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Oct 8, 2006 06:18 AM

Authentic Mexican in Boston

El Pelon Taqueria is a very crowded loud little restaurant in Boston, near Fenway Park (92 Petersbourough Way). The food is fairly authenically Mexican even though most of the workers don't seem to be. The food tastes great. I ate a pork torta and my girlfriend had a chicken burrito. We have both visited Latin-America (though not Mexico) and found the food very good. The place is very small (seats no more than 15) with loud Mexican rock music playing constantly (on a Saturday night anyway) but if you like good hispanic food at reasonable prices (we paid $10 for the torta and burrito) it is awesome!

-Chico Americano

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  1. I have a friend from California, and she says El Pelon is the best Mexican food she has had, since moving. And she has been here for 5 years!

    I love their fish tacos.

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    1. re: mcel215

      I've only been to El Pelon 2 or 3 times, but they have the best tacos I've had. Last time I had the grilled chicken taco which was two corn tortillas (my only complaint: I wished they'd double up like Anna's does so they're easier to eat), a small bit of refried beans, limed onions (amazing), fire roasted salsa (smokey and good), and pickled cabbage. I've never had a taco without cheese and I loved it. I had guacamole on the side and it was great -- just avocados and maybe some cilantro. It wasn't full of onions, which I don't really like.

      1. re: steinpilz

        Not that I recall and not according to their website.

      2. i think they have beer, although i never have beer when i'm there for some reason, so don't take my word for it. the fish tacos are indeed some of the best i've had *any*where. good stuff. killer salsa, too. do they still do the chile-eating contest?

        1. Funny, everyone says Picante is bland but I found el Pelon to be SO boring. I don't understand the buzz around that place.

          1. I too recommend El Pelon, which has the best burritos in Boston in my book (followed by Boca Grande, Taqueria Mexicana, Tacos Lupita, and Anna's).