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Jolly Tamale

803 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-2114
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Ranked #241 of 433 restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2013
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Dining options: Delivery
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9 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I very rarely get Taco Bell because of Jolly Tamale. It's so good that there are times I get cravings for it. It's nothing fancy. I always get the taco dinner. One of the things I love, even though it's a petty thing, is that they serve their drinks in styrofoam cups with crushed ice. It just makes soda taste... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have taken my kids here as a special treat since they were very little and I was very poor. Now we come back whenever we can, we have spread our obsession to many others over the years. My daughter now lives out of town, but insists on eating here everytime she comes home. Our family favorite is Sanchos. I... More

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mtzion ill
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

my husband and I love to eat here they have yummy fast food its just a restaurant you order at the counter or drive-up and your food is ready quick so you really dont have to deal with the people there. It is very tasty and quick just dont pay attention to the people that work there

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Divernon, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I went to the drive through to order a quick lunch. Apparently, they can't take debit cards if you go to the drive through? They made me get out in the rain to pay for my food that I ordered in the drive-through.

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Safety Harbor Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

clean decent food lots of staff behind the counter

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Rochester, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I used to like this place for fast sort of Mexican food, but it changed ownership. After getting really bad service with a bad attitude at the drive up 3 times in a row, I refuse to go there ever again. The food is not as good either.

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Florissant, MO
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

For fast food, this stuff is very good. Try a sancho or a Chili Cheese Frito Pie. The tamales are simple, but very good. I love the sauce (I always order hot, not mild). Tacos are tasty too. Nothing fancey, just good stuff.

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Urbana, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

Always good, never great. Not Mexican. Not America. But good.

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Phoenix, AZ
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

Most people will not think of this as a Mexican restaurant. While they have taco's and such they have burgers and fries too. This is a fast food restaurant I grew up on it and it is delicious!. I highly recommend the Sancho deluxe, ground taco meat, cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, sour cream, and taco sauce rolled in a giant... More

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