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La Merenda
Tapas Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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125 E National Ave Milwaukee, WI 53204
125 East National AvenueUSWisconsinMilwaukee53204
$$Tapas Restaurant, Eclectic Restaurant
Tapas Restaurant
Eclectic Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
La Merenda is a casual international tapas bar & restaurant located in Milwaukee's historic Walker's Point. Featuring small plates & drinks from around the world.
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Colorful spot with an outdoor bar & a menu of globally inspired small plates, local beers & wine.- Google
"Most recently, had Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad--wonderful earthy flavor."
"Truffled potato skins are a decadent potato chip."
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Neil Franzen
a year ago
One of my favorites in Milwaukee. Locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal selections keep things dynamic on the menu. There are some standards that stick around all year, but the fun in trying new flavor combos during each visit is a blast. Whether going as a couple or with a large group, the dining room is energetic and lively. Most recently, had Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad--wonderful earthy flavor. Truffled potato skins are a decadent potato chip. Trout "Rundown" was fantastic on a bed of curried coconut rice. For dessert, the standards like Tres Leches and Car Bomb Cake are fantastic. Be sure to try the new house-made sodas. I had the ginger beer and was a big fan. You'll want to be a ginger enthusiast for this one, as the flavor is very front and center.
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Anna Eickstaedt
2 years ago
Every time I come here I always leave content. Must have a reservation though because this place gets packed. They have a rewards card too that makes eating there often, worth it. Love the Argentinian style beef. My favorite dish was taken off the menu (veal spedini) but it's still amazing.
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Victoria Pink
2 years ago
Fun place. Excellent cocktails and small plates. Portion size was enough to share and at a price point you can feel good about ordering several to try. The restaurant also makes a point of serving local food which is great!
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Elaine Williams
a year ago
Overrated! I was with a party of 5 on a Thursday night. We each ordered 2-3 plates from the menu. The waitress was in such a hurry that she left the table before everyone ordered – We had to ask another wait person to get our waitress. Our server was in ‘drive-by mode’ because when the food finally started to arrive she literally slid the plates on our table as she passed by. The only thing she acknowledged is when our drinks got low (I guess they know where the margin is). When we did want something we had to flag down another person to get their attention. There was not one plate stood out as extraordinary in taste or presentation. I am a great cook in my own right, so my disappointment comes from the fact that nothing we ordered came close to what comes from my kitchen on a given night. – I have no interest in ever going back.
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Grace Zupancic
a year ago
This place gets super packed, so prepare to come early or sit at the bar. Loved the sangria and selection of tapas dishes from around the world. My favorite was the butternut squash ravioli and Wisconsin cheese board. Free valet on the weekends is also a plus!
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Agostino Finucci
a year ago
They have a constantly evolving variety of local foods. Old favourites like the Argentinian style beef with plantain mash never fail to please.
Casey LaConte
5 months ago
Amazing food and service!
Cris Poquette
2 years ago
The ambiance was great and the menu is full of such variety. However, the food itself is a bit blah. Some dishes were begging for salt, other needed half as much. Much of the ethnic choices didn't meet expectations. Great concept, but falls short.


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