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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 #139 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Racine, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

May sound like a cheezy way to judge a Mexican restaurant but I really appreciate quality chips and a variety of salsa's at the table. Not only is that the best ive had but their margaritas are second to no one and any of their seafood dishes blow away the competition. Very clean and atmosphere is very authentic. When in... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was very good, free chips & salsa, quick service (we were there at 3:30 P.M.), clean restaurant. A little on the pricey end, but right across from the Milwaukee Airport. Would definitely go again.

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were looking for something light and wanted to visit a place we've never been. The menu is diversified, something for everyone. We got exactly what we wanted, a tasty light and reasonably priced lunch in a comfortable atmosphere. The server was unfamiliar with the menu fortunately the hostess came by and put us in the right direction n

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Milwaukee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I eat at Mexican restaurants A LOT. This is one of the best. I'm lucky enough to live in Milwaukee so I can eat here often, and this is the restaurant I judge all others in other cities by. From the friendly greeting and attentive service on, to the slightly quirky interior (kinda Alpine-Mexican?) to the live music on Wednesday... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The bartender was on point, perfect service. There were regular customers coming in and everyone was very freindly. Very nice and relaxing dinner. 100% RECOMMEND the Steak Fajitas and the Cucumber Basil Margarita...

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love Mexican food but found this restaurant to be a disappointment. Chips and salsa were good but the meal was not. I had pork enchiladas with big pieces of tasteless pork and the refried beans were also tasteless and very soupy. The rice was terrible.

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Greenville, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was sold this meal as a quality steak that was very tender. It was somewhat tender, but fat usually is. If this is a 16oz steak, then nearly HALF of it is fat and grizzle. NO taste at all to the meat. $20 for that is theft. I will never eat there again if at all possible. The rest... More

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