Gus' Mexican Cantina (Reported Closed)

(414) 276-9933

733 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI | Directions   53202

43.039677 -87.903093

 
Restaurants, Mexican

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Reviews for Gus' Mexican Cantina

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I used to go to Gus' when he was located downtown but then found that he wasn't there anymore. :( Its been years since I've had his chips and salsa and shredded beef enchilada plate. It wasn't until recently that I heard he was in Franklin. (Saw him on "Outrageous Foods") I live in Shorewood and made my way over to Gus' immediately! I, unlike you crazies writing ill informed reviews below, love his food. Its not like that bland "MEXICANT" food and margaritas on the the south side. Gus' margaritas have way more kick! Enchilada Plate the same as I remembered: DELICIOUS! His gravy is like no other. Oh and the rice! To die for. Seriously! I even took a side of rice, Chicken Quesadillas, salsa and chips home for the wife. She missed it too! Anywho, the new place is huge! Real clean too. And yes, finally some easy parking. I had great service. Food was quick and I couldn't be happier. More affordable then I remember. Gus, I'm glad you're still cooking it up! I'll be back with the wife real soon to hit up that Happy Hour!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food, Excellent Location – Great food and impeccable customer service. Abundance of menu options, all of which are cooked fresh and come out HOT!! Margaritas are the best around and are very affordable. I make an appoint to stop in and enjoy a margarita and visit with Gus... great work!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THIS is Mexican food? – THIS APPLIES TO THE FRANKLIN SITE .....I cannot believe this place received any good press. It is the absolute worst food I have ever had. Ordered the steak fajitas. At $27.95 , they were certainly the most expensive I have ever ordered (ANYWHERE) The steak was sparse, was of poor quality with soggy peppers, onions and tomatoes, and get this, had cheese on it! NEWS FLASH ....eh, "Senor" Gus?, fajitas do not have cheese "sauce" (Velveeta?") on them! Another guest of mine ordered the steak torta (a Mexican sandwich) as you can surpimise from above, disappointing is putting it mildly. The guacamole ordered as an appetizer was tastless because the avocado was not ripe. In all, this is an insult to really good Mexican Food in the area. DO NOT waste your hard earned money or time on this place. Oh and did I mention,? We were also OVERCHARGED. When I brought it up to the waiter, he got the old "deer in the headlights look" and sent me to the owner, (GUS?) who could not be found. I waited and waited and waited..... then left. While driving away, It dawned upon me......perhaps GUS was out getting more Veveeta cheese sauce to drench his culinary creations with?....What a FRAUD!!!

Get your act together GUS!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Loved the chips – We were seated right away on a friday night. Our server was very polite and was very welcoming. The chips and salsa was very tasty. the food came out right away and looked amazing and also tasted amazing. Overall my family and i loved the place and we will be back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Place for lunch – Everyone was very friendly, the food was right on and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Glad to see a non chain restaurant doing so well.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DO NOT GO HERE! (Franklin Location) – If your looking to be cheated on your bill, yelled at by the owner, kicked out of building for merely questioning the bill, then Gus's Mexican Cantina is the place for you! After being overcharged and simply inquiring about the cost, Gus proceeded to mock me, laugh at me and walk away. When I asked for my money back, he did more of the same THROWING my money back at me demanding that I leave. Are you for real!! I cannot believe an owner of a business would treat a first time customer that way when they were clearly in the wrong for overcharging me! Please do not go to this place if you are weak of heart, they not only treat their customers like dirt, but after reading several reviews all over the internet they treat their employees like dirt too, shame on you Gus!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HORRIBLE!!! – This place is HORRIBLE! Bad food, bad service, ridiculous prices. I was so excited to have a mexican restaurant out in the burbs, but this place was so bad I would rather drive down to Walkers Point and risk having my car broken into for some decent food. DO NOT GO HERE!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Mexican Food Ever – After waiting months for this restaurant to open in Franklin, I can see it from my condo, I finally went last Friday. I always order Chimichancas. $17.75? Ridiculous. I then ordered the burrito special instead. The rice was mushy and it tasted like they took corn bread and ground it to look like rice. Was there shredded beef? I said I wanted beef and I got ground beef with hardly no taste. The beans were nothing but pork and beans, not refried beans. I can tell the difference. I don't know what all the hoopla was about insofar as the other restaurant on the east side goes. I love Mexican food but after this experience I will never go back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

SAVE YOUR MONEY & HEAD FOR THE SOUTHSIDE! – To make it simple....

BAD FOOD,

BAD SERVICE,

BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!

Do yourself a favor, head for the southside for authentic mexican cuisine,

it's well worth the trip.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Save Your Money and Time – We waited for what seems like forever for Gus" in Franklin to open. What a disappointment!! It was so loud we felt like we were in a cafeteria. The prices were way out of line for what you get. $11.95 for 3 tacos and rice and beans (the rice was awful, tasted like right out of the box with no seasoning). The waitress got my order wrong and when I informed the waiter that I didnt get my rice and beans he said my order didnt come with them, I said to check and he did and said sorry he was wrong and brought me some, then the waitress came back and said oh, so you wanted a side of rice and beans.... ha ha, and she was going to charge me for them until we explained again that my order came with them. Oh MY God!! At least Gus could introduce the menu to his employees before he sets them loose on the public. I cant see this place lasting very long, maybe 3-4 months, until everyone has at least tried them once, because once is all any with any taste will ever go there. We will definitly not go back, WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! And the food by the way, is not at all authentic. Is Gus even Mexican??? Or if he is maybe he has been in the US way to long to remember what Mexican food tastes like.

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