Mexican Restaurants in Downtown Milwaukee

Mexican Food at Mr. WEBO's Mexican Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Mr. WEBO's Mexican Restaurant

Bay View

$20 $10

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Chic restaurant with outdoor patio serves updated Mexican classics like fish tacos with avocado crema alongside margaritas in 6 flavors

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Casa Tequila Restaurant and Bar Valid Sunday, Monday 11 AM - 10 PM

Casa Tequila Restaurant and Bar

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Taco Amigo

Taco Amigo

Taco Amigo

$20 $11

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Classic Mexican spices and sauces decorate servings of cactus, seafood, and steak, all sautéed or wrapped in tortillas

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Senor Tomas

Senor Tomas

Senor Tomas

$20 $11

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Eclectic family recipes of enchiladas and guava-glazed tilapia served amid decor inspired by Frida Kahlo

$9 for $15 Worth of Tex-Mex Food — Houston's Bar & Grill- Houston's Corner Bar

Houstons Bar & Grill

Washington

$15 $9

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$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

$20 $11

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Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

Mexican Food and Drinks Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Grande Jake's Fresh Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Salsa bar with ten types of salsa, along with dinner plates that include chicken enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at La Casa De Isaac (Up to 44% Off)

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Zapatista (Up to 44% Off)

Zapatista

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Shrimp or skirt steak fill fajitas served in heated lava-stone; tacos and enchiladas brim with chicken tinga, beef, or sauteed vegetables

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Fajitas and Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

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Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Quinta Carmina Mexican Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

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Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

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Though many of the dishes made in the Cynthia’s Restaurant kitchen are Mexican classics—there’s cheesy quesadillas, plump steak burritos, and meaty tacos—others were inspired by Italian and American cuisines. Chef Cynthia layers ciabatta with italian meats and tops wheat-berry bread with scoops of creamy tuna salad. She extends her culinary expertise to three different types of soup: poblano cream, cheeseburger chowder, and fondue with broccoli. .

221 N Water St.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Elsa's on the Park

Upscale Burgers | Late-Night Kitchen | Local Artwork

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: bacon-wrapped water chestnuts with cucumber and honey
  • Entree: Greek-inspired burger with feta cheese, black olives, and mint
  • Entree (vegetarian): portobello mushroom sandwich with fries
  • Dessert: butter-rum cake with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch

    While You're Waiting: Admire the artwork lining the dining room walls. The collection rotates frequently to showcase the works of different local artists.



    Inside Tip: Make a note, night owls: Elsa's kitchen stays open until 1 a.m. every day. The eatery's bartenders, meanwhile, keep pouring shots and lifting wine jugs over their heads to demonstrate their brute strength until at least 2 a.m.



    When to Go: Head over on a Monday night, when Elsa's expands its normal menu to include 10 gourmet-chicken sandwiches, including versions that highlight Chinese, Mexican, and Italian flavors.



    While You're in the Neighborhood
    Before: Ogle an extensive collection of ceramics made by Pablo Picasso at the David Barnett Gallery (1024 E. State Street).
    After: Nurse a proper brandy old-fashioned while watching some live music at Swingin' Door Exchange (219 E. Michigan Street).

833 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Chili Lili’s serves immaculately prepared fresh-made chili and a menu of American fare and locally brewed liquid complements. Jay Schieck, Chili Lili’s Milwaukean owner, and Chef Andy Tenaglia gourmet-ify the hearty dish and offer a range of signature chilis in a bowl ($5), on a platter over garlic bread ($8), on a platter over corn bread ($8), or on a platter over mac 'n' cheese ($9). The spicy pizza chili includes bell peppers, pepperoni, garlic, and Italian sausage, whereas the vegetarian chili comes loaded with olive oil, oven-roasted portobellos, and eggplant. Chilified meals such as the flour-tortilla-encased chili burrito ($8) or the Kobe-beef chili burger ($12, add cheese for $1) save standard dinner fare from the throes of lack-of-bean-induced depression, and sandwiches such as the turkey burger ($8) and the double-cheesed black-bean burger ($8) offer the edible endurance necessary for sawing down view-obstructing trees using only a pizza cutter.

525 E Menomonee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

La Merenda: A User's Guide

International Small Plates | Ingredients from Local Farms | Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Selections | Seasonal Menu | Patio Seating

Sample Menu

  • Meat Lovers: New Glarus Serendipity–braised organic-beef empanadas
  • Vegetarian: roasted-heirloom-squash ravioli with quark cheese
  • Gluten-Free: creamy butter-chicken curry with cashews

    What's to Drink: A variety of craft sodas may be on tap thanks to schoolteacher-turned-pop-producer Larry Hanlon. He brews in small batches, which allows him to tinker with creative, housemade recipes. The result is a soda that highlights the flavor of all-natural ingredients rather than the sweetness of high-fructose corn syrup. "We should know what we're eating," he told OnMilwaukee.com, "and what we're eating should taste like what it's made from."



    Inside Tip: Nearly all of the dishes are gluten-free, vegetarian, or both—and if it's not already, the kitchen will work to customize it to your dietary preferences.



    Behind the Name: The literal translation of the Italian word la merenda is "snack." But La Merenda's owner, Peter Sandroni, sees his establishment as more than just a place to grab a quick bite. Rather, it's a spot for diners to share an experience, where they can relax in the moment instead of wolfing their food down.



    Vocab Lesson
    Locavore: a person who seeks out locally produced food that's often fresh, sustainable, and natural.
    Tapas: what started as Spanish appetizers and bar food now encompasses small plates of myriad techniques and cuisines. Typically, several tapas are ordered for the table to share, and the server staggers their delivery so there's always something to munch on.



    If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Odd Duck (2352 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue) also serves up seasonal, globally inspired small plates created from local ingredients.

125 E National Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
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Even a detective might not realize at first that Terra Restaurant Bar deals in Mexican food. Outdoors there's an unassuming table for two and inside, a handcrafted bar and tables with wooden chairs. No sombreros or depictions of southwestern scenery adorn the walls. But investigate the kitchen and the smell of grilled meats and cochinita pibil are a dead giveaway.

Founders Mauricio, Paco, and Nibardo honed their skills for 15 years in the service industry before teaming up to begin a restaurant of their own. In addition to signature Mexican eats—enchiladas verdes, carne asada, tacos—the menu crosses the border with omelets, pancakes, and burgers often unseen in a Mexican restaurant. Extending its devotion to Hispanic culture beyond just food, the eatery hosts salsa lessons on Thursday nights.

600 S 6th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

According to OnMilwaukee.com, Angel Velasquez didn't only look to his own Puerto Rican heritage when planning the menu for Kafe Kultura. Instead, he brought back the dishes he fell in love with on his many travels throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. As a result, the recipes hail from varied and far-reaching locales—Cuba's ropa vieja, for instance, drenches pulled beef and bell peppers in tomato sauce for a disk-shaped meal that Carol Deptolla of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lauded as "modern and so delicious." Pechuga rellena—a stuffed chicken breast wrapped in a blanket of bacon alongside a delicate guava sauce—comes from the Caribbean, while the cheese-laden sweet plantains and ground beef that is pastelon hangs its hat in Puerto Rico. In the dining room, Deptolla writes, "Latin music is played at a subdued level, and the lighting is discreet," forming an atmosphere that sets a prime stage for romantic dinners, special occasions, or secret rendezvous between rival spice-trade ships.

600 S 6th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US