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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Simple no frill great Mexican food

Went here as a family for a night out. Read great reviews so gave it a try. Very glad we did. On our way home my 9yr old said, mom you have to go on TripAdvisor and give it five stars. I think that says it all! Steak tacos were fabulous. I was told the ground beef chimichangas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
wantt0travelthew0rld
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a family for a night out. Read great reviews so gave it a try. Very glad we did. On our way home my 9yr old said, mom you have to go on TripAdvisor and give it five stars. I think that says it all! Steak tacos were fabulous. I was told the ground beef chimichangas and enchiladas... More 

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Thank wantt0travelthew0rld
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee! Every time I visit family in Milwaukee I have to come here at least once! I usually get the tamales or the tacos de lomos. I also like the staff. The same few hard working guys are always there. Very friendly! Nice little place! Very good food!

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Thank angelaoneye
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Almost like a diner, this non-pretentious restaurant in south side Milwaukee serves authentic Mexican Food. Staffs are always friendly and their service is fast. I have never seen any of the staffs having attitudes during my visits. They all seem to be happy working there even though the restaurant is really busy. The place is not fancy, neither is the... More 

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Thank Cello-Wu
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I had the veggie tamales and they were so perfect. The salsa is fantastic too. No need to go down to the Mexican restaurants on National, this gem is perfectly placed in Bayview and the food is better.

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Thank JennSkellington
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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389 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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Thank CzechMate2010
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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1 Thank FollyCure
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Johnny R
Alameda
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank R8drfanleo
Home
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?