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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very esthetically pleasing restaurant. The patio outside is amazing. The restaurant is huge but the chairs at the tables are not very comfortable. Our server Ishmael was extremely nice and accommodating. I had a shrimp dish and it tasted amazing. Plenty of shrimp on the plate. The enchiladas looked great as well! They also had great happy hour specials but... More 

Thank Tosha S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Good food. Beautiful patio with the waterfall creating a fantastic ambiance. Our server seemed to forget about us toward the end and we waited a long time for boxes and our bill.

Thank MinnesconsinGirl
Richfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Delectable cuisine, great service, many gluten free options. delightful atmosphere and very clean. OH and very tasty blended drinks!

Thank brendafern7990
Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We had an overnight stay in Milwaukee due to an early flight out. Came over to spend the evening with the daughter. She suggested El Fuego, as it is her favorite Mexican restaurant. We were not disappointed. We ordered the guacamole and calamari for starters. The husband is a bit of a calamari snob and he was very pleased. The... More 

Thank jmgile50
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We used to go to El Fuego weekly for happy hours and loved it. Good food, good drinks, and good service. We went back this week after months away and were disappointed. The first and biggest problem was the bar staff. The bartenders spent more time talking to each other and checking their phones than they did waiting on customers.... More 

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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, 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?