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Gus' Mexican Cantina

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6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
414- 425-4499
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your money or time eating at Gus'. There isn't anything quaint about the big open dining room. Food & margaritas are awful. Service is ok. Management yells at wait staff within ear shot of guests. Chips & salsa is only brought to your table after you have placed your food order and they charge if you want more.... More 

Thank Patti M
Franklin, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The food is good. There's plenty of paved parking. They have a side patio. The Margaritas could be a little stronger. I've been there and the server was very friendly and another time not even a smile.

Thank Plk47
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Walked in, place was dead. Heard people yelling at each other in the kitchen with music blaring. No host appeared. Looked over the menu. Strange mix. Walked out & left.

Thank HIk10
Greendale, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Went there 4+ years ago and was disappointed. Was at the car show TODAY 6/8/16 and decided to give it a whirl. Sat down and restaurant was about 1/4 full. Waited 10 minutes for our waiter to come over (appeared to be only 2 servers). Ordered drinks and food at the same time. Waited 25 minutes for drinks and chips.....food... More 

Thank annjahlah
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Made the mistake of taking the Family to Gus's after a 3+ year hiatus. I figured the last horrible experience must have been a fluke, WRONG! Exact same lousy food, service, and drinks. If you are looking to be duped by someone claiming to know good Mexican food go to your local Taco Bell. Seriously terrible food.

Thank andy t
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

As soon as we walked in I felt like we were a bother that we were there. The guy who sat us and served us was not very friendly. I was with my mom and two young girls. We caught in that he must not like kids, because he only asked my mom and I what to drink and what... More 

Thank Rachael D
Franklin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The inside of the restaurant is large,clean,and decorated perfectly. We were able to sit outside in their small yet perfect setting. The waitstaff was friendly and timely with our drinks and delicious food. I would recommend couples, families, and large groups.

Thank Nanci S
Milwaukee, WI
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I started eating at Gus' back when he was downtown. Never had a disappointing meal. The service is always courteous and friendly, typically the food is served incredibly fast- when it is not, is is normally expedient. I've been here for lunch and dinner. Never disappointed! Try the burrito, it'll fill you up😀

Thank Matt M
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We've been going here for years. Love the food, drinks and atmosphere. Gus goes the extra mile to make your visit a happy one.

Thank David53188
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

we have been to Gus's many times. We really enjoy the atmosphere and the very good food. A basket of chips and salsa is brought to you as soon as you sit down. The wait staff will vey graciously offer you more chips and salsa for as long as you are at the table. Every week night has a special... More 

Thank ninkymom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 414- 425-4499

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