La Merenda is a bar and grill located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that specializes in serving globally inspired cuisine, local beers and wine. The restaurant offers casual dining and complimentary valet parking.
La Merenda has an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, so the menu is constantly being updated with new dishes based on available ingredients. The main menu at La Merenda offers a selection of snacks, seafood and meat entr�es. Menu selections include such dishes as Wisconsin farmers� salad, seasonal vegetable tart, market fish fiorentina, Singapore noodles with Gulf shrimp and Chinese sausage, Beijing duck and pork confit cavatelli.
Favorite restaurant in the city & blows Movida out of the water. Service is always impeccable. First place I take anyone visiting from out of town. Hearty tapas so you always leave full if you happened to arrive with an empty stomach.
Whitefish tostadas, Argentinian Pork Belly, Shrimp dumplings, Snapper Ceviche, Steak w/ Chimichurri were all outstanding.
Excellent food and service
Really enjoyed the terrific food and the opportunity to make a few choices to start the meal and then expand based on the group needs.
As always, the dishes we chose were spectacular. We had Whitefish tostados, fried Duck and an enchilada. Absolutely delicious. Our server was friendly, professional and didn’t hurry us!
Outstanding food quality. Great wine list and wonderful staff. The back deck area is always a treat in the warm months.
Very cute place. Busy but quick friendly service. Good value but make sure you order enough.
Great place to celebrate a birthday with people that don't mind sharing plates together!
This is by far one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. We recently brought my parents for the first time. It was my mothers birthday. Not only did they both absolutely love it, but my father said it was one of the best meals he's ever had. Such a treat to share this gem with them. We are never disappointed :-)
Great variety of tapas that were all so different by delicious.
Had a reservation and did not need to wait at all.
Did feel slightly cramped as we were sitting in a booth between 2 bigger groups.
Service was great - would recommend.
La Merenda is consistently one of our top choices when it comes to dining. The food is always phenomenal and there is always plenty of unique options to chose from. The service always knocks it out of the park even when it is incredibly busy. I would (and always try to) recommend La Merenda to a friend!
Always delicious and great service!
As always near perfection.
We really enjoyed ourselves, excellent experience! The risotto and beef empanadas were too salty but otherwise ok.
Truly our favorite restaurant in Milwaukee! Delicious food, fun atmosphere. Never disappoints!!
Food was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommend to anyone looking to enjoy great food in a friendly, efficient setting
Made a few wrong tapas choices, still very good
A dining experience that is well worth the time and money. Food was delicious with intricate pairings. Opportunities to experience a variety of culinary options in one sitting. Strongly recommend to anyone foodie. Not for picky eaters.
The seafood options were outstanding! Such creative variety.
Excellent food and service! Love the fact that local vendors are used.
We had our work dinner there, 2nd year. Love the choices and service was great! Will likely go there next year too
Always great service great food . We are never disappointed . We visit as often as we can . Keep up the great work .😊
Delicious as always!
Never bad food or experience. They get full stars every time. But I'll be waiting for some of my favorite dishes to rotate back on. Nonetheless all dishes are fabulous.
OMG Good! It’s designed to eat with multiple people and order everything on the menu! Thumbs UP!
The dinner at La Merenda was a gift from our son for his father's birthday after he loved his experience at La Merenda. We are so happy he shared this great dining experience with his gift to us. We loved the atmosphere which is energetic and fun. It is casual and eclectic. It seemed that everyone dining was there to truly experience different small plates of fantastic food. It is incredible to me that the kitchen can turn out fantastic plates from so many different cultures and cooking styles! We are hooked and will definitely be back with other guests to enjoy the next special you offer!! Also, the car bomb cake was fabulous for dessert!
the truffle skins were great, the shrimp was too. They let us sit there and take up space long after the check was paid. I am sure they wanted us to leave but they were really nice. There are so many different kinds of food on the menu everyone can be happy :)
Great service and food. Tasted many things. Liked all. Absolutely loved the gnocchi squash dish.
Always a great experience, the food is top notch and quite varied in culture. Drinks are also tasty.
We had a delicious meal here on Saturday night. It was a little loud but the food was amazing. All but one dish (duck confit) were exceptional. The seafood polenta is so good we ordered it twice. Excellent restaurant.
La Merenda might be one of the best restaurants in the city. It's high quality, inventive dishes but in an atmosphere that is not pretentious and with a staff that is helpful and friendly.
First timers...The whole experience was EXCELLENT! Our waitress was very attentive, knowledgeable regarding menu choices, and personable.
One additional comment, we would have liked to have had a fish plate of some sort however, they
appeared to be too "favorable" for our taste buds..."spicey!!! (we ordered Tostadas, our tongues
were on fire the first bite, even without the sauce.) Our waitress kindly swapped out a Beef Risotto plate instead
(sorry!) But, wow did we enjoyed it!!!
We will return...soon!
Food and service is always fantastic. Never a terrible experience.
Brought my employees here for a team lunch. Food was fabulous! Service was great!
I recommend La Merenda to everyone! The food on the day-to-day menu is always great, and the daily specials usually exceed expectations. Also, there is plenty on the menu for people with dietary restrictions (gluten, vegan, etc.) Negatives are very few, but maybe watch the salt on some items. Love this place and go back every chance I get.
One of my favorite places to eat!! I only wish it was closer to my house - I'd be there more often!
Amazing food experience every time! Highly recommended.
Phenomenal food, service was good, drinks were excellent, and the bill was reasonable!
We had heard about La Merenda and it did not let us down. Upon arriving at our table we were greeted by the delightful Nikki who is far more than waitstaff. She will connect with you personally for fleeting moments if you allow it, and provide extremely helpful tips with regard to ordering and dining.
Our plates were delicious and crafted with high quality ingredients. We had mushroom quesadillas, whitefish tostadas, butter chicken, truffle Parmesan frites, and squash carrot gnocchi- all exquisite prepared.
Amazing as always!
This was my first visit to La Merenda and I cannot wait to return. The food was amazing. The flavors were so good, balanced and just wow. Our waitress was so helpful and provided us exceptional service.
Then to top it off, I was very pleasantly surprised that Monday was half off bottles of wine.