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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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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
Wow!! Good Mexican food!!

This absolutely is the best Mexican food in town! There are a few others in town and they don't even compare! In fact, I got sick at the other ones. You get to see them making the food, so you know all about what you're getting! Also, the staff is very friendly and try to make you happy! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Shimbe22
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Watson, Illinois
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Watson, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This absolutely is the best Mexican food in town! There are a few others in town and they don't even compare! In fact, I got sick at the other ones. You get to see them making the food, so you know all about what you're getting! Also, the staff is very friendly and try to make you happy! I go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican restaurant in town. There Barbacoa is the best I've ever had. The guacamole is made fresh while you wait.

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Oregon
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Traveling through Effingham we checked for restaurants with top reviews and discovered this taqueria. It's less than a mile off the freeway, easy access from the exit road. As a mole fan I had to try their chicken mole dinner - $10.99. The mole had great flavor - sweeter than typical Oaxacan moles, as the family is from Guerrero, Mexico.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were looking for an affordable place to eat while we were trying to find a place to stay for the night, and Yelp seemed to point us in the direction. We were surprised at the amount of meat options - generally Mexican places give you the shredded beef/ground beef/chicken option, but we could have selected from eight different options.... More 

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Columbia, MO USA
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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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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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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