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El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante

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$$ - $$$
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300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
+1 715-842-9206
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is so fun, the bar area is amazing and always happening. A great way to meet people, and have good food. The staff is amazing and personable and the service is quick.

Thank arianabanderson3
Marathon, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Service was bad, waiter was rude, the food was flavorless. The only good this was the portion. I will not waste my time going here again! And no hot sauce, wth is up with that at a Mexican restaurant.

Thank kellrussdiane
Merrill, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place has got just about the best authentic Mexican food I have ever had.The service was awesome,the atmosphere is incredible,and the owners roam the place all night making sure all is well.Very friendly staff too.

Thank 892william
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Nothing special or fancy, just your average Mexican Restaurant. I will choose something different next time I'm in town.

Thank Luv2Travel42339
Campton Hills, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This Restaurant has excellent tasting chicken fajitas. Very decent sized helpings as well for lunch. Very satisfied with El Jalapeno.

Thank SDR0000
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Will after reading everyone's reviews of good food I was excited to try, "authentic" is very different for everyone I suppose. The jalapeño poppers are frozen the chicken is oily and not appetizing at all. It is actually no different then El Mezcal - just basic food. If you are a foodie and enjoy quality food this place is good... More 

Thank Jolene K
Wausau, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT....OPEN MIKE, great staff, pleasant, courteous, drinks served cold and fast...dinner , there is not a bad choice on the menu.....try it you,ll love it

Thank Tim B
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Polite staff, tasty Friday Fish, Wife had fish tacos, very good food. Would definitely eat there again when in town.

Thank Renee B
Wausau, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Located on the corner of the pedestrian mall and across the street from the mall, you may not park right out from due to limited parking however it's worth your walk! Nice fun atmosphere with friendly staff. Food was fresh and very good. Seating outside on nice days too! Great place to stop when downtown.

Thank Tom P
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food was great. The tamale and chimichanga was good. Enchilada was only okay. Service fast. Margaritas good. Service was on the mark too. Haven't had a thing bad there.

Thank jsvanthoff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-842-9206
Our family restaurant provides authentic Mexican cuisine in a unique atmosphere. Our focus is on customer service and quality of food. With the comfort of dining, you will experience exquisite flavor, traditional dishes, and the best margaritas in town. We offer 2 for 1 margarita specials throughout the week, and have live music every 5th of the month with "Cinco de Drink-O". We also offer carry-out, reservations, and accommodations to large parties. Rent us out for your wedding reception, party, or gathering! Special catering accommodations available too!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?