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La Taguara. Venezuelan and Latin American Cuisine

3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
+1 608-721-9100
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (19 reviews)
“arepas” (45 reviews)
“shredded beef” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Latin, Venezuelan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the empanada and cheese sticks, my wife ate the traditional dish liated at the top of the menu anf it was all good. Dining in is a combo of self serve soda and counter service along with servers delivering food and wine. Solid...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I came here with a group of friends about a month ago. I got the vegetarian pabellon, the "national dish" of Venezuela. It was fantastic. I also had a delicious hot chocolate afterward. Everyone in my party left sated and happy with the delicious food...More

Thank joemizosoup1
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Have been here 3x for lunch. Nothing fancy, order at the counter. Consistently fast and friendly service, great selection. Good options for vegetarians and those who are gluten free. Lunch specials come with choice of soup or salad, and you can upgrade to a premium...More

Thank smokeyej
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We live Latin American food. This restaurant is specialized in Venezuelan food. We were close to that restaurant and very hungry. Looked at TripAdvisor and was well evaluated. The place is small and you have to order at the counter. We ordered a salad with...More

Thank ligiakerr
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Truly authentic Venezuelan food, you can taste the love these people put in their cooking. Lots of gluten free options; Patacon Pisao is a blast, arepas are a no brainer they are always good no matter what filling you put in but I personally love...More

Thank MariaZaid
Reviewed 4 August 2017

They have a nice array of Venezuelan food - you order at the counter (buckets of beer are $3 a beer for 5) and they prepare the food and bring it to you. Service is great and the food is good. Empanadas, areas, spicy Venezuelan...More

Thank RknRon
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Not at all what I expected when walking into a restaurant but it was great! I am new to Venezuelan and Latin American food. The lady was incredibly helpful in picking out authentic food which is the whole reason for trying different cuisines!

Thank lindsayabba
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Wanting to try something different on my trip thru Madison, so I dropped in. Had a kind of combo plate with plantains, rice, beans and 3 kinds of meat. WAY more food than I needed but it tasted so good. Highly

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped for lunch here and were greatly impressed. Lots of flavor and a wonderful staff. We'll be back.

Thank stickwaver57
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My coworkers and I love ordering lunch from here because the food is so yummy! Definitely try the epanadas! They're soooo worth the calories.

Thank Crystal R
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from La-Taguara-Madison | Property representative |
Yes, we do have lots of gluten free options
Emmett F
19 July 2016|
Response from La-Taguara-Madison | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately we don't take reservations at this time but feel free to stop by and enjoy our food. Thank you for contacting us! See you on Saturday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, Madison, WI 53704-4115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-721-9100
  • E-mail
We offer traditional Venezuelan & Latin American cuisine. Visit us and delight your palate with the taste of delicious authentic Venezuelan SAZON. Enjoy our dining room or, for those on the go, call ahead and we'll have your order ready for you to pick up and carry out.
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