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La Taguara. Venezuelan and Latin American Cuisine

3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
+1 608-721-9100
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (19 reviews)
“arepas” (44 reviews)
“shredded beef” (14 reviews)
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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not at all what I expected when walking into a restaurant but it was great! I am new to Venezuelan and Latin American food. The lady was incredibly helpful in picking out authentic food which is the whole reason for trying different cuisines!

Thank lindsayabba
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Wanting to try something different on my trip thru Madison, so I dropped in. Had a kind of combo plate with plantains, rice, beans and 3 kinds of meat. WAY more food than I needed but it tasted so good. Highly

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We stopped for lunch here and were greatly impressed. Lots of flavor and a wonderful staff. We'll be back.

Thank stickwaver57
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

My coworkers and I love ordering lunch from here because the food is so yummy! Definitely try the epanadas! They're soooo worth the calories.

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Having been to Venezuela in 2012 for a couple weeks for a friend's wedding (before all the chaos started after the death of president Chavez), I wanted to get some great tasting authentic food that originates from Venezuela in Wisconsin somewhere. La Taguara came up...More

2  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Partner had a gigantic breakfast, with beef, plantains, beans and rice. I had a small plate of a corn cake filled with beef and what I would call pico de Gallo. All delicious. Can also recommend the Shandy beer.

1  Thank Persnickety2014
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My wife and I stopped in for a quick bite for lunch. The atmosphere is small diner and clean.we ordered the arepa & empanadas combo. You order at the counter and The beverage is self serve. The food was quick to arrive and delicious. I...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Plain ambience but excellent choices. Fast service and delicious food. Try the arepas and the tostones.

Thank LuchaLew
Reviewed March 23, 2017

It's absolutely delicious. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food, my goodness. I got the Pabellon a Caballo and there was a lot on my plate but it's not overwhelming with flavor. I thought it was perfect. The atmosphere was a plus, good...More

Thank Aisha I
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly & welcoming staff, after acknowledging that it was our first visit, we were offered a thorough review of the menu that included several recommendations. Very quaint and casual atmosphere. If we lived here we would definitely be regulars!

1  Thank MDR2004
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August 16, 2016|
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Response from La-Taguara-Madison | Property representative |
Yes, we do have lots of gluten free options
Emmett F
July 19, 2016|
Response from La-Taguara-Madison | 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 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
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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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