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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

Latin American dining experience in Milwaukee

Latin American dining options abound in Milwaukee, from numerous Mexican and Puerto Rican options to a Peruvian eatery. El Salvador Restaurant, named after the Central American nation, gives city diners a chance to further explore our taste for Latin fare...
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Impressive Mexican Menu

One of the area’s most consistent Mexican restaurants is located just a short distance from the airport: Jalapeno Loco (5067 S. Howell Ave.). Everything is good, whether your preference is pork enchiladas or a fine Oaxacan mole.
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
Many people remember the popular Benjamin Briggs located in a former Schlitz tavern, complete with a rare Schlitz mosaic on the exterior. The bar provided a comfortable setting and a back dining room filled with knotty pine paneling. The property remained vacant for years, but finally reopened this spring with the...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
With few windows facing the street and an entryway comprised of heavy wooden doors, the exterior of El Fuego resembles an oversized Spanish Colonial hacienda. Inside, however, things change dramatically. The theme is Disney-style Mexican, featuring two dining rooms...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Villa's Oaxacan specialties

The area bordered by National and Lincoln avenues, between First and 35th streets, boasts dozens of small Mexican restaurants, many with signs in Spanish only. Some are good and some are mediocre, so finding a decent one can be a bit of a gamble. Occupying the same block as...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Don’t miss Tres Magueyes

With its corner-bar appearance in a neighborhood filled with Mexican eateries, it would be easy to overlook Tres Magueyes. Even the inside looks more like a corner tap than a restaurant. The first room is dark, with a large bar, television set, CD jukebox and a row of strictly-for-entertainment-purposes gaming machines.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Chipotle with integrity

Since the ’70s, Mexican food has become America’s food. Where would we be as a nation without nachos? But the traditional diet of peasant Mexico, which packed loads of protein into simple dishes, often underwent an unhealthy transformation north of the border. Burritos swelled to supersize scale and sour cream proliferated...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Taco Supreme

Brookfield’s Haute Taco (18905 W. Capital Drive) has been open for nearly a year. As you would expect, the specialty is gourmet tacos. The carne asada tacos are made with a quality of beef rarely found in such humble fare. The slow-cooked duck and braised short rib tacos take the Mexican specialty into another dimension.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Charro’s Latin fusion

Milwaukee Street is getting another makeover, and once again Omar Shaikh and Tom Wackman are responsible for the change. The duo also owns Kenadee’s and Carnevor, and last year opened Umami Moto (in the former Eve) as part of a growing empire of restaurants and lounges that exude coolness.
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Conejito’s inexpensive allure

When it comes to Conejito’s Place, either you love it or you hate it. At the time that Conejito’s opened, more than two decades ago in a modest corner tavern in Walker’s Point, restaurants in the neighborhood were few and far between, and its simple, inexpensive menu proved to be quite an attraction. The restaurant's...