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Gus' Mexican Cantina

6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
+1 414-425-4499
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible23%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6520 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132-1209
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This place has closed at this location. Never lived up to the reputation of the original place. I had been to it a number of time because it's close to my house. Service was never Very good and food never lived up to the price.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Gus' from the start when his first restaurant was a little hole in the wall in downtown Milwaukee. He obviously has done very well for himself. His food is awesome and the service is good. They have outdoor seating and is...More

Thank paddlegirl2016
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Gus's is located off of Hwy 100 in a small strip mall. Wish he could put up a large sign to inform people that he's open. The building inside and out is super clean. A beautiful bar with homemade terrific Margaritas. Outside is a beautiful...More

Thank Damian51
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I usually come here at lunch time because I'm in the area. Always great food and speedy service. Authentic chips and salsa with daily specials. I like the enchiladas. I haven't ordered drinks or been here for dinner so I only give it 4 Stars!...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I've been to Gus's before and walked out because of terrible service. However, tonight's visit showed how inept their management or owners are. My wife and a friend stopped in at 9:00 in the evening to have a couple of margaritas at the bar to...More

Thank Doodad1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went on a Friday night, and the restaurant never got crowded. Nice for me, probably not so good for the business though. Menu choices were standard Mexican-American fare; no real surprises here, and not much authentic flavor. Very Americanized. I enjoyed the beer selection...More

Thank Rebecca Z
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

While the service at Gus' was good, and the atmosphere friendly, the food was just about hitting average. Nothing spectacular. In fact, the tacos platter I had was sort of bland and the tacos were cold when served. In addition, it was hard to get...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Although the owner Gus is super nice and cares for his business and customers, this review is solely based on the food/restaurant/atmosphere. My family and I have been here many times because it's one of the only Mexican restaurants in the area and each time...More

Thank Gina C
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
Reviewed 18 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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