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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chimichanga” (11 reviews)
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“camarones” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We used to go to Botanas when it was good. The last two times, this visit included, we were sorely disappointed. This was for lunch and we had the taco/enchilada lunch #9. The salsa is good, though we prefer a bit more piquante. Chips were...More

Thank Millionmiletravelers
Reviewed 24 September 2013

My Fiance and I arrived at Botanas at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Walking in, it looked really busy so we figured we would have to wait. We were surprised when they said they could seat us right away. We were SHOCKED at how huge...More

Thank ZombiePanda
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Authentic Mexican food, freshly prepared with original ingredients. Just the right level of spicyness. Attentive, friendly service. What I liked best: the nachos and salsa. The salsa is one if the best I have ever tasted. Don't miss it!

Thank BraddyBcn
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Hands down, my favorite Mexican restaurant to go to in Milwaukee. We go here all the time and every single time, without fail, the service is outstanding and the food is always delicious. It's even fantastic taking the food to go, although everything is better...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 25 August 2013

By my guesstimate, we have been eating here for over 12 years. We are consistantly pleased with what we order, The service is usually first-rate; this is our go-to restaurant when people come from out of town. The salsa is a bit on the spicy...More

Thank Goodfoot0227
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Hands down, the best Mexican food and Margaritas we've ever had. We dine at Mexican restaurants whenever we travel, and we always compare their food and drinks to Botanas. None have come close. You will love it.

Thank John D
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I visited this place with a friend that is a local. Salsa was very spicy for a non mexican like me. But this is the best trully mexican restaurant Ive been to, not tex-mex like the usual. Service was outstanding, huge portions and wonderful flavor....More

Thank DogHaus99
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

I was recently here with 2 friends. We were looking forward to eating great food, drinking some margaritas, and having some great conversations. This was not possible because there was a table of customers next to us that were so loud that I can't effectively...More

3  Thank Monchichi80
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

We went here on a recent trip. We used to live in Milwaukee and stopped thru visiting friends. We had been here before and it was delicious. I think they have expanded the dinning room and mayb not the kitchen. Our food was fine but...More

Thank kruezers
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I've been going to Botanas for years and have never had a bad experience - good margaritas, pretty good authentic Mexican food and a nice atmosphere with friendly service. I have absolutely no complaints about this restaurant and would recommend it - just isn't the...More

Thank Sjeanne06
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Anjelica G
5 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: 816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
  • Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
  • Phone Number: +1 414-672-3755
  • E-mail
Year after year the original Botanas on 5th Street has been voted #1 Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee by many local papers and on-line organizations.
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