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“Great and Gluten Free Too”
Review of La Merenda

La Merenda
Ranked #6 of 1,571 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 1st and Barclay
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The food and service were fantastic. We had 3 diners and ordered 6 small plates and one dessert. Five of the plates were gluten free so I could eat them. The cocktails were good too. The Rob Collins was yummy and very strong. Be adventurous. Come with several people so you can try more food. It is all creative and flavorful. Try the trout rundown, the ceviche and the truffled potato skins. Every time we eat here the food is yummy.

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Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Dinner for 7 on Monday. Great service and every tapas plate was better than the next. Must have "truffle potatoe skin chips " (double order), Vietnamese salmon, spicy trout is wonderful,, the butter chicken is amazing, and Argentina-style beef. Everyone loved it all. Nice waitress, good service and the restaurant was packed. Have eaten tapas in Spain, LA, SF, and NY. La Merenda is terrific! A huge "must go"!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I tried La Merenda last night with a group of 4 and it was, without exaggeration, one of the best meals I have ever eaten. We tried 8 different small plates ranging from $8 to $11. All of them were excellent, but my favorites were the argentinian beef and the duck confit crepes. If the weather permits, the outside dining area is beautiful, but you will definitely need a reservation.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Went with three friends and all of us were from out of town. You would not know the place is there from the street but once you came inside there was no doubt you were somewhere that was going to be a dining experience. The menu was substantial with approx 20 different tapas. We ordered seven different ones and they were all great. The lamb was over the top. We had martini's and they were great. None of that small glass with a half pour crap. Leave that to the chain restaurants. The prices were very reasonable. Seemed like you paid below avg price for WAY above average food. This place was a lot of fun with a vibrant atmosphere and great menu. Definately would come here again if we are back in town.

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1  Thank bekntony
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Took a friend that was staying with me from England to La Merenda on a random Wednesday and the place was ROCKING... still got a table right away. Shared a BUNCH of small plates - the ones that stand out are the beef stroganoff and duck confit crepes - seriously just amazing. It is a bit pricey, but for a special occasion definitely worth it. Good wine and beer list, good service... Will definitely be back!

Thank Sjeanne06
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