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Gus' Mexican Cantina

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6520 South Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI 53132
414- 425-4499
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican Food...Kind of?

Some people think Mexican food is spicey...in reality it is a bit blah...you can spice it up and Tex-Mex it, but if not it can be a bit plain...Gus' is plain...not a lot of pizazz or spark to it....prices were so-so...no super specials...or great pricing...We don't need to go back...

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
John B
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We first went to the bar for some cervezas and met the owner, he was so nice and really took care of us. For dinner I had steak tacos and my gf had a combo plate. We go to Mexico at least once a year and their food is the real deal. Super fresh, lighter tasting than most of the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I recently went to Gus' and it was definitely not worth what we paid. The food wasn't great, in fact it made me sick. The margarita that I ordered was so sugary, I couldn't even drink it. Also, the atmosphere wasn't the best. Our waitress was in such a hurry to serve us that I wasn't even... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I went there on a Friday afternoon at about 3:30pm to eat a late lunch. The sign out front said it was open, but I wasn't sure if the restaurant was serving food that early in the afternoon. As we entered the dining area to sit at a table, I noticed Gus and I asked him if... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Some people think Mexican food is spicey...in reality it is a bit blah...you can spice it up and Tex-Mex it, but if not it can be a bit plain...Gus' is plain...not a lot of pizazz or spark to it....prices were so-so...no super specials...or great pricing...We don't need to go back...

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Caledonia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfriendly service, and substandard food. What's charge $15 for a margarita. Owner was very unfriendly. A waste of your time and money.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a waste of time and money. Not much of a menu either. Most Mexican restaurants have pages upon pages. This place is WAY overpriced for mediocre Mexican. I ordered a combo with an enchilada ... I cut into the enchilada and it was shredded cheese on the inside that wasn't even melted! The other items were not good either--a... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ordered the burrito for lunch. Had to pay extra for sides. We were probably one of 3 tables that were there at the time. When our food arrived it was cold and didn't taste like authentic Mexican at all. It never looks busy and I can see why. We will never go back again.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The food is decent but Gus is very rude. I ordered my food to go and forgot my money ans couldn't pay for it at that moment. He than gave me an attitude and said, " why didn't you check before you came here" and than raises his voice to the people in the kitchen and said she dont have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food was not good and overall just bad mexican food/greasy. The margaritas were not very good either.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A wonderful spot for fast friendly service. Family friendly and a great value for decent Mexican food.

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Additional Information about Gus' Mexican Cantina

Address: 6520 South Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI 53132
Phone Number: 414- 425-4499
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6520 South Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI 53132
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 414- 425-4499

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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