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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
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Milwaukee
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186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brought out of town guests for dinner and they were very impressed with their meal. It is great to share the plates - we started with the pistachio salad- fantastic. Had several entrees- hard to pick a favorite- Australian beef is on the top. My sister loved the duck. Great place to celebrate a birthday- dessert is on the house.... More 

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South Lake Tahoe
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our relatives. It was great. The small plates are all a good size to share for two or more. Everything was so delicious and the prices are moderate. The atmosphere is casual.

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Thank LillySouthLakeTahoe
Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend getting the duck tostadas, they were out of this world. Cute spot to share a few plates!

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Thank mbanach02
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...and we discovered many at LeMerenda. We started with the Wisconsin salad. The pickled beets had just the right zing, and the mushrooms were plump and savory. We paired the salad with the truffled potato "skins". The "skins" were thinly peeled strips of potato topped with grated parmesan cheese. One order will satisfy two, but don't try to share with... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 

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Milwaukee, WI
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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 

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Thank cogit8r
Waupun, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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.

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Thank Mary V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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.

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Thank liznotlemon
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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.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?