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El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Seafood
300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
+1 715-842-9206
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Are dinner with colleagues that had both lived in Mexico and we all liked what we ordered. I had the burrito suizo with steak, my colleague ordered gorditas with carne asada and carnitas, and fajitas. Plus $2 margaritas during happy hour!

Thank Elysse C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We think this place used to in the lower level but it now upstairs. Decor is really interesting. Service was great. Food came out quickly. Huge portions. The only thing I wish we would have asked for is sour cream. Us northerners like sour cream...More

Thank joelw298
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We took part in the afternoon happy hour -- $2 margaritas -- they were pretty large with several different flavors. Great bargain! Returned later that night for dinner. Great value -- our table had the chimichanga, bean burritos and shrimp tacos and we were all...More

1  Thank gailpet5
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is my second time here. They always have superb service and the food is really prepared well. I am vegetarian and a picky one. So I always ask if the beans are truly vegetarian. They also have black beans choice - that is the...More

1  Thank ArvindSinghal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is so fun, the bar area is amazing and always happening. A great way to meet people, and have good food. The staff is amazing and personable and the service is quick.

1  Thank arianabanderson3
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Service was bad, waiter was rude, the food was flavorless. The only good this was the portion. I will not waste my time going here again! And no hot sauce, wth is up with that at a Mexican restaurant.

1  Thank kellrussdiane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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