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La Merenda

125 East National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-389-0125
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Ranked #8 of 1,392 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is local and excellent! The downside is that you have to plan ahead if you want to make a reservation. The weekends are booked many weeks in advance.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The trout w/green curry rice and potatoes with chiorizo were very tasty! The ceviche wasn't great, too much grapefruit. Decent prices on wine and beer too. Would return.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tapas style local and organic ingredients combined with global flair recipes. Fantastic atmosphere, had a variety of wonderful tapas!! The service was awesome, a small hidden gem and not to missed!! There are a lot of vegetarian and gluten free choices on the menu and they make their own sodas (no artificial colors and preservatives!) There is also a great... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved everything about this place:) Everyone was happy with their food choices. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and everyone was friendly.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. Always an incredible meal. Local ingredients combined with global influences never disappoint. Milwaukee has many amazing restaurants... if you're visiting, make sure this is one of your stops.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere, had a variety of wonderful tapas!! The service was awesome as well, a small hidden gem and not to missed!! I love being the tourist in my hometown to discover these places!!!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tapas restaurant which we frequently enjoy. We dined in the garden on 8/20/14 with friends from Chicago. Beautiful evening. Good, attentive service. Easy walk to other eating and drinking establishments. Free valet parking.

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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food here is excellent, tried 6 different tapas all delicious. Attentive and helpful waitstaff, sit outside if you can on the patio.

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SANTA FE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

La Merenda offers an eclectic selection of tapas/ small plates influenced by local fresh ingredients and international flavors. I've been ther twice and it was excellent both times. Most recently, I had a special of smoked halibut with risotto is a green garlic sauce with baby sugar snaps and Parmesan. It was really creamy with a little snap from the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Each bite you take allows you to savor a different part of the world. Their wide selection of carefully-picked out tapas will satisfy the most diverse group of people you take to eat. My personal favorites are the Argentinean Braised Beef and the Sambal Goreng Udang (Indonesian fried spicy shrimp). Another interesting thing about La Merenda is that no two... More

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