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“Excellent date venue, fair food menu...”

Little Village Cafe
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Baraboo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Excellent date venue, fair food menu...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

The place feels cozy, blues music in the background, lights down to medium, walls decorated and some vintage seating really lend a great atmosphere to a slightly above average menu. The staff are friendly and courteous, and the cost is well worth what you receive for the Main Courses. The only complaint is with the accompanying appetizers, authentic salsa and chips (read homemade).... Just nitpicking honestly. Overall, a fine establishment.

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littlevillagecafe, Owner at Little Village Cafe, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for a positive review. I would like to note the salsa is made from scratch. The chips are not. We do not have a fryer. Take care and keep searching out the small independent stores
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Food, historical charm, wonderful staff and owner, my all time favorite restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This restaurant has it all. The food is creative with a southwestern flair. Nothing ordinary about this menu. I don't belive they even have a deep fat fryer... The food is so creative and flavorful I have a hard time deciding what to order. The burritos are like nothing you've ever had before. My favorite is the chicken chipolte burrito. The southwestern catfish is great. Their soups are always delicious and creative. They have some wonderful specials. There was a smoked pork tenderloin that melted in your mouth. You'll definately be full, but take a desert to go. There's always some kind of cheese cake and carrot cake in the display case. They have extensive wine and beer as well. The character of the building is very interesting. Original booths, half circle counter seating, interesting archicture ( I believe the building is on the national historical register). The owner, Jim, is frequently there and always seems to have time for a few words. The staff is friendly and clearly enjoys working there. This place is just a joy to go to. It's on the corner of the square in Baraboo.

  • Visited December 2012
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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“Unique and Different- What Baraboo NEEDS!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Title says it all. Just go and try this place- menu like no other in the area!! Good food and service!

Visited October 2012
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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“Great food with a fun enviroment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Small cafe with great food and very friendly servers. The grilled sirloin with gorganzola cheese with the chipolte cream sauce is my favorite!! Everything is made to order and the desserts are to die for!

  • Visited December 2012
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not just your ordinary cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Little Village Cafe was recommend by the folks at the Al Ringling Theatre; no wonder! Just a little history of the place; this is the original site of the Baraboo News Republic, then became a diner (the original counter is still there!) and is now a restaurant with an extraordinary menu, wine & beer list! There are original framed photos throughout the restaurant so, in addition to your graciously served meal, you'll enjoy sharing the stories of times gone by. The food is excellent. We especially loved the appetizer of warm goat cheese, olive oil infused with parsley, capers, & roasted red peppers... with warm bread for dunking & delicious wine. Can't wait to go back.

Visited August 2012
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