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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for lunch during the week. Unfortunately, the weather kept the patio closed. But there is ample seating inside. Our waiter was attentive and spot-on. We opted for items on the lunch menu. We each had a different soup so we could try both...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed August 15, 2018

When you have a sister with an August birthday, and our family naturally preferring to dine somewhere with outside patio dining, it must speak volumes if we go back for the 3rd year in a row! Botana's again was the popular decision, and again they...More

Thank TheLegend1965
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Easily the best Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee, and probably the state. Owned by restaurant veteran Jamie Gonzales, the food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding. Try the enchilada soup! Traditional entrees with combo (three items) and mini-combo (two items) selections. Wide variety of tequila and...More

Thank Ride2fast4u
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

As always was greeted with a smile. Was seated said I was waiting for my niece. Sat for a a few when a very gentleman came to the table & stayed there was a young lady in the other room waiting on someone, which was...More

Thank bobbibrown25
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The server was in a hurry I had to keep calling and grabbing her as she walked away while we were trying to complete our order we noticed she didn't ask us what shells we wanted for the tacos when we told her we wanted...More

Thank hvactalk
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi hvactalk, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I assure you this type of service is both unacceptable and rare for us here at Botanas on 5th Street. I will bring this matter to the owner's attention. Again, thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

We wanted Mexican on our trip and wasn't finding anything. A friend recommended Botano's and it did not disappoint. Food was delicious and the margaritas really hit the spot. It wasn't the best I've ever had but everything was very good and would definitely recommend....More

Thank M_Smith17
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We stopped here when we found out that the old La Fuentes had changed name and ownership, as was no longer even a Mexican restaurant. Food was okay, but nothing special. I have enjoyed seafood enchilladas, especially at La Chiminea, and was happy to find...More

Thank RogerK1932
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Came with a group of like 20 on a Friday night. Surprisingly little wait. Great food at affordable price. Parking can be a challenge. They do have valet. 18% gratuity for groups of 5 or more. We probably would of tipped more. I had Mexican...More

Thank James P
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Everyone knows that Botanas has the best Mexican food, however, it is also a great place to have a special party. I recently retired and my employer asked where I would like to have a party. I chose Botanas and Jaime and Cesar went out...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I have been to Botanas. We were seated quickly on a Friday and a Saturday. The pitchers of margaritas are worth it! Free chips and amazing salsa are served. Don't eat too many though because you will want to save...More

Thank Leeann B
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Anjelica G
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
No, sorry, we currently do not have a Happy Hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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