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Bel Air Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
1935 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1576
+1 414-226-2245
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (108 reviews)
“burrito” (22 reviews)
“korean beef” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1935 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1576
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing keeping this place from a zero is that the wait staff was nice and attentive! My wife and I ordered three tacos apiece, all different, all equally tasteless! The barbacoa and Chicken (pollo) was so dry and small it makes "Jerky Treats"...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Their quacamole was very good. Chips come with 3 types of salsa. My husband had the tilapia tacos which he liked. There's a chicken soup, carne asada tacos. As it was warm we ate inside with the a/c, but they do have a big terrace...More

Thank Travel-Seal
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The restaurant was busy, but not TOO busy. (I've heard it can get pretty crowded.) Slow service from an inexperienced server. He gets a pass for being new. Nice decor except for the deceased, decapitated steer head above the otherwise beautiful bar. We sat outside...More

2  Thank 413catherinep
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I did not know this was a chain when we decided to go to the Bel Air Cantina. I saw all the reviews and determined it must be pretty good. Based on some of the other reviews they must just be super inconsistent because nobody...More

Thank leisureguy
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I love Bel Air for the variety of tacos. It's one of my favorite spots to take visiting vegetarian friends, as there are so many tacos to choose from and something for everyone. The vibe here is great as well. Be prepared to wait!

Thank slthomp
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I wish I could give Bel Air a 5/5, as the food is always good. The California guac, every taco, every salad, is absolutely great. Yet, the service is always miserable. The waitstaff never smile, look like they are mourning, and were extremely rude when...More

Thank zoemjones
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The weekend I went Bel Air's I actually came from IL with the intention on going to the Milwaukee Taco Fest, but we got there and it was sold out!!! Bummer:( WE pulled up TripAd and decided on Bel Air's based off the reviews and...More

Thank KaliiGirl
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Belair is probably the best mexican restaurant away from Mexico that I've ever visited. It is super original, and has an awesome vibe. The staff are all incredibly friendly, and the food is delicious. I got tacos, which were AMAZING. Overall, Belair is the best...More

Thank Chloe D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A great Mexican inspired restaurant just above the river in east side serving tacos and other specialties. We dropped by on a Sunday night and snagged a table on their great patio in back. This place is popular and pretty busy even on a Sunday...More

Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Nice open and airy cantina with an outdoor patio and garage door walls that open up when the weather permits. It's a nice place to come and spend some casual time and try some authentic Mexican food. This is not the type of Mexican food...More

1  Thank Richard C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1576
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-226-2245
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