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Taqueria Don Pedro

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1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Effingham, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican food in Effingham area then try this place! I love their Jade Burrito. The prices are good. The only negative is the size of the restaurant is small and fills up quickly.

Thank Ed C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got delivery to our hotel room. I ordered carne asada (steak) tacos served the traditional way with cilantro and white onion. I upgraded from regular corn to handmade corn tortillas and boy, was it worth it. Tortillas were delicious. Unfortunately, carne asada was a bit chewy without as much flavor as I would have liked. Pico de gallo on the... More 

Thank Jessica H
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for dinner on the way back to the motel from Funfest. Simple decor, small dining room. Server was so friendly and quick, and food was fantastic--my green chicken enchiladas were to die for and the chips were warm and fresh. Salsa could have been a bit spicier though. I've been to many Mexican restaurants and this was one of... More 

Thank BevM_Kansas
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The food here is great! The best green enchiladas of my life. I wanted to marry the sauce! Get them. Do it! My kids left full and happy!

Thank Cappyaldu
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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.

Thank David W
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

Thank sophiecleo
Effingham, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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.

Thank SAM92311
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank steve0168
New Delhi, India
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ArunSikka
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jill T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?