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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
When you want Mexican Food with Atmosphere

My wife and I stopped here to celebrate her birthday. When we entered the restaurant there was no maitre d' at the front. We waited about 3 minutes and a young lady approached us and took us to a table. The restaurant is well lit. It is decorated with bright lovely colors. It seemed that every wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bapreb
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to go to El Fuego weekly for happy hours and loved it. Good food, good drinks, and good service. We went back this week after months away and were disappointed. The first and biggest problem was the bar staff. The bartenders spent more time talking to each other and checking their phones than they did waiting on customers.... More 

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Thank brewcity77
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped here to celebrate her birthday. When we entered the restaurant there was no maitre d' at the front. We waited about 3 minutes and a young lady approached us and took us to a table. The restaurant is well lit. It is decorated with bright lovely colors. It seemed that every wall had a painting/mural.... More 

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Thank Bapreb
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in to grab lunch while before an appointment. All of the staff, from the hostess to the busser, were friendly and acknowledged me. I ordered the chicken fajitas. They were prepared fast and tasted great. You're served the typical tortilla chips while waiting for your meal and they were good too. The atmosphere has a fiesta feel with... More 

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Thank amsullyhotmail
West Allis, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went to lunch at El Fuego. We were greeted by Erica our server. She was very pleasant. She provided us with chips and salsa which was very good I opted for the Taco Salad and Jason selected the Chicken Salad. Both salads were huge and delicious. I was very impressed with Erica as she came to... More 

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Thank Stevemaindrain
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, excellent tamales. Don Julio margarita is a double for the price of a single. If your near MKE airport, or have a layover, well worth the Uber for a visit.

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Thank Aarons got S
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met my friend there for lunch on Sunday. The food was delicious as usual. I wish they offered drink specials for lunch too.

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Thank sandyc43
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Second time going there and it is an annual tradition now for night before Christmas Eve. Drinks are good and so is the food.

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Thank Robert P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The best place for Mexican food. I love the Horache. Service is always quick and pleasant. Great salsa and chips. Margaritas on the rocks, delicious! Atmosphere is wonderful, have never had a bad experience.

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Thank Dconaway2519
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Very exciting place...although we did not eat outside, they have a large outside patio with a rock waterfall. We start with a chips and guacamole (with we had them prepare special because we love it chunky)....then had a ap. order of thee best coconut shrimp we have ever had. Sangria was super....we had several different dishes including steak tacos, a... More 

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Thank Dr T
South Bend, Indiana
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

In town for business and decided to try this place based on a recommendation. Was pleasantly surprised with the great menu and helpful staff. The food was very fresh and flavorful. We both were very happy and agreed we will return on our next trip.

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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

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