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Taqueria Don Pedro

1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
+1 217-347-2216
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
1002 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1940
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is the BEST Mexican restaurant in the area. It serves food similar to what is served in Mexico. The tacos are authentic and not the typical "taco bell" stuff. They don't have lots of cheese and other Americanized versions of Mexican food. Sometimes they...More

Thank travel4sushi
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Good food. Some things are lost in translation so if you like something other than "the # --" Good luck. Also prices for the same objects seem to be different every visit. But food is great and service is too.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

It is a good Mexican restaurant in Effingham...but, I recommend the restaurant, Innova, because it is THE BEST in Effingham.

Thank cbriggerman2001
Reviewed November 19, 2016 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...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed November 16, 2016

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.

Thank Julie R
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...More

2  Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
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.

Thank Ed C
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...More

Thank Jessica H
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...More

Thank BevM_Kansas
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!

Thank Cappyaldu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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