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La Merenda

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125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849 (Between 1st and Barclay)
+1 414-389-0125
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic farm to table "small plate" establishment, serving am eclectic array of tapas dishes from the field and sea. From duck, to lamb, to heated Thai creations, the kitchen caters to all tastes and dietary preferences. Free valet parking is a perk and attentive wait staff who are knowledgeable and concerned for their patrons' experience all add to the value... More 

Thank PlatterTalk
Milwaukee, WI
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we are having that conversation about where to go for dinner, this consistently good small plates place is our safety net. We have always had top notch food and great service there. I eat a limited diet but can always find tasty plates to enjoy and my dinner partner has never come away saying, "it was alright " as... More 

Thank cogit8r
Waupun, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we had was terrific. The food was brought out wonderfully timed, The drinks were poured well, and the service was terrific Thank you for a wonderful time.

Thank Mary V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One of the first to offer small plates in Milwaukee. Menu changes periodically Most items delicious.

Thank liznotlemon
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great place for a delicious meal. Friendly and attentive staff. Lots of great choices on the menu. Ambience is warm, comfortable, casual. Nice place for a parents' date night.

Thank christina p
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is excellent. It's a great variety of small plates representing foods from around the world. Our group had about 9 different tapas and they were all great. The drinks menu is good too. But the best part of the evening was the staff. Everyone was friendly, everyone was fun to talk to. Can not wait to go back.

Thank PaulGK
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food is so flavorful and the menu is really well thought out - not your typical small plates. The Potatas Vabas y chrizo and butter chicken are to die for....seriously! Duck tastadas and pistachio salad are a must! We try to go there at least twice a month.

Thank aaw003
Milwaukee, WI
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love the variety of small plates--changing menu and daily specials mean visiting often. The food is always fresh and flavorful, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have tres leches cake for dessert. It is my number one recommendation in Milwaukee.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I've been dying to try this resturant after hearing rave reviews from friends and clients and I was finally able to snag a reservation for myself and three other people on new years eve. I was actually surprised when we pulled up because I wasn't expecting it to be so small. No wonder I've had a hard time in the... More 

Thank ashley16nicole
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was my first visit and I'll be back for sure. We tried the La Merenda salad, Potatas Bravas y chorizo, butter chicken and my favorite the Singapore Noodles. Great food, great service, I really loved this place. So happy we planned ahead and made a reservation, don't miss this restaurant!

Thank kerritop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Latin, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?