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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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London, Canada
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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276 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Cincinnati, OH
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. Can't wait to drive by next time. What an excellent restaurant. Great pricing, amazing steak, chicken, refried beans and chips/salsa. Plus good service!

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

Thanks for the great review. We are always happy to serve new customers. And we will be thrilled to see you back when you get this way again! More 

LaSalle, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

they have great food the people are very nice and inviting they have good table serves they realy good salas and qwamaley

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Thank 140228
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review! We can't wait to see you in again soon! 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
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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