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Illegal Pete's

1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (55 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great, laid back, fast and casual. Fun t-shirts to purchase. A Pearl street must do. We had our wedding rehersal dinner there!

Thank LSO554
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dan is the best bartender. Food is basically a better Chipotle. Must go stop if you are on the Hill and in need of some Mexican!

Thank anner0408
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Chicagoan, I am spoiled on the best authentic Mexican cuisine and very particular about authentic Mexican and wary of Americanized/TexMex/inauthentic Mexican. Illegal Pete's I think qualifies as "inauthentic" but it's fully redeemed in yummyness

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It looks like it should be fantastic - the individual preparation and ingredients look really good. But to taste it is just ok. The line is out the door and it isn't inexpensive. I would likely look elsewhere but if I had to return, it...More

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Fresh ingredients with vegetarian options. We went in the middle of the afternoon so the line wasn't too long and we easily found a place to sit. Very good!

Thank JessB24
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I had a burrito and my husband had a bowl and we both had margaritas. I like that they "mixed" the ingredients on the tortilla so they were evenly distributed and could get it all in every bite, unlike the way Qudoba does it. Food...More

Thank Birdylover
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We went right at 12:00 lunch rush. Line was to the door but went very fast and we got a table right away. Loved the setup and the choices. Delicious! Reminded me of KB burritos but with extra choices and you can watch them make...More

Thank Go R
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Similar to a Chipolte this is a walk through and the burritos are made to order. They are generous proportions and all with good fresh ingredients. There is also a bar so you can add a local craft beer to your order. there are also...More

Thank SwashB
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was not my favorite spot on our trip. It reminded me of a Chipotle type mexican fast food. It hit the spot as we were quite hungry on a super hot day...but my thoughts might have been downgraded by the AC that could not...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Many reviews said this place was better than chipotle but we didn't enjoy the experience. Food was ok, ambience was dirty and food toppings were miserly, chipotle experience is way better any day.

Thank gaumalik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-3955
We celebrate humanity. We celebrate individuality. We celebrate relationships and connections. And most importantly we celebrate every human's need for tasty food, stiff drinks and good times. Well, maybe it's not a need, but it's certainly a want. Either way, it's our desire to make each illegal pete's location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans.
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