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Taqueria Don Pedro

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1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
+1 217-347-2216
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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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Anderson, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Mexican food and typically it's a safe choice for us wherever we go but.... I can't say that about this place. Menu is very basic. The building looked good from the outside but totally different feel inside. Food was bland and we were not impressed at all! My husband got a burrito and I got the fajitas. One... More 

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Thank Michelle C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some dishes were more flavorful than others. The flautas had good flavor, but the accompanying rice and retried beans were bland. Caleta burrito was stuffed with too much of the same tasteless rice. Salsa was fresh and homemade, as was the guacamole.

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Thank Julie R
Center Valley, PA
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211 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I ate here twice. The first time was in late September 2016 as we were starting on a month-long hiking road trip. We found Don Pedro’s through Trip Advisor, and boy were the good reviews ever accurate! We came in for an early dinner at 5pm and ordered the Molcajete combination to split between us. Things started... More 

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Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Effingham, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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.

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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 October 7, 2016 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 

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Thank Jessica H
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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 

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Thank BevM_Kansas
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118 reviews
68 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!

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Thank Cappyaldu
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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.

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Thank David W
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Thank sophiecleo
Effingham, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 217-347-2216

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