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Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

#141 of 1,309 Restaurants in Milwaukee
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5067 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6101
+1 414-483-8300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Jalapeño Loco is a family owned and run restaurant which opened in 1995...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Somewhere between average and very good

Some decent Mexican food, with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was nice, and certainly the prices were very reasonable. It's not the most elegant of places, but it does the trick for a quick dinner or lunch,and it's especially convenient if you're staying at the many airport hotels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Bernardo F
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Woodside
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Woodside
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220 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Some decent Mexican food, with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was nice, and certainly the prices were very reasonable. It's not the most elegant of places, but it does the trick for a quick dinner or lunch,and it's especially convenient if you're staying at the many airport hotels that are close to it.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food here was really quite good and the portions are large. Everything was properly cooked and the service was excellent as well. All the staff was polite and friendly. Definitely recommend trying this place out if you find yourself in Milwaukee near the airport.

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

Hola M&B, We really appreciate that you gave us the opportunity to serve you and we really appreciate you wonderful comments, they mean a lot to us. Thank-you again. More 

Dallas, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First time here. Nice wait staff. Each person in our party of three had a different entre. All good. Glad we went and would return.

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

Hola Brad, Thank-you for visiting us and we truly appreciate your comments, they mean so much to us! Thank-you again! More 

michigan
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250 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the finest mexican restaurants I have ever enjoyed. Basic ambience, great service, and the food is just amazing. This time I strayed from the steak in the sauce made with chilis and went for the enchiladas which were excellent. Great guacamole. I LOVE THIS PLACE.

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

Hola therealmike! We thank-you so much for your comments! It means a great deal to us to know that you enjoy our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Again, thank-you! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is delicious, by far the best mexican food in MKE. If you are inclined to be adventurous, and move beyond the typical burrito/chimichanga/enchillada pyou can get in most places, their specials are fabulous. I love the Tostadas de Tingua con Pollo. If you like mole you have try one of theirs-they have several to choose from and all... More 

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

Hola Jenny! Thank-you so much for your comments! We appreciate them greatly and are so glad to know that you enjoy our place! We look forward to seeing you soon. Again, thank-you so very much! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I dropped in for Saturday night dinner and the food and service were exceeding spectacular as always. We have been coming to Jalapeno Loco since it opened in its previous location in 1997 or 1998 and it just keeps getting better. This is one of our very favorite places to dine in Milwaukee - a frequent choice... More 

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

Hola Barb, From the bottom of our hearts, thanks a million! Hugo and Janet More 

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent traditional Mexican Food. Not the extra spicy Americanized food, traditional all the way. Hugo and his wife Janice started small, and grew to this location. Fantastic Golden Margarita's, clean, and good service. Fantastic homemade chips and salsa. The green is extra hot! He was a chef in Mexico, they married, and moved here. Their first location was downtown Cudahy,... More 

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rochester
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great places are normally tucked away were you wouldn't expect them and this is no exception. Good, authentic food. I challenged our waiter to make it spicy and I got the Hugos Insane Special. Wow! Tasty and hot enough to kick me but not at all inedible. Good service, friendly. Well worth a visit.

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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee. Located near the airport, we like eat there whenever leaving or returning from trips. The food is always excellent, as are the margaritas. It is always festive. And it is especially festive when the mariochi band is playing.

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

Hola Randy! Thank-you so much for your comments, they mean a great deal to us! We are happy to know that you enjoy our place and look forward to seeing you soon! Happy spring! More 

George Town, Grand Cayman
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a early flight out of Milwaukee on 2 Jan and were staying in the Best Western next door. We had originally planned to eat at El Feugo down the street but, bizarrely it was closed on New Year's Day. We'd spotted Jalapeño Loco on the way out so pulled in on the way back. What a great fall... More 

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

Thank-you very much for your review! It means so much to us to know that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Additional Information about Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

Address: 5067 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6101
Phone Number: +1 414-483-8300
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5067 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6101
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-483-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?