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El Fuego

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food at great prices. The postions are very large and great for sharing. Great atmosphere, Sevice was very good for a busy Saturday night.

Thank Chris S
Canberra, Australia
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608 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined on Saturday night and it was noisy and atmospheric. The decor was great and I felt like I was in Mexico. After being greeted in a somewhat offhand way we were shown to our table and our drinks order was taken immediately. The margaritas seemed potent but very good. The food portions were huge. I probably wouldn't bother with... More 

1 Thank Canberra_Traveller
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Mexican ambience, good service, super tasty food - and plenty of it! Good marg menu with lots of variety, nice steak options, delicious tacos and enchiladas. I was craving Mexican and this very much hit the spot - gracias!

1 Thank Rocky M
Wheeling, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and really enjoyed El Fuego. The restaurant is bigger inside than what it looked like from the outside. The margaritas were very good. I had enchiladas with mole sauce and it was very good! The patio area looked very nice but it was to hot and muggy outside for us. But the ambiance of the whole place was... More 

1 Thank Rockmom07
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and is very authentic. The chips and salsa are addicting. Great margaritas and atmosphere.

1 Thank Lposte
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My Very first time in Milwaukee, but craving MexIcan food. (i am from Puerto Rico, but Love MexIcan food) The place is prepared tò make You feel in México! MexIcan employees, good Service, good food and margaritas!

Thank Langelik
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is my 6th visit in 4 months. Awesome food and service. Some of the best chips and salsa.there seabass with garlic is as good as any NY or Chicago five star restaurant. I am not one for fruity margaritas; but their black & blue is great

Thank Ron R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was ok. Portion size was huge. Tortilla soup was very yummy. No chicken in the soup, but the broth was very tasty. Quesadilla was filled with a ton of chicken and not much else. Atmosphere was very nice. Outdoor patio is beautiful. Chips were boring and the salsa was watery with very little flavor. Service was ok. Chips were... More 

Thank TexasFamiy1
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I have been coming here for years it's well worth our half hour ride to come into town they have an amazing happy hour and the best authentic Mexican food the staff is amazing just like you were in Cancun, very attentive and make you feel really welcomed. T

Thank cheryl s
Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Several friends of ours got together for happy hour and dinner at El Fuego. $2.00 beers and $15.00 for a large pitcher of margaritas. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We always go to El Fuego for happy hour and dinner when visiting Milwaukee.

Thank JoeSRagmann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-455-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?