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“Tapas were so tasty!”
Review of La Merenda

La Merenda
Ranked #13 of 1,543 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 1st and Barclay
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I visited this restaurant last night in Milwaukee. The food was very delicious. Ordered the argentinian steak, trout, potato skins, chorizo sausage and empanadas.. Had a great evening.

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Thank Manek
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to La Merenda. The service was outstanding, with a very informative and friendly server. The standouts for us on this visit were the goat cheese curds, the ceviche (favorite of the night) and the Argentian beef. We had the tempandas and the tart of the day as well. The tempandas and tart were fine and at another restaurant would have been quite good, but here they didn't hold up to their counterparts. I highly recommend a visit. Make reservations - even at 530 on a Wed, the place was packed. Also take advantage of the free valet parking. Fast, efficient and easy.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

With all of the hype, this foodie family expected better. The dishes were too disparate - too many flavors. It seems that this restaurant is trying to please an over-large variety of tastes. The (summer weekday evening) could have been more attentive.

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Thank LinaSz
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I seldom, if ever, have written Trip Advisor reviews in my own backyard. I'm no stranger to tapas restaurants; I've eaten at some of the best in Barcelona, Spain. Hands down, La Merenda, is the best tapas in Milwaukee. And, it also is among the best overall restaurants in Milwaukee. A little background on my visit; Friday night of Valentine's Day weekend, pre-symphony visit, gift to my 87-year-old mother-in-law. Timing could not have been more challenging. Valet parking, great! I have my 87 YO MIL. But I leave my readers in the car. No problem. Wait staff has loaners. Really, loaner reading glasses? OK. Why we go to restaurants. Service and food. Service; wow. outstanding wait staff and the runners are amazing. Wine quality and pricing was very good. And, the food, well, we started with a salad to share and the truffled potato skins and an order of empanadas. Then, an order of paella and a braised lamb dish and something else I can't remember. The tapas - small plates - are representative of global cuisine and not specifically Spanish. Wonderful. Great dessert dish to share as well, a crème brûlée. I can't wait to visit the restaurant with my youngest daughter from St. Louis, who introduced us to a great tapas joint there. And, I can't wait to revisit La Merenda on a weeknight. Go there!. Just not on my night.

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2  Thank Clarkkp
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Researched the eclectic restaurants in downtown Milwaukee on my recent trip and decided to check out La Merenda as a tapas start to an evening. In brief, the brief visit turned into not one but TWO evenings of great food, wonderful friendly service and a very nice vibe. A must-go to check out over 20 tapas plates, all spectacular and firing up all your taste buds. Loved it!!!

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Thank JohnGMontreal_canada
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