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Jalapeno's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4387 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354-1014
+1 815-220-1638
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11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went now several times for Dinner because I’m staying conveniently at the Hotel Next Door. I can’t praise this Place enough, so far everything I had on the Menu was delicious. Very friendly and accommodating Staff. Highly recommended if you in the area.

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Thank RBPilotcat
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! We are glad that you are staying close so that we have the opportunity to serve you! Thanks for the great review! See you tomorrow! :) More 

Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 6:00 on Saturday evening. There was a 10 minute wait to be seated. They don't take names so you need to be aware of where you are in line. Edgar came to our table within 2 minutes with menus and asked for a drink order. He returned after about 5 minutes with chips and salsa, answered our... More 

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Thank Howard B
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Hi Howie! Thank you so much for stopping in and for the fabulous review. Edgar is a great representation of our business and we are thrilled that you had a great experience with him. Hope you can make it in again soon! More 

London, Canada
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

True Mexican food, very nice people, like an anthill of activity. There was a wait but this might have been Valentines day rush???? Good food, had left overs, I think we had the fajitas for 2 with pork chicken and shrimp. Good shrimp fresh, well done. Everything was good. Had to waddle out.

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1 Thank SeekADeal
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, and for the great review. Sorry that you had a bit of a wait though. We hope to see you in again soon. More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 6 on a Friday and it was crazy busy so we left and came back at 8 and had a good meal. Chorizo grilled chicken and steak burrito we had were very good. Service was so-so. Overall we recommend.

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Thank John M
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, John. Our apologies that we were initially pretty busy, but we are thrilled that you stopped back in. We will certainly pass the word along in regards to the service. "So-So" is certainly not the type of service that we strive to provide, and we will definitely do better next time. More 

Streator
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Liked nice selection on menu with variety of combos available. Good margaritas. Quick service even when crowded. Give this place a try!

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Thank Mary V
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Mary. We are always happy to have happy customers. I hope that you stop in again, and give us the chance to bump that 4Star up to 5. :) More 

LaSalle, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Jalapenos is great!! No matter how busy they are, you get seated fast. Your food comes out extremely quickly. They have really delicious food and margaritas!

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Thank Burklebees
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It's always a good day when we have customers that leave happy, with full stomachs, and thrilled with our fast and friendly service! More 

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277 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I live close the this restaurant and we decided to stop here after going to Target. We were seated right away and we had salsa and chips delivered to our table. I ordered the steak burrito with rice and beans. My wife offers a chicken quesadilla and a side of cheese. The salsa was good and before we knew it... More 

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Thank Achung70
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you stopped into Jalapenos for lunch! And pleased that you were happy with your dining experience. Hope to see you in here again! More 

Elkhart, Illinois
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped here for a quick bite in the middle of the afternoon. The restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. We had chips and salsa delivered to the table as soon as we sat down. Our food was good and the prices mid range.

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Thank Ann O
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, Ann! We look forward to see you in again. :) See You Tomorrow! More 

Dover, Illinois
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

While I wouldn't give this restaurant a "5", I enjoyed my visit to the establishment. Although the environment is a bit dingy, the food was very good. I noticed right away that the steak part of my burrito was nice and tender and many restaurants fail with tender steak in their food items. The requisite chips and salsa were fine.... More 

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Thank Andrea D
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and giving us a try, Andrea. We will certainly work on that 5th star as well! More 

Peru, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food was greasy, the management was horrible. I would not eat there again or recommend. Try the Mexican restaurant right down the street. Mi Margaritas its much better.

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Thank sueT5894ZD
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

I am incredibly sorry that you had a bad experience with us, Sue. We would be happy to speak with you and try to resolve the issues that you had. Please feel free to give our manager a call at your earliest convenience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4387 Venture Dr, Peru, IL 61354-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-1638
Description
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Family friendly. Freshly made ingredients.

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