  • Adam M.
    Adam MonahanSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Carnitas is the best in Boston.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Better than Anna's and Boca Grande. Get the fish burrito.
  • Shelley C.
    Some of the best catfish tacos I've ever had.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 20, 2014
    Fish tacos worth talking about. Kudos to El Pelon for making our mouths water. Read more
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy StolzeSeptember 5, 2013
    I wish I had an opportunity to eat my food without it falling apart into a million pieces :(
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin C.September 3, 2013
    Everything tastes good and fresh here. My new favorite is the chicken tostada, adding guacamole and the lime-pickled cabbage for extra flavor and texture.
  • Xavie F.
    Xavie F.July 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hot sauce around and it's homemade! Double win.
  • Kosta B.
    Kosta BolgovJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make it paleo - El Guapo bowl, no rice, no beans, no crema, xtra plantains, xtra xtra steak, add guac. Nutritious, delicious, filling paleo hack.
  • Luke K.
    Luke KruseMay 13, 2013
    If you frequent Pelon, you must get the punch card. One free burrito after twelve visits
  • Al S.
    Al SMarch 6, 2013
    Ask for a side of habanero hot sauce. So good. But it ain't for amateurs; it's hot.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DMarch 3, 2013
    Ask for the tacos to be double wrapped so the don't fall apart. Normally it's standard for corn tortillas.
  • Judd S.
    Judd ShermanJanuary 14, 2013
    Bean and cheese w hot sauce, sour cream, guacamole. And extra cheese. Always.
  • Sergey A.
    Sergey AJanuary 6, 2013
    The meat is always fresh and delicious! El Pelon > Anna's
  • El P.
    El PelonDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Always open till 11pm Always
  • Joe
    JoeNovember 25, 2012
    Bring a fire extinguisher!
  • Devin E.
    Devin EtterahcAugust 26, 2012
    The only burrito worth getting in Brighton. I got the El Guapo and was greatly surprised at how delicious it was.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosJune 10, 2012
    Love the carnitas and el Guapo burritos! Also got to grab a Mexican Coca Cola.
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HolleranApril 29, 2012
    I don't come to Boston without stopping at Pelon at least 3 times
  • El P.
    El PelonApril 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Every Wednesday in April after 8pm Fiery 15 qualifying round for Chili Eating Champion 2012 -Eat 15 Habeneros in 15 minutes, win a special TShirt and a spot in the finals entry $15
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GliddenMarch 23, 2012
    Chili pepper eating contest on Wednesdays in April
  • Peepers24
    Peepers24January 15, 2012
    Another place to try. I'm loving Foursquare
  • Skyler L.
    Skyler LewDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cannot go wrong with ordering a Carne asada burrito with hot sauce on the side.
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi WardSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The El Guapo is to die for! Don't miss it.
  • Emily C. H.
    Emily C. HeathSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tacos Carmelos and Mexican Coke. Fantastic.
  • Neville W.
    Neville WAugust 25, 2011
    They sell Mexican sodas and those sodas use real sugar. Sodas such as Coca Cola and this tasty apple soda.
  • Gentlemen Hall
    Gentlemen HallJuly 24, 2011
    Mix all the sodas together!
  • d l.
    d lJune 20, 2011
    El guapo burrito...fried plantains!
  • S D.
    S DMay 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Always add plantains in you burrito. Always.
  • Scion P.
    Scion PartnersFebruary 12, 2011
    You can get great deals at this location with a Scion Partners card. Check out for more info or search for Scion Partners in the Apple App Store.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely get the el guapo
  • Tadashi U.
    Tadashi UshirodaOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the steak torts instead of the burrito. It's a little less in terms of quantity but I prefer the torta because it tastes better.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixSeptember 20, 2010
    Awesome fish tacos: cubes of cod are fried in a spiced cornmeal batter and lightly dressed with chile-scented mayo instead of salsa. El Pelón nails the essential crisp, unoily fry job. Read more
  • Rob N.
    Rob NesterAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the carnitas burrito with guacamole, hotsauce, black beans and rice. It's delicious.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJuly 29, 2010
    Stop in and say hi to el Guapo, then proceed to eat one of the tastiest burritos this side of Mexico.
    Boston.comJuly 27, 2010
    This is the kind of big, big-flavored, low-priced food that makes El Pelon a natural in this college neighborhood. Victory is theirs, and ours. Read more
  • Alyce C.
    Alyce C.July 24, 2010
    Plantains in burritos!
  • Kunal P.
    Kunal PatelJune 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing burritos. Get them with hot sauce and crema (sour cream) to make it even more savory
  • Preston
    PrestonMay 27, 2010
    Check out El Pelon's secret menu. I've tried their fish sandwich, cheeseburger, and clam chowder. I heard the calzone is better than their burrito.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CuozzoMay 22, 2010
    Fish tacos to die for! Freshest authentic Mexican this side of Guadalajara. . .
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MurdoughMay 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burritios. Tacos fall apart immediately. Fried plantains are sweet and savory. So glad they're back though the new location is out there a bit. Our trips out there are a treat now. :)
  • Matt V.
    Matt VolpiApril 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pescado burritos are the best in Boston since taco del mar left town. Soft tacos delish but fall apart too much.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TApril 14, 2010
    El Guapo I'm comming for you!!! Read more
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the bean and cheese burrito with plantains and guac, or el guapo if you like meat. Their salsa is effing hot and delicious. Doesn't have the same charm as the old location but it's just as good.
  • Sara S.
    Sara StevensMarch 25, 2010
    Seconded, best burritos in Boston by far. So glad they're back. Word to the wise: their hot sauce packs a punch but it's about time someone's did. Everything is amazing esp the carne asada burrito.
  • Ennis G.
    Ennis GlendonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    El guapo burrito
  • Christine V.
    Christine VarrialeJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Rajas con queso menos queso. Aww yeah.
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