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Jalapeno's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4387 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354-1014
18152201638
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jalapeno's has a large vegetarian section which is nice. HOWEVER, if there are refried beans, be aware that they use lard. Ask for black beans instead. They also use butter in their rice which is unusual, so vegans and lactose intolerant individuals: be aware. Their salsa is quite good, and is actually what I ate (vegan).

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Thank Brett D
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, Brett. We apologize for the confusion with our refried beans; but are glad that we were able to talk it through with you while you were here. We hope that this will not stop you from visiting again, feel free to stop in and we would be happy to chat with you about some great vegetarian... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in the area recently to do some hiking at Starved Rock. We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Peru, a short walk from Jalapenos. We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we ended up eating there two of the three nights. I live in the Chicago area, so I am used to a huge selection... More 

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Thank Joe J
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Joe! We are glad that you enjoyed your time in the area, and especially the food here at Jalapenos! Feel free to head down this way again soon to enjoy the tableside guacamole again! See you tomorrow! More 

Orion, IL
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

From the chips and salsa, to the margaritas, to the entries, all very good. Salsa is nice and spicy. The 5 enchilada dinner is not to be missed. Great service and reasonable prices.

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Thank lc47
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure serving you and look forward to seeing you again at Jalapenos Peru! Since you liked our spicy salsa, be sure to try the table side Guacamole (with Jalapenos)! More 

New York City, New York
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a great Mexican restaurant. Service is very good, Fish tacos and margaritas are excellent. Fast service

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Thank Ralph_MD
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Hi Ralph! Thanks so much for visiting us and for the great review. We'll see you tomorrow! More 

Peru, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Dined there last Saturday evening. Its always packed so we asked to sit outside. It was relaxing being out of the rush. We ordered the table side quacamole. It was very good as were the steak fajitas. The staff is always helpful and friendly.

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Thank Tom S
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Tom! We are glad that you enjoyed the patio! Hope to see you out there again as the summer progresses! More 

Ladd, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Fast service, great Mexican food, the price is very acceptable, nacho chips and salsa are complementary too. Easy parking.

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Thank djnels0n
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5Star Review! We are happy you enjoy the chips and salsa! More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Table side guacamole might have been the best restaurant guac I've ever had. Queso fundido was great.$2 16oz Dos Equis drafts made the meal that much better. Worth a visit.

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Thank James L
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, James! We enjoy making the table side guac and it’s even better when you guys enjoy it too! Hope to see you again, soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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344 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We chose to eat here because it was right out front of our hotel, and it did not disappoint! We arrived during the dinner hour on a Friday evening but was able to walk right in and get a table. The staff were very friendly. Our server, Edward, gave us excellent service and was very attentive. We both decided to... More 

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Thank Joyflnoise
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 Stars! I’m glad that you enjoyed your meal, and had great service from Edward! I am sorry for the mix-up with your husbands burrito! I hope that it doesn’t happen again, but if so, please feel free to bring it to our attention and we will be happy to fix it at the time. See you... More 

Indiana
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I'm from California so I am very picky when it comes to Mexican food but I always enjoy my meal at Jalopeno's. I would say the portions are small but appropriate. The food is not as "authentic" as I was used to growing up but I think that is because they tone down the spices. It was also nice to... More 

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Thank DoctorBurk
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that you stop in and enjoy a meal when you are in the area! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

As a traveler for business I go to many restaurants across the country, so the bar has been kinda set high for me lol. First the good stuff to say.. Food - The menu has a huge selection of various items, almost too many actually. I chose the 5 item dish (can't remember the name). It contained a Chile Relleno,... More 

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Thank Justin L
Michael R, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and review our restaurant. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed the food, we are sorry that you feel the service was a little lacking. We will absolutely take your suggestions into account and intend to give you a better experience next time! See you Tomorrow. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4387 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: 18152201638
Description
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Family friendly. Freshly made ingredients.

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