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El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante

) #24 of 137 Restaurants in Wausau $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Seafood
300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
+1 715-842-9206
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 N 3rd St, Lower Level, Wausau, WI 54403-5458
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time here. They always have superb service and the food is really prepared well. I am vegetarian and a picky one. So I always ask if the beans are truly vegetarian. They also have black beans choice - that is the...More

Thank ArvindSinghal
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Jolene K
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
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank Tom P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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