RE: Best mexican place in Milwaukee area?
While I defer to MilwFoodlovers' broader knowledge of, not just Mexican but, all food in southeast Wisconsin, I still have frequent longings for the garlicky shrimp tacos at La Perla in the 5th and National neighborhood. We have eaten at La Fuente, Botanas, and the other Mexican places also in that area, and found them all to be very good. But we still keep going back to La Perla.
P.S. I have to add that on one of our trips, while finding our way back to I-94 from another MilwFoodlovers rec, Sobelman's (brilliant burger BTW), we passed through another Mexican neighborhood, not far from the 5th and National area. We had no idea this tightly packed group of restaurants even existed up to that point. We have not made it back to try any of the amazing looking places crammed into that neighborhood, but are looking forward to doing so during next year's 'Que Sauce tour.