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JJ"s La Puerta

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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10961 N. Hwy 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
+1 920-854-4513
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at a nearby motel. I called in a to-go order and the person taking my order asked if I would like the free chips and salsa that comes with the meal. I was very pleasantly surprised since most places only offer this perk to eat-in orders. Of course I said yes because I've eaten here before and... More 

Thank feelinDC
Eagle, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wife and I enjoyed this place. A hopping place. Complimentary chips and salsa to start, followed by very good food quality with fair prices. Our waitress was very friendly. Bar tender was efficient. My wifes margarita and my beer went fast. Many locals here.

Thank woodmaster1
Pound, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I stopped in at JJ's, we were encouraged with our waitress who was very friendly. She was helpful and very kind. Our food was average quality, I had the buffalo wings basket which were mediocre quality wings; the fries were tasty however. We were hoping to talk with the manager about a possible partnership with a local... More 

Thank Jeremy D
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch while site-seeing. When we went in, we were greeted and seated right away. The place was pretty busy. Our waitress took our drink order right away and brought them out. We then ordered and the food was out about 20 minutes later. We ordered some lunch sandwiches and JJ's homemade fries. Everything was good. We... More 

Thank AM1898
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Sometimes I judge a mexican restaurant by their salsa, and this was great! There are many great restaurants in Door County, but very few offer mexican cuisine - but if you are looking for fish and burgers, they have that too. This offers a nice change for a good margarita, and dining with a water view.

Thank frmgrl76
Brookfield, WI
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We really liked everything we ordered. Had the Double Taco Two with shred beef. Absolutely delicious! And the chips and salsa were great!! Service was friendly too! Would go back again and again!

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This place is mobbed every night and I've never understood why. Food is ordinary, uninteresting and all-around blah.

Thank Betsy R
OnBehalfOf, Manager at JJ"s La Puerta, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like our food, Betsy. That's really disappointing to hear. We are proud of our menu, and most people really like our food, atmosphere, and service but feedback is always important, so thanks for reviewing. We hope you'll visit us again in the future and give us another try. More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Tasteless. Unimaginative. Guacamole had unripe chunks of avocado mixed with what tasted like avocado dip from the store. Chicken enchiladas and chicken tacos were bland. Salsa was watery. Only bright spot was the server. She did a great job.

Thank Lauren H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Did I say steak at a Mexican restaurant? Yes, because it is the best! It is a fat perfectly cooked tenderloin that is super delicious and better yet, half the price of one anywhere else. Also love their salsa and the warm chips, the overall atmosphere, the fact they are here for us year round. You have to try that... More 

Thank soozeq1
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our friendly waitress assured us that we'd be thrilled by the genuine Mexican cuisine, and maybe that set our expectations too high. As travelers who frequent Mexican restaurants, as well as Mexico itself, the food tasted very mediocre, though the portions were generous. We ordered four different meals from the menu, and all were pretty much the same in terms... More 

Thank Elizabeth J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10961 N. Hwy 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sister Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-854-4513
Great casual place to eat and socialize with others. The food is great-best chips/salsa and margaritas in Door County. House shot: The Bernie. Ring the bell! Sugar Shack Tiki Bar on the water located behind JJ's for sunset!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?