• Pelon's Baja Grill

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Serves meat, vegan options available. California-style Mexican food restaurant with a few outlets. Makes burritos, tacos, nachos, and such. Many items can be ordered vegan with plant proteins in the style of beef/fish/chicken as well as vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, and sauces. Vegan breakfast on weekends with an egg-style tofu scramble. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri 11:00am-12:00am, Sat-Sun 8:00am-12:00am.

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46 Reviews

First Review by WaspsNests


Points +400

22 Nov 2023

Plenty of options 🌱🌯

More than enough options - most of the burritos could be made vegan, as well as some other choices throughout the menu. Not the best burrito I’ve had, but I did enjoy it. Good Happy Hour deals. Overall would go again if I was in the area.



Points +17

10 Sep 2023

Pelon's is a must visit

I discovered Pelon's years ago, and I've been in love ever since. They can basically make most of their menu Vegan, and it tastes so good! No Gardein, actual food they make fresh. Don't sleep on Pelon's!

Pros: Vegan shrimp tacos & all of their burritos , Quick service , Chill atmosphere


Points +34

17 Jul 2023

A lot of options

I love that almost everything they have can be made vegan and the menu is labled so it makes it super easy to see what can be made vegan, and they have beverages and even desserts available too.


Points +30

05 Jul 2023

Excellent, so many options

Everything (with the exception of kids chicken nuggets) can be ordered vegan. The kids menu even specifies that the items can be made vegan. Makes it very easy for kiddos to order. One of the best texmex restaurants I’ve eaten at.

Pros: Everything can be made vegan , Excellent, melty cheese, Kids menu


Points +22

01 Jan 2023

Lots of delicious vegan options

As good as a place could be without being fully vegan. Chimichanga was great, multiple protein options.


Points +111

21 Sep 2022

An Oasis in a vegan wasteland

Not too many choices near my hotel, but luckily I found this place. They can make almost everything vegan and have fake steak, chicken, tofu, etc. Friendly and good beer too.

Pros: Almost everything can be made vegan

Cons: None that I can see


Points +28

08 Sep 2022

Everything can be made vegan

Nothing was listed as vegan on the menu. I asked and he said they could make anything on menu vegan. Had vegan fish tacos which were really good!

Pros: Vegan fish, chicken, sour cream, cheese

Cons: Nothing specifically listed as vegan on menu


Points +2890

17 Jul 2022

Lots of Options

There were a ton of vegan options here. Aside from being way too expensive, the vegan chicken tacos were bland and honestly disgusting. I got 2 vegan chicken tacos, took one bite, and threw out the rest. I really did not enjoy them at all. The vegan carne asada fries, however, were incredible. If I had only had the fries it would be a 4 star review, if I only had the tacos it would have been a 1.


Points +24

02 Jul 2022

vegan options!

the dude burrito was a must try!! the soy chorizo burrito is a solid 6.5/10, the dude is a 9/10 !!


Points +622

20 Apr 2022

Best of VA Beach!

A lot of vegan options and incredibly delicious! Had the vegan Carne asada fries and tacos and every bite was vegan heaven. This is the place to check out.

Pros: A lot of vegan options

Cons: Serves meat


Points +452

31 Oct 2021

So many options!

Almost anything on they’re menu can be made vegan! Including chicken, beef and fish! I’ve had the fish tacos and chicken tacos, both are delicious!


Points +60

17 Aug 2021

Favorite place

I’ve been coming here for many years. It’s a real shame they no longer offer breakfast, because the vegan pancakes and breakfast burritos were the best! The vegan fish tacos are great and the taco salad is amazing. You can sub grilled veggies for any of the vegan meats, but they sometimes accidentally upcharge for this instead of substituting the veggies. Anything on the menu with a flower indicates that it can be make vegan. The watermelon margaritas are also awesome.


Points +909

08 Aug 2021

So many options!

I’ve never been to a non-vegan restaurant with so many vegan options! There were vegan alternatives for almost everything on the menu including vegan Whoopie pies from a local bakery! On my trip we had to go twice because the food was so good

Pros: So many vegan options , Good serving sizes

Cons: Burritos not as tasty without guac


Points +620

16 Jul 2021

Very busy but so many options

When you are waiting in line you pick up a paper menu and see noted on the bottom right corner they have vegan chicken, soyrizo, vegan cheese and sour cream that can be replaced on any dish. So most of the menu can be vegan. It was pretty awesome. My daughter and I shared nachos. Husband got a fat burrito. The place was so crowded and busy but we were able to get a table after we ordered. There is another location which may not be as busy.

Pros: Many options

Cons: Crowded


Points +301

26 Jun 2021

Awesome place with so many vegan options!

Almost everything on the menu could be made vegan! I had the nachos and they were delicious! They also offered vegan brownies and Whoopi pies. The food came out super quickly and the staff was nice. Only downside was plastic forks/straws/cups and disposable salsa cup.


Points +59

22 May 2021

five star worthy

This restaurant has a lot of vegetarian and vegan options! They even offer vegan cheese, sour cream and veggie "meat" substitutes. Our veggie family of 5 was happy with everything we ordered. You won't be disappointed if you dine here!

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-22

Pros: Lots of vegan and vegetarian options , Guacamole was delicious , They are happy to make substitutions

Cons: Salsa had too many onions


Points +47

04 Jan 2021

Vegan Sunday here rock!!! Sunday is now my favorite night of the week!!!!!

Best Vegan Mexican food I have EVER had!!!!!!!

Pros: Staff is super nice and chill

Cons: They serve meat


Points +196

14 Sep 2020

A must

Tacos are decadent!! One of my favorite spots on the oceanfront for casual eats. Amazing amount of options

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +62

28 Jun 2020

enjoyed it

it was hectic due to current pandemic, many customers were not wearing masks, so I was uncomfortable. we ordered our food at the counter, then sat outside. my Vegan "steak" was an impressive mock meat; I'm thinking it was seitan. would have liked to see some Tofu / Tempeh as a protein option.

Pros: friendly staff, several Vegan options

Cons: not enough outdoor dining


Points +86

21 Jun 2020

Vegan options for everything!

Such a shame this app won't let you rate 5 for not fully vegan restaurants because this was amazing! They offered plant based options for everything and even had vegan treats at the front of the store.

I only wish that they offered more healthier drinks. The food was delicious and service was super fast! We were in and out in 30mins; had our food in less than 10!

Pros: Vegan options galore

Cons: Lack of healthy drinks


Points +210

30 Nov 2019

Can veganize anything

Most menu items can be made vegan! Meat/cheese and sour cream substitutes were all great and burritos are amazing. Big portions.
Counter service and fun atmosphere


Points +15

02 Oct 2019

Terrible Portions

Bought the special soup and quesadilla paid $1 extra for chicken. $10 in all. Opened box to find two small pieces of quesadilla. Come on seriously this is your portion? Stay away from specials.

Cons: Small portions


Points +91

04 Aug 2019

Soooooo delicious!!!

If you haven't gotten a breakfast burrito you are seriously missing out!!!


Points +380

12 Jul 2019

Decent vegan selection

So much sauce was put on my dish and it had zero flavor.

Pros: Nice staff, Plenty of vegan options

Cons: Lacked flavor, Used frozen Gardein fish in tacos


Points +201

14 May 2019

Love hate relationship

We love the fact that you can get vegan carne asada! It gives us so many options that are so good like the carne asada fries or tacos , but the shorter cook ALWAYs burns the vegan meat and hides it under everything else , too expensive for mistakes like that. Love that they have My Vegan Sweet Tooth brownies available. Also should use Just egg for breakfast burritos and make a vegan queso

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan brownies

Cons: Expensive, Short cook always burns vegan meat, Needs more vegan breakfast options


Points +91

04 May 2019

Best Vegan Mexican Food

Almost everything on the menu can be made vegan, marked by a groovy little flower. I love their “dude” burrito and their vegan carnitas are charred and so delicious! They offer vegan cheese as well and had desserts from the local bakery “My Vegan Sweet Tooth” which did not disappoint! they also have a really good guac and salsa with endless chips! Definitely a must try if you’re craving that mexican food is vegans never get!

Pros: Vegan Options are plenty , Good Drinks , Gardein Products

Cons: little pricey


Points +28

03 May 2019

My Happy Place

Vegan tacos with the fruity salsa and Baja sauce-amazing! Great atmosphere, great staff, stellar food.

Pros: Great selection, Good pricing, Amazingly yummy

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