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El Fuego

909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
414-455-3534
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Ranked #154 of 1,392 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

So many reviewers rave about this place and the place was pretty busy when we went, but the bottim line is the food is ok. It was ok Mexican food that didn't taste particularily fresh. The authentic mole sauce was also marginal. The service was mediocre. People seemed to be enjoying themselves around me with the help of the margaritas.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went here on the way to the airport. The food was very good. The kids drinks came in small plastic cups with lids and straws, which is awesome for a 2 and 4 year old. The kids also got Popsicles after lunch. The atmosphere was good and the outside area was very nice. The bill was a little pricey,... More

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Chicago,IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Traveled with sis and niece to Milwaukee for State Fair fun and needed dinner. We found this restaurant via Google near our hotel. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks right away, the server was on his job. We ordered guacamole and our entrees at the same time. The speed at which we were served was so fast- how could... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The patio is so beautiful but I have never paid that much for Mexican food. It's over priced for what you get! Drinks were ok!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

They were extrememly accomodating, pleasent, and effiecient. The food and drinks were excellent!! The prices are and quanity of foof are great. We started on the enclosed patio by the waterfall until it started to rain, then they helped us move right inside. I loved everything!! The guacamole is the BEST!! Stay away from this place, I don't want it... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Friday night dinner with great friends. Service was awesome! Food was great and enjoyed by all! Dined outside on their patio. Was great except for the smokers. Will definitely return. Will probably choose to dine inside to avoid the smokers.

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WI
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a bit expensive but you do receive big portions and you always go home with food! We enjoyed the outdoor patio seating. It seems very secluded. The fake palm trees have suffered a hard winter or two but it looks lovely out there otherwise with an enjoyable waterfall fountain. For better hearing sit further away against the wall as... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lots of variety and great food to chose from. You won't be disappointment. There is a waterfall on the patio too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Second time here w my husband! Love the place and atmosphere, beautiful outdoor sitting area with huge waterfall! And blooming flowers everywhere!!! It's a fun fun place! !! Yet! Its totally new food experience! Love the HAPPY hour 2:30 to 6pm! 1/2 price on drinks! The moment you set down they'll bring warm chips and salsa, drinks come in 3~4... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were seven friends in town for a convention and we received the worst service possible!!! This restaurant is completely overpriced and has the worst service ever!!! The food quality was fine but our main issue was with the waiter and so called manager. They refused to separate our bill. The manager left us waiting FOREVER and never helped us.... More

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