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Botanas

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Walker's Point
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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Racine, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can describe my visit in one word - disappointed. My friends and I were looking for a new Mexican Restaurant to try on a recent visit to Milwaukee and I was appointed to do the research. We had already tried several of the "regulars" (La Perla, La Fuente, etc) so I decided to turn to some reviews. I was... More 

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Thank vintage-glenda
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182 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have a St. Patrick's tradition. Mexican. Why fight the crowds. This place has tradition delicious Mexican food. Not the overdone Tex-Mex. Good value. Great friendly service. Great margaritas.

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Thank Jeff W
Mark T, Social Media Manner at Botanas, responded to this review

Thanks Jeff for taking the time to leave a review and of course the kind words. One of our best secrets - St. Patrick's Day at Botanas - all the fun, great food and green beverages to enjoy without the crowd and noise! Glad you enjoyed your stop! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed our experiences dining at Botanas. I wanted to venture out and try a new Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee. The food and margaritas taste delicious and we like looking at the art on the walls. However, there is better Mexican food in Milwaukee. I would not recommend eating here when you could get better food, guacamole, and service at... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoy Botanas for many reasons, first their food. The menu is expansive, reliable and always good, with generous portions. The Service is attentive - on our recent visit Alberto was great. The food comes fast. My husband believes they make the best margarita in town - recommending the Sauza Hornitos on the rocks. We have never been disappointed here.

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Thank Ann W
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

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Thank Monankit
Dubuque, Iowa
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267 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

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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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165 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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

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Thank Ribs M
Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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!

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Thank WisconsinLor
Wisconsin
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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Lyon, France
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?