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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, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 2
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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
Delicious Mexican food

Great food & great service. Waitresses were friendly. Excellent nachos too. You can select from the menu what toppings you want to add to your tacos & nachos. Many to choose from. Not a big place but definitely worth a stop if your in Effingham.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristy B
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Nashville, Illinois
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Nashville, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & great service. Waitresses were friendly. Excellent nachos too. You can select from the menu what toppings you want to add to your tacos & nachos. Many to choose from. Not a big place but definitely worth a stop if your in Effingham.

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New Lenox
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I ordered the steak burrito which was mostly rice, pretty dry, and I wound up tossing most of the steak because it was tough or fatty. The chips & dip were okay, but when the waiter asked me if I'd like cheese dip I said sure (because the salsa & chips were just okay). It was really good, but I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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207 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stopped in with a group. Drinks came quickly, no appetizers ordered, and the meal was prompt too. We all ordered a selection and no one was disappointed. And the price was right! Highly recommend the fajita's and the enchiladas.

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221 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Taqueria Don Pedro many times, as it falls just off interstates I-57 and I-70 on my regular commute. I love this place. I love the staff - friendly, helpful and accommodating. I love the food- authentic, flavorful and delicious. It is always clean, the food is always hot and served quickly. I am grateful this little... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I stopped here to eat on a day trip passing through Effingham. It is a small restaurant, not much decoration, but clean. We were greeted by friendly staff the moment we walked in the door. The food was delicious and the waitstaff go above and beyond to be sure you are getting just the kind of meal... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a small restaurant with a large menu. This is the best Mexican food I have had since I moved to Illinois from Texas three years ago. Everything was handmade from the corn tortillas to the salsa. The meat was marinated and very well seasoned. I loved the guacamole and cheese sauces. I was in town for two nights... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Visited this restaurant based on trip advisor ratings and the food was fantastic. Going back for sure!

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Thank smn724
Watson, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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Thank Shimbe22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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