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Taqueria Don Pedro

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1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
+1 217-347-2216
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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390 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We went here bases on reviews and were not disappointed. We split a taco dinner and it was plenty for us. We did have guacamole and margaritas, too. All served with a smile, offer of extra plate and served up quickly.

Thank Suz1884
Bloomington, Illinois
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

had a very nice date yesterday at Don Pedro! I think this place would do big business if they had more seating. That being said we didn't have to wait long for a table and the staff were incredibly friendly and aware of customer needs. Food was delicious and totally worth the wait. Margaritas were on special and simply delicious.... More 

Thank Shadowhorse01
Effingham, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a "hidden" gem so to speak, no flashy name, not a chain. I enjoy places that are not chain or franchise. You will find the FRESHEST, made to order food in town! Service is great, friendly and the place is clean. (You can't say all of that for the other restaurants in town, Mexican style or not.) I... More 

Thank Naisy88
Altamont, IL
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We had delicious food and great service. Our waitress was very friendly and catered to our every need. Wasn't busy when we went in, but picked up quickly. The interior really could use an update and the furniture too. Otherwise, will go back!

Thank Emma12Altamont_IL
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This is nothing like the typical Mexicain chains. The food is better and fresher. The staff is very nice too!

Thank belmontemarie
Nashville, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Great food & great service. Waitresses were friendly. Excellent nachos too. You can select from the menu what toppings you want to add to your tacos & nachos. Many to choose from. Not a big place but definitely worth a stop if your in Effingham.

Thank Kristy B
New Lenox
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I ordered the steak burrito which was mostly rice, pretty dry, and I wound up tossing most of the steak because it was tough or fatty. The chips & dip were okay, but when the waiter asked me if I'd like cheese dip I said sure (because the salsa & chips were just okay). It was really good, but I... More 

Thank Hoazy S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Stopped in with a group. Drinks came quickly, no appetizers ordered, and the meal was prompt too. We all ordered a selection and no one was disappointed. And the price was right! Highly recommend the fajita's and the enchiladas.

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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Taqueria Don Pedro many times, as it falls just off interstates I-57 and I-70 on my regular commute. I love this place. I love the staff - friendly, helpful and accommodating. I love the food- authentic, flavorful and delicious. It is always clean, the food is always hot and served quickly. I am grateful this little... More 

Thank mym2bw
Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

My mother and I stopped here to eat on a day trip passing through Effingham. It is a small restaurant, not much decoration, but clean. We were greeted by friendly staff the moment we walked in the door. The food was delicious and the waitstaff go above and beyond to be sure you are getting just the kind of meal... More 

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?