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539 W. Virginia St., (414) 278-9106
Authenticity? Check. Taste? Check. Affordability? Double check. Since 1972 Conejito's has been a Walker's Point mainstay that has developed an almost cult-like following among its fans. There's nothing fancy about it -- you're served on paper plates and the bar area gets pretty smoky, but if you're looking for a quality Mexican meal and a kickin' Margarita for well under $10, this is the place to be.
When to go: Conejito's is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and with the powerful combination of two large dining areas and extremely speedy service, you're almost always guaranteed a quick seat. If you're really looking to get in and out in under half an hour, aim for a weeknight rather than a weekend.
Dress: Come as you are.
Don't miss: The interesting, eclectic mix of random decor items in the bar area. We recommend you take a moment to take it all in, from the framed portraits of Cheech Marin, owner JosÃ© Garza's close friend, to the kitschy mix of stuffed bunnies, framed photos, blinking, electric wall hangings and empty pots hanging in plant holders from the ceiling.
Parking: There is plenty of street parking spots right out in front of the restaurant along Virginia Street.
Mmmmm, Conejitos!!! It's been a few weeks and I am having serious cravings. I totally agree with cynthadeltorro. And, it's worth our 30-45 minute drive! (Longer during Brewer home games and State Fair :( Who cares if they serve on paper plates. Order a little extra and they slap some foil on it and.....there's your doggy bag! My fave = Margaritas, rice, beans and beef enchiladas. So good :o
are-gee | Oct. 20, 2009 at 1:40 p.m. (report)
I love partying here with my husband, but have boiled what I can consume down to only margaritas, chips, Salsa 2000 now. The hot food and the hot sauce they keep on the tables has made me sick 3-4 times.
Back in the 70's & even into the 80's the place was great...dead plants in the now empty hanging baskets, only one dining area with the bar & a counter with stools, no sour cream or melted cheese. Those were the days!!!! Since my last visit back in the 90's, after waiting a good 30 min. for our order to be taken, we left & have not & will not return!! There are so many better choices now days!!!
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