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Willie's Homemade Tamale's

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1200 West Main 18, Peoria, IL 61606
309 673 0107
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Willies

Great food if u dont like good ole soal food go eat a big mac that mystery meat the porchop is the bomb

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great food if u dont like good ole soal food go eat a big mac that mystery meat the porchop is the bomb

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mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 West Main 18, Peoria, IL 61606
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 309 673 0107

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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