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125 East National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-389-0125
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Ranked #6 of 1,413 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, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant deserves it's spot at number one on OnMilwaukee's Best Small Plates list. Everything we had here was absolutely amazing! The really awesome thing about this place is that it has food from all over the world, so it's the perfect place to go to if you don't really know what you're in the mood for. There is really... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Love this place- great place to go with friends. Wonderful food, Love being able to order a few dishes and try a bunch of different items. the bar is always bustling & lively. The food for the value can't be beat. The only downside is it can be hard to get in as its very popular- recommendations highly recommended unless... More 

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Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I head such fabulous things about this place, and it was written up as one of the best in Milwaukee, but unfortunately I was underwhelmed by the quality and taste of the food. It's tapas style, so we ordered around 15 plates, some were pretty good, but a lot of the dishes we left food to be taken away. The... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I took my staff out for a holiday lunch at La Merenda - we were not disappointed. Goat cheese curds, short ribs, ceviche, squash ravioli, Vietnamese pork belly (my favorite), truffled potato skins (they were divine!), mushroom soft tacos, ... we passed plates - 8 plates later for 4 people, we were stuffed and satisfied. The bill came to $78... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have had a busy year at work so my boss was kind enough to pay for dinner for my wife and I. We decided to go to La Merenda as my wife has wanted to go here for years. We went on Monday night which was 1/2 price bottle of wine night which was an added bonus. We also... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is an amazing restaurant that we went to with our family of 8. Incredible amazing food. Each dish was like tapas style dish we were able to share as a family. Great combinations of tastes... every dish was fantastic. Will be back!

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Savannah, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at La Merenda for the first time. We made reservations which I highly recommend. Beings a small plate restaurant, this was an opportunity to test many different items on the menu and not be stuffed. We tried the goat cheese curds, squash raviolis, pork crepes, and beef empanadas. We loved them all....if there was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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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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