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Illegal Pete's

1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
+1 303-440-3955
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (51 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment offers tremendous food at very reasonable prices. The menu is diverse for Mexican. My family thoroughly enjoyed this establishment. We will return

Thank chippyarm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My portion of 3 tacos was quite small, however the fresh guacamole was superb! Definitely will come back for a hopefully better burrito next time when I get the chance.

Thank Thorsten M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go and have a quick burrito and a beer. Inexpensive and made infront of you like a chipotles only local.

Thank irish0live
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, so Illegal Pete's doesn't have much ambience, but that can easily be overlooked when one considers the best margarita in Boulder, the excellent fish tacos, and the exceptional guacamole. Tacos, burritos, or bowls, whatever your preference, are all great here. It is located on...More

Thank JamesMaryland
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Glad we made the stop. Super value. Excellent staff and will be back for sure. Try the breakfast buritto w hot sauce.

Thank gibsonja3
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks for the review, we are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. We are excited for you to come back and see us next time. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Go here and get the breakfast burrito, or a couple of breakfast tacos. It's SO much better than any hotel breakfast, it's quick, and it's like 7 bucks. People are friendly and the food is exactly what you need in the morning. I loved the...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is my first time ever coming to this place and all I can say is I wish they had one in Oregon. They blow al other chains away for there great fresh food. And on top of that I had green chile for the...More

Thank Shane B
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for the review, we're glad you came to see us and enjoyed your food. We hope to see you next time around!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great cheap stop for lunch or breakfast (their breakfast burritos are customizable and delicious). Similar to Chipotle, but local and they use great ingredients. It can get super busy at lunch time, but they are pretty fast.

Thank Sarah W
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks for writing the review, it's great to hear from our customers. See you next time!

Reviewed 5 January 2017

if you want mexican, but good Mexican food, this is the place for you. fast service. great quality good food. tacos are delicious and fat with food items. great for family outgoings.

Thank Prinster A
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for writing your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place is basically a local version of Chipotle or Freebirds with a couple local twists (fish tacos for instance). The food was good and the price was ok. Staff was friendly and welcoming to customers.

Thank flatlandcoug
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:30
07:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-3955
  • E-mail
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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