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Pelon's Baja Grill

) #111 of 1,150 Restaurants in Virginia Beach $ Mexican, Seafood,
3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
+1 757-417-3970
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“burrito” (52 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
“fish tacos” (63 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner on a Monday night...service was very good and we had a good dinner. The burritos are large and stuffed with all kinds of goodies. For a quick and good meal at the oceanfront, make a stop by Pelons!

Thank Tbpenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to try it. The tacos were good. I loved the chips and it's the best guacamole I've ever had. Would go back.

Thank Elcole21
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you stopping by for a bite! I'm thrilled the guacamole was your favorite -- that's a huge compliment. I hope you make it back our way again sometime. Cheers, John

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best. place. ever. Fish tacos are to die for and very cool atmosphere. Solid beer list and just a great place to grab food after the beach

Thank Christina B
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Christina, we hope you stop by again sometime! I'm thrilled the fish tacos were exactly what you wanted. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers, John

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pelon's has a great name in the area for being delicious and fresh. It didn't disappoint. We arrived around 7:30 pm and it was packed! Despite that the line to order went quickly and there were tables available indoors and outdoors. We waited probably 15-20...More

Thank Jenna P
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jenna, you're the best! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it here. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, John

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing about this place for years, checked it out on a rainy Sunday back in April. We beat the crowd, after we ordered the place filled up amazingly fast. We liked the fries, hot and tasty, could have fed 3 people. The burrito was...More

Thank Roomseller59
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you finally stopped in! It's great that everything lived up to your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon. Cheers, John

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went here while on vacation with my husband and 4 year old. Guac was very fresh. My husband enjoyed the California burrito. My tacos (I tried chicken and carne asada) were not well seasoned. Chicken was quite bland. For a family of three, the meal...More

Thank Tia E
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Tia, it's a shame your tacos weren't quite up to our standards. Bland food is never the goal here, and I'm sorry if that was the case with your meal. I'm glad the guac and burrito were tasty, though. I hope you'll stop by again...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the burritos a lot. They were big and full of fresh ingredients. The kids menu was the only downside, it was pretty pricy for a few frozen nuggets and fries. Other than that the place was excellent and the staff was friendly. We'll...More

Thank Nick S
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

It's really great to hear the burritos and service were hits, Nick, but I'm sorry to hear the children's menu wasn't what you were expecting. I'll keep that in mind, and I hope we'll see you back again soon for another meal! Until then, Cheers,...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Their beachy, chill atmosphere is welcoming. It's an easy walk from the actual beach too. We frequent this place a lot and their vegetarian tacos and fish tacos are the best. The pomegranate margarita is really good too! They have a pretty big menu to...More

Thank imrachk_
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

There's nothing better than a Pomegranate Margarita after a day at the beach! I'm glad you enjoyed the tacos, too. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, John

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. The carne asada had to be drenched in hot sauce to give it flavor. The salsa was onion based and therefore tasted like straight onion. The chips were fresh and crispy though.

Thank Ziggysmommy1
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Bland food is not what we're about here, and it's a shame if your carne asada and salsa weren't up to par. I hope you'll give us another try sometime -- I know we can do better than this. Cheers, John

Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are looking for great tasting Mexican food then you need to go here. They have happy hour food and drinks specials. $5 nachos, $2 tacos and buy 2 get 1 free. The menu is large and has many good choices. The service is...More

1  Thank CTOCONNOR2013
John M, Owner at Pelon's Baja Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Glad to hear you've always loved happy hour, Connor! I'm happy that there's something on the menu for whatever mood you're in. I hope you stop by again soon! Cheers, John

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Why do they add 15% for vegan items? Do they use vegan cheese, sour cream and tofu?
15 July 2015|
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Response from Pelonsbajagrill757 | Property representative |
Our soy meat products our 40% higher than regular beef, chicken and cheese. The sour cream is not available in bulk like regular sour cream which creates a high food cost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Mexican, Seafood, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3619 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-417-3970
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Pelon's Baja Grill specializes in fresh Mexican fare inspired by California Baja style preparations. When you walk in, we want you to close your eyes and feel the sand in your feet and smell the ocean in your nose. A Pelon's, we've taken the best slice of Cali and served it up in store. We've always taken the fresh approach to food, our veggies are green, our onions are potent and some customers report that our fish tacos are so fresh, that they've jumped out of the food, flopped around a little and then smacked them in the face. Enjoy your meal with guacamole and salsa that are made fresh daily. From tacos to tequilas, burritos and margarita's there's nothing quite like Pelon's. Fresh Baja Food. There's only one place to get it.
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