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La Merenda

125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
+1 414-389-0125
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (75 reviews)
“empanadas” (26 reviews)
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Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stopped here for a quick lunch today and was very impressed by the gorgeous patio, the kind and friendly staff, and the delicious food. The chipotle pork tostadas were amazing. The pork was very soft and full of flavor. The tostada was made with...More

Thank May B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're from Milwaukee, you already know and love this place. If you're from out of town it's on my don't miss list. The menu is tapas style but the flavors are from around the world including France, Italy, Greece, India, South America and of...More

Thank MichaelandMaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a celiac diner, I seek out options that have promise to be both safe and tasty when we travel. We were not disappointed when we stopped in for dinner last week. Our experienced server Abby's mother has celiac also, so she was great helping...More

Thank FeliceAndJack C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegetarians and omnivores are happy here, as they experience a wide range of tapas options. My favorite are the goat cheese curds (available vegetarian) and the faro when in season, but haven't had anything we have not loved after many visits. Love that much of...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Argentine beef and mushroom ravioli the best. Especially liked the plantains with the beef. Sangria good. Sent the mojito back.

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Im nto kidding, everything i have ever had here is good. I have not tried anything with shellfish but besides that, even the water tastes great. Good job guys.

Thank Leonardo L L
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Visited Milwaukee to see family and we were looking for a "foodie" place for two couples... After sharing 9 "small plates" and two wonderful bottles of wine, I can say that it was outstanding... All of the small plates provided a tapas sized serving for...More

Thank DocHarrisHHI
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I am a fussy eater so my review is probably not fair. There were 6 of us in our group so we ordered a large assortment of small plates. A lot of the dishes were too spicy for me so I was still hungry when...More

Thank ck2694
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I have been to La Merenda a few times now and was just there last week. The food get's better every time I go and this time the service was beyond awesome. Their menu is always changing and always has great seasonal items on it....More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The first thing to notice here is the tribute to the farmers themselves: the small plates have been created around the best local produce, and the farms are mentioned by name. The variety of the plates was very wide, yet seasonal; creative and cooked perfectly....More

Thank timmind
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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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