I liked Haute Taco, 18905 W. Capitol Dr., but always thought it may have faired better in greater Downtown Milwaukee. My gut tells me that it was a bit too hip for Brookfield. Here's a snap shot of the vibe via an April story by Damien Jaques from our team, "Opened in the spring of 2008, Haute Taco exudes a hip and casual vibe in both its ambiance and menu. Where else can you sip a Hibiscus Cosmo while browsing a menu that includes Wisconsin duck and goat cheese quesadillas with BBQ sauce and a side of guacamole ($8) or a slow roasted wild mushroom and asparagus taco ($3.50), burrito or bowl (both $8.75)?"
If you haven't been to Haute Taco, you won't be able as it's closed. And owner Jake Replogle (also owner of Jake's steakhouse) may just agree with my assessment of Haute Taco as it soon will turn into a burger joint.
The voice mail at the former taco place confirms saying, "thank you for calling Jake's Burger we hope to see you in March."
Stay tuned, Brookfield, as you'll soon have another burger option. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.