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Cempazuchi Comida Brava

$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1205 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1602
+1 414-291-5233
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I went there with 5 friends last week and had a nice experience. Our waiter was attentive and was nice enough to do separate checks. I originally ordered a watermelon mojito made with mescal, and when it wasn't something I really cared for the waiter politely replaced it. My second drink a tequila mockingbird was excellent. All 6 of us... More 

1 Thank Paula B
Farmington, Utah
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great food. We the chips were good and the salsas were unique. The guacamole was good, but not great. I had the duck tacos and my companion had the perch tacos. Both very good. The service was quick for the drinks, chips, and meal. The only downside was I felt like the portions for the price was undersized. I would... More 

1 Thank Mark A
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I saw this on dinners drive-ins and dives, and knew we had to try on our next date night. The place was amazing! Great atmosphere and food. I had the yellow mole and was blown away. The service was great too. This is a place we will definitely be heading back to for date night and with... More 

1 Thank George C
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The cuisine is Mexican but there are many different spins on that term. For example they have a Cuban sandwich which is what they feature. They also give two different types of salsa is one containing peanuts and one that is spicy. I love this peanut salsa and my husband love the spicy salsa. They have great margaritas for they... More 

Thank Ellen P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I heard about this restaurant because it was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Not impressed with the service (in spite of the fact that my 2 friends and I were the only diners in the restaurant). Serer was not very knowledgeable. Chips were good but I wasn't fond of the 2 salsas that came with the chips. My... More 

1 Thank Zubatown7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was the latest of a number of revisits to this eatery. The cuisine remains excellent with a new menu, and presents a continued array of Northern Mexican specialities. The service and ambiance are perfect for an enjoyable dinner. The fish tacos and burritos are unique and delicious. The cocktails are great (and strong!!), and I have not found any... More 

1 Thank Doc A
Naperville, Illinois
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Foodies will love the creative and often bold flavors of the dishes offered at the neo-Mexican elegantly casual Cempazuchi Comida Brava. Start with one of the best Margaritas (the traditional version was quite excellent) certainly in Milwaukee - mescal of various varieties provides much of the cocktail menu creations, but my advice - stick to the silver Patron margarita. Appetizers... More 

1 Thank BarryT1
Clintonville, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Went here for dinner with my husband and WOW! The menu has so much to choose from and it's not your ordinary Mexican restaurant. Everything we had was so flavorful and authentic. Our server River, was excellent as well. I would highly recommend this place to everyone...and I will visit again when back in Milwaukee!

Thank Yogarover
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Generally, you can expect a creative twist on your Mexican favorites. A personal favorite is actually Cuban--the Cuban torta believe it's called the Cubana is exceptional. Today I tried the salmon taco. Was bothered that the salmon smelled a bit fishy. But this is my first criticism of Cempazuchi. It really is worth a visit.

Thank Jan D
Ponder, Texas
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Came with friends to experience a different view of Milwaukee. The food was excellent & so were the Margaritas. I had the beef Enchilada Oaxaquenas - wonderful chili sauce. The mural on one wall was painted by the brother of my friend. (See Pic). We met the owner & followed his suggestions on dining choices. Very good service!

Thank Anita W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-291-5233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?