Wednesday, July 2, 2008
El Pelón Taquería
The only thing missing is that guy's hair!
When we're in the Fenway around lunchtime, our favorite place to go for a quick, delicious (and cheap!) bite is El Pelón. Our favorite thing on the menu is "El Guapo," a burrito that comes with the works--including fried plantains. We often get it with chicken, but on the menu, it comes with steak. It's fantastic, under $7, and we think we look extra guapo walking down the street eating it!
"El Guapo" is our favorite, but we've never been disappointed with anything we've ever ordered--especially the burritos. The tamales are another of my favorites and are stuffed with cheese and hot peppers and served with crema.
Recently, we were saddened when we learned that there had been a fire that closed down the restaurant, but we are happy to report that it has been back open now for a while and whatever kind of fire there was doesn't seem to have done any damage to the areas the customers see! Oh, by the way...the inside is decorated with photos of fans who have snapped pictures of themselves all over the world in the restaurant's bald-guy T-shirts--that's kinda fun. It's also decorated with colorful Dia de los muertos décor that we always enjoy looking at.
The staff is always nice and can often be seen singing along with the music. Food comes quickly, and someone will deliver it either to you inside at one of the few tables or outside at the ample seating at picnic tables out front.