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Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

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2317 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
+1 414-482-2269
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where the locals eat and it's awesome!

This place grew out of its first building quickly and it's good to see that people have figured out how great it is. Milwaukee has a lot of Mexican restaurants but this one stands out because it's just all-around consistently good. It's traditional Mexican menu; lots of meat choices, seafood along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Andrea K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place grew out of its first building quickly and it's good to see that people have figured out how great it is. Milwaukee has a lot of Mexican restaurants but this one stands out because it's just all-around consistently good. It's traditional Mexican menu; lots of meat choices, seafood along with rice and beans. The portions are a good... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those local gems any diner hopes they never expand despite how popular and crowded it is. The chips and homemade salsa set a decent tine for the rest of the meal. Flavors are great and meals straightforward without being covered in a hot cheesy mess. Service is great and attentive. You can't go wrong with any... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The salsas had some great, complex flavors which I thought set a good precedence. If a restaurant cares so much about the salsa and chips, then you know everything else is going to be excellent. The carne asada tacos were amazing, as were the sopes, and huaraches. The waitstaff were really friendly, even helping me concoct a margarita from scratch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stoped for a quick lunch after the airport. Very easy to get to feom MKE. Ordered 1 steak and 1 pork taco. Both were fantastic. The salsa was the standout though. If I wasn't flying back i would of tried to take some home. All in all great stop for lunch and it was only $8 with tip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very authentic Mexican dishes. I had the red chicken enchiladas and they were delicious. Rice and beans tasted delicious! My buddies had chicken and beef quesadillas and said they were delicious as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I'll admit that I haven't been to many Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee area, but this one was very good. I would return there easily. It is not the closest to my home, but for good food, who don't travel a little bit. A small seating area, which fills up quickly, is what greeted us. There were waves of people that... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You will not find better Mexican food in this city, and certainly not for the price. I have eaten at GTO numerous times & never been disappointed. Very good chips and salsa with a homemade taste, excellent margaritas, large portions, and fantastic food. While there are many other options in town, from the popular authentic types like Botanas or La... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have tried this restaurant both for lunch and dinner, and we were very pleased both times! Staff is very friendly, and food is very good! Margaritas are delicious too! They recently moved one building south, and while it is not a large restaurant, the menu is extensive! They are known for their steak tacos, and they are excellent! I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A little family owned business in the heart of Bay View. My favorites to order are the steak tacos and the horchata. BEST horchata in town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We used to live in Bay View, so GTO was our fave Mexican place for authentic, cheap, and amazing steak tacos (other menu items are great too). We now live 30min away but will drive for our tacos. The service is incredibly slow and inattentive most of the time, BUT as soon as you sink your teeth into their steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2317 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighborhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-482-2269

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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