As many of you know, I'm from San Francisco originally. SF has some really amazing Mexican food, which is one thing we've had a hard time finding here in Boston. I kept hearing that El Pelon is some of the best Mexican in the city, so of course I had to try it! Read on to see how it compared.
First of all, El Pelon is on this cute block aptly named "restaurant row" by the locals. Here you'll find a melting pot of cuisines, including traditional American, Thai, Greek, Persian, Japanese, French, and Mexican. It's great because you can go with a group, all get different meals, and meet outside on the cute patio to eat together.
I ordered the chicken quesadilla on a corn tortilla. It's hard to tell from the picture but it comes with 2 quesadillas. The cheese is gooey, the chicken is cooked well, and the mild tomato salsa really adds a lot of flavor. It would be a little plain without the salsa though.
This is the Pescado Tacos de la Casa, aka house fish tacos. They were really good and I loved their bright, colorful presentation!
One wall is filled with framed pictures of patrons wearing El Pelon gear all over the world. They also have a pretty incredible contest where you can win free burritos for a year if you down 15 habanero peppers in 15 minutes! There were only 4 people on their champion list for the contest. The authenticity of the venue and the decorations really reminded me of some of the great Mexican places back home!