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Illegal Pete's

1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (55 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons wanted to eat here after our hike and we had great veggie beef chicken and pork burritos. Friendly service and a nice beer selection.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stopped in for beers while walking Pearl Street. The atmosphere was exuberantly friendly. Convos galore. Commentary. Jokes. It's the kind of place you'd like to spend a few hours at... but the rest of Pearl Street awaited. I tasted three beers to find the...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a build your own lunch restaurant. Plenty of fresh food options. You order at the counter and wait for your selection, then find seating. Food tastes great! Not crowded when we visited. Very casual - great for informal small group lunch.

Thank DRS69
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Think Chopotley, but better. Local, one restorant, yummy delishous, family frendly, right on pirl. HAPPY

Thank Dylan K
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

No kidding at all. This is Denver’s secret eatery right at the end of the downtown. The best burrito I had in my life was here with my buddy Josh who introduced me to this place. The best of the best was the Fish Burrito....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 27 October 2017 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 22 October 2017

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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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