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La Merenda

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125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849 (Between 1st and Barclay)
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited La Meranda a handful of times, most recently in June with my husband. The service was fantastic; our waitress was friendly, very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us with recommendations and pairings. The food, as always, was very good - we liked everything we tried - even a few things that stretched us a bit out of... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love meats and cheeses so started with a very generous chef's choice tray. It was all great but a poor decision if you want to try more than a couple of their excellent and unusual tapas. We settled on the two specials and both came hot and delicious. Could not skip the hot bread cheese smothered in honey, nuts... More 

Thank ellasahar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to try several different dishes. There were four of us and we ordered 7 different menu items. They were all excellent and all plates were sent back empty. We sat on the Patio which is lovely and peaceful, we were there for a late lunch and sat for two hours just eating and visiting. I... More 

Thank Jane Z
Appleton, WI
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor garden. Excellent craft cocktails. Good vegetarian selection. I wish we had a place like this in Appleton.

Thank lauramarie_9
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First thing about La Merenda- make a reservation! Don't call today for a reservation today, call today for a reservation for next weekend. Second thing- be open to interesting pairings and flavor fusions. I had some incredible gnocchi topped with a friend egg, and a pistachio salad. Nothing I could put together myself at home and I'm a pretty good... More 

Thank Etoile983
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends took us to La Merenda before a concert at the Summerfest grounds. The place was packed and the wait over 45 minutes. We managed to find a seat at the bar and from there, everything went smoothly. Between the four of us we ordered 9 dishes, three at the recommendation of the bar staff. The range of flavors... More 

Thank WisconsinJimJames
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great Food. The international tapas are wonderful. Peter Sandroni, the owner, definitely knows what he is doing. The patio is great for large groups.

1 Thank gladtobehere7784
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

While visiting friends made reservations here. We waited at the bar for a table. They were quite busy on a Tuesday evening. I was a bit hesitant when looking at their menu since they were trying to do so many different cuisines. Wow! We were surprised. Their empanadas were some of the best I've ever had! Argentinian Beef was spot... More 

1 Thank neuronell
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

First time here, came by way of 2 recommendations. Don't let the double door entry deter you. Once inside the bar looks dark, the restaurant is large -there is an outdoor patio as well. Dishes are served "tapas" style, which is great for sharing /trying different things. Portions are generous. Very diverse menu. Everything we had was enjoyable! ( we... More 

1 Thank onesar
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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415 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This was a great place to get out and enjoy a good meal. There is outside and inside or bar seating and the quaint setting helps you relax and enjoy the offerings. The service was excellent and prompt. Tapa servings and different international flavors are just the beginning with Bar offerings that are unusual but tasty. You can ask about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Latin, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
    (Between 1st and Barclay)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-389-0125

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