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Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

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5067 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6101
+1 414-483-8300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Jalapeño Loco is a family owned and run restaurant which opened in 1995. We...
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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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 5
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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
Best guac & chips!

Margaritas are great. Guac is the best, fresh & chunky. Food is always great. Service is excellent. Always a great place to stop for drinks & appetizers. Been here several times & will continue to do so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
fjwalker
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This place has fantastic chips and salsa, their quesadillas are out of this world and the service is great! We have had so many wonderful experiences at Jalapeno Loco's and we can't wait to go back again!

Helpful?
Thank Sarah O
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Sarah, We thank-you for your review of our place! It means a great deal to us and we will look forward to seeing you! Thank-you again! More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This place was recommended by a fellow traveler. Now I will alos recommend this Mexican restaurant. They have a very loyal local following. I dined at the bar next to one lady that has known the owners for 20 years and and another couple that makes a 40 minute drive a couple times per month. My food was very good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark G
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Mark! Thank-you for giving us to opportunity to serve you while you were in Milwaukee! We are so grateful to hear that we were recommended by another traveler and that you will also forward that recommendation! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are traveling in our neighborhood! Thank-you again! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Margaritas are great. Guac is the best, fresh & chunky. Food is always great. Service is excellent. Always a great place to stop for drinks & appetizers. Been here several times & will continue to do so.

Helpful?
Thank fjwalker
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola fjwalker! Thank-you for comments, it means a great deal to us! We thank-you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you! Thank-you again! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I picked this restaurant because it was a short drive from the Hilton Garden Inn where I was staying. Normally, I like salsa with a lot of cilantro in it. While their red salsa was low on cilantro, it was still good. They also had a spicier green salsa which was also good. The chips were fine but unremarkable. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank pinnacle-project
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Pinnacle-project! Thank-you for visiting us while you were in town and thank-you for your comments, which we take very seriously. We strive to provide unique dishes from various regions of Mexico that are difficult to find elsewhere. Thank-you for the opportunity of your visit, we hope to see you the next time you are in town! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I love this little Mexican restaurant. It is on the south side of Milwaukee, right across from the airport. We always make it a point to stop here whenever we fly out of MKE, as well as occasional Milwaukee visits throughout the year. The food is wonderful. I had a dish called "Hugo's Insane Special" w/shrimp. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank felmax
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola felmax! Thank-you so much for you visit to our place when you are in town and thank-you for your comments, they mean a lot to us! Hugo loves habanero peppers and cooks with them all the time. We are glad to see that you like them too! In regards to the rice, you can always have the option to... More 

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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

As most of the reviews reflect this is a spacious, solid, traditional Mexican restaurant close to the airport. Thankfully, it is also open Sunday and Sunday evening unlike some other places in the area. Almost every place has something they do that is is their best, something unique and delicious. My vote here goes to the Cream of Jalapeño soup.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MeanUncle
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola MeanUncle! Thank-you so much for stopping at our place while you were in Milwaukee! We really appreciate it and we appreciate your comments, they mean a lot to us! Glad your enjoyed the Creamy Jalapeño Soup! Our entire menu is created and cooked by us inspired by different regions of Mexico. We hope to see you again while in... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The salsa is terrific ! As well as the hot chips they serve while waiting for your meal to arrive. The food was excellent; however, the dish was very hot but the food was only warm. The Sangria was weird.A glass of red wine with 3 maraschino cherries, slices of oranges and lime dropped into the glass. The guacamole is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth L
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Elizabeth! We really appreciate your visiting us while in Milwaukee! Thank-you for your comments, they mean a lot to us! We will check into that sangria issue. We hope to see you the next time you are in town! More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special but food was good. Salsas were very good with chips. Carne asada tacos were well seasoned and cooked properly.

Helpful?
Thank dinanm3atl
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola dinamn3atl! Thank-you for visiting us and for your comments. More 

Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Quiet restaurant close to our hotel and the food was the best Mexican we've had in a long time! Tostados were three to a serving...delicious! Great margaritas and excellent service!

Helpful?
Thank Arlene5600
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Arlene! Thank-you for you comments and your visit to our place while in Milwaukee. We greatly appreciate them! Hope to see you on your next trip! More 

Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The building, is nothing really special to look at on the outside, but inside it is quaintly decorated Mexican style. I walk through the place and went outside to eat in a somewhat small brick walled courtyard .The plants were a nice touch. We were waited on immediately. The food and drinks were very good and the attentive waiter could... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeanne S
jalapenoloco, Owner at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hola Jeanne! Thank-you for visiting us while you were in Milwaukee! Your comments mean a lot to us and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you the next time you are in Milwaukee! Thank-you again! More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?