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Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

2301 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1601 (Bay View)
414-482-2269
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Ranked #115 of 1,383 restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Bay View
Most recent review
- Jan 22, 2014
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Neighborhood: Bay View
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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is some of the most real and accessible Mexican food in the Milwaukee area. Staff was down to earth but also quick, as expected.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My wife and I went to GTO upon recommendation from our neighbor after we moved into the area. I "only" gave it a 5 star because Yelp wouldn't let me give them 12 stars. Their house salsa is SO good. I could eat the salsa without anything else it is so tasty. The salsa verde is amazing. We LOVED our... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Really great--authentic mexican food. Always a great amount for the price, and the newly remodeled restaurant is very nice feeling--bight and welcoming.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

They moved down the block and nothing has changed. The food is the best in the city! Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. Super friendly service and the portions are big!

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Love the new place. Glad too see the food is great as always! The Carne Asada is my favorite for lunch.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We heard about this place so we checked it out, it is a small little place but their excellent and pretty authentic Mexican. The service was quick. I since heard they moved up the block to a little bigger place, gonna have to check it out again.

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Milwaukee,WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

No one can beat the price and flavors dreamed up in the tiny kitchen at Guanajuato Mexican restaurant in Bay View. The dining area is small with a reasonable and not overcrowded sitting capacity.

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Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I can't help it, but whenever someone asks me "Do you want Mexican food tonight?" or "Where's good Mexican food around here?" I invariably bug my eyes out and shout "OH! OH! GUANTANAMO BAY!" And then my boyfriend has to correct me and tell the startled listener, "She means Guanajuato." Can you blame me? They sound so similar! But he's... More

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wisconsin
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We have been to Guanajuato twice. The pluses- very inexpensive and large portions, the chips and salsa were good, the people who waited on us were genuinely friendly and it seems run by a Mexican family which we liked. The negatives1)-glaring florescent lights- granted- you do see this in Mexico but I dont find it relaxing. 2) I ordered some... More

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Bay View, WI
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Went on Cinco De Mayo (probably not a good choice of days) so it was PACKED, but I have to say the food was worth the wait. Seriously beats the other "real Mexican" places a little bit further down the road, if you know what I mean. Definately will return.

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