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Willie's Homemade Tamale's

1200 West Main 18, Peoria, IL 61606
309 673 0107
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Ranked #121 of 342 restaurants in Peoria
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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English first
mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Willies closed after his death. When he was open, he served up the best tamales around. Beefy amd sweet. Great chicken too. we miss Willies

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La Salle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Willie's freaking rocks. It is what is is from the outside look of the old service station to the 1970's "joint" dive (and I mean that with all the love in my heart because I love the traditional hole in the wall dives of yesteryear) atmosphere inside. Screw those big chain places that think they know barbecue. All Willie's is... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Willie, Willie, Willie. MMMMM, MMMMM. Tamales are not all that comes off of the Will-meister's grill. Get a pork chop, brat, polish, all with grilled onions. Don't get the ribeye sandwich unless you're planning on staying in Peoria, because you'll never be able to leave. You'll be hooked.

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IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Been eating these for years. Very tasty and a little on the hot side.

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Peoria, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

i've never been to the location on the map, but they have a food cart downtown in the summer. i love the tamales and the pork chops.

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Peoria,Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Greasy, bland, mystery meat. Just because they've been making them a long time doesn't make them edible. I'd rather not eat.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Stopped by Willie's cart on Adams Street to get a pork chop sandwich. Last time was 2006 with an old boss of mine. So $6 later I have a sandwich that's big enough for two. Time to hit the road and head towards Chicago so I eat and drive. The sandwich is really good so I chase it down with... More

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Bradford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

Willie is a Peoria treasure....very friendly and the BEST tamales' EVER! Try them...you WON'T regret it!

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Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

Haven't actually eaten at Willie's restaurant but his downtown cart has excellent chicken and pork chop sandwiches among other grilled items.

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Dunlap, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

Willie and Juanita grill out near the corner of Main and Adams during the summer - yummmm.

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