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La Merenda

125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
+1 414-389-0125
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (76 reviews)
“empanadas” (26 reviews)
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International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son and his fiance' to dinner. We had a great time. We ordered plates as we went along. It's a different pace from a traditional 3 to 5-course meal. It's much more relaxed and much more social. The fact that the food...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I took 4 friends to La Meranda and we had great time. We were seated at round table which was perfect for conversation and very comfortable noise level for conversation. The menu of small plates is great to share and and well prepared. Portions good...More

1  Thank TravelingGrandma51
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I was looking forward to the meal, but in the end it was more disappointment than enjoyment. As another review mentioned the meat dishes all seem to come the same pot--a lot of a bit too salty braised meat. None of the other dishes wowed...More

2  Thank sunhead
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We waited 2 years and tried this restaurant again, possibly more disappointed than the previous visit. We went with another couple and ordered quite a variety of dishes. This time, it was empty on a Friday night. The bar drinks were horrible. I tried a...More

1  Thank GattoViziato
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great food, tapas style small plates. Dishes from multiple different types of cuisines. Good idea to try and make a reservation for larger groups. Lots of nearby street parking.

1  Thank Priya A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have dined in several tapas restaurants across the U.S and La Merenda is certainly in my top 5 favorites! The uniqueness (and deliciousness) of the dishes make La Merenda that much better. There is a wonderful mix of dishes from various countries...super fun! If...More

2  Thank JodiDanTravel
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Actually the servings were larger then expected! Loved the gnocchi with lemon sauce and butter chicken!! Service is excellent and friendly.

1  Thank voramn
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Wanted to buy tres leches cake for my wife's birthday. After googling the web, found that La Merenda makes it. Called the restaurant, ordered and they had it ready in a day. The cake is moist, delicious and so good. Only concern was they do...More

1  Thank Naseerahmed2008
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a good sized group that shared so there was an opportunity to try many different dishes - all were very good. This was my second time here and once again I think the beef empanadas are one of the best items. Drinks are...More

2  Thank JPDtrip1959
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Every bite was delicious! We sat outside on the big patio, nice fireplace, very fun and casual atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and efficient. We ordered several plates and devoured every one of them. Our Milwaukee friends rate this as one of their top go...More

2  Thank GoGreenGoWhite1
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18 June 2015|
Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
There are several, and the staff will work to create more. Staff helped navigate gluten free, dairy free, corn free, etc. when we were there. Tapas style allows you to order small plates according to the collective needs of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
    (Between 1st and Barclay)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-389-0125
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