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El Fuego

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909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
414-455-3534
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Could be Something Special

I went in here last night because there were cars in the parking lot later than dinner time. Let me start by saying this place is huge...nice decor and people would love the outdoor seating. I sat at the bar and the bartender was more interested in his buddies than giving me great service. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
BriN188
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St. Paul
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  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I always get a steak burrito, $16 dollars you will pay. Steak is cheap and not we'll seasoned. I thought to myself when eating it, I make better steak! Cheap ingredients for a $16 burrito. My wife had fish tacos, not good. Not seasoned at all, how about some olive oil and pepper? Maybe some house seasoning on fish? Nope.... More 

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St. Paul
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went in here last night because there were cars in the parking lot later than dinner time. Let me start by saying this place is huge...nice decor and people would love the outdoor seating. I sat at the bar and the bartender was more interested in his buddies than giving me great service. I say that but he was... More 

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not very good food for too much money. Although the food comes quickly makes you go hmmmmm, as to what is going on in the kitchen. We weren't eating at Taco Bell so the food shouldn't come out as quick. Over $140.00 in just food no drinks is way too much for me. Won't return.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hi, We celebrated friends birthday there and the place was amazing, Huge space, plenty of seating area, Outdoor seating area, Big water fountain with fire lamps over all great team from murals to fancy Mexican Hat (we got to were one as we were celebrating birthday). Most importantly the staff was very friendly as they allowed our group to hold... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Terrible food made me extremely sick. Very unprofessional staff and amateur servers make this a big pass. This place is clueless and has no theme to it but a paper streamer across the ceiling. No theme of Mexican in the place. Kind of like a closet with a few tables and a microwave to cook food. I have been to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped by here as some friends said every time they drove by it was packed so it must be good and they weren't kidding. Went late on a Sunday night and we weren't disappointed. Maria our server was great with her big smile. Everyone really liked their meal and the atmosphere is very authentic as well. We will be back... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great location close to the airport and the hotels in the area. I have been here on multiple occasions and it never disappoints. The frozen margaritas are the best drink they have there. I have also tried the tacos and empanadas and they were delicious. Make sure to check out the outdoor patio during the summer. They have a really... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Open until 10:30, which was great since I flew in late. Friendly. Great service. Food was good- thick chips and chunky salsa. Flavor could have been better- a tad bit bland. And expensive. But good food overall. I heard great things about the margaritas.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were out for shopping and late for dinner its almost 9:30pm and i want to eat Mexican food. When we enter in to restaurant it was almost empty. Initially i was worried about food but it meets the expectation. Chips and salsa was good and freshly made. I was so hungry i ask for refill of salsa and chips... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After giving this restaurant 3 chances at getting it right I will never return. Food each time was bad (how can you ruin a taco?) and service wasn't much better.

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Additional Information about El Fuego

Address: 909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
Phone Number: 414-455-3534
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-455-3534

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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