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La Taguara - Venezuelan & Latin American Cuisine.

3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
+1 608-721-9100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“plantains” (18 reviews)
“arepas” (48 reviews)
“shredded beef” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Venezuelan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You order at the counter in what seems to be a family run place. They have a nice selection of Venezuelano and other Latino food. My wife lived in Venezuela for four years and pronounced the food as very good. The arepas are big and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tangobangomango
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always solid food but the laid-back feeling is what makes come come back over and over. Awesome pork belly that is crisp and tasty

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank joelgove
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Authentic Venezuelan food in a family recipe business...sauces are amazing, and food has lots of flavor...very casual, owner is a joy

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Madison737
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Highly rated on Tripadvisor. External appearance is unassuming but food is very authentic and most lunch plates are less than $10 and that includes soup/salad and fruit juice as well. Midwest is probably the most affordable place for food. Pabellón is a traditional Venezuelan dish,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Venezuelan was a new cuisine for our group. I absolutely loved it! It seemed like a cross between Cuban and Mexican to me. A ton of flavor that wasn’t overwhelming. My favorite offering was the fried plantains. Lunch is very reasonably priced and the portions...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank TravelTime1374
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Interesting and seemingly authentic dishes in a casual atmosphere. Mostly meat based though; not much menu choice for the Vegan in our family.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Dana D
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is nicely landscaped outside. We were surprised there was no table service at a restaurant so highly rated. We ordered our food—my husband pabellon and myself ensalada coco & camarones (salad with shrimp). My husband wasn’t very thrilled with his dish while I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Our friends had been to a Venezuelan restaurant in Mexico, so they helped us decide what to order. It was all amazing and the young woman at the counter was friendly and helpful. We had Pabellon, the national dish of Venezuela. Oh my, it was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We had the pork and cornbread, the shrimp and the shredded beef, server was very friendly and efficient. We were all full or took some of our meals home. Weren’t sure what to expect but anticipated a little more heat. Might come back but probably...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank A6803XZpetes
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here my last day in Madison. That was a huge mistake!! The Cubano was the best I've ever had, that includes Miami! The other folks around me were equally pleased with their meals. If you don't try this little place it's a huge...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Flyer6699
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Questions & Answers
August 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LaTaguara | Property representative |
Yes, we do have lots of gluten free options
Emmett F
July 19, 2016|
Response from LaTaguara | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately we don't take reservations at this time but feel free to stop by and enjoy our food. Thank you for contacting us! See you on Saturday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-721-9100
  • E-mail
We offer traditional Venezuelan & Latin American cuisine. Visit us and delight your palate with the taste of delicious authentic Venezuelan SAZON. Enjoy our dining room or, for those on the go, call ahead and we'll have your order ready for you to pick up and carry out.
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