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La Merenda

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125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849 (Between 1st and Barclay)
+1 414-389-0125
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Milwaukee, WI
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the variety of small plates--changing menu and daily specials mean visiting often. The food is always fresh and flavorful, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have tres leches cake for dessert. It is my number one recommendation in Milwaukee.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been dying to try this resturant after hearing rave reviews from friends and clients and I was finally able to snag a reservation for myself and three other people on new years eve. I was actually surprised when we pulled up because I wasn't expecting it to be so small. No wonder I've had a hard time in the... More 

Thank ashley16nicole
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit and I'll be back for sure. We tried the La Merenda salad, Potatas Bravas y chorizo, butter chicken and my favorite the Singapore Noodles. Great food, great service, I really loved this place. So happy we planned ahead and made a reservation, don't miss this restaurant!

Thank kerritop
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hadn't been here in years. We remembered that we really liked it but it wasn't enough to go back since. We received a gift card and knew we had to return. ¡Que fantástico! Seriously minds blown. The meatballs in the panang curry were insane. The halibut ceviche was so fresh and simple. We also loved the... More 

Thank Floyder4610
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1,068 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

International Tapas 5 minutes from downtown MKE in Walker's Point. Simple decor. Farm to table. Valet Parking available + free street parking. We had no reservations, but we chanced it because we were in town for an early show, arrived 5:30. We were seated immediately, on the condition that we make the table available for their 6:30 reservation. No problem.... More 

Thank rollngstone
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal. Lots of different options and variety. This is always one of my favorite restaurants. The prices are reasonable and the flavors are beyond expectations

Thank Matthew W
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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178 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times. Food has been very good. Staff is really helpful and very accomodative if you have special dietary requirements. The atmosphere is quite nice as well. Lots of varied options on the menu. Take a trip around the world and don't leave Milwaukee.

Thank Joseph W
Toms River, New Jersey
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358 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

They claim they are a tapas restaurant, however I beg to differ, I believe that they are a small plates restaurant. What does that mean?? Small plates are bigger than tapas. What does that mean to you?? Order less dishes as these are sizable plates but absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! The service is excellent as well. Hopefully you are lucky to get... More 

Thank Sirena1234
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181 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere and variety of tapas at La Merenda. Good bar scene and crowd at this place. They serve several international variety of tapas. Tried several recommendations starting with the Argentinian steak which was excellent meat to local Cheese curds which had a great flavor. Beef Empanadas and Singapore noodles were good options too. Also enjoyed sangria here. Good... More 

Thank triphopper
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This my latest of 3 forays fell a bit flat simply on flavor profiles and combinations... The dishes as always were prepared, seasoned and presented very well but they just didn't pop combination wise. This doesn't mean the dishes weren't flavorful, they were but they were paired with accompanying flavor layers that detracted rather than helped the dishes. Frankly I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Latin, Spanish, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 414-389-0125

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