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La Merenda

125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
+1 414-389-0125
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (73 reviews)
“empanadas” (26 reviews)
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International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1849
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing to notice here is the tribute to the farmers themselves: the small plates have been created around the best local produce, and the farms are mentioned by name. The variety of the plates was very wide, yet seasonal; creative and cooked perfectly....More

Thank timmind
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Spiketon
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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.

1  Thank LillySouthLakeTahoe
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mbanach02
Reviewed 30 April 2017

...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...More

Thank EverydayAdventure
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank PlatterTalk
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...More

1  Thank cogit8r
Reviewed 1 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.

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank liznotlemon
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
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Any gluten free menu items?..?
17 June 2015|
Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
There are several, and the staff will work to create more. Staff helped navigate gluten free, dairy free, corn free, etc. when we were there. Tapas style allows you to order small plates according to the collective needs of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Groups, Romantic, 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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