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Jalapenos

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $15
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews chips and salsa tamales burrito rice chorizo pineapple mexican food service was prompt large portions huge menu busy place food was great quick meal the wait staff seated right away lettuce margarita
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

We had a later dinner here, they were very attentive and helpful. The menu is large so it took a while to decide. The food was great and so were the margaritas. Service was good and all our questions were answered. They even do a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank grlskas
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thanks for stopping by and for the great review! We're so glad you loved your food and margaritas. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great authentic Mexican food at reasonable price. Service is fast and very convenient to the 3 hotels in the same area. I am highly recommending the fish tacos. It is delicious and seasoning is serving is just the right portion.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hotellds
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you for stopping by Jalapenos while you were in town! We're so happy to hear you loved the fish tacos. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed October 29, 2018

My husband and I ate at this restaurant because it was located close to our hotel. We were not disappointed. The menu selection is huge, it is hard to make a decision. The prices are from about $9 to $12 (give or take a bit)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Holly5_12
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you for stopping by and leaving us a review! We're glad you loved your food and service. We hope to see you back again next time you're in town!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

We have made this establishment an annual visit during our weekend trip to Starved Rock. The food is very good as is the service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jerry O
Brandee B, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Jerry thanks for taking the time to review our Mexican restaurant in Peru! We hope to see you tomorrow (meaning the next time you are in the Starved Rock area) 😁

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was right next to our hotel we were staying at so we just walked to it. It was a Monday night and were seated right away. Service was very good. Servings were substantial.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James99946
Brandee B, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks James! If you are traveling back through Peru, IL again, we would love to serve you our authentic Mexican dishes again🌮

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

I had the Vegetarian Fajitas, they were plentiful and delicious! The chips and salsa are too delicious! We were well cared for while there. The food is authentic. It took a bit of time to get out meal, we were always checked on and told...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lucky0420
Brandee B, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks so much for the review of Jalapenos Peru! We would love to have you back, and have many vegetarian options to try :)

Reviewed September 29, 2018

This place is close to many hotels in area. Typical Mexican restaurant. Huge menu and seems was in hurry for us to order and eat. Waiter never came around after food arrived until I requested bill. Food was OK and large portions. Prices were very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Phil B
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for stopping by and reviewing Jalapenos in Peru, IL! We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We have been there twice and the food is amazing. It is not expensive, and it is fresh. Excellently prepared, and of high quality. Their mole sauce is the best we have had, as were their tamales and flan for dessert. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zzc09
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for stopping by and for the great review of Jalapenos in Peru, IL! We are so glad you enjoyed your meals as we work hard to serve delicious, quality Mexican food. Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Stopped in Jalapenos for dinner after a long day of traveling. The hotel we were staying at recommended this great little Mexican restaurant. The service was prompt and very friendly. My husband and I had the beef and chicken tacos, which were some of the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank IslandLover1961
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tacos and our famous salsa. Hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is a nice restaurant. The food is good and the wait staff courteous and helpful. We celebrated my mother-in law's birthday there. The staff made it festive and fun for her (and she is in her 80's). We all enjoyed the food and the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sh F
Brandee B, Public Relations Manager at Jalapenos, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time, and that your mother-in-law had a fun birthday. Hope to see you back soon!

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