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El Fuego

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and two of us split a steak fajitas who came with a side of rice and beans. Sharing this meal was more than enough for both of us. Chips and salsa arrive promptly but about half of the basket of chips was chip fragments which is always disappointing. The server was somewhat slow to take our... More 

Thank Cytraveler26
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place specializes in big plates of food over quality plates of food. While the food used to be fairly good, quality has not been the same in a while. We've stopped eating here since my wife is a celiac and there is considerable confusion amongst the staff what celiac disease is. They have a large gluten free menu, but... More 

Thank wehavnfun
Naperville, Illinois
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant just surprised me! They have fresh oysters on the menu-yup! You are reading it right. We tried it and it was good & fresh!The tacos was good and the tres leches is a must try. If I come back in the area I will definitely come back here to dine.

Thank rdz18
Racine, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try a new place for Mexican food so tried El Fuego. We are so glad we did. This may now be our favorite place!! The chips (salty like we like them) and salsa were great! The value for the size of the portions was surprising. We ordered a side of guacamole and it was really good. The service... More 

Thank pbell123
Orlando, Fl
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Funky atmosphere with pleasant and attentive staff and really good food! Convenient to airport and recommended not only by family but also hotel staff

Thank CFLvisitor
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went here for our rehearsal dinner, 11 people and a baby. The service was excellent. The staff was quick to get us set up with a chair stand for the car seat. Chips and salsa were refreshed often. Our waiter was efficient, friendly and helpful as some of our group had special dietary needs. Thanks for a great dinner

Thank Anniethegirl
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great drinks tons of wonderful food choices - can't go wrong with anything you order. You can also customize your orders. I didn't want cheese on my order, no problem - however, the chicken was a bit spicy for my tastes in my enchilada and taco. I had a combo plate - huge serving. Might have to wait awhile on... More 

Thank Sherry H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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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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, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?