Taqueria El Jalapeño

In a word: Taqu-in' care of business.

The specs: #01089  
1318 S. Midvale Blvd., 53711
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JM ate the chicken burrito.
Nichole ate two tacos and an horchata.
The bill was about $25, or $12ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Taqueria El Jalapeno an A- ; Nichole gave Taqueria El Jalapeno a B+ (see our grading rubric).

The southwest side of town has pretty good Mexican eats with La Nopalera, Los Atlantes, La Mestiza, Los Gemelos and even Laredo's in a pinch.  But Taqueria El Jalapeno still finds a way to cut through the clutter and be its own thing.  In this case, a place where you can get full at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality.

Chicken burrito

JM had an enormous chicken burrito with came with sour cream and avocado on top (and queso, sweet sweet, queso).  This was entirely filling and yet every single bite had to be consumed because it was so tasty.  Nichole got two tacos, al pastor and steak, which were both delicious. A glassful of their horchata was among the best Nichole's had in town.

Taco plate

This location has been at least to Mexican places (and Donut Delight and Mediterranean Delight before that) but it seems to have settled into its role as a good place for standard fare. We'll be back to try more of the menu fer sher.

Taqueria 3 Amigos

In a word: Nice food but no place to park.

The specs: #01088  
1133 Williamson St., 53703
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JM ate the carnitas burrito.
Nichole ate the two taco plate with one carne asada and one al pastor.
The bill was $23, or $11ish/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole gave Taqueria 3 Amigos a B (see our grading rubric).

Hard to believe, maybe, but it was "hippie Christmas" when we visited Taqueria 3 Amigos on Williamson Street. Warm biking weather, laid-back vibe, and affordable tasty eats were the impressions we had, after we found the place - in typical A-Z fashion, we went to the wrong address first, and visited the vacant storefront on Henry before pedaling on down to Willy. But we eventually made it!

The opening foray of warm chips with salsa was encouraging. For his meal, JM opted for a carnitas burrito, which was rich and fatty as might be expected. A veritable loaf o' food (beans, rice and sausage all in) lay there on a giant red plate, blanketed in a huge flour tortilla.


Nichole went with the two taco plate, which added rustic refried beans and corn-studded rice. Of the two classic tacos, the carne asada was her preference - loaded with black pepper that gave it zing. The al pastor, in contrast, was mostly salty. Both tacos came loaded with very fresh cilantro and onions.

Two taco plate

We'd go back!


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