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El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante

300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
+1 715-842-9206
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2018

So I love my fair share of Mexican food and pretty much any city I travel to need to have at least 1 stop to get my fix. I can say with 100% certainty, the shrimp tacos here are like heaven. I don't know if...More

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went for a late lunch, so I decided to try their taco soup...delish!! It’s packed full of everything good...shredded chicken, pico, guacamole, etc! The atmosphere upstairs makes you feel like you’re in Mexico...love it there!

Thank sueburnz
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had a great time. Arrived just before 6 for 2$ margaritas so we ordered a couple. Food was great. Chips n Salsa were good. Margaritas were very good. Atmosphere is nice with two levels.

Thank handymantulsa
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Comfortable Mexican Reataurante in Washington Square in downtown Wausau. Good and service. Outside seating during warmer times of year. Good selection of tap beers. A fun place at a reasonable price

Thank wausauron
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Enjoyed a dinner with husband and another couple. Food was wonderful along with the margaritas. Reasonable prices for the amount of food you receive.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Decent food. Good drinks. Allowed friends to catch up and giggle. Time spent together priceless, and the atmosphere allowed for it.

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I appreciate the space in this restaurant. It is more spread out with several types of seating options. The wait to get our food was kind of slow (and it was not busy at all when we were there). The food was excellent. Large portions...More

Thank 25crb
Reviewed 14 September 2017

El Jalapeno had an excellent Margarita, cihps and salsa. We both had the fajita which came with a good portion of lettuce, tomato and garnish as well as refried beans and rice. The waiter was very attentive. It was a nice ending to a fun...More

Thank Lois K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Have dined here several times with my family and food has always been very good. Have also had several social events for work here when part of the restaurant (either up or downstairs) has been reserved for our party. They do a nice job for...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I love eating here as the atmosphere feels almost like you have completely left town and are on vacation. Eating upstairs or downstairs, enjoy wonderful food and entertainment on occasion.

Thank StacyStenz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-842-9206
  • E-mail
Description
Our family restaurant provides authentic Mexican cuisine in a unique atmosphere. Our focus is on customer service and quality of food. With the comfort of dining, you will experience exquisite flavor, traditional dishes, and the best margaritas in town. We offer 2 for 1 margarita specials throughout the week, and have live music every 5th of the month with "Cinco de Drink-O". We also offer carry-out, reservations, and accommodations to large parties. Rent us out for your wedding reception, party, or gathering! Special catering accommodations available too!
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