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3431 E Plankinton Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110-1413
414-481-3664
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here for almost 30 years. The outside looks very inviting. But when you walk in the inside seems very average. There were only customers at 3 tables and a couple at the bar. And this was diner time on a Saturday. My wife and I both ordered Tacos. Nothing special about the food. About the same as any... More 

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Thank Ray K
West Allis, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

It had been a few years since my wife and I had been to Samano's, a restaurant we have both been coming to for 30 years. We were very pleased with the addition of the garden patio seating area which they hadn't yet added the last time we were there. The food was just as good as it always was.... More 

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Thank Scott B
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I understand that this is a family owned place and used to be an excellent place for Mexican. I'd say it's slipped over the years. I have to agree with some of the other reviews about average tamales and dried up reheated meat. Nothing tastes fresh. I had a combination plate consisting of enchilada/tamale/tostada and my enchilada was burned looking... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The food was to be expected, so-so, but our waitress was lazy and inept. Left dirty dishes on the table, handed the tray over the table so I could get my glass of water from it, no offer of refills, no coffee/dessert offering, sat at the bar eating and drinking with no check back, threw dum-dum suckers on the table... More 

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Has both American and Mexican food, but favoring the Mexican palate! My son and wife like Mexican so when they came to visit I picked Samano's to try! Pleasantly surprised! I tried two different Mexican entrees and both were quite good! My son and daughter-in-law also enjoyed it and they visit Cabo San Lucas Mexico twice a year! There were... More 

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Thank ROGKAR1
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not the Samano's I grew up with. The portions seem small and they seem to have lost the old family recipes and authenticity on some of the menu items. I can tell they are using shortcuts on Grandma's recipes. I guess it's ok if you're new, but I'd rather go somewhere else. Sorry M.

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Thank busychick69
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We have enjoyed this restaurant for over 40 years ! The food is reliably good !! The guacamole, chips and salsa are delicious……..the margaritas are some of the best in town !!

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Thank katherine10101010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I've heard some good things about Samanos and, when I went there a few years ago, the food was pretty good. However, I did not enjoy my dinner there last night. I ordered the taco, enchilada and tamale dinner. Everything was overly salty, the chicken was dry and they put some sauteed pork over the tamale that tasted like it... More 

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Thank ElizabethLinton
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

The free chips and salsa were a great way to start the meal. There was ALOT of cumin in the salsa and it was quite spicy and fantastic. I had the small chimichanga and it was large and delish us. My associate had a combo platter and he liked it a lot also. The only down side was that i... More 

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is good and reasonable, if you want a quick Mexican meal without the high price and friendly staff, try this one in a historic building, be prepared for hard seats that are uncomfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3431 E Plankinton Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cudahy
  • Phone Number: 414-481-3664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?