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Cempazuchi Comida Brava

$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1205 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1602
+1 414-291-5233
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad to see this place go, amazing people, amazing food, amazing place. Closing in a few weeks, you must try it one last time...

Thank Localguy36
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met on a cold evening with friends at Cempazuchi following their recommendation. Had driven past it on Brady Street many times. Worth the visit. Brightly decorated, and capable of holding a large party, the staff was attentive, instructive and lots of fun. Great chips with a thick, rich and flavorful salsa. Plently of standard Mexican options with a few interesting... More 

Thank richardj100
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Cempazuchi is great if you are looking for a laid back place to have done great tacos and margaritas! It's not super busy, and the food isn't Americanized. They have specials almost everyday, and their prices are reasonable. The staff is great, very attentive and accommodating.

Thank kellyreneekloth
Jackson, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Never been here before but my brother and some friends have many times so we went there this past weekend. Talk about awesome! Loved it. The food was fabulous. We have guacamole and nachos to start along with the chips and salsa. Then we all had different things for dinner. Mine was awesome! I had Camarones al Diablo - if... More 

Thank Lisa T
Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Perfect service, perfect food and by far one of the best margaritas ever: La Quadalajara. This isn't typical, over cheesey, over salted mexican food. Highly recommend the tlacoyo zapotec, empanadas de hongo and anything with their seasonal mole. The arracheras en chile was outstanding. Again, that margarita...perfect.

Thank jrfifer
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is alot of fun, great to take guests, always good food, great drinks, and good service. The place is always bustling, is a fun place to meet and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. They have a different twist to their enchiladas (they are stacked vertically with a wonderful sauce on them), which I frequently order, and... More 

Thank Barbara K
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a great surprise this place was! We were a party of 8 looking for dinner on a Friday night in Milwaukee. An hour and a half to two hour wait at the first place we tried. When we were immediately seated at CCB, I had low expectations. The salsa was a great start- one traditional and the other a... More 

Thank Tere T
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

They have an interesting take on fondue. It's quite thick and you place a few dollops on tortillas to eat. My wife had the salmon salad. I had Pipian with chicken. This dish has toasted pumpkin seeds, rice, and veggies. Service is very good and you can people watch those going to and fro on Brady Street.

Thank AmosRedux
Evanston, Illinois
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299 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late night snack. Good chili relenos. Tostadas florentinas flavorful and fun. Lots of Mezcal on the menu. Friendly and fast service.

Thank jaz79h
Chicago, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved almost everything - the traditional make-over of the place and the tasty Mexican options on menu. Servers are very professional. Highly recommended.

Thank Ashish B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-291-5233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?