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“Excellent...Again!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pedro's Mexican Restaurante

Pedro's Mexican Restaurante
Ranked #493 of 975 Restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bloomington, IL
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent...Again!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are ever in Madison, WI for any reason and have a "hankerkin"" for Mexican food, you have to head to Pedro's. Wife and I have been coming up here for 10 years or more for the Madison Art Fair on the Square and we make it a tradition to dine at Pedro's on Saturday night.

Pedro's looks like your ordinary Mexican restaurant, but the food is anything but ordinary. It's outstanding! One odd thing happened this time...walked in and told them we needed a table for four (son and grandson along this time). He said, there would be a 15 minute wait. OK. Headed into the bar which was practically empty. Didn't even offer to seat us there. And we saw almost no one leave in the next 10 minutes before our buzzer went off. When we were seated there were tons of empty seats. Weird? Why would they do that? Had a big party in the room next door and maybe their cooks couldn't keep up with the food orders, but it was strange.

Waitress was a bit strange too tonight. Seemed a bit odd and didn't know the menu well. Must be new.

Drinks were fine. Neat thing about this place is they make their own chips and their own tortillas. The tortilla making machine is right there to see. Very cool.

Wife and shared the usual chimichanga....with rice and beans and a wonderful side they call corn cakes...OMG, it is do die for. It's a great Mexican place, even though we had a few hiccups this time. We'll be back next year!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Fargo, North Dakota
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Guacamole”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Apart from the freshly made guacamole, I can't really recommend Pedro's.

Now about that guacamole. They come right to your table and make it right in front of you, according to your specifications, so you know there is no oompus-boompus going on. It is hard to argue with freshly prepared guacamole.

The menu contains the usual culprits (e. g., tacos, enchiladas, burritos) -- nothing special to report. So if you are looking for a casually average, poorly-decorated, dimly-lit American Mexican restaurant with fresh guacamole in Madison, then Pedro's is definitely the place for you. Opa!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Elroy, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Food was good and had a great server. Food came hot and quick. Drinks were always full. No complaints! Had little issue with bill but was taken care of right away.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
“Good food slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

As always the food was good quality, presented well and great flavors, but it was at lunch and not busy our waitress was slow like she did not want to be there.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“All around good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We had excellent service, and our meal was excellent. We are vegetarian; had the spinach enchiladas which were just wonderful. Sides, rather than tasteless rice & pinto beans, were flavorful black beans and corn. Salsa could have been a little more spicy. Good beer selection. Prices quite reasonable.

Visited May 2014
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