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Snobs from Los Angeles or Austin may disagree, but Boston has a fiery Mexican food scene….El Pelon Taqueria . The crowds lining up at this small Fenway neighborhood shop are not wrong: Loaded Caramelos tacos (tender skirt steak with an ample dollop of guacamole) are a must-order, though Momofuku chef David Chang is partial to the El Guapo burrito.
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El Pelon Taqueria’s fried plantains
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Do you want to eat authentic Mexican food but don’t know where to go? Whether you want to eat in or eat out, El Pelón Taqueria is the perfect place!…
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The beginning of fall is always a magical time of year in the Hub. The leaves start to change, pumpkin spice flavored everything begin to hit shelves and, best of all, the Patriots are back. That's right, Tom Brady and company are ready for another Super Bowl run, so make sure to keep your Sundays—and a few Thursdays and Mondays—open for the rest of the year. And if you want to take your weekly watch parties up a notch, order up a feast from these awesome game day delivery options based on the best Boston Yelp reviews.
According to Boston Yelp reviews, the top spot to order delivery in the Hub on game day goes to El Pelón Taquería. Cheer on the Pats while feasting on delicious Mexican fare, ranging from fish tacos and steak tortas to carnitas burritos and chicken chimichangas. 92 Peterborough St., elpelon.com
El Pelon chef Jose Torres knows the consistency of salsa is key to success. Too runny and there’s no texture for dipping. Too thick and you can’t spread it easily. The fire-roasted salsa ($4) threads that needle and adds a kick from a few different types of peppers—including habaneros—and onions. After the ingredients are roasted, he mixes them in a large container until the texture—and consistency—is just right.
It’s not everyday you find golden fried sweet plantains inside your burrito, but that’s the standard at this Fenway Park-adjacent institution. The El Guapo “handsome man” burrito pairs plantains with grilled steak, fire-roasted salsa, Spanish rice, black beans, cooling crema and lettuce. Guac is 99 cents extra and well worth it.
El Pelón’s status as a cult favorite is reflected by the decor: Both its Fenway and Brighton locations are festooned with fans wearing their El Pelón gear across the globe. When it comes to tacos, El Pelón provides four varieties to choose from: rajas con queso with black beans and roasted poblanos, grilled-steak-and-guac caramelos, grilled chicken americanos, and the hefty fan-pleasing pescado filled with cornmeal-battered cod and chile mayo.