LaDama Refined Mexican Kitchen Cuisine

4.6
867 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Mexican Kitchen and Bar. La Dama Mexican Kitchen and Bar offers authentic Mexican cooking with a modern twist! Our food is inspired from the markets and kitchens of Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Our fun and exciting bar offers a vast list of tequilas, mezcals and Spanish wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 867 people are saying
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JenS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had to sit outside on one of the coldest nights this Winter, our waiter never kept us waiting and gave us impeccable service. The 4-season patio was cold, but still bearable and staff offered us really nice blankets. Can't wait to come back and sit inside!

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vipLizL
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and menu were amazing. The wait staff could use a bit more training. My husband and I sat while every wait person in the restaurant passed us without saying hello or asking for a drink order on a Saturday night. I understand they wanted the kitchen order all at once to pace the dinner due to covid and time restrictions, but it was a bit curious how we felt at the beginning of our meal....first impressions are lasting.

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Kris
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Can't go wrong.

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KathieW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!! We plan to be back very soon!!!

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TomH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peggy has knocked it out of the park, as usual, with her newly imagined restaurant. Tables were nicely spaced with clear dividers so provided a comfortable environment. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience and upscale Mexican like nothing else we currently have in Milwaukee. Delicious, creative food, spectacular service, and warm, cozy ambiance. Awesome attentiveness to COVID protocols, very conscientious. A chef-owned gem that we are proud to support. Will be back and am especially looking forward to having the incredible lamb birria dish again.

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vipJLG1982
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with the service, first and foremost. The food was equally impressive. Felt really comfortable dining indoors - everyone was wearing masks and tables were spaced with plexiglass in between. Highly recommend!

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vipJimW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good food and service. a number of dishes on the menu were not available which was a bit surprising because it was New year's Eve and you had to make reservations.

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1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From start to finish, especially on NYE with how busy they were our server made us feel as though we were the only ones in the place. Top notch food and service-
Octopus appetizer was amazing. 3 of us had tacos and I had the salmon-
I couldn’t say anything bad about the experience even if I tried.
Will be back soon!!

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vipMKEFoodie
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great heated patio for hearty, pandemic-conscious people. Awesome food and excellent service.

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Mario
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Delicious!! The service and the food were great. I will definitely recommend it.

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EleneV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, we enjoyed a Crazy Water throw back meal, that we paired with a few La Dama apps - awesome dinner.

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vipTracyL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic Mexican cuisine in a beautiful, intimate restaurant!! Loved it and highly recommend it!!!

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leahm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La Dama provided a lively dining experience, harmonious with the Mexican cuisine. Eager to return to try more on the menu, swordfish taco was a standout!

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RASc
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice and thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience both times. Food and service were both great! This is not your everyday Mexican cuisine - combinations and flavors are exceptional. Great selection of cocktails as well! Will be back.

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Lawrence
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Anna, was friendly, precise and very helpful at choosing a wine.

We had a fabulous dinner from the bacon-wrapped figs, chipotle chicken empanadas in serrano crema and luscious posole appetizers to the tacos (shrimp, cactus, steak and pork) to the churros with chocolate sauce for dessert. It's upscale but not expensive and a welcome addition to the Milwaukee food scene.

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Pampog
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was scrumptious.. The value was good.. presentation was professional.. Melissa was the best server friendly and efficient.. the only thing that creep me out was the picture if the La Dama on the back wall. It was as she was staring at me while I was eating.. Thanks for the great experience..

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing everything! Food, service, drinks, ambiance, all of it!!!

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AnitaC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The small plates of empanadas, and flat bread were fresh and great taste. One of the best I have eaten.

Main course, duck tacos with mole had just enough spice but not overwhelming.

Craft cocktail list is varied, we loved the Mexican Lollipop.

Would definitely go back to try other dishes.

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vipmaddie
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

new favorite restaurant! service, safety, food, decor! everything about la dama made the night special and amazing!

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were amazing and the beans were the best I’ve ever had!

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AmeliaL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! ❤️

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Enjey75
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was not as good as anticipated. Completely burned my mouth with too much spice in one portion of the entree, service was ok, atmosphere was too loud.

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vipTracyB
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have eaten at La Data and it is becoming one of our favorite places. The food is so good, not your normal Mexican food. I like that they change up the menu and look forward to a lot more delicious meals there in the near future!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was just a fusion of wonderfully prepared Hispanic/Latin culture food. Very little frills, or hypey/Instagram-y food. The detail, care and precision was outstanding 9/10. Cocktails were decent, was honestly the only somewhat disappointment. Go here now if you appreciate food.

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GabriellaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at La Dama was extremely friendly and helpful, offering a run-through of the menu and very detailed explanations of the dishes we asked about. The drink menu was slim, but The Gabriella and The Mexican Lollipop were so good, I probably would order the same ones again. It was easy to find pescatarian options, and I loved the sweet and savory tastes in every dish. The salmon encrusted with grasshoppers (chapulin) was magnificent. And I'm so thankful to the staff for giving my boyfriend and I a free dessert since we were celebrating our anniversary! While the patrons were spaced out and there were plastic barriers between booths, I try not to go out very much anymore, so I hope to get takeout from them in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful, nicely spaced setting on a covered outdoor patio. Great for Covid concerned. Service and food were top notch. Menu selections very interesting.

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vipHaje
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is real Mexican food! Not Mexican-American...
Every sauce, pastry dough and element made by hand--all completely delicious!
And with Anton behind the bar, the Margaritas were superb!

All around a wonderful dining experience! And well set up for social distancing and safety too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, creative Mexican. The outdoor patio in back was spacious, with a little fountain, heaters and a roof.

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vipLiviyaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to La Dama for my mom’s birthday. We aren’t comfortable dining inside, so we dined on the heated outdoor patio. It has overhead heat lamps and a tarp covering the outside and it was a mostly balmy night - we were comfortable with the temperature but it was not toasty for all those interested in outdoor dining currently. The food was fantastic. We had the guacamole, vegetable tlayuda, tetela, and bacon wrapped dates to share. We shared a few tacos too - our favorites were the del mar and the smoked pork belly. We had the bread pudding for dessert which was sweet but not too sweet, and the perfect warm treat to end the night. Great selection of drinks too, including mocktails! Highly recommend and we’re excited to go back in the future.

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matt
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Dama has a very creative Mexican menu. I had the lamb shank in an interesting broth. We had the mole appetizer which was very good . Even the tacos (mix and match 3 for 15 were original.
They have Covid plan approved by the health department

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vipMoMC
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Both Salmon and bread ( with Queso) were over done.
Octopus appetizer was excellent although for $12 it seems a bit overpriced.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
82 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting a unique Mexican fusion and my expectations were met! Delicious Mexican lollipop cocktail, savory octopus tostada, and ahi tuna chili appetizer. The two moles were lucious but lackluster as just dipping sauces. The final dish of two melted cheeses ended a meal que me gustó mucho!

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LorinH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was AMAZING! The service was a little lack luster, but the delicious food and wonderful cocktails made up for any minor inconvenience we experienced. We will definitely be back!

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Dennis
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great new place in Milwaukee. If you want an amazing experience, go here!

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Megan
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. If COVID wasn't a thing I'd be here very often.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We really wanted to love this place but it was just ok...

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MarcyS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio, which was a fantastic setting! The food was outstanding and the service excellent! It was our second time in two weeks we were there and had great experiences both times!

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KatieP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we're nervous about dining out, but LaDama made us feel totally comfortable. It was truly a special night out!

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Ebab
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters tasty, La Dama drink excellent, fondue bread and cheese awesome, ceviche was a miss, ahi tacos sublime, pork belly tacos better, steak tacos needed more flavor and stuffed poblano was fabulous! Oh yeah caramel flan 🍮 was incredible with collective blend coffee!

FAQs

LaDama Refined Mexican Kitchen Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 645-2606.

LaDama Refined Mexican Kitchen Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.