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Taqueria Don Pedro

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1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
217-347-2216
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Absolutely Surperb Mexican

When we eat out on the road, we make every effort to avoid chain restaurants and seek out owner run/managed places. For this reason, we chose this restaurant for one of our places to eat dinner while in Effingham two nights. The menu is extensive and for many, it has plates rarely or never seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Columbia, MO USA
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Columbia, MO USA
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When we eat out on the road, we make every effort to avoid chain restaurants and seek out owner run/managed places. For this reason, we chose this restaurant for one of our places to eat dinner while in Effingham two nights. The menu is extensive and for many, it has plates rarely or never seen in most Mexican restaurants. I... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Best place to eat Mexican in Effingham. Fresh and good flavor! I can't believe we have never ate here until now. We will be recommending this restaurant to our family and friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been to all 3 Mexican eateries in this town now. This is, far and away, the best of the 3. It forgoes the decor but scores with the food big time. Acapulco heritage owned, try anything and everything. Grease not the main ingredient, great guac.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal of authentic tasty food while traveling thru the area. Large portions and plenty of chips/ salsa refills made it a perfect stop!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I'll start with the positive, the staff was really nice and the salsa is decent. The food is definitely sup-par, though. The white cheese dip and guacamole are bland. We ordered steak fajitas and chicken fajitas. The steak and veggies was swimming in grease and had no taste. The chicken wasn't as bad, but it still was very bland. My... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had read the other reviews of this restaurant and decided to try it as I was travelling through Effingham. I'm glad I did! I ordered guacamole which was very fresh and delicious. I also got the shrimp burrito and the shrimp was perfectly seasoned and cooked. I've been to 5 star restaurants that didn' t always cook the shrimp... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The best REAL Mexican food that you'll ever eat. Forget the Americanized Mexican restaurants, this is where you want to eat!

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Davenport, Iowa
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The restaurant is clean but definitely lacking in ambience. The pico de gallo and salsa both were lacking in the taste department. Never heard of putting vinegar in pico. Everything was lacking in salt. However we had delicious carnitas and tasty, fresh flour tortillas. Menu looked interesting and perhaps if I hadn't tried to eat the pico or salsa I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Verde pork stew filling was awesome. Pollo also very good. Loved the tortillas! Salsa definitely spicy. Very good meal. Great service.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food we've ever had. Everything was so fresh tasting and portions were large. Wish we lived closer, we would come here all the time.

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Address: 1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
Phone Number: 217-347-2216
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-347-2216

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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