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Hector's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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7118 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53213-2730
+1 414-258-5600
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Avon, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why, but enchiladas are something I just can not make at home. So, I stopped at Hector's. It is believable Tex-mex and plenty of it to fill your belly. The price seemed a bit high, but I think is still worth your time to try it!

Thank Kirk W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted some place close and different. Interior not much to look at. The menu had a nice variety. The food was good and hot.

Thank JL2z
Franklin, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had heard many wonderful things about Hector's so perhaps my expectations were too high. Hector's is a very friendly, clean restaurant. The service was great. My Sol was ice cold and the margaritas were very good according to the rest of my party. I had the seafood enchiladas and found them to be tasteless. The rice was just rice... More 

Thank suzywahn
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When we want an early Mexican dinner, we head to Hectors. We go early because the dining room is very small and we don't want to wait in the small crowded bar area. The food is good, the Jalapeño Poppers are really yummy! Service is friendly and quick. This restaurant is basically a converted bungalow. When you enter, you walk... More 

Thank Dianne E
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had a Dine 4 Less certificate for the bar. The dining area is smaller than the barroom with about 10 tables jammed close together. The menu is good and the prices below average. I had enchilades and they were OK but I won't go back for more. When the check came we had to pay extra for the taxes... More 

Thank Chuck M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been to most of the Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee, but had never been here before. Shame on us! We arrived early and found that Happy Hour specials were in force. Really good margaritas! Ordered the chicken tinga and puerco en adobo. Large portions and complex flavors. Great service. Definitely give this restaurant a try.

Thank sjmeyn
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I have been going to Hector's for over twenty years. It was one of only a few authentic, rather creative Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, not much has changed in that twenty years. There are still some good dishes here, like the shrimp and avocado quesadilla. But the whole place feels tired and worn down, and the... More 

Thank Spark1t
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My husband and I like to eat at Hector's when we are in the mood for Mexican. They have great fajitas (my husband) and a grilled chicken taco. Also good chips and salsa beforehand. They have a happy hour with yummy Margaritas. Guac is pretty good too. We also enjoy their little patio. This is a very casual atmosphere. Recommend!

Thank Sue M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Super friendly bartenders and waitstaff. Excellent food - I had the Chile Rellenos at on visit and another spicier dish / specialty that was even better on my first visit - unfortunately I can't remember the name. Healthy margarita options like beet juice margarita which was surprisingly good...and strawberry salsa! Creative options using local produce and cheese. Nice little patio... More 

Thank travlinf0rw0rk
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I come here all the time with my children and husband. We were here for dinner and we all ordered a combination plate of one kind or another except my son had the cheese quesadilla and it is your typical quesadilla. I always have the ground beef tostada (my favorite), the ground beef chimi, and my husband always has the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: 7118 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53213-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-258-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?