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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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International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Naseerahmed2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JPDtrip1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank GoGreenGoWhite1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The food was delicious and the service just fine. La Merenda prepares small plates that are easily shared (by even numbers of people — sharing among three would be more challenging). The beer and wine selection was OK. The menu is varied, with vegetarian, seafood...More

Thank tmmke
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Food is as great as ever. Had not been back here for years and found the variety of small plates and food quality as great as it always was. Now, they have outside seating, too, which is very enjoyable when the weather cooperates.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our favorite "go-to" restaurant for special occasions or just dinner with friends. I can honestly say that every bite I've eaten there has been fabulous! Small plates give everyone a chance to share and try new things. I'm not a fan of fungus, but my...More

Thank kempro
Reviewed 28 August 2017

La Merenda is a lovely casual eatery with some seriously tasty dishes. We arrived in the evening and sat at the bar and enjoyed a sample of dishes and drinks. Staff were friendly and very informative. We ordered a mix of dishes and most got...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 22 August 2017 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 9 August 2017 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 6 August 2017

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