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El Fuego

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909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
+1 414-455-3534
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose El Fuego for a dinner option for our family based on a friends recommendation. It was delicious! The food was great, the service was great, and the drinks were great!

Thank Brianna R
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A locally owned Mexican Restaurant, El Fuego has good food and reasonable prices. In the summer they have a big outdoor patio with a waterfall fountain and an additional outdoor bar. In the winter, when Wisconsin's famous "tundra" is frozen the dinning room offers plenty of seating. The menu offers most of the traditional Mexican favorites including several flavors of... More 

Thank Eric W
Dryden, New York, USA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and large portions at the right price. It seemed busy when we pulled in but we were seated right away. The staff was very attentive, maybe a little too attentive with the chips. I'll be back again.

Thank SLiP43
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256 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Everything here is good! Had a hard time deciding. For $14 we had the pollo loco - it had everthing! (chicken, chorizo, shrimp, avocado, rice & beans). The place was hopping, lots of parking, fast & friendly service. Food presentation and temperature was very excellent! Big portions. Come hungry!

Thank minniemae
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

An awesome find..delicious, authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere had the feel of a market restaurant. Great service..definitely on our list to return.

Thank bcscho
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Being from The Southwest we were hesitant to try Mexican food in the Midwest. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. The portions were quite large, especially for the price. Don't miss this place if you are in the area!

Thank SWTraveler2014
Imperial, Missouri
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221 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Prompt refills. Great tasting food. Fun atmosphere inside. I'd go back for sure. :)

Thank Aaron B
Homer Glen, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A business lunch. Offered many dishes off a huge menu: la playa grilled chicken salad sandwich, enchiladas tradicoional, el fuego burrito,tacos traditional jumbo chimighanga, and fresh filet of tilapia. I ordered the jumbo chimichanga. It was huge came with refried beans and rice. Chips and salsa and guacamole were also served. You get so much food I was able to... More 

Thank Helen P
Evanston, Illinois
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299 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

5 of us went here. Water fountain is amazing. Margarita tolerable. Food not so bad. Service ok too. Worth it for the waterfall view but don't get anything sophisticated.

Thank jaz79h
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great food at great prices. The postions are very large and great for sharing. Great atmosphere, Sevice was very good for a busy Saturday night.

Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-455-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?