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Poco Loco Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4134 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53209-1207
+1 414-355-9550
16:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I live within 1 mile of Poco, so it is my go to on short notice. Poco is a former breakfast greasy spoon, so the seating is at counter (or bar). Waits can be long when they are busy. In summer they have a really nice patio that increases the seating. the food in my opinion is top notch as... More 

Thank manhardtmark
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was a place that my family, boyfriend and I really wanted to try... But we're super let down. There was no seating available, we waited forever & the food was not good - very dry & took a while to get. I have lived in 2 spanish speaking countries so I know good Mexican/ spanish food - this is... More 

Thank Jessica_Luecke
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Walked a mile to eat here; not sure why? I ordered the Chicken Mole, as I've always used this Mexican staple as a gauge. The rice was done well, but it was very blab. It was down hill from there. The mole appeared to be from a can and the chicken was tough as leather. Even the chips and salsa... More 

Thank bate119
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It is a small local place and we were not certain if we should go in, didn't look very inviting from the outside. The inside seating is very small, like sitting at a neighborhood bar. Service was fast , food authentic and AMAZING. price was extremely reasonable, highly recommend a visit!

Thank Andrea T
New Jersey
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

By the time I left Poco Loco Cantina, I felt as if I had been going there for years. Staff and locals alike are super nice. I can honestly say that I've never felt so comfortable after walking in a a stranger. The restaurant is tiny...what you see when you enter is just about the whole thing. It's the quintessential... More 

Thank Rina R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit in as many months. Ordered lamb enchiladas. Food came luke warm. Lamb was tough. Needed stake knife to cut.

Thank O H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was good in general. They still were going to open another part of the venue where they had a stage... Mexican cuisine. Nice owners. Nice food and service.

Thank ana20002015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Been driving past for years, but never stopped until recently. It's a tucked away location and a well-kept local secret, but this place makes really good Mexican food for an affordable price. Typical Mexican fair available, but with unexpected proteins like duck, and various fresh seafood choices. Some unique dishes available too. The interior dining area is very small and... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Poco Loco is an easy drive for those on the NE side of MKE and is easy for anyone in the Hwy 57/Green Bay Rd & Brown Deer area. Therefore it is a welcome spot with diversity. Kudos. The food is fresh and consistently good: duck tacos/ fish tacos, fresh fish dinners, excellent guacamole, gluten free choices, and so much... More 

1 Thank Mary W
Suwanee, Georgia
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157 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I should have known not to try Mexican in Wisconsin. I went in on a weeknight. Restaraunt was fairly busy. It started out with them having no chips. Evidently the fryer was broken. There was no real salsa to be had anyhow. Something in a squirt ketchup bottle they called salsa. They did have pico de gallo. I had chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4134 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53209-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Brown Deer
  • Phone Number: +1 414-355-9550

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