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Willie's Homemade Tamale's

Mexican, Pub
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1200 West Main 18, Peoria, IL 61606
309 673 0107
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic tamales and pork chop sandwich

The tamales are phenomenal - though not always available - our fallback is the scrumptious pork chop sandwich - nicely seasoned and grilled to perfection - yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Marilyn H
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The tamales are phenomenal - though not always available - our fallback is the scrumptious pork chop sandwich - nicely seasoned and grilled to perfection - yum!

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Address: 1200 West Main 18, Peoria, IL 61606
Phone Number: 309 673 0107
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

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