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“No reservations taken” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bel Air Cantina

Bel Air Cantina
Ranked #47 of 1,502 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Milwaukee, WI
Level Contributor
90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“No reservations taken”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I came here for $2 Taco Tuesday. There is a reason why this place is always packed! Unfortunately, they don't take reservations, and the restaurant does not have a whole lot of seating. So, either get there before 5pm or go after 7pm if you aren't willing to wait for an hour or more for a table... Our wait was about 40 minutes, and we got there about 5:20pm... The cool thing about the wait is that they take your cell phone number, and text you when your table is ready. They also send you a link so that you can check the status of when your turn is up. I've never seen that before! It eliminates people going up to the hostess asking when their table will be ready or how many people before them...

They also work with you if you have food allergies. Fortunately for me, the carne asada taco that I would have eaten regardless of the day, happens to be one of the tacos that are $2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Their chips are excellent. They bring out a basket of chips with a trio of dipping sauces. It's not exactly salsa, per se. Hard to describe. All are gluten free.

I would definitely come back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
218 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Their new Tosa Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Korean beef and crispy pork tacos were awesome but their regular lime margarita on the rocks was not good at all. Would definitely go back but only for the food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank b168
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Get an outside seat, and ask about the daily specials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Neither will disappoint! They have a lovely patio view of the Milwaukee river and busy sidewalk/bridge. They have weekday specials that will leave you stuffed, buzzed and not broke. Vegetarian friendly, from your choice of beans to tofu, they will fill your taco any way you want it. They also claim burritos the size of a chihuahua, and it is true! Come hungry!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Ellen R
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Waukesha, WI
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Go for tacos at lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Bel Air is a great place for an informal lunch. The restaurant is small, but they do have a large outdoor patio as well. Their tacos ($2.00 on Tuesday's and Thursday's) are unique and delicious.

Visited April 2013
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Mukwonago, WI
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244 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great Place for Tacos!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Very good Mexican food choices. Great Taco Sunday Brunch from 11- 3. They have about 15 different types of Tacos on the menu. I had Habanero Pork & Ninja Pork Tacos. Good flavor with added Cilantro. The Black Beans & Rice were topper with fried plantain. We had a pitcher of Margaritas. That was the best Margaritas I've had in a long time. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BiggPapa
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