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Taqueria Don Pedro

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1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
217-347-2216
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good authentic food and inexpensive. Staff is very friendly. Dining room is small and decor may not be the best, but you can't bat the food.

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Thank David W
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In the mood for Mexican so there were two places listed....based on a recommendation from a friend, I choose don Pedro. Good choice. The service was friendly and accommodating. The meal was prepared how I ordered it....from scratch....you can see them making it thru the window. Nice! The salsa was chunky and had a little kick! Delicious. I had a... More 

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Thank sophiecleo
Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kitchen and dining area are separated by a glass wall, so you can see your food being prepared. Their lunch specials are quite reasonable and offer a variety of choices. I often choose the chicken quesadillas. My friend and I meet here monthly for lunch because of the good food and the quick service over our lunch break.

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Thank SAM92311
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful enchiladas and very friendly staff. The guacamole was delicious. Next time we come through Effingham we will definitely come back to eat here.

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Thank steve0168
New Delhi, India
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

While driving from Indianapolis to St. Louis we stopped at Effingham. Taqueria Don Pedro had got good reviews so we chose to have lunch here. The kitchen was large and had a see through glass window. It looked clean enough but not the shiny, squeaky clean of top class eateries. The two cooks in the kitchen kept scraping the griddle... More 

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Thank ArunSikka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive from Indy to St Louis. Very friendly service, good prices and fresh taste. Have had better (better/more flavorful) but worth a quick sit down lunch.

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Thank Jill T
Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very authentic! Service and dinner was excellent!! I have eaten here several times and they are always friendly and the food is consistently delicious.

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Thank sdmitchell256
Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went here bases on reviews and were not disappointed. We split a taco dinner and it was plenty for us. We did have guacamole and margaritas, too. All served with a smile, offer of extra plate and served up quickly.

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Thank Suz1884
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

had a very nice date yesterday at Don Pedro! I think this place would do big business if they had more seating. That being said we didn't have to wait long for a table and the staff were incredibly friendly and aware of customer needs. Food was delicious and totally worth the wait. Margaritas were on special and simply delicious.... More 

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Thank Shadowhorse01
Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is a "hidden" gem so to speak, no flashy name, not a chain. I enjoy places that are not chain or franchise. You will find the FRESHEST, made to order food in town! Service is great, friendly and the place is clean. (You can't say all of that for the other restaurants in town, Mexican style or not.) I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-347-2216

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