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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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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 3
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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
Excellent food- great prices!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Andrews, IN
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115 reviews 115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wife and I ate here after reviewing restaurants in the Effingham area on TA. Was a little taken back when we saw that the place was empty on a Friday night, but decided to try it nonetheless. Their ad promoted the tamales which is my favorite Mexican dish. We ordered the Queso and chrizo dip with our chips. It was... More 

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Fort Smith
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Everything was fresh and it was awesome to find somewhere to eat on our trip that wasn't typical fast food! I highly recommend the taco salad, their salsa, and their steak chimichanga! A must stop whenever we pass through!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a great little Mexican dive we found off the interstate. Not the typical jarred-tasting sauces...everything was homemade and had an authentic taste. The salsa was my favorite part!! Great homemade corn tortillas for the tacos too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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