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Gus' Mexican Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
+1 414-425-4499
11:00 - 12:00
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The chips and salsa (homemade) was a nice start to our dinner experience. The taco salad was way too much, had to take some home and the burrito was very filling. The service was great and it is a kid friendly restaurant.

Thank Deb O
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is not bad, it is also no great. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is good. It's not a bad place to stop in to grab a bite before a movie.

Thank Ghennel H
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but kind of pricey for Mexican entrees located in a corner strip mall location . Inside was very nice with a bar type atmosphere.

Thank 1relax1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food. Could use a little more spice. Good margaritas! Service was ok. Atmosphere was bright. Restaurant was clean.

Thank Lorann01
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I made a Monday afternoon stop here for a late lunch, as I haven't been here in a while despite living in the Hales Corners / Muskego area and shopping regularly next door at Wolf's Pools. Glad I did! While chatting with Gus about the restaurant and kids gifts/toys from Mexico, I decided to look up his place here on... More 

Thank TheLegend1965
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly environment, great service and food. I regularly visit Gus' and the food and margaritas are always great! Fast service - I always get my food hot and fast! I highly recommend Gus'. Dinner specials every night. Prices are very reasonable and you get a lot of food for the money! Enjoy!

Thank Ana F
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Stopped at Gus's Saturday evening about 7 pm. We were immediately seated in a nice booth. Everything was great. Food came out so fast we couldn't believe it. Ordered the Mexican pizza as an appetizer which arrived in a few minutes-- really. My three chicken tacos were excellent and my wife's burrito was good. The whole bill was $19. Just... More 

Thank JamesRGuenther
Franklin, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

1 Thank Plk47
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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.

1 Thank HIk10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 414-425-4499

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