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Bites Nearby: Tres Locos is Tres Local

Restaurant in the heart of downtown Muskego is a favorite.

Editor's note: Each Thursday Waukesha Patch will be featuring restaurant profiles to highlight different places to eat in Waukesha and the nearby communities. This week we are looking at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Muskego.

Tres Locos restaurant, W172S7505 Lannon Drive, Muskego, serves Mexican fare and has been embraced by its customers for six years now, which is perhaps the longest stint for a restaurant in that space.

"I was told that no one ever stayed for very long by someone when we bought the place," explained Mary Hinners, who owns the restaurant with her husband Bob and son Bobby. The Himmers are "tres locos" or "three crazies."

Shinners is proud to present authentic recipes using mainly fresh ingredients (the shrimp is flown in) by its Guatemalan chef. Fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and chimichangas are always classic, but additional Mexican/Guatemalan dishes include Calabacita, Guatemalan mole and Puerco en adobo (pork loin simmered in peppers, garlic, tomato, red onion, red wine and beer, and topped with anejo cheese).

"We don't want to give in to the pressures of chains to serve items that aren't authentic," Hinners said.

Open Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m.  to 10 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tres Locos offers a weekday lunch menu until 3 p.m. with prices starting at only $5.95. Dinner prices start at $9.95, with steak and seafood entrees $13.95 to $19.95.

Seating is available in their main dining room as well as in the bar and lounge area, which also features TVs for sports enthusiasts.

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