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Botanas

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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wisconsin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our youngest son there for dinner after we went to watch a volleyball match in town. Fast service great food great atmosphere equals a wonderful dining experience!

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Thank WisconsinLor
Wisconsin
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I love the atmosphere here. We sat near the bar and were wowed by the artwork on the walls and fun decorations. Margaritas were good and staff was friendly. I ordered a combination with taco, enchilada and chimichanga and just found it to be.......blah. The chicken in the chimichanga and ground beef in the taco were lacking of any and... More 

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Thank Wisconsin_Fun_Mom
Lyon, France
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! Thank you Trip Advisor😀 We were waiting to pick up a friend at the airport and had a craving for Mexican. The service was excellent, there is free easy parking and delicious food. The portions are so generous you might want to think about sharing. We thoroughly enjoyed the fajitas and tacos, and the frozen margarita was... More 

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Thank Teresa C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went for a farewell for a co-worker so there was a group of over 15 of us. I'm not a drinker, so I didn't have any drinks yet all of the other people in our group seemed to enjoy the drinks a lot! I did not care for my food at all! I ordered a combination platter with a... More 

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Thank fairlady75
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The original Botanas on 5th street is still the better of the two restaurants. The food and the service can't be beat, and the atmosphere is more authentic.

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Thank John D
Wisconsin
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299 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

First time here - took me a long time to decide on my meal...so many great choices! I had the Mexican Tacos (3) huge tacos with lots of meat...filled me up and I was very hungry! The Premium Margaritas were very good! I didn't have dessert but my friends did, flan and fried ice cream...both looked great! I will be... More 

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Thank GBCheesehead
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food is ok, sometimes cold. The margaritas are great as well as the staff. No matter what time I go, the staff is always accommodating. I had streak tacos today and they were good, however not as hot as they should be. I'm sure if I would've asked for a hot plate, they would've accommodated me. Great atmosphere.

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Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend upon our arrival in Milwaukee about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend , and we had a very positive experience. We sat outside on their very nice and large patio area, and the wait staff was fantastic and reminded us of a high-end restaurant as far as the... More 

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Thank jmf650
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had lunch at botanas and the second we walked in the door we felt extremely welcomed. Every single person we encountered was very friendly and professional. We sat at the bar and Mauricio was helping us and he was fantastic, he made me a Bloody Mary even though they don't have it on the menu and... More 

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Thank Kelsey M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Food is predictable & portions are generous. Large menu with ample selections. Friendly efficient staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
  • Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
  • Phone Number: +1 414-672-3755
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?