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816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
+1 414-672-3755
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chimichanga” (11 reviews)
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
816 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1729
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only been here twice so far, because my other Mexican restaurant recently closed...but now THIS is our favorite! Have only had the steak,chicken,shrimp fajitas and strawberry margaritas and they are fabulous! *Just be careful with the margaritas...they'll sneak up on you!

1  Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I came her for a birthday lunch. What a better way to get started that Patron Margarita Pitchers and good authentic Mexican food. the service was good and the food was too. I wasn't happy with the Shrimp Ceviche cause they make it really different...More

Thank tasheenj
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi tasheen, thank you for leaving a review, glad you enjoyed the pitchers of Margarita's!

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Was in town visiting and met a friend there. There were many things on the menu I wanted but decided to get the Mexican pizza with chicken. I am glad I did. It was filling. The crust (a flour tortilla) was light and crisp. The...More

1  Thank Regberly
Mark T, Social Media Manager at Botanas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thanks Regberly for taking the time to leave a review, and of course the kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed our Mexican Pizza! One of my personal favorites as well! See you next time when you are back in Milwaukee!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Popular, excellent food and drinks. Recommend getting a table on the back terrace, in the proper season, and enjoying the fish tacos. Tv's in the great bar area for sports viewing, too.

Thank imroth91
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We ate here recently with some family and friends. I had the Pollo Supreme and it was very good. The rest of our group also like their food. The staff was very friendly. I would go back again.

Thank rhinelandermike
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Took my son here for a quick lunch. The steak tacos are on of our favorites. Food comes quickly, service is always good, as is the food. A family favorite

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Ambiance, food, hospitality superb ! Food amount was great for the money! My tequila margarita was great!

Thank queenylav L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Being from California, I know Mexican food. Shared chimichanga and camerones diablo. Chimi was good. The shrimp diablo was not so good (sweet?). The margarita was good. Subtle, yet packs a punch. A pitcher was plenty to share with three people, with seconds.

Thank MzMina
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 5 May 2017

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.

1  Thank LYDIA O
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Anjelica G
5 December 2016|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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