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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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  • 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
Fantastic Chips and Salsa Order the Cheese White Cheese Sauce

A very small and quaint place to dine. The staff is very friendly and the chips are amazing! The tacos are not too good, but the chicken quesidillas are tasty. The chicken enchiladas were good and was a large serving. Prices are reasonable and food comes out pretty fast and which it is still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A very small and quaint place to dine. The staff is very friendly and the chips are amazing! The tacos are not too good, but the chicken quesidillas are tasty. The chicken enchiladas were good and was a large serving. Prices are reasonable and food comes out pretty fast and which it is still hot and fresh.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

food was expensive , sucked,meat was fatty, chips soggy from grease. cheese cold, we weren't sure what some of it was, maybe cause we got it to go and take back to the hotel and they were closing, but still!

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Central Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our extended family of 13 descended on Taqueria Don Pedro on a Friday afternoon! They immediately moved chairs and tables to accommodate all of us and passed out menus! The food is authentic, fresh and delicious!! We had people from ages 4 on up into the 50's and everyone was very happy with choices and actual meals served!! Very relaxed... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stop for some fresh food. Definitely beats fast food along the way. Stopped for lunch and ordered the lunch special which is the smaller size portions and I could only eat half. My kids could eat all of their nacho's and Casedea. I will be coming back anytime I am come through Effingham.

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Hutsonville, IL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Ate here for the first time today, we've been wanting to try it based on the reviews. We were not disappointed. Yes, there is not much atmosphere....but it is interesting that you can see into the kitchen and see the food being prepared. Service was great, very friendly and attentive. Our food was ready very quickly. I really liked the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were excited to find a well-reviewed taco place right off the highway. Unfortunately, we found the chips and salsa more delicious than the meal. The tacos (chicken and steak) were bland -- particularly the chicken. The salsa is amazing, though: I wish we would have walked out with a big bowl.

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Meadowlands, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We are new to town & wanted Mexican food. Smaller restaurant with fast service. Your basic Mexican food, but you tell them exactly what you want& they listen. Friendly staff!

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Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

My family and I went based in Trip Advisor recommendations. It's far from fancy, but the service was excellent, the food delicious, creative even and authentic. Almost zero atmosphere, but we came for a delicious dining experience-- not elegance. I think they meet the need (great Mexican in Effingham) and have found their niche. Go with eyes open and I... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Ate here tonight after reading the reviews! Authentic ! Not fancy but great food! Service was good! Not busy but don't let that scare you! Fresh made salsa ...yum!

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Effingham, Illinois
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27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The inside decor of the restaurant isn't much, but the food is always fresh and very good. Unfortunately I don't get here as often as I should but it's as good as anywhere in town to get lunch.

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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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