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“love the margarita's as well as the food” 4 of 5 stars
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Jalapeno's
4387 Venture Drive, Peru, IL
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Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Peru
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: In the edge of a shopping area adjacent to an I-80 interchange. Phone number is 815 220 1638, zip is 61354.
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Description: In the edge of a shopping area adjacent to an I-80 interchange. Phone number is 815 220 1638, zip is 61354.
northern Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“love the margarita's as well as the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We returned here for Mother's Day. I, of course, got a margarita, but not the 40oz. which I've ordered before. They bring out the chips, and salsa like every Mexican restaurant does, and they will bring out more, if you request it. I had the enchilada's, and my hubby ordered the fajitas. The food is fresh, hot, and tasty. I think our bill minus the alcohol was around $21, so, not bad. Although we don't eat Mexican too often, we do enjoy eating here. I would recommend it to any traveler, or local. It's in walking distance to a couple hotel chains, so it's convenient for someone staying overnight. By the way, the 40 oz. Margarita is around $12.00.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota, USA
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Checked in to hotel late and just went to the closest restaurant available. Wow, what a surprise. This place was great. The food was fresh and portions plentiful. Our server was fantastic. If you are anywhere close to this place, you have to give it a try. You won't regret it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hollywood, Maryland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very tasty and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had date night there and greaty enjopyed the food, drinks, and snacks. Added bonus was flat screens so I did not miss the sunday night football game.

Visited December 2012
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ottawa, Illinois, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“out runnin errands again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

came here with hubby for lunch. loved the lunch and drink specials. margaritas were great and the waiters were alot of fun!!

Visited July 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise, and a good change from fast food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Reasonable prices, fast service, and tasty Mexican food. What is to complain about? We were happily surprised by good guacamole, a nicely seasoned chile relleno, and a flavorful tamale. Salsa was mild, and hit the spot while waiting (only a few minutes) for our orders to arrive. Attentive service. We are Texans, and always looking for good Mexican food. Jalapeno's delivered a satisfying lunch and good value. Nos gusta la comida.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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