Another Makeover for 27th Street Restaurant

Woodside Pub & Eatery, across the street from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant.

A restaurant across the street from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital is undergoing its second makeover this year.

Woodside Pub & Eatery, which just opened in June at 10166 S. 27th St., has closed and will be replaced by Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant.

It's not clear when the new restaurant, which was granted an alcohol license by the Oak Creek Common Council last week, will open. It appears some renovation work (including a new paint job) is under way.

The new owners couldn't be reached for comment. No one was around when Patch stopped by Monday afternoon; the phone number listed to the business is disconnected.

Whenever the new owners open their doors, they will have their work cut out for them.

The location at the south end of S. 27th Street has its challenges, as the history of that building would indicate. Greco's Pub & Eatery was the restaurant operating there at the beginning of 2012 before the owners sold the business to Francisco and Leslie Montiel, making this the third change in a year.

The Montiels told me they struggled to get business from hospital workers. And there's not much other development around it, limiting the amount of traffic that drives by.

Speaking of the Montiels, it's too bad they evidently weren't able to make it. They met in the mid-1990s when Francisco was a cook and Leslie a waitress at a Milwaukee restaurant, and it had long been their dream to open a place of their own.

The Montiels tried to make the restaurant more family-friendly than Greco's, but the interior stayed mostly the same, and I wonder if people still saw the place as a bar that also happened to serve food.

The couple did change up the menu, bringing in new pasta and Mexican dishes. The food received good initial feedback from Patch readers, while other parts of the restaurant got mixed reviews.

But just four months after unveiling the new Woodside Pub & Eatery name, the restaurant is gone, to be replaced by another.

I will pass along more details on Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant as I get them.

ICare February 12, 2013 at 07:50 PM
drove there three times and called twice and they are not open yet.
PoundPACker March 26, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I think their menu is too big, or they just have not fully leaned it. our deluxe burrito was missing 1 of the 3 burritos and they mixed the meats. i called twice to make sure it was all beef they gave us 1 beef, 1 chicken and 1 invisible burrito. My drink, well, I never got it. If you work near the area they will give you a 10% discount. The food was decent, but not better than "EL Fogon". It coould be that they just need a little more time to get the kinks worked out. I am of the opinion that their prices are also a bit on the high end.
Jennifer B. March 28, 2013 at 04:16 PM
The salsa is great! After that, everything goes down hill. The staff is attentive, but a bit clueless/awkward as to daily specials. We ordered two of the combo plates: the taco meat was very watery & runny. All of the food was very bland and overpriced. I was shocked to see that a combo plate did not include beans/rice...so inexpensive and always a staple at other Mexican restaurants. They did a great job of remodeling the restaurant and now they really need to upgrade the food, however, I see that that is a problem with their place in Delafield as well. We wish you the best, but improvements in the food must be made to have the restaurant be a success. In the future, we'll end up at El Beso.
Rick April 17, 2013 at 05:28 AM
It is ok but they took to long to make my food and they bring my wife and kids food firs and after a few minutes I get mine sorry but I don't like that
MC May 03, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Had lunch on Saturday. The delivery of food was prompt, and staff was great! The new decor is wonderful! Give it a try and be your own judge!


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