On most weather-abiding afternoons, the streets of several
South Side neighborhoods welcome a tempting assortment of taqueria trucks and
elote (Mexican corn on the cob) carts. Convenient and affordable, these vendors
Puddle Jumpers BBQ (4939 S.
Howell Ave.) is a casual spot near the airport with new ownership and a new
menu. The specialties are obvious, with chicken, pulled pork, ribs and beef
brisket among the smoked meats served here
Botanas looks deceptively
small upon entering, but the rambling space contains a number of dining rooms
plus a large outdoor patio. Some of the rooms in this popular Mexican restaurant
are quite elaborate. The front one has
Poco Loco Cantina (4134 W. River Lane) is a cozy Mexican restaurant located in the heart of the old village of Brown Deer. Two counters provide seating for about 20 patrons. In the summer, however, additional seating is available...
Most food trucks are restricted by their size; it's difficult, if not impossible, for a cramped kitchen on wheels to offer a very big menu. That's not a concern at Fast Foodie, though. If anything, the local traveling kitchen was too big: a...
A 1960s office building just south of Mayfair Mall is a very unlikely spot for an authentic Mexican restaurant, but Taqueria El Fogoncito (10425 W. North Ave.) makes it work. Look for the small bright awning, the only color on a pale yellow brick...
Nowadays, “taqueria” often refers to restaurants that serve authentic Mexican cuisine, but the term originally applied to street vendors. In Milwaukee, Taqueria trucks parked throughout the South Side are continuing that tradition by serving Mexican food on the go. Tacos, burritos, tostadas, tortas and quesadillas are all affordably priced because...