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El Pelon?

What's the word on El Pelon's since it opened in Brighton? How does it compare to the other taco/burrito places in the Boston/Metrowest area?

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  1. I've yet to make it out to the new El Pelon, but it is supposedly like the original which I think had the best burritos in town.

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    El Pelon
    2197 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135

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    1. re: kimfair1

      I agre with kimfair - if it's anything like the original, the food is excellent. Try their fried plantains too - they do them just right with ripe plantains and sea salt.

    2. I've 3 or 4 times for thefish tacos and they are firing on all cylinders.

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      El Pelon
      2197 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135

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      1. re: ItalyFan

        ItalyFan, your map pin is for the old location.

        Just a note for people who don't know where to find El Pelon, it's actually on Comm Ave @ Lake Street, near the turnaround for the B trains.

      2. I've been there 3 times now. Never made it to the Fenway location so I can't make that comparison, but the tortas and fish tacos are clearly superior to anything else I've had in Metrowest. Only disappointment was a burrito my wife brought home. When I unwrapped it I found that it had lettuce on it. I hates lettuce on burritos. Especially burritos that have traveled. But maybe it serves me right for ordering a burrito over the tacos or tortas.

        1. El Pelon is as good as ever. They were able to bring back all the old staff, which is nice. The owner seems to be a constant presence and is very grateful the loyal fans have returned. The new place has just 12 seats and some counter space where you can stand but there aren't stools like there were in the old place. Also, there aren't picnic tables outside, though there are a few benches on the island in the parking area.

          1. I went to El Pelon (again) last night, I've been working my way through the menu and haven't had anything yet I haven't enjoyed! The plaintains with the chipotle salsa could be easily overlooked in lieu of some other choices, they sooo good and worth a try! I also really love the Carne Asada Torta (sandwich), I can't figure out what makes it so good, but the combo of ingredients is really tasty!

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            El Pelon
            2197 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135