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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chimichanga” (11 reviews)
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“camarones” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

My family and I visited Botanas Mexican Restaurant today as we have several times. The food is usually pretty good and prepared promptly. I always thought their service was "so- so" and not great prices, but today (April 2014) they down right pissed me off....More

3  Thank ruddug
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Thank you for your comments and review. We do have a policy of no food being allowed into our restaurant from the outside. We have no control over how that food was prepared and therefore feel this policy is beneficial for us and our customers....More

Reviewed March 22, 2014

Milwaukee has a wide variety of really good ethnic restaurants. Whether it is German, Polish, Serbian, Italian, or, my favorite, Mexican, we have them all. My favorite Mexican restaurant is Botanas on 6th and National Ave. Over the years I have been there with family...More

Thank JackJackCalifornia
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you very much for coming back to Botanas Restaurant again, and the very kind words in your review. We appreciate it very much and am happy that folks notice how much effort we do try to make each and every day to make everyone's...More

Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have been to other Mexican restaurants in this neighborhood, but this was our first trip to Botanas. They were surprisingly busy for a Thursday night. High marks all around for food and service. We loved the salsa - it had a great kick. My...More

Thank Madkiss
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Thank you for coming in to Botanas! We appreciate your visit and kind words. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Average to say the least. Food was bland but service was good. The reviews before us seem to be overrated. I went once I won't go again.More

Thank BigDannyBear
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

I'm sorry to hear that your experience was only "Average" as we strive to be excellent all the time with both the service and the food. May I ask which dish you had that was bland? Hope you can give us a second chance in...More

Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Went to Botanas on a Sunday with my gf to catch some lunch. We had margaritas which were strong. Chips n salsa were spicy than normal but delicious. The rest of the food was average to slightly above average. Overall good experience.

Thank lovechild831
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thanks for the review; we appreciate all comments and you taking the time to write it. See you next time!

Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great atmosphere...Great margaritas..Great wait staff...Great food...Never had less than Great food and service here...go early it tends to get busy on the weekends.

Thank stlaaa
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write a review; we appreciate it very much! See you next time!

Reviewed February 24, 2014

First visit almost by accident. Pleasantly surprised by quality of the food and friendly, competent staff. 2nd visit by choice. Just as good as the first. If there's a better Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee we haven't found it.

Thank ExperiencedWarrior
Mark T, Public Relations Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Thank you very much for the kind words and great review! We do try very hard to make everyone's experience a good one here at Botanas. It's sometimes difficult to please everyone all the time, but we feel it's a goal worth while. Thanks again.

Reviewed December 27, 2013

you will go back after you are there the first time, the outdoor patio is perfect for dinner or a great place to send time during the afternoon on a summer day with a nice cool beer, the food is great and the service is...More

Thank carneynb
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were in the mood for Mexican food and were in the downtown Milwaukee area. Headed across the 6th St viaduct to the cluster of Mexican restaurants. We had never been to Botana's before and decided to give it a go. Place was busy but...More

Thank Fortyplusoutayear
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Best mexican restaurant in milwaukee. Am a regular here. Cant beat the service. Always friendly. Owner always walks and greets everyone. Simply the best

Thank Joel K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
  • Neighborhood: Walker's Point
  • Phone Number: +1 414-672-3755
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Year after year the original Botanas on 5th Street has been voted #1 Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee by many local papers and on-line organizations.
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