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Casa de Lara

341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
+1 608-251-7200
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
26 Aug 2017
“an extra hour of waiting for wait staff throughout course of visit”
23 Apr 2017
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341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I've been going to Casa de Lara for years. It is my fall back restaurant when I find myself on State Street. The food is always well prepared; and the wait staff is efficient but not very personable. I like really hot salsa. This restaurant...More

2  Thank Calicoboy
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Friday night. It was not busy. Service was slow and not really friendly. I would call it cordial. Our food was ok. Not at all memorable. We will not return. Too many other choices nearby that we know will not...More

Thank BeALittleFancy
Reviewed 15 September 2013

In Madison and from Texas, I was expecting insipid Mexican food, but really nicely spiced and good. It started with good salsa and chips - the salsa was tasty with some bits of cilantro in it and the chips were light. I had a taco...More

Thank LC34201
Reviewed 29 July 2013

At lunch time during a busy conference in the area, they had one girl working outside of the kitchen. Very poor staffing.

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We've eaten at Casa de Lara in the past, but after our recent experience we don't intend upon returning any time soon. We hit the tail end of the lunch hour and our first hint should have been that we didn't see any servers in...More

Thank Millie6119
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We stopped here on a whim because we were starving and were trying to find a place that had food that would appeal to everyone including a 2-year-old. (who won't eat a tortilla with cheese at the very minimum?) We arrived in late afternoon on...More

Thank uwsuper
Reviewed 5 November 2012

They served the smallest piece of steak for carne asada I have every seen served. Enchiladas were fine, but would never go back.

Thank lvanswol
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Enjoyed having dinner here, the restaurant is upstairs so ask for a window seat for some awesome people watching! Our meal was good, I enjoyed the Seafood Enchiladas despite the small size of the shrimp, and the flavor was good. My son enjoyed the Enchiladas...More

1  Thank tatrish464
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I haven't been to many of Madison's Mexican places yet, but out of the few I've been to I like the food/drinks the best here. However, as the other reviewers have pointed out, the service and atmosphere is nothing to brag about (it was freezing...More

1  Thank chip27915
Reviewed 20 February 2011

This was by far the worst experience I've had with food service! They messed up my order, the delivery driver was amazing and rushed back but he could not get my food for an excess of 4 hours! I've been held up all day waiting...More

1  Thank badgerfan49
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-7200
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