I went with friends for a Saturday night dinner at La Estacion. This restaurant is found in the center of the city Waukesha in a refurbished old railroad station. Very picturesque with pictures of trains and blueprints of engines everywhere. Some of the restaurant's tables are actually located within railroad cars parked on a siding abutting the restaurant. Very cool, especially for kids!! This place is tough to find if you don't know the area. Even my Garmin kept trying to have me turn up non-existent streets. Make sure you know where you're headed before you leave for the restaurant. Also, make reservations for high activity times like weekend evenings. Without reservations, you'll likely have to wait 40' at the bar as we did. That's not all bad, they have some interesting custom (and inexpensive) margaritas. Finally, parking is an issue here at peak hours; you may need to walk a couple blocks to get to the restaurant as I did if you don't want to do the orbiting thing through the attached lot. The menu emphasizes traditional Mexican rather than "Americano" Mexican dishes. You may need translation for the more unusual dishes. Our various dishes, steak fajitas, Mexican steak and a seafood dish were all nicely done and were fresh, enjoyable and filling. Portions were perhaps a little smaller than at many Mexican restaurants. Our waiter was friendly and knew the menu well, but he was very, very busy. He was late getting our chips and salsa to us and then unfortunately never brought us the guacamole and tostada appetizer we had ordered. He made essentially no attempt was made to interest us in coffee or dessert, though we were filled enough we probably would have passed. I'd have been interested to hear his pitch though. The restaurant is loud and festive in many of its separate dining areas, but others are much quieter. Kids fit in well here. This is an interesting spot to try, both for its food, but also for it location and décor.
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