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JJ"s La Puerta

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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10961 N. Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay, WI 54234
+1 920-854-4513
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes I judge a mexican restaurant by their salsa, and this was great! There are many great restaurants in Door County, but very few offer mexican cuisine - but if you are looking for fish and burgers, they have that too. This offers a nice change for a good margarita, and dining with a water view.

Thank frmgrl76
Brookfield, WI
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We really liked everything we ordered. Had the Double Taco Two with shred beef. Absolutely delicious! And the chips and salsa were great!! Service was friendly too! Would go back again and again!

1 Thank LoveAdventurex2
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is mobbed every night and I've never understood why. Food is ordinary, uninteresting and all-around blah.

Thank Betsy R
OnBehalfOf, Manager at JJ"s La Puerta, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like our food, Betsy. That's really disappointing to hear. We are proud of our menu, and most people really like our food, atmosphere, and service but feedback is always important, so thanks for reviewing. We hope you'll visit us again in the future and give us another try. More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Tasteless. Unimaginative. Guacamole had unripe chunks of avocado mixed with what tasted like avocado dip from the store. Chicken enchiladas and chicken tacos were bland. Salsa was watery. Only bright spot was the server. She did a great job.

Thank Lauren H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Did I say steak at a Mexican restaurant? Yes, because it is the best! It is a fat perfectly cooked tenderloin that is super delicious and better yet, half the price of one anywhere else. Also love their salsa and the warm chips, the overall atmosphere, the fact they are here for us year round. You have to try that... More 

Thank soozeq1
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our friendly waitress assured us that we'd be thrilled by the genuine Mexican cuisine, and maybe that set our expectations too high. As travelers who frequent Mexican restaurants, as well as Mexico itself, the food tasted very mediocre, though the portions were generous. We ordered four different meals from the menu, and all were pretty much the same in terms... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was quite good and authentic. It was a tad crowded and they seemed a little short of space, but we really really enjoyed it. We laughed as it seemed like the only Mexican there was my husband.

1 Thank wisconsinchic
Racine, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had been out hiking and looking at the fabulous fall colors when hunger struck. We were just north of Sister Bay and we were hungry for Mexican. A quick look at the TripAdvisor app and JJs was the place. We had some guacamole for a starter which was good. Then it was quesadillas, flautas and a combo plate with... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A little crowded, a little small, a little slow, but great margaritas and sliced pork torta. Ordered other Mexican combo stuff and it was fair-to-good, but the sandwich (torta) was excellent - wish we both ordered only that. Kind of a weird local vibe (rednecks at the bar), and some tourists that drank too much raised the decibel level, but... More 

Thank Phil R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is NOT the first time my husband and I dined at this restaurant, but it will probably be our last. Not sure what happened during the summer, but the menu has been expanded to include not only "mexican" items, but a full array of "american" dishes. Again, not sure this is the issue, but sometimes having TOO many items... More 

Thank Kristine C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10961 N. Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay, WI 54234
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-4513
Great casual place to eat and socialize with others. The food is great-best chips/salsa and margaritas in Door County. House shot: The Bernie. Ring the bell! Sugar Shack Tiki Bar on the water located behind JJ's for sunset!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?