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“EXCELLENT...Everytime!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botanas

Botanas
816 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729 (Walker's Point)
(414) 672-3755
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Ranked #107 of 1,389 restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Walker's Point
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT...Everytime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Hands down, my favorite Mexican restaurant to go to in Milwaukee. We go here all the time and every single time, without fail, the service is outstanding and the food is always delicious. It's even fantastic taking the food to go, although everything is better hot and fresh in the restaurant. The margaritas are awesome, too! You definitely don't want to miss out on this place! You will love it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“We keep returning, year after year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

By my guesstimate, we have been eating here for over 12 years. We are consistantly pleased with what we order, The service is usually first-rate; this is our go-to restaurant when people come from out of town. The salsa is a bit on the spicy side, but addicting. More often than not, the chips are still warm and very crispy. Love the margarita's. The restaurant has expanded over the years, the prices have risen (like everywhere else), but we have never been disappointed. They have great lunch specials Monday-Friday. It is our first choice for Mexican food in the area. As a matter of fact, we have eaten at many places in the Southwest and nothing has compared to Botana's for variety and flavor.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“True Mexican Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Hands down, the best Mexican food and Margaritas we've ever had. We dine at Mexican restaurants whenever we travel, and we always compare their food and drinks to Botanas. None have come close. You will love it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A little on the spicy side but otherwise an excellent restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I visited this place with a friend that is a local. Salsa was very spicy for a non mexican like me. But this is the best trully mexican restaurant Ive been to, not tex-mex like the usual. Service was outstanding, huge portions and wonderful flavor. A must if you like real mexican food but not as hot as they eat it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food is great but management really needed to ask some customers to leave.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was recently here with 2 friends. We were looking forward to eating great food, drinking some margaritas, and having some great conversations. This was not possible because there was a table of customers next to us that were so loud that I can't effectively describe it. They were being so inconsiderate with their noise level and it was ruining everyone else's dinner experience. My friend was right next to me and I was unable to hear her when she was talking. Things got out of hand when one of the women at the loud table started screaming at another customer that she was going to beat her white [--] and send her to the hospital. The customer didn't do anything to warrant that except maybe ask them to quiet down or perhaps she just looked their way. It was an extremely tense and hostile situation. Our hopes that they were leaving soon were dashed when more people showed up and sat with them. At this point a worker came to their table to ask them to move because they were blocking the walkway. One of the women at the table said "Oh, I thought someone had complained" in a very threatening manner.
Things were SO much better when they left, but I can't recommend eating here because management let it happen and didn't intervene when people were being threatened.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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