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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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243 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I were staying at the nearby Hampton Inn for 2 nights. We tried Jalapeno's the first night and it was so delicious that we went back the second night. We tried a combination platter with a burrito, enchilada and tamale and on the second night, The steak fajitas. The food was incredible and the portion sizes were... More 

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

Thanks for the rave review! We were thrilled to see you both nights and look forward to the next time you happen to be in the area! More 

Rockford
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the tailend of a roadtrip and it was really good. The chips and salsa were amazing. The service was good and fast. The restaurant was clean and people were friendly. The prices were reasonable too. I would definitely go back to this place. I'm stuffed and need a nap. :-)

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Thank 838MichelleM838
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in Michelle. Always great to earn 5 Stars, and even better to have pleased customers stop in. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1,068 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Right next to our hotel so we could have drinks without worrying about driving after : - ) He had the Favorita, I had the Chile Poblamos --- we both enjoyed our dishes.

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

Thanks for the great review, and we are thrilled that you found our location convenient. Hope to see you again soon if you are traveling through. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here because we were traveling. I ordered the 2 pablano peppers stuffed with cheese and I picked shredded chicken, it was fried :-( I didnt know that but it was still tasty. One of the peppers was really good while the 2nd one was soggy. I really didnt mind since the portion was large so... More 

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Thank Pattyj013
Brandee B, Customer Service at Jalapeno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Patty! We are glad you stopped in to enjoy some Mexican food here at Jalapeno's Peru, IL. We hope to see you again if you are traveling through the area. 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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