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La Merenda

125 East National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-389-0125
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Ranked #7 of 1,392 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What more can you say besides awesome. Everyone on staff was friendly and sincere. Decor and environment was warm clean and inviting. Food was awesome. Pricing was much lower then I had anticipated. It was pretty near watching people standing at the door in the light rain 15 minutes before they were open. Great meal.

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Aurora, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate at La Merenda this weekend with a group of 8. We made a reservation for 8:30, but didn't get seated until almost 9...the dining room is quite small and they were very busy. The restaurant isn't in the best location as it's not really near much else...quite a ways from all of the other restaurants/bars in the Third... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had done my research before taking my group of 6 to La Merenda. But as we walked our way past construction sites and freight train crossings (that made us late for the reservation) 20 minutes from downtown, and approached the small, unassuming building on National Street, there were some grumblings. However...once inside, we were warmly welcomed, good wine and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had reservations for about 18 for a yearly staff appreciation dinner on a Friday night. FYI: Reservations are always a good idea, as it can be hard to get in the same day, especially on the weekends. They also had free valet parking - not sure if that is always the case but could be convenient for some. We... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great food and good value. We ate outdoors which was really nice. The menu had some very interesting choices and we all liked everything we had ordered. Would definitely return.

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