This was my second visit. The first visit was fair at best. My date and I both ordered Mero (Halibut). She was satisfied with hers while I felt mine was over cooked and dry. The second time we both ordered Lubina (Sea Bass) and it was off the chart out of this world outstanding. We both were tempted to lick our plates!
Service in both cases was outstanding.
I thought the food was very good. The table were way too small, but that is really my only complaint.
Great food. Small and intimate. Service is always great. Best guacamole in town!!
We were going to celebrate a masters degree but when we arrived we were not greeted. The people ahead of us had already been waiting 10 minutes or more. There were empty tables that were not cleaned off and only one person working the floor. We waited as long as we could and then left. They were obviously not well staffed.
I love this restaurant.
Been going for years, not sure what happened but there was only one server for the entire restaurant from the time we arrived, noon until just before we left 1:30.
Waited more than 10 minutes just to get water and menus, then was very scattered, drinks never delivered and those that were were wrong. A mixup on the food order for a couple of our group. What food was correct was very good as always.
Maybe just a weird mixup in schedules...
We’ve been to Cafe Ena about 5 times and never been disappointed. Great service, delicious food and nice atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants.
Cafe Ena pleased my elderly parents and teen boy. There is something delicious here for everyone. Elegant desserts too.
Food was excellent when it came, but there was some snafu in the kitchen and our order was lost and it took them a while to figure it out. They discounted our meal as compensation for their error.
My wife and I like this restaurant for both lunch and dinner, as they offer different menus that fit our taste. We like the location, not busy area and easy to find parking spots. Tables outside when weather is good.
They serve food from Latin America but not the typical ones. We like to start with the stuffed bell peppers or the very tasty guacamole prepared with chunks of avocado and nachos home made. All the main dishes are great.
Service is professional, friendly and fast, prices are fair.
We recommend this place.
Excellent, as usual. Great food. Great service. Ena is my neighborhood gem!
The food was okay, but not quite warm (borderline cold). Service was average. A little disappointed 😞
Excellent service, wonderful meal. Although, it is somewhat loud so difficult to hear my guests. But, everyone in the restaurant were having fun.
Wonderful modest priced dining. A little noisy but manageable. Our waiter was outstanding. Friendly, helpful and attentive. We stayed with appetizers and it was a good choice. Don’t neglect the guacamole. Also enjoyed Cameron Caribe, Camamares and Campoesino salad. With a glass of wine and a tap beer we were well satisfied at $75.
Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance.
Everyone in our party was very happy with their meal.
Food never disappoints- service this time was just ok. Typically better - overall a good experience
Always amazing food. Definitely go for the guacamole & chips!!!
We had a large group and they animated us so well. The servers have great recommendations and were very attentive. Food was great, as usual!
Delicious food and a diverse menu. Our waiter was friendly, helpful,efficient.
We love the place. Nice and quiet too!!
I really appreciate the fact that everything that went into my meal was fresh and organic just by tasting and savoring every bite. I would definitely recommend this place. Two big thumbs up!!
Both of our entrees - halibut and steak were perfectly prepared. The service was attentive without being intrusive. I will be back.
I had an excellent business lunch. Food, service, etc. were all excellent.
Our entrees were fabulous. I had the sea bass and my husband had the lamb. Good wine selection as well.
Perfect Sunday Happy Hour on outdoor patio. 1/2 price bottles of wine and discounted Appetizers made very good food and wine also a great value. Friendly & responsive service for our bday party of 7. Very tasty calamari & guac.
Great service and really good food. Plenty of gluten free options and other items that were very creative Latin dishes!
The food was incredible, the service excellent. We'll be back!
The ambiance was great, very warm and welcoming staff. Our server, Abbey, was great - fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. She was great help with gluten-free options (which are many!). The food was fantastic, and we can’t wait to go back.
Food and service were both awesome!
Quiet enough for a business lunch with excellent food and beverage options.
The food is fantastic and the staff has been on their game the last 3 times I have been there.
Great service, food and ambience. We have been to Cafe Ena several times and have never been disappointed.
Fantastic food and great service. Wonderful salmon prep.
I have been happy with Cafe Ena every time I have visited. My friends who hadn't been there before were equally impressed. The guacamole is a must-eat!
Continues to be one of our favorites in south Minneapolis for a great dining experience.
The halibut was dry.
We had mixed feelings on our experience at Cafe Ena. First thing we noticed it was very noisy.
The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable! There were 4 of us and we all thought the amount of wine in the glass was skimpy . As far as the food, we had mixed reviews. Two of us had the Sea Bass special. It was delicious! The other two had the pork chop special and both thought it was overcooked and rather bland. The presentation was very nice! We thought the meal was overpriced. I'm not sure that we will come back.
We've known this was a great spot for dinner - we've enjoyed it many times. This was our first time for Happy Hour - yummy!
The halibut was amazing! This place is a gem. I will be back.
Experience very good overall. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated 15 minutes late, so definitely felt the lack of a bar. However, once seated, service and food were both outstanding!
excellent! eat there frequently. One of our favorites.
We've eaten at Café Ena 3 other times, but this time we were disappointed in the way the seating was handled.
We had a reservation, and arrived on time, but when we got there the hostess had no tables - she said that she was told to seat walk-ins and wouldn't have a table for 25 minutes. It truned out to be 40 minutes.
I think they should make a decision to be walk-in (FCFS) based OR to honor reservations, but don't lead people on that they actually handle reservations if NO preference is given to them.
When we did got seated we then waited over 10 minutes before being greeted by he waiter, and normally that would not be an issue at all for me, but I was already irritated.
We enjoyed our food - they do have a delightful, unique menu! We all had seafood. And I think the guacamole is the best I've ever had!