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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (82 reviews)
“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to La Merenda for the first time and loved it. I was expecting the typical Spanish tapas but instead we found plates from multiple countries. We enjoyed German, Italian, and Spanish plates. They had a good selection of wineand fun cocktail list! We...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 April 2018

First visit here and it was soooo good we plan on returning soon! Nice atmosphere and in summer they tell me the outdoor patio is just beautiful. The small plates here are very generous, hubby and I split three and a dessert, it was plenty...More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I went here late on a Friday night and grabbed a seat at the bar. The staff was friendly and helpful in choosing items. There were some fun cocktail options, sangria, and wine and an eclectic food menu. I would recommend about 2 plates per...More

1  Thank Ali V
Reviewed 10 March 2018

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

1  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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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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