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Cafe Corazon

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Chips, Salsa And Guacamole
served with our homemade red and green salsas and guacamole
House Salad
mixed greens, red cabbage, tomato. dressing: lime cumin vinaigrette, chipotle ranch, maple mustard vinaigrette
Vegan Mushroom Ragout
crimini mushrooms sautéed in white wine with onion, garlic, soy chorizo, tomato, and jalapeños served with tortilla chips (ask for mild)
Soup Of The Day
a cup of the soup of the day
Garden Of Eden Salad
roasted beets, goat cheese, pecans on a bed of mixed greens served with our maple mustard vinaigrette
sautéed in white wine with onion, garlic, chorizo or soy chorizo, tomato and jalapeños served with a toasted bolillo (ask for mild)
Chips And Salsa
choice of house red or green salsa
meat options: asada (steak), carnitas (pork), mechada (pulled beef), ground beef, pollo (chicken), or chorizo. vegetarian / vegan options: soy chorizo, herbed tofu, or sautéed vegetables (broccoli, yellow squash, carrots, and red peppers). beans black (vegetarian), or refried pinto
Wet Burrito
our burrito smothered in enchilada sauce and melted cheddar jack cheese, topped with lettuce and crema
Stuffed Bell Pepper
stuffed with rice, choice of beans, topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, tomato and crema. served with chips and salsa, or rice and beans. substitute a side salad for $1.50 extra
Grilled Tilapia
served with sautéed vegetables and cilantro rice dressed in our house cream sauce
Fajitas Chicken
sizzling chicken or richway acres new york strip (limited availability) with red & green peppers, onions, and jalapeños. served with rice, choice of beans, and corn or flour tortillas (ask for mild)
Fajitas New York Strip
sizzling chicken or richway acres new york strip (limited availability) with red & green peppers, onions, and jalapeños. served with rice, choice of beans, and corn or flour tortillas (ask for mild)
Vegan Tofu Fajitas
sizzling herbed tofu with red & green peppers, onions, and jalapeños. served with rice, black beans and corn tortillas (ask for mild)
Corazón Ensalada
choice of beans, rice, cheese, tomato, crema, cilantro and avocado on a bed of mixed greens. choose meat or vegetarian/vegan. served with chipotle ranch
choice of beans, cheese, avocado and crema. choose meat or vegetarian/vegan
Taco Truck Taco Plate (tres)
soft corn tacos dressed with cilantro, onion, tomato, radish and queso fresco served with rice and choice of beans. choose meat or vegetarian/vegan
Vegan Taco Plate (tres)
corn tacos with black beans, cilantro, onion, radish, and tomato, paired with a mixed green salad with avocado and our lime cumin vinaigrette. choose sautéed vegetables, soy chorizo or herbed tofu
black (vegetarian), refried pinto
Extras - Add To Any Item
lime cilantro crema, jalapeños, queso, or cilantro (price is per item, per serving)
our dessert menu changes regularly based on what ingredients are in season. please ask your server when you stop by or call about todays desserts. prices vary.
ask your server for daily selection
Locally sourced Mexican dining in the heart of Riverwest. We support local farmers through Braise RSA, and offer a selection of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes.
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Mexican, Latin
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the quirky, funky esthetic of the original Cafe Corazon, tucked along the Beerline Bike Trail, just north of Burleigh street in Milwaukee's Riverwest Neighborhood. Its menu is not your typical Mexican fare in that there are numerous vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian versions of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Josie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a review of the 2nd CC at 2349 KK ave on the South Side. It is a more spacious version of the Riverwest CC. The good news is that all remains superb: food quality, service, and ambiance. The food, including many vegan options,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Doc A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Umm what to say... this is someone’s healthy version of all of your favorite Mexican dishes... really I found the food to be bland. They missed the mark on everything we ordered, 4 separate dishes plus 1 appetizer. I would give it another shot because...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank airjay13
Reviewed 22 September 2018

SALSAs are GREAT... Great food... Large Mason jars of Margarita's Small Quaint inside, small bar, very nice outdoor seating...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank leveraup
Reviewed 7 May 2018

As a native river-wester I've been to Cafe Corazon many a time, however tonight was by far the worst dining experience i've had. It was obviously a busy Sunday night and were told over the phone it'd be a 20min wait, though my friend and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank price699
Alicia R, General Manager at Cafe Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello! I'm so disappointed to hear about your poor experience last night. We kept the door open to better serve our guests dining outside (despite the cold, some guests still choose outside dining!), and are regretful that it impacted your experience so much. I realize...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday dinner after looking on their website. Drove a distance and arrived. Walked up to the door and saw a hand written note thay they were closed for a staff meeting. Don't you think this is pertinent info to put on a web...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank cjlom
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Cafe Corazón on a Saturday evening. We had to wait for 30 mind for a table. They really don’t have a good area to wait in, so we were crammed in the front entrance area. They have a good selection of margaritas...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I’ve heard good things about Café Corazon so I was looking forward to checking it out. 4-5 stars for the food, and sadly 2 stars for the service. When we came in, the restaurant was almost empty as it was between dinner and lunch. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank mintysnowflake7
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very Very good food Great service Everything you need to eat and great for kids to be there too. They are usually always busy.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ron M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

House margaritas and G&Ts were excellent. Casual, fun atmosphere. Food was fantastic: taco truck soft tacos (carnitas and beef), fajitas (chicken), enchiladas (carnitas), and guacemole were all delicious. Prices are very reasonable and the service (thanks Josh!) was speedy and very friendly. Great place.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 539jeffj
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1 February 2018|
Response from Alicia R | Property representative |
We actually don't take reservations of any kind! Our Friday would have to be a real wild one for the wait for a party of 2 to get too far above 20-30 minute wait. :)
18 August 2016|
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Response from Alicia R | Property representative |
2394 South KK!
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