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Jolly Tamale

Mexican, Pub
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803 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-2114
217-523-2345
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good for fast food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2013
K S
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Springfield, Illinois
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was traveling through beautiful Springfield this past summer with my friend on a visit from Mexico. He loved it! Although Sergio claimed it wasn't exactly what he eats back home, we were delighted by the spices, the atmosphere, the culinary delights! "Viva el Jolly Tamale," he yelled!

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Springfield, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 803 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-523-2345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

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