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Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

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4 S van Buren St, Batavia, IL 60510-2642
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've probably driven by this 30 times and not given it a second thought. I have not been to a Pepe's in probably 30 years. We did not feel like driving across town, so we decided to give it a try. We could not have been happier. Super friendly servers, lightning fast service, and authentic high-quality Mexican food. It's more... More 

Thank Roomfordessert
North Aurora, Illinois
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

As soon as you sit down, that first bowl of chips and salsa arrive. Just try and not eat too much of it to spoil your dinner, because the portion sizes are huge. Super friendly staff.

Thank BillyMcGrew
Batavia, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We go to Pepe's pretty often and have never had a bad experience. Its always the same guys running the place so they know who we are which is nice. The food, drinks, atmosphere and waitstaff are excellent. I highly recommend Pepe's.

Thank Holly A
Geneva, Illinois
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656 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's always a pleasant experience at Pepe's. The service is always wonderful, friendly & helpful. The food is very tasty. There is a wide variety of entrees to choose from. I have never been disappointed. The price point is also excellent. There is even a little outdoor dining section. They cater to kids, also. Chips and salsa are complimentary.

Thank larryd6578
Darien, Illinois
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201 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Been coming to Batavia Pepe's all my life and they have the best food and customer service. Sometimes they mess up but that's part of the restaurant life. Not everyone can be perfect. Tuesday's & Thursday's is half of margaritas and can get very busy. This Pepe's lets you have unlimited free chips and salsa. I have had about almost... More 

Thank AviatorMat
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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292 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

The refried beans are made with lard. The enchilada sauce is made with meat stock. As a vegetarian I was limited to salad or a cheese quesadilla. The chips and salsa are very good. The waiter made me a fresh lime juice margarita by request and it was outstanding.

Thank nJOYing_Lif
Batavia, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We always enjoy going to Pepe's. They always provide excellent service and if you go on a half price margarita night be careful of how much you drink because they definately give you a powerful drink! The food is good too

Thank jbl4445
chicago, illinois
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've had some bad meals in my day but this could be the worst. The food was simply terrible, ingredients from who knows where. The service was almost non-existent as well. My waiter only stopped at my table to drop off the check. The only reason the patrons must come here is for the drink specials. Otherwise, this is a... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We've been coming to this restaurant for years - and have watched the staff age with us.... The same servers are there providing the same excellent service for many years. They're very accommodating. The food is excellent - and a very good value. Wonderful local family restaurant.

Thank Candace F
Batavia, Illinois
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The staff is definitely not friendly and the food is awful. Not much more to say about this place.

Thank kniden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 S van Buren St, Batavia, IL 60510-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Batavia
  • Phone Number: 630-879-5522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?