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Congratulations, Botanas!

Milwaukee's best Mexican, 2012

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

Once again, Milwaukeeans picked Botanas, 816 S. 5th St., as being a cut above the other Mexican restaurants in town.

Almost always bustling, the massive Botanas continues to deliver good food, lighting fast. (Sometimes too fast?)

In addition to traditional Mexican cuisine, Botanas also has an impressive seafood menu including spectacular fish tacos and signature shrimp soup served with Mexican rice.

The atmosphere is colorful, lively and fun for all ages, from families to out-on-the-towners.

The editorial staff picked Bay View's Riviera Maya as its favorite of the year. editors' choice: Riviera Maya


2. Cempazuchi
3. La Fuente
4. Conejito's
5. Be Air Cantina
6. Cafe Corazon
7. Riviera Maya
8. La Perla
tie. Guanajuato
10. El Fuego
11. Hector's
12. La Estacion
13. El Beso
14. Jalapeno Loco
15. COA


porsche2 | Oct. 29, 2012 at 11:54 a.m. (report)

you are absolutely correct about the "too fast". you can't help but notice how fast the food arrives at your table. it makes you wonder if they have big vats of everything on the menu- in the kitchen, just waiting to be slopped on your plate.

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