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Bel Air Cantina - Downer

2625 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-964-1190
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“taco” (2 reviews)
“tosa location” (2 reviews)
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2625 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a welcome home lunch for one of our friends who came back to town as this was always our go-to spot. We did tacos & margaritas, per usual. We usually go to the water location because that’s a couple blocks from our...More

Thank Abby L
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Downer - Bel-Air Cantina is definitely one of my favorite locations of the Cantina. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and we got seated right away and our food came very quickly. A starter of chips and 3 different salsas always comes at the...More

Thank Delaney W
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I usually go to the Tosa location but went to this one today. Their Taco Tuesdays is a great deal. The tacos were good so were the chips and salsa. The two restrooms are inadequate for the whole restaurant in my opinion. I like the...More

Thank ScenicSights
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My daughter and I frequent this location a lot. The servers are always accommodating to my limited variety of food that I eat. They are always welcome to delete or substitute my dish. Yesterday, the manager personally came to make sure that all was good...More

Thank parent4
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We tried the Water Street location last week, which is bigger and has outdoor seating right along the river (very picturesque). The Downer Ave location is smaller but is on a nice side of town and has that east side feel. Same gross decapitated steerhead...More

1  Thank 413catherinep
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Have been to Bel Air on several occasions and it always delivers. The complimentary fresh chips with 3 types of salsa are always something to look forward to. The variety of tacos is excellent - meat, fish and veggie. Order 3 tacos and get complimentary...More

Thank Birdie1616
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

No bull (see photo). The 3 tacos side if beans (black or pinto refried) off over half the tacos. Soy chorizo with radish and green salsa; portabella mushroom and Pico. There are tri-flavored-salsas - spicy, smoky and smooth and chips included. No waiting for inside...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great server. Really friendly atmosphere. We visited during a typically slow time during the day and were promptly seated. The menu had some originality and the portions of our food (quesadillas) were ample. The food was good and fresh. Mexican, domestic and Wisconsin microbrews were...More

Thank parkdalepanther
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed Belair Cantina on Downer a number of times since they opened. But we wanted to sit outside with the nice weather with our miniature schnauzer in a stroller and they refused us. We go to Cafe Hollander, Collectivo and a number of...More

1  Thank TAO1962
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I've been to the Water Street location as well as the Downer location. Water Street has a larger restaurant area and outside seating available, but for a Friday night, Downer is the better way to go. We called ahead to Tosa and Water and the...More

Thank kaya_pudlo
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 2625 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-964-1190
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