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Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

Bay View
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2317 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1601
+1 414-482-2269
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Winnetka, Illinois
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We went for a late lunch today as we have driven by many times, and stopped spur of the moment. Parking is very sparse, but we snagged a space. The interior is cute but nothing special. The staff was nice and they were very casual and polite. You can tell they all pitch in together. We both had Chile Rellanjos,... More 

Thank luxchicago2016
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Three of us met for a early dinner. the service was pretty good but the food was just ok. Nothing was good enough for a return trip

Thank Brad B
Greendale, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We meet some friends here for a Sunday lunch every 6 to 8 months and have never been disappointed. Their menu is massive so be prepared to peruse it. Portions are extremely large with tasty beans and rice. There are usually 5 of us altogether and everyone has their favorite. Seems as though we always order the same thing because... More 

Thank Anna Marie L
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

It's a small place but they have great food. We drive in from Waukesha about once a week. I love the tacos! And the tostadas are excellent!

Thank Marnie D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went here recently and was pleasantly surprised. The place is small and quaint . The service was excellent, starting with Chips and a tasty fresh salsa. The house margarita was adequate for the low price. ALL of the food being served looked excellent and of great portions. Our party of three tried the Chicken Enchiladas ( Excellent), The Beef Burrito... More 

Thank Jeff M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

We eat here often and will always go back when we are looking for good Mexican food on a budget. They have a item that is a tray of 6 or 7 types of meat served right on the grill. EXCELLENT. The other items are great too. The drinks are strong but cheap and 1 margarita for $5 will definitely... More 

Thank Rick_and_Sandy_R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We have lived in MKE for 9 months via Texas and Arizona- and after finding Guanajuanto's I can FINALLY say we have found our Mexican food home. Crispy thin chips, fresh salsa (great flavor, not necessarily heat) and the guacamole and quest fundido (fresh, salty...try it w the chorizo) are a must. Excellent thin,small fresh tortillas. Cozy hole in the... More 

Thank Jadenrcashman
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

It's a very small place and when we went it was poorly lit. It has the possibility for a lot of natural light but when it's cloudy and rainy you need to turn on the lights. Food was good, but nothing that would have me running back any time soon. We went with out family 3 kids and 2 adults,... More 

Thank Ruth L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Seriously good Mexican food, probably the best I've had in Milwaukee. This is a popular place, so I recommend going on an off hour to avoid waiting in the somewhat cramped space. The tamales, horchata, rice & beans, and pina coladas are superb. The staff is awesome. The bartender had 'extra' pina colada mixture and topped off our drinks while... More 

Thank kbutterfly7
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here as a family for a night out. Read great reviews so gave it a try. Very glad we did. On our way home my 9yr old said, mom you have to go on TripAdvisor and give it five stars. I think that says it all! Steak tacos were fabulous. I was told the ground beef chimichangas and enchiladas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2317 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighborhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-482-2269

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?