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909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
414-455-3534
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Ranked #193 of 1,414 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I wish this place was consistent. The place is vast and I like the patio and the waterfall in the summer. That being said my experience has been: The more busy they are the worse the service and the food. Avoid the chicken mole. They actually tried to convince me that this was how traditional mole sauce was supposed to... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ray Awadallah is the manager of El Fuego and could be the most incompetent human being I have ever met in my life. If you don't believe me just watch the TMJ4 episode they happened to appear on due to their dirty dining. This place is disgusting and I would rather eat out of a toilet. The only thing worse... More 

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Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a large, nicely decorated Mexican restaurant. We enjoyed their house frozen margaritas with our meal. Our waiter recommended the steak soft tacos...and they were excellent! The only thing that we found only so-so was the Mexican rice...everything else was fantastic! We would visit again.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Chose the location because it was convenient (centrally located for us). The menu is a little confusing, for example, the mini burrito is shown on the same page with 2 different prices, the more expensive price includes rice and beans for $3.00 more...a rip-off, I think. Service was okay, but nothing special. Being with friends was more important than the... More 

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Milwaukee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nothing about El Fuego will surprise you, and everything is good. From the guacamole to the various appetizers to entrees like the tacos, huaraches, and fajitas to the drinks (okay...let's be honest, I mean margaritas). We've tried most of the menu thanks to living close and never really been disappointed. The only part of the place that is truly outstanding... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We have been here several times now and each time we are very pleased with our meals. Flavorful and tasty food, great margarita's, and very friendly service. We try to eat there every time we come to the area.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I eat here every time I in the area. I love the food and service. The place is big so you can sit inside or outside by the fountain. The food is always consistent and good. The chips and salsa are always full. Their salsa is very good. I love this place! I ate here twice on this trip.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went there with my aunt and our family, on a weekday and was surprised to see so many cars. We were seated immediately , and the food was awesome, service was lightening fast, all of us enjoyed the decor, would definitely recommend it to all vegetarians Cheers

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

huge portions and there were plenty of chip. Salsa was good. They don't have queso. What mexican place doesn't have quest. The Chimi was bland.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is great for all occasions let it be family, date night or other. The food is absolutely awesome. The staff are fast, friendly and polite. I would eat there more if I could. They have a bar and it is fully stocked. You can't go wrong with this restaurant as long as you like Mexican food. It can... More 

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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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