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Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

Burrito Place, Mexican Restaurant, and Taco Place$$$$
Downtown Boulder, Boulder
  • Fabian
    "The "Big Fish" (fried fish, beans and rice + whatever),..."(3 Tips)
    Grace B.
    "their burrito bowl with brown rice"(4 Tips)
    Bill A.
    "Best fish tacos in town."(6 Tips)
    Jonathan H.
    "even mix the burrito ingredients"(2 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • burritos
  • big fish
  • tacos
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
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  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonMay 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the reverse nachos! Bowl filled with whatever you want (rice, beans, veggies) & smothered in queso, topped with any salsas, cheese, jalapeños & sour cream you want. Chips are served on the side.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LewisFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Here is the best thing you can get. Not on the menu. Chicken burrito bowl w/ black beans, smother it with veggie chili, cheese on top, then 2 scoops of corn, finished with lightly sprinkle of onions.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HealJuly 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the small breakfast bowl. It's like 3 bucks if you work downtown and is deceptively almost as big as the standard bowl. Bacon, chorizo, green chile. Best bfast value in town.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AmiraultMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Need some quick Mexican grub to go, or want a quick lunch? This is your spot. They've got beer too, you can't go wrong with a burrito from Illegal Pete's. They run 4SQ specials too!
  • Illegal Pete's
    Illegal Pete'sFebruary 12, 2013
    Check out our new happy hour! Every night 3-8pm come in for: $2.50 Coors & Coors Light, $3.50 select craft drafts, $4 margaritas & $3 wells...And, as always, free chips & salsa if you're drinkin'!
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithMay 30, 2012
    Sure, Chipotle started here and QDobas are everywhere...but this local shop is a much better burrito option. Watch as they mix the ingredients at the end, ensuring every bite is awesome!
  • Nikita F.
    Nikita FedorovOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Children's burrito. Chicken, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies green and red, pico, guac, pesto, olives, onions. Smothered in pork chili. Plus a Coors Light. $10.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HosterAugust 4, 2013
    Best burrito you'll ever have. Take that to the bank. They even mix the burrito ingredients so you'll never get that mouth full of sour cream again!
  • Grace B.
    Grace BoyleMay 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They're Colorado local and it's quick, good Mexican. The line proves their popularity. My favorite is their burrito bowl with brown rice and all the toppings you desire.
  • Jackie T.
    Jackie ToddJanuary 18
    Have tried the fish tacos, carnitas quesadilla and the carnitas nachos. All were yummy! Good eats that don't take a chunk from your wallet.
  • Illegal Pete's
    Illegal Pete'sNovember 27, 2012
    From now until Dec. 3, buy a New Belgium Brewing draft beer and you'll get a FREE 16-oz. globe glass! For each glass given, New Belgium will donate a $1 to the The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge.
  • George A.
    George AbbottOctober 7, 2013
    Chicken Quesadilla with red peppers is great. Come early or later because lunch hour lines are out the door.
  • Boone M.
    Boone Moocher-PogueFebruary 21, 2014
    This is a great place, ask for Jen. She basically makes my food for free and I don't even pay her. It's awesome to never have a grasp of responsibility!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 17, 2011
    Okay, look. Pete’s doesn’t serve hooch. So why go? Simple. It’s the best place to hit the morning after bender. One of their burrito bowls smothered in green chili will put you back among the living.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SutfinApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They do not offer student drinks and sometimes their burritos are a little small so I suggest a burrito bowl if you are super hungry
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BarlowMay 21, 2012
    Free cookie on your first check-in! Delicious burritos (with guac) and WONDERFUL margaritas!!!!!
  • Bill A.
    Bill AdkinsJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fish tacos in town. And they mix your burrito ingredients before folding. Big props.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Remember to use your EcoPass if you have one here. You'll save 10% off your meal!
  • Trish G.
    Trish GroomMarch 9, 2012
    Best way to order is from the Illegal Pete's app, they have ready for as soon as you walk in! No more waiting!
  • Kristy V.
    Kristy VollJuly 19, 2015
    The portion was a little smaller than a qdoba or a chipotle. Margaritas made me kind of sick. I would skip this place if anyone tells you it's a 'must have'.
  • Fabian
    FabianMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The "Big Fish" (fried fish, beans and rice + whatever), delicious but formidable, comes in a more manageable kids' size.
  • Tundra Restaurant Supply
    Local Burrito joint. Try getting potatoes or fish in your burrito!
  • David S.
    David SheehanOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For me the kids size is just about perfect. Add chips and a drink and it's about the same price as the big burritos.
  • Adam N.
    Adam N.January 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Careful, if they are running low on chicken and you ask for double, you still get single but pay for double. Awesome.
  • Alex J.
    Alex JuelNovember 19, 2010
    Get the "gambler". It's not on the menu. Its basically just the addition of spicy mayo but it's super delicious.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HansenMay 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burritos are awesome, breakfast and lunch! Try the hot salsa, very good.
  • Catherine B.
    Burritos are great! Customer service is phenomenal!
  • KB N.
    KB NauJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Salads are great. And everything is mostly organic!
  • Allison H.
    Allison HengemuhleJuly 19, 2011
    Don't go after 9 pm during the summer, they won't make half their menu and they are usually out of stuff too.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EvansApril 17, 2011
    Their burritos are a giant bug, great for preventing hangovers.
  • David C.
    David CriswellJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish burritos take a little longer but they are worth the wait
  • Lorenzo V.
    Order the big fish, I promise you won't be disappointed
  • Kaan E.
    Kaan E.December 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    SplickIt - order + pay from your phone, walk straight up to the counter, take food, leave.
  • Matt F.
    Delicious tacos. Never a seat though
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.October 20, 2013
    Everything about this place is awesome.
  • David A.
    David AllenSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast burritos until 1pm on the weekends!
  • Linds P.
    Linds PantherJune 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Download the Illegal Pete's app (iPhone and Android) to order and pay from your phone!
  • Jon V.
    Jon VersonSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The breakfast burritos will blow your mind!
  • Susan S.
    Susan SuchockiJuly 20, 2014
    Stopped in for some breakfast burritos.. delish!
  • Steven S.
    Steven SpurgeonAugust 12, 2012
    They mix up the ingredients before they wrap up the burrito!
  • Urn L.
    Big potato: it's sooooooo good.
  • Kayla S.
    Kayla StoverMay 5, 2012
    Try the fish tacos! Yumm.
  • Emily
    EmilyNovember 24, 2015
    Nachos forever
  • Monti B.
    Monti BraySeptember 20, 2014
    Chipotle on steroids!
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen ThomaOctober 10, 2014
    kickass steak!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BrownApril 19, 2010
    Nasty fish tacos. But good carnitas and shredded beef.
  • Abbey K.
    Abbey KeckJanuary 24
    Chicken tacos!
  • Rob J.
    Rob JohnsonJune 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get the Mexican Coke and learn how delicious coke can be without fructose syrup
  • Ashley I.
    Ashley ISeptember 16, 2013
    Fish Tacos
  • Suzie C.
    Suzie CarrascoAugust 4, 2012
    The bathrooms at this location are absolutely gross. Avoid at all cost. Makes me worry about their cleanliness.
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