Looking for a mouthwatering Mexican meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.
1. La Casa De Alberto Mexican Food
Topping the list is La Casa De Alberto Mexican Food. Located at 624 W. National Ave. in Walker's Point, the bar and Mexican spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 267 reviews on Yelp.
Breakfast options include pozole (pork) soup and huevos rancheros, with two poached eggs with ranchero sauce. Afternoon and evening choices include fajitas, with chicken, beef or shrimp; pork enchiladas; and fish tacos, served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cilantro.
2. Taqueria Arandas
Next up is Polonia's Taqueria Arandas, situated at 2912 S. 13th St. With 4.5 stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.
The eatery offers tacos, tortas, tostadas, burritos and quesadillas, filled with steak, chicken, sausage, tongue and chitlin. Complement your meal with a Mexican soda.
3. Mara's Grill
St. Amelian's's Mara's Grill, located at 3441 N. 84th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Mexican spot 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews.
Serving traditional Mexican and Guatemalan cuisine, Mara's Grill offers entrees like the chicken Guatemalan Pipian, with dark red mole sauce, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and roasted onions sauteed with boneless chicken. Enchiladas de espinaca, with three corn enchiladas stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and onions topped with enchilada sauce and melted cheese is another option.
4. Mazorca Tacos
Mazorca Tacos, a food truck that offers tacos and more in Walker's Point, is another much-loved, low-priced go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 67 Yelp reviews. Head over to 636 S. Sixth St. to see for yourself.
Menu standouts include the bistec taco, with thinly sliced beef marinated in Wisconsin beer and served with beans and tomatillo salsa, and the vegetarian taco, with Muenster cheese, guacamole, tomatillo salsa and cilantro.