Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

4.5
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
He’s a solid citizen with talent and charm. To our good fortune he just happens to hail from Texas and he can cook and he can sing. And he loves to do both. That’s how Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace came to be. It’s where his two worlds collide. It’s informal, friendly, casual, rustic, chaotic, comfortable, affordable, and fun. A joint, a bar with great food, authentic food. It’s his home away from home, it’s his palace.

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace is currenlty available for walk-ins only.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 44 people are saying
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4.4
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4.5
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeganP
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This was my second time here. First time I loved it. This time, service was inattentive and food was just ok. Not sure I will bother to try a third.

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shivakrishna
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the atmosphere and delicious food. Whatever they have in food menu is all good and tasty. Everything else is delicious.

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RyanS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frito burrito was incredible and the service was fast and attentive

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Nana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was average Mexican food. It was quiet because of covid restrictions and we were very spaced out which we appreciated.

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DianeS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peyton, our server was outstanding! Very friendly and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tex tubbs. Go to place. Best spicy margs

JM
JayneM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff are all so friendly and the food was super good!

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tubbssadservixe
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

order takeout. good is good but don’t bother eating outdoors. they took over 30 min to bring water! it’s hot and dirty and they don’t want to serve outside from what i could see.

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Zwergs
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Limited menu now. Glad to be able to go and eat there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just the best. Great atmosphere, great service, food & drink. Highly recommended any day of the week.

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AngryTaco
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

You have an issue with the front of the house not being able to manage or respect reservations for the high-top tables.

We had reservations for two for 6pm. We were told a couple who was seated at the table we were to get had been there a while but had gotten their bill. We waited for 35min, standing inside the restaurant, no offer to get us a drink from the bar, no updates.

At no time did any staff go up to the couple to let them know the area of tables are reserved and they need to clear tables for the next guests.

We were eventually seated 45 min after our 6pm reservation -- at a different table because the same couple was still at the table we had been waiting for, had paid their bill and were not buying anything else but still sat for another 30-40 min AFTER we were seated.

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Shawn, Thank you so much for your review. I apologize for everything that happened last Saturday. Please check your inbox, as I'm sending you a separate email. Thank you! Aureliano Montes (Arle), GM 608-609-9671

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PeteJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good. It was amazing to get in and easy to do. We felt safe and the staff b were kind. Thanks for an amazing dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

When we got there table was set for 6, the reservation was for 4. Felt rushed the entire meal, server wasn’t welcoming. Starting closing sidework while we were there. Have been plenty of times and this visit was disappointing.

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MelissaS
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, enough for 2 meals. Waitress was friendly and we didn't feel rushed.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a solid choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience with safe and efficient service and excellent food & drinks.

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BarbS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience is always great at Tex Tubb's. Love the food, the vegan options and of course the margarita's.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I am always happy to get an opportunity to eat at Tex Tubbs. Love the variety on the menu. I have to eat gluten free and am grateful they work with those options on the menu.

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SerenaS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and amazing food. My niece forgot to mention she wanted Vegan tacos. The waitress had zero problem and replaced them immediately. This place has the best dining experience! A wonderful example of great management:) Thank you again!

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KimK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! So happy that you were open safety! Will be back soon!

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Michel1
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends and I shared a bunch of different tacos, and enjoyed every single one. Favorite of the table was a toss up between the cauliflower and fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy spicy Blackened Cod tacos and chicken tinga wet burrito. I can’t pass up a cool margarita and guacamole either. Tasty salsas thou we didn’t try the mild.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious.

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AndrewS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and various salsas were excellent, and services great too

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vipAudrey
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and nicest service with amazing food, the green Chile chicken tacos are not to be missed!

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Food4dayZ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted amazing, the server was very patient with us, splitting checks, and different parts of our party arriving at different times etc

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MeganZ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all around!

Food delicious

Service friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was different. We ate outside due to the virus. I expected twinkle lights or candles but there were none. And then I tripped over the barrier put up to contain the dining area. Went down on my knee and now my favourite denim crops. It was so dark!!

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Thormas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food and service were was fine. We were sad to see the menu had been downsized quite a bit. There are limited choices and faitas are no longer on the menu which is an item my family has loved in the past. Due to the limited menu we will most likely go elsewhere for Mexican where there is a full choice menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped to have a flight of margaritas and food. Server was pleasant and attentive, and the service was quick. Would definitely recommend to stop for a visit.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the outdoor seating. What a great treat for our daughter’s birthday.

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slickrick24
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I come to Tex Tubb's often for dinners and this time the service seemed sub par compared to other times eating here. Every time we interacted with someone, it was always a different person in the waitstaff. Took about 15-20 minutes just for someone to take our order. Overall, it was a good time like always. I assume that they were just really busy.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always real good food. Taco, burritos, enchiladas are great. Touch pricy, but worth it. Kids loved it as well.

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Tatortot
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I order the smoked pork taco salad every time I come and this time it was all fat almost every piece of meat and it tasted as though it’s shelf life was overdue. The last who sat us was very friendly she said she would grab water and they were doing a shift change so we waited quite a while (understandable I work in industry), and then we received the new waiter for the night who seemed as though he either didn’t enjoy his job, didn’t want to be there, or our needs were annoying or too much for him. We love the food here so we will try again I know times are hard but eating out is what has been getting my family out of the house And sane and we would only hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Scotteatsfood
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always yummy, great service, great vegetarian options too

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AMN8
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, we were sad there was a reduced menu (due to covid) and we missed the usual hustle and bustle of Tex Tubbs. We can't wait for it to all be back like it used to be!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic margaritas and good food in a fun atmosphere, service was good. It was overall very good experience and we will definitely go again!

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KiannaH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great drinks... will come back again!

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traviseatsmadison
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received food quickly. Looked and tasted better than anticipated. They had vegetarian options which I liked.

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Reeva
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The customer service at this restaurant is quite poor!

FAQs

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 242-1800.

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.