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Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

#175 of 1,340 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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Mexican food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Brian T
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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 

Ripon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Got right in at dinner time. Waitress was attentive ( almost to much ) but was friendly. Our food arrived very fast onions and peppers were hard and cold. Kind of pricey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wow. Most bland, non-descript, Mexican food north of Mexico. Cheap lunches and just worth it. Nice very laid-back staff.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The service here was outstanding, but the star of the show was the out-of-this-world Mexican food. We've never had better Mexican food in our lives and we are tough to please in that department. This place was packed when we were there but yet our service was fast and friendly. Don't drive past this one! Stop in, sit down, and... More 

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

We truly appreciate your comments, they mean so much to us! Thank-you again, Hugo and Janet More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I don't understand what the big deal is about the commercialized 'Mexican' restaurants. This is the real deal. Authentic Mexican. Flavors & sauces I haven't found anywhere else on the Southeast side of Milwaukee. We live in the area with a commercialized Mexican restaurant near Jalapeno Loco, which seems to have a parking lot that is always full. They'd change... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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189 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We had the mole Oaxacaquena enchiladas and the huaraches. Both were tasty and plentiful but the side of beans were tasteless and watery and rice less than average. The chips were hot and salsa good with a nice subtle burn at the finish. The place was busy for a Tuesday and our service was spotty. We had other waitresses walk... More 

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Kaysville, Utah, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to satisfy that need for young us tickling Mexican food. Bring the family and enjoy. Food was excellent. Customer Service was great. Very nice place.

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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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