Mexican Food

Azteca Mexican Restaurant in South Milwaukee offers margaritas so good they won the Shepherd Express’ first annual Margarita Festival contest, as well as a quality menu of Mexican favorites, unusual dishes and seafood. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:32 PM Dining Out

At first glimpse El Tsunami (2001 W. Lincoln Ave.) is another of a piece in the unknowable strip of the greasy calorie corridor that is Lincoln Avenue. more

Jul 31, 2017 9:35 AM Dining Out


Photo by Lacey Muszynski

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and however dubious that“holiday” is, I will not pass up an excuse to eat Mexican food. So whateveryour reasons are for eating tacos and drinking tequila, give one of these fivespots a try anytime of the year.  .. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:28 PM Brew City Booze 4 Comments

Just south of the Kinnickinnic and Becher intersection lies a taste of Latin America. C-viche brings authentic Peruvian, Argentinean, Mexican and Ecuadorian food to the burgeoning neighborhood. more

Apr 26, 2016 3:22 PM Dining Out

Agave Southwest Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Downtown, offers real rustic Southwestern cooking with great diversity on their menu. It offers wonderful choices of Mexican fare, but expands to reach the traditional meals o... more

Feb 9, 2016 5:15 PM Dining Out

A refreshing throwback to the supermarkets of decades past, Pete’s Fruit Market (1400 S. Union St.) has remained a South Side fixture for more than 20 years by catering to the diverse tastes of the surrounding neighborhood. more

Jan 5, 2016 9:34 PM Dining Out 1 Comments

La Fuente Restaurant now has 3 locations, in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and Waukesha.  The restaurant has been known for the most authentic Mexican cuisine in the Greater Milwaukee area for over twenty years. All the restaurant's locations are known fo.. more

Jun 11, 2015 8:28 PM Dining Out


La Fuente

Do you have plans for Cinco de Mayo?Make it a memorable holiday at La Fuente's locations in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and Waukesha. All three locations will feature margarita specials, authentic Mexican cuisine, holiday festivities, and more.La Fu.. more

Apr 30, 2015 4:40 PM Around MKE


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Mia Famiglia inHales Corners has closed, and its chef is working to open a new restaurant inWaukesha this spring. Tom White Jr. says the new restaurant at 225 South St.will have a condensed menu of small plates, sandwiches and seasonal items. T.. more

Feb 13, 2015 4:50 PM Around MKE

Rudy's Mexican restaurant at 1122 N. Edison has closed, and Vagabond openedquickly in its place. Owned by the same management group as Rudy's, Vagabond isalso a Mexican restaurant but hopes to be an active night life spot as well.DJs are schedu.. more

Jan 6, 2015 3:35 PM Around MKE

The building at 5108 W. Bluemound Road has seen quite a few restaurants come and go over the years, but Fat Valdy’s is hoping to be the one that sticks around. A festive more

Sep 2, 2014 9:21 PM Dining Preview

Some welcome news from the Milwaukee punk trio Absolutely: They aren't breaking up after all. Earlier this month the group announced that their show with Joan of Arc Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Cactus Club would be their final show, but it turns out t.. more

Sep 25, 2013 5:00 PM On Music

Downtown Port Washington offers brilliant views of Lake Michigan, a picturesque Main Street with mom-and-pop shops and a variety of eateries. Tello’s Grille & Café (200 W. Grand Ave.) is a family owned restaurant nestled in a gorgeous Queen... more

Aug 27, 2013 12:18 AM Dining Preview

El Cañaveral opened nearly three years ago, serving Mexican food in the classic Schlitz tavern some may remember as the original location of the long-gone Benjamin more

Jun 24, 2013 4:38 PM Dining Preview

Birria is a soup/stew found on the menus of many authentic Mexican restaurants. It can be prepared with any type of meat. Most local restaurants use goat, but El Canaveral (2501 W. Greenfield Ave.) prepares it with lamb. more

Nov 15, 2012 2:58 PM Dining Preview

The Mexican restaurant La Canoa (1520 W. Lincoln Ave., specializes in seafood. Hand-carved chairs portray every type of sea creature and the bar is housed inside of what looks like a beached boat. Free starters are... more

Jul 21, 2011 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Off The Wall Theatre director Dale Gutzman isn’t shy about his love for playwright Stephen Sondheim, and he typically produces at least one Sondheim production a year. This year the honors go to Into the Woods , Sondheim’s more

Jul 30, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Located on Lake Michigan like we are, Milwaukeeans have an excellent position from which to watch history unfold. We are sitting on the shore of the largest surface freshwater system on the planet, and that comes with a lot of activity. In ... more

Jul 14, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

Tucked away off MCTS bus Route 21 on North Avenue, more than a stone’s throw from what might be considered Milwaukee’s fashion district, Boutique Revolution and Gallery (5209 W. North Ave.) offers a haven for art and community, an incubator... more

Jun 14, 2010 12:00 AM Off the Cuff 1 Comments

In the last decade Milwaukee has seen a surge in the number of restaurants that offer outdoor patios, giving our city a vibrancy it hasn’t seen since the old German beer gardens of the late-19th century. Until Mayor John Norquist’s initiati... more

Jun 2, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE