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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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  • 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
This place is AWESOME!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Di1952
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Effingham, Illinois
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Effingham, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Port Orange, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have eaten here before, and told my friend that it would be perfect for lunch since we both love Mexican. The chips were served along with our nachos, so the chips in both were fairly stale. We had to search for the meat in our pile of nachos. The guacamole was decent. Wish we had gone to one of... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff!! All fresh homemade food. Best queso and chorizo dip ever! Best tamales and so authentic! Everyone must try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife read a review concerning Taqueria Don Pedro's so we decided to give it a try. The food was very good and our plates were loaded with more food than we could eat. Many people were getting carryouts which, to me, spoke well for favorability of the food. Prices were reasonable. We would give it another try!

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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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