In the area of the Great Lakes and specifically on the western shore of Lake Michigan lies Milwaukee, the largest city of the state of Wisconsin. Its position the between fertile plains on the west and the nutritious Lake Michigan on the east have cultivated the already diverse cuisine which includes ethnic elements from Europe, South-east Asia, Middle-East, Ethiopia and of course Mexico. Mexican restaurants are up-and-coming, since there are multiple variations in the Mexican cuisine, making each of them unique in its very own way. We searched and gathered for you 10 restaurants really worth visiting, should you find your way in the city that hosts the offices of Harley Davidson! So come on and let’s explore the best Mexican restaurants of Milwaukee, Wisconsin that Trip101 found for you!
1. Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
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Sabrosa Café, with a decorated chef, tries to seduce you with its exquisite plates and its colourful ambience. The idea behind the restaurant came from the sauces, under the name Sabrosa, produced and sold by the chef and his colleagues. The sauces, of course, play an important role in the menu starting early in the morning serving breakfast and going until late in the evening, with Fridays being extra special with the popular Friday Night Fish Fry while enjoying the bay view.
Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
Address: 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Website: Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
2. Café Corazon
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Café Corazon is a small hearty restaurant. With only 30 seats, it is not difficult to be full of customers and to create a queue of people waiting patiently outside for an opportunity to grab a bar stool and enjoy the restaurant’s plates. The Corazón guacamole, the all-important test of a good Mexican joint, is creamy and fresh. The tortilla-based items taste like they’re out of a street cart in Mexico City. Right next to those classics come the mussels, an unexpected treat.
Address: 3129 N Bremen St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Website: Café Corazon
Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm
3. Pineapple Cafe and Mexican Grill
It’s NATIONAL TACO DAY 🌮 stop in for $2 tacos!! We also do carry outs 🛍 and delivery 🚘! #noexcuses #tacoday #favoriteday #tacoholiday #gottacos #mexican #pineapple #oakcreek #bestdayeverPosted by Pineapple café on Thursday, 4 October 2018
Pineapple Café has an owner with a big family tradition in the restaurant business and it really is a hearty place. Most probably the friendliest pub in Milwaukee! The staff is friendly, the plates are always tasty and fresh and the cocktails are often custom made to the customer’s needs. The kitchen opens for a tasty classic Mexican breakfast and continues until late. The torta chimichanga here is something you will never forget!
Pineapple Cafe and Mexican Grill
Address: 7864 S Howell Ave Oak Creek, WI 53154
Website: Pineapple Cafe and Mexican Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm
4. Botanas Restaurant
So many choices! Remember Taco Tuesday starts at 5 with our tasty tacos only $2.50!Posted by Botanas Restaurant on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Chef and owner Jaime Gonzalez is really determined to bring the flavours of his hometown, Guadalajara, into Milwaukee. Botanas will right away try to impress you with numerous brands of tequila in order to make the perfect personalized margarita. Then, they will offer you those traditional Mexican plates, with family-owned recipes that always come with a twist to what you are used to in other Mexican restaurants, such as the tequila shrimp, Mole (with a twist), and the restaurants’ very own salsa verde.
Address: 816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Website: Botanas Restaurant
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
5. Cielito Lindo
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One of the neighbourhood’s favourite, Cielito Lindo lights the sky of Milwaukee’s Southside. With the restaurant closing up late in the evening (or early in the morning, as you prefer) and with a very speedy service, Cielito Lindo has too many regular customers. The ambience is nice, the colourful walls are combined with a bright blue sky on the ceiling. And then comes the burritos and the nachos and the tortillas, with all the kinds of meat you like and various sauces. And if it goes on until very late, you can just come back bright and early for a balancing brunch.
Address: 733 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Website: Cielito Lindo
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 8am - 4am; Sun: 8am - 11pm
6. Las 7 Estrellas
Taco Tuesday is here! Come try some! 2.00 dollar taco. 112 E Dakota st Milwaukee wi.Posted by Las 7 Estrellas LLC on Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Seven friends gathered to form a food truck, full of hope and love for Mexican food. Their cooperation gave birth to a unique blend of flavours from all over Mexico. Since then, the seven stars are shining brightly in the culinary field of Milwaukee. Tacos are a must and offered generously on every Tuesday and Thursday for 2 USD a piece.
Las 7 Estrellas
Address: 112 E Dakota St, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Website: Las 7 Estrellas
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
7. Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya is a dominating Milwaukee with its authentic Mexican recipes and the fact that the menu changes often, although some classics remain. The locals prefer Riviera Maya for its large portions, the tasty fajitas and the great quality and big quantity of side dishes on the plate. The Friday seafood special with fish tacos and coconut shrimp and tortilla soup is really a good reason to visit. Enjoy an assortment of tapas and appetizers, with your favourite cocktail and complete your meal with the required chocolate-covered strawberries.
Address: 2227 S Kinnickinnick Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Website: Riviera Maya
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm
8. Bel Air Cantina
Bel Air is a Californian surf-inspired cantina serving Mexican food. Around the Cantina, the ambience is always sunny and windy, just like the west California coast. But when the kitchen opens, the plates start flying in the ear. Together with the fajitas, the burritos and the tacos come free side dishes of rice and beans for over-eating. But tacos are the real deal and are offered on Tuesday and Thursday for 2 USD a piece. Why don’t you try this imaginary trip from Milwaukee to sunny California in a bite?
Bel Air Cantina
Address: 1935 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Website: Bel Air Cantina
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm
9. La Casa de Alberto
La Casa de Alberto is not a pretentious place; it’s just a low profile Mexican restaurant providing plain good food. In addition to the good food at Casa Alberto’s, they have excellent service. As soon as you sit down, someone brings a basket of chips and three different salsas to your table. The enchiladas and the fajitas have just the right quantity and density and everything looks, tastes, and smells fresh. And all this quality comes at prices that for sure are not going to break your budget.
La Casa de Alberto
Address: 624 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Website: La Casa de Alberto
Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 9pm; Wed - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
10. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill is not a simple restaurant. In 2013 it made the headlines for being the first restaurant to disclose the presence of GMOs in the food and since then it uses non-GMO ingredients and has focused absolutely on providing food with the best ingredients possible. Chipotle’s founder is a chef with classical training, and this is how you may recognize some touches of haute cuisine in your Mexican treat. And don’t forget, better ingredients make better food!
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Address: 3232 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Website: Chipotle Mexican Grill
Opening hours: 10:45am - 10pm (daily)
Spicing up the Great Lakes
Among the great culinary diversity of the people of Milwaukee, the up-and-coming Mexican restaurant scene plays an important role. The Mexican restaurants are spreading all over town and bring with them joy, great cocktails and flavours from the heart.
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