Silly New Englanders recommend places to me all the time where I can supposedly get good Mexican food. I am from Texas, so I smile politely and nod. Occasionally I get around to trying these places out. At El Pelon, once again, I was disappointed.
The salsa fresca is almost as unfresh as Trader Joe's salsa fresca. If you're from the North East, you'll probably like both (the mild version at TJ's for you, of course).
The guacamole's all right if you mix in the green hot taco sauce.
|I haven't had a good tamale since I bought a dozen for $4 from a Mexican lady pushing a cart through the neighborhood in Houston. This was no exception. The thin sour cream sauce was similarly pointless.|
|The tacos are decent enough, the carnitas and carne asada are a little chewy but not bad. If you're in the area and just want some tacos, then all right, El Pelon will do.|
If you've never had a real torta, you really must. They are great sandwiches. They should look more like this:
Also my girlfriend and I both felt slightly nauseous after eating there.