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“Best Restaurant in Baraboo for Foodies; Several Vegetarian Options” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Village Cafe

Little Village Cafe
146 4th Avenue, Baraboo, WI
608-356-2800
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Ranked #2 of 56 Restaurants in Baraboo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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33 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Baraboo for Foodies; Several Vegetarian Options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

In a big city, Little Village wouldn't be considered a "Foodies" restaurant because although the food is very good, the menu is a bit dated. But in Baraboo, where I live, it's the "Foodiest" restaurant in town. Some of my family's favorites: goat cheese baked with roasted garlic and peppers appetizer; anything jerked; anything blackened; tortellini with mushrooms and spinach in roasted garlic sauce (my vegetarian teenage daughter orders this every time); anything Southwestern with the cumin sauce. I will say that we like things spicy hot, and if you like spicy hot, too, you will find the jerked, blackened, and Southwestern treatments flavorful but not as spicy hot as you might like. The specials are always good. The desserts are divine. Our favorite is the Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake. It doesn't say this on the menu or in the dessert case, but it comes grilled, topped with berries and real whipped cream. Yum! The beer and wine selection is good and we're microbrew snobs (my husband is an award-winning homebrewer). The prices are very reasonable - especially compared to big cities. The atmosphere is casual and cozy and artsy retro. It is a little small, so if you have a group of more than 4, come early or call ahead.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent date venue, fair food menu...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The place feels cozy, blues music in the background, lights down to medium, walls decorated and some vintage seating really lend a great atmosphere to a slightly above average menu. The staff are friendly and courteous, and the cost is well worth what you receive for the Main Courses. The only complaint is with the accompanying appetizers, authentic salsa and chips (read homemade).... Just nitpicking honestly. Overall, a fine establishment.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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littlevillagecafe, Owner at Little Village Cafe, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for a positive review. I would like to note the salsa is made from scratch. The chips are not. We do not have a fryer. Take care and keep searching out the small independent stores
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Great Food, historical charm, wonderful staff and owner, my all time favorite restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This restaurant has it all. The food is creative with a southwestern flair. Nothing ordinary about this menu. I don't belive they even have a deep fat fryer... The food is so creative and flavorful I have a hard time deciding what to order. The burritos are like nothing you've ever had before. My favorite is the chicken chipolte burrito. The southwestern catfish is great. Their soups are always delicious and creative. They have some wonderful specials. There was a smoked pork tenderloin that melted in your mouth. You'll definately be full, but take a desert to go. There's always some kind of cheese cake and carrot cake in the display case. They have extensive wine and beer as well. The character of the building is very interesting. Original booths, half circle counter seating, interesting archicture ( I believe the building is on the national historical register). The owner, Jim, is frequently there and always seems to have time for a few words. The staff is friendly and clearly enjoys working there. This place is just a joy to go to. It's on the corner of the square in Baraboo.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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“Unique and Different- What Baraboo NEEDS!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Title says it all. Just go and try this place- menu like no other in the area!! Good food and service!

Visited October 2012
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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“Great food with a fun enviroment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Small cafe with great food and very friendly servers. The grilled sirloin with gorganzola cheese with the chipolte cream sauce is my favorite!! Everything is made to order and the desserts are to die for!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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