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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great Margaritas!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Ashley L
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Rochester, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had three adults and three children in the group and most were done eating before they brought out the last adult meal. The waiter was no where to be seen, we ran out of chips and salsa well before our food arrived. The wait time was unreal and the food was just OK. They added on an 18% tip... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good, solid Mexican food. The service is fine and the food quite acceptable. One of us had the taco salad and the other the enchiladas. We were all satisfied with the food and service. Very friendly. The restaurant is clean and the service friendly.

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Brookfield, WI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Great staff with friendly service. You are greeted with a bowl of warm chips and a nice spicy salsa. Lunch specials are available all day!? Again, try the enchiladas for a real treat.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just moved from Texas and this is the best Mexican food we have found by far. Super tasty and the Guacamole is amazing. Fast and awesome service even though it was a Saturday Night and it was super busy.

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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?