Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 5067 S Howell Ave

    Milwaukee, WI 53207

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  • 414-483-8300

About Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Food

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this is one great place to go ! Food is great, great, great ! I am never disappointed with what I have. My son likes to practice on his Spanish when he comes along with us; very cozy atmosphere and everyone is always very pleasant and quick to bring us anything we may ask for. When we leave we can't wait to return !!! My daughter and her husband go there also and enjoy it as well.

4
★★★★☆

this is one great place to go ! Food is great, great, great ! I am never disappointed with what I have. My son likes to practice on his Spanish when he comes along with us; very cozy atmosphere and everyone is always very pleasant and quick to bring us anything we may ask for. When we leave we can't wait to return !!! My daughter and her husband go there also and enjoy it as well.

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After living in Arizona 30 years this is one of the few restaurants we have found in the midwest to be comparable to what you can find in Arizona and New Mexico. The salsa didn't burn like it does at El Rey's supermarket restaurant, and I didn't see menudo on the menu; but this comes closer to the real deal than La Fuente. Great margaritas and horchata. They are also piping in pretty good background music, considering. The smoke free section was truly smoke free.

2
★★★★★

After living in Arizona 30 years this is one of the few restaurants we have found in the midwest to be comparable to what you can find in Arizona and New Mexico. The salsa didn't burn like it does at El Rey's supermarket restaurant, and I didn't see menudo on the menu; but this comes closer to the real deal than La Fuente. Great margaritas and horchata. They are also piping in pretty good background music, considering. The smoke free section was truly smoke free.

Pros: great food, service, prices, atmosphere

Cons: no mints by the door, salsa did not burn :)

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I always love going here! The staff is friendly and always fast. They always ask if you need anything, extra napkins or refill on your drink, without being too pushy. Excellent food and atmosphere! You can always get a table fast! Highly recommended!

5
★★★★★

I always love going here! The staff is friendly and always fast. They always ask if you need anything, extra napkins or refill on your drink, without being too pushy. Excellent food and atmosphere! You can always get a table fast! Highly recommended!

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If you consider yourself a person who loves Mexican food and frequents places La Perla, La Fuente & Botanas, do yourself a favor and visit this restaurant. It simply has the best food out of every single Mexican restaurant in the Milwaukee area. The menu consists of authentic regional Mexican dishes, but they also have a nice selection of Americanized dishes like tacos, enchiladas and burritos. The chips and salsa are fresh, the rice and beans served with most meals are great, and the Casa Margaritas are cheap, delicious and strong. Jalapeno Loco is often overlooked because of its location on the South Side; a fact that some people don't mind, because there are less hassles finding parking. Perhaps this review seems biased, but I myself did not appreciate Jalapeno Loco until I had visited most of the other Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee county. Couple this with the fact that it was one of the favorite Mexican restaurants of the late Dennis Getto and you know you have a winner. It is clearly a cut above the rest.

2
★★★★★

If you consider yourself a person who loves Mexican food and frequents places La Perla, La Fuente & Botanas, do yourself a favor and visit this restaurant. It simply has the best food out of every single Mexican restaurant in the Milwaukee area. The menu consists of authentic regional Mexican dishes, but they also have a nice selection of Americanized dishes like tacos, enchiladas and burritos. The chips and salsa are fresh, the rice and beans served with most meals are great, and the Casa Margaritas are cheap, delicious and strong. Jalapeno Loco is often overlooked because of its location on the South Side; a fact that some people don't mind, because there are less hassles finding parking. Perhaps this review seems biased, but I myself did not appreciate Jalapeno Loco until I had visited most of the other Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee county. Couple this with the fact that it was one of the favorite Mexican restaurants of the late Dennis Getto and you know you have a winner. It is clearly a cut above the rest.

Pros: Good traditional and regional dishes

Cons: Sometimes a long wait on weekends

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I agree with "the restauranteur" about the authenticity of the menu offerings. This restarant is easy for an out-of-towner like me to find, as it is located at an intersection with a traffic light. I have been there so many times in the past five years, I like so many of the dishes. Mole Rojo Oaxaqueno is a delight, especially as I'd never seen it before. All of their dishes are described so well on the menu that one does not feel intimidated.
The servers are always friendly and professional, and the bartenders are terrific in the way the acknowledge you and remember you, no matter how busy they are. They have a terrific and spacious patio, which I have seen used for large groups and it works well for those as well as for a quiet lunch.
My favorite dishes are "Pechuga Poblano"; chicken breasts in a wonderful sauce of poblano peppers and cream, served with tortillas, rice and beans, and Mole Rojo Oaxaqueno, and Carne Asada. Their Carne Asada has pleased my friends from the Middle East and Turkey, folks who know grilled meat. It's fantastic for business meetings as it is right across the road from Mitchell Field.

2
★★★★★

I agree with "the restauranteur" about the authenticity of the menu offerings. This restarant is easy for an out-of-towner like me to find, as it is located at an intersection with a traffic light. I have been there so many times in the past five years, I like so many of the dishes. Mole Rojo Oaxaqueno is a delight, especially as I'd never seen it before. All of their dishes are described so well on the menu that one does not feel intimidated.
The servers are always friendly and professional, and the bartenders are terrific in the way the acknowledge you and remember you, no matter how busy they are. They have a terrific and spacious patio, which I have seen used for large groups and it works well for those as well as for a quiet lunch.
My favorite dishes are "Pechuga Poblano"; chicken breasts in a wonderful sauce of poblano peppers and cream, served with tortillas, rice and beans, and Mole Rojo Oaxaqueno, and Carne Asada. Their Carne Asada has pleased my friends from the Middle East and Turkey, folks who know grilled meat. It's fantastic for business meetings as it is right across the road from Mitchell Field.

Pros: There is a well-ventilated smoking section in the bar. If I smell smoke, I recognize it as cooking smells.

Cons: Well, for me the drawback is chosing from 7 menu pages AND specials!

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Everytime we go to this restaurant, my family always has fun. The food is great and served quickly. The restaurant has a small, quaint feeling to it but it can hold a lot of people. The staff is friendly. I just wish they had a bigger parking lot. This restaurant reminds me of Chi Chis w/out the insansity.

4
★★★★☆

Everytime we go to this restaurant, my family always has fun. The food is great and served quickly. The restaurant has a small, quaint feeling to it but it can hold a lot of people. The staff is friendly. I just wish they had a bigger parking lot. This restaurant reminds me of Chi Chis w/out the insansity.

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A fabulous little gem by the airport! Great food ranging from usual Mexican fare (huge fajitas, tacos, etc.) to incredible authentic regional cuisine (pecan soup, Chiles en Nogadas, moles, moles, moles!) This place always has a crowd, but it seems to be neighborhood and south siders. Bring friends and family - you will love it!

2
★★★★★

A fabulous little gem by the airport! Great food ranging from usual Mexican fare (huge fajitas, tacos, etc.) to incredible authentic regional cuisine (pecan soup, Chiles en Nogadas, moles, moles, moles!) This place always has a crowd, but it seems to be neighborhood and south siders. Bring friends and family - you will love it!

Pros: Authentic regional fo, reasonably priced, quick service

Cons: smoke from bar!, lively/noisy

 

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