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Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

5067 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6101
+1 414-483-8300
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Ranked #153 of 1,392 restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Jalapeño Loco is a family owned and run restaurant which opened in 1995. We have a passion for sharing regional Mexican dishes with our clientele. Our atmosphere is warm and welcoming, a great place to meet friends and family or for business while you enjoy a wonderful margarita. We are a full service restaurant and bar with the best selection of tequilas and Mexican beers conveniently located across from the airport. Come in and enjoy the flavors of Mexico!
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Jalapeño Loco is a family owned and run restaurant which opened in 1995. We have a passion for sharing regional Mexican dishes with our clientele. Our atmosphere is warm and welcoming, a great place to meet friends and family or for business while you enjoy a wonderful margarita. We are a full service restaurant and bar with the best selection of tequilas and Mexican beers conveniently located across from the airport. Come in and enjoy the flavors of Mexico!
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Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group had 9 people, including 3 children. We ordered a variety of different entrees. Service was very good, and the food arrived in a timely manner and all at the same time. Everyone said their meals were excellent and the portions were large. The menu items reflect authentic meals that are not often found in Mexican restaurants. I highly... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

If the weather is nice, you need to sit outside on the patio. Nice music and a great, cozy feel. The wait staff was attentive and very gracious. Food was good and served quickly (as usuall). A+ all around experience.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Over the years we've gone to Jalapeno Loco many times, including back when they were on S. Packard Ave. We hadn't stopped by in awhile, so we stopped in this evening. We were there 5;30 (ish) the dinner rush had not really started yet. We were seated quickly, and our drink order was taken shortly there after. Drinks arrived quickly.... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

After a weekend of terrible service and food quality, we finally found a gem of a restaurant! The wait staff was phenomenally genuine and helpful. Service was quick, food was authentic and wonderful! I had the best tortilla soup in my life at this little place. I will definitely be back for more! Thank you!

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jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your review! We greatly appreciate your thoughts and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you in the future! More

Duluth, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I went in for a quick lunch. The service and food were fast. The food was a little bland for my tastes and seems overprocessed, but that's pretty average for Mexican Restaurants.

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Sure, it may look like nothing to write home about, but inside you find a fun athmosphere, a huge fireplace, and a nice place to have a very casual meal. The margaritas are awesome, they concoct their own mix to give you some options to enjoy. The salsa is also awesome, try the green sauce for a little heat. Nice... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have never been disappointed at Jalapeño loco; the food is fantastic, very fast, friendly & attentive service. We had our favorite:enchiladas oaxaquenas and it was wonderful again. The chips and salsa are great, and my horchata was delicious! We enjoyed the mariachi band Trio Alma Latina while we ate- muy bien!

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Seven Hills, OH
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is by the airport and we didn't expect much, but it was some of the best Mexican food we've had. Everything was spiced just right and very generous. We had chicken fajitas, and a combo plate of cheese enchilada (great!), tostada and taco, plus rice and beans. My only criticism is the complimentary salsa didn't have much if any... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've been a patron of this restaurant since it's beginning . Since the owner is from Oaxaca , you know it's authentic and unique. They have several dishes you'll find nowhere else. This is upscale Mexican, you don't order the usual fare. The service, quality and taste are top notch. Thank You Hugo and Janet ! Peace & Love.

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The environment inside the shabby looking building was surprisingly nice and clean. When you first sit down they bring you chips and salsa - which seems nice. My mother and I ordered. I got a 16 bean bowl dish and my mother got nachos. My bean dish seemed a bit over cooked and it tasted like the beans were decomposing... More

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