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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chimichanga” (10 reviews)
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is wonderful!! We started going because our favorite server from a different restaurant started working there so we had to follow him!! We weren't disappointed! It's well worth the 30 minute drive for us. Keep up the great work!!

Thank soccermom0810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, the chimichangas are delicious. The service was excellent. Also the kids liked that you could grab a piece of candy before leaving. Overall, this restaurant is a great place to go for dinner when you are visiting milwaukee.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of four wanted Mexican so we headed to the Third Ward - or near by. Meal was great; service was excellent and authentic. Everthing was enjoyed; especially the meal.

Thank WashingtonIsland5
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I can describe my visit in one word - disappointed. My friends and I were looking for a new Mexican Restaurant to try on a recent visit to Milwaukee and I was appointed to do the research. We had already tried several of the "regulars"...More

Thank vintage-glenda
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have a St. Patrick's tradition. Mexican. Why fight the crowds. This place has tradition delicious Mexican food. Not the overdone Tex-Mex. Good value. Great friendly service. Great margaritas.More

Thank Jeff W
Mark T, Social Media Manner at Botanas, responded to this review

Thanks Jeff for taking the time to leave a review and of course the kind words. One of our best secrets - St. Patrick's Day at Botanas - all the fun, great food and green beverages to enjoy without the crowd and noise! Glad you...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed our experiences dining at Botanas. I wanted to venture out and try a new Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee. The food and margaritas taste delicious and we like looking at the art on the walls. However, there is better Mexican food in Milwaukee. I...More

Thank Bird91
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoy Botanas for many reasons, first their food. The menu is expansive, reliable and always good, with generous portions. The Service is attentive - on our recent visit Alberto was great. The food comes fast. My husband believes they make the best margarita in...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were excited to try this place after reading reviews. Unfortunately, we were not impressed one bit. The restaurant is large and very loud. Service was not great. On the rocks margarita tasted like the worst cheap alcohol with a horrid finish. Guac was made...More

Thank Monankit
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My brother works close by and he said it was very good and although were don't always agree he was right on this. The house margarita's were very good, not sugary weak house margarita's from most Mexican restaurants. The food was also very authentic tasting...More

Thank Mark G
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this review

Hi Mark, just a quick note to say thanks for taking the time to leave a review and of course your very kind words! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and margarita's! Hope to see you again when you visit your brother...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

The service was great. The chips and salsa were good. The drinks were good. The atmosphere was good. The food was average.

Thank Ribs M
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Anjelica G
Do y'all have happy hour??
5 December 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
  • 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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.