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Walker's Point
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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were excited to try this place after reading reviews. Unfortunately, we were not impressed one bit. The restaurant is large and very loud. Service was not great. On the rocks margarita tasted like the worst cheap alcohol with a horrid finish. Guac was made ahead of time and lacked freshness. Our food was so incredibly salty it dominated and... More 

Thank Monankit
Dubuque, Iowa
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234 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother works close by and he said it was very good and although were don't always agree he was right on this. The house margarita's were very good, not sugary weak house margarita's from most Mexican restaurants. The food was also very authentic tasting and fresh. Alberto took very good care of us.

Thank Mark G
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this review

Hi Mark, just a quick note to say thanks for taking the time to leave a review and of course your very kind words! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and margarita's! Hope to see you again when you visit your brother next time! More 

United States
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147 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great. The chips and salsa were good. The drinks were good. The atmosphere was good. The food was average.

Thank Ribs M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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!

Thank WisconsinLor
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Wisconsin_Fun_Mom
Lyon, France
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Teresa C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Thank fairlady75
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

1 Thank John D
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304 reviews
174 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 

Thank GBCheesehead
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank MissFrequentFlyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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?