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El Fuego

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
+1 414-455-3534
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Racine, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to try a new place for Mexican food so tried El Fuego. We are so glad we did. This may now be our favorite place!! The chips (salty like we like them) and salsa were great! The value for the size of the portions was surprising. We ordered a side of guacamole and it was really good. The service... More 

Thank pbell123
Orlando, Fl
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Funky atmosphere with pleasant and attentive staff and really good food! Convenient to airport and recommended not only by family but also hotel staff

Thank CFLvisitor
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for our rehearsal dinner, 11 people and a baby. The service was excellent. The staff was quick to get us set up with a chair stand for the car seat. Chips and salsa were refreshed often. Our waiter was efficient, friendly and helpful as some of our group had special dietary needs. Thanks for a great dinner

Thank Anniethegirl
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drinks tons of wonderful food choices - can't go wrong with anything you order. You can also customize your orders. I didn't want cheese on my order, no problem - however, the chicken was a bit spicy for my tastes in my enchilada and taco. I had a combo plate - huge serving. Might have to wait awhile on... More 

Thank Sherry H
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We chose El Fuego for a dinner option for our family based on a friends recommendation. It was delicious! The food was great, the service was great, and the drinks were great!

Thank Brianna R
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A locally owned Mexican Restaurant, El Fuego has good food and reasonable prices. In the summer they have a big outdoor patio with a waterfall fountain and an additional outdoor bar. In the winter, when Wisconsin's famous "tundra" is frozen the dinning room offers plenty of seating. The menu offers most of the traditional Mexican favorites including several flavors of... More 

Thank Eric W
Dryden, New York, USA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and large portions at the right price. It seemed busy when we pulled in but we were seated right away. The staff was very attentive, maybe a little too attentive with the chips. I'll be back again.

Thank SLiP43
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265 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Everything here is good! Had a hard time deciding. For $14 we had the pollo loco - it had everthing! (chicken, chorizo, shrimp, avocado, rice & beans). The place was hopping, lots of parking, fast & friendly service. Food presentation and temperature was very excellent! Big portions. Come hungry!

Thank minniemae
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

An awesome find..delicious, authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere had the feel of a market restaurant. Great service..definitely on our list to return.

Thank bcscho
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Being from The Southwest we were hesitant to try Mexican food in the Midwest. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. The portions were quite large, especially for the price. Don't miss this place if you are in the area!

Thank SWTraveler2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-455-3534

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