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125 East National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-389-0125
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Ranked #6 of 1,410 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 1st and Barclay
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English first
Milwaukee, Wi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

1 st I have to say the food is very good but our office christmas party had many glitches that all centered on poor service. Yes they were busy but we waited at least 15 min before we were even acknowledged & we were able to order drinks! Throughout dinner there were many gaps when we were sitting without drinks... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Took my work team here for a holiday celebration/ luncheon. It was hard for us to decide which dish we loved most- all were excellent. The small plates were creative, delicious and perfect for a small festive gathering. Service was very friendly during a pretty busy lunch rush. Overall - a consistent favorite of mine in Milwaukee.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We would never have gone to La Merenda's if not for working our way down the Trip Advisor list for Milwaukee restaurants--- and this proves what a great idea this was! We've hadn't been to a place that served tapa style-- didn't even know what it meant....but wow! We really enjoyed trying different things! We ordered 5 dishes in all... More 

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Muskego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I went there last night with friends and we had the best time! We loved the decor, free valet parking, and the service. The highlight was.. The Food!! Between the three of us, we ordered seven dishes and we were never disappointed. The stand out dish was the Argentinian beef. I've spent the morning talking about this dish to anyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ended up at this restaurant and for a Tuesday it was very busy. It had a great atmosphere and lots of options on the menu. Server was very good and food very tasty.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great tapas selection with worldwide inspiration. Enjoyed the goat cheese on crostinis, the smoked salmon ceviche. Reservation is a good idea.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

By far the best food I have ever eaten! Everything we ordered was amazing. Its so incredible how they can fit so much flavor into small plates. I believe the food is seasonal since they get the ingredients locally, which is great. The pork tostadas were our favorite next to the potato skins in truffle oil and parmesan cheese. The... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

it is easy to see why La Merenda is so popular and why the wait was over 2 hours on a Saturday night. The food is spectacular! Small plates make it great for tasting many different things. We had salads, lamb, beef, pork, veggies and desert, each dish better than the other. The service was amazing and the wait staff... More 

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Somers, Wisconsin
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at La Merenda last night and really loved it. I knew that the fact that I couldn't get a table until 9 PM meant this was probably kinda special. We have done this tapas style of dining before and have loved it but never before have I seen a menu with such diversity! We... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A mere inventory of the small plates we ordered will hint at the variety of delights in a meal here: ceviche with plantain chips, veal ravioli with mushroom ragu, halibut cakes, sautéed spinach, steak empanadas, and a vegetable tart (spinach encore). For first time in a long while, we split a bottle of wine over dinner; the recommended Tempranillo was... More 

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Additional Information about La Merenda

Address: 125 East National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone Number: 414-389-0125
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: International

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