The only reason El Fuego even gets two stars is because the patio is really great, and that's about the extent of it. I had been craving fajitas, so that's exactly what I ordered, and I was extremely disappointed. The chicken wasn't grilled, it seemed like it might of been boiled, and it was slimy. That's where my meal started and ended. My boyfriend ordered a torta, which he enjoyed, but it came with french fries that were cooked in old oil. I didn't complain about my food, but when we asked for the bill we were informed that we could only pay with cash because there was a power outage somewhere near the restaurant. I understand that's out of their control, but we didn't have any cash, and I feel like she could've informed us a little sooner. Our waitress then told us to go use the ATM at the front of the restaurant which also wasn't working because of the power outage. At this point the manager came over and asks to write down our credit card information which I wasn't having. So finally the manager agreed to let us run to an atm, which was two towns over, but she also demanded that we let her take photocopies of our ids. I feel like it is situations like those where you comp a meal, but apparently not. We drove to get the money and came back and paid. Extremely poor service, food, and management.
The food was just excellent, menu isn't too big so it's easy to make a decision. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The patio was comfortable, cozy and beautiful. It has a waterfall and a couple fireplaces. They really did an excellent job with the interior design. The wait staff was good, very attentive. I have had better chips, but the salsa and guacomole was excellent. We ordered the rainbow margaritas, they are a bit expensive compared to their other choices, but they were very good and worth the money. We ordered a pitcher and it filled pretty close to 4 glasses. I had the traditional enchiladas, with shredded beef, very tasty. We also tried the shirmp quesedila, it tasted very good. Lots of shrimp! No one in our group could complain about anything, we all enjoyed dinner. 4 of us with 2 pitchers of Margaritas, appetizers and each had an entree, with the tip, the bill was $140.00, which we found very reasonable.
They know how to make a mean margarita! Wowzers! was I pretty muffed up after like 2 drinks...and i can put some away but that time we really had a nice night and the drinks were for wisconsinites! I love their menu selection and if u want it a certain way they make it to your preference. Prices are fairly reasonable for the entrees but I don't understand how they price their chips/salsa/sour cream at such a higher price...when asked to order chips/salsa..after he told me the balance was like 23 bucks..it ended up being like 30-32 bucks for everything and thought wow..that's a little steep.... or extra sour cream/guac. i think they over price for these items...and u get like a fork full. Their green chili hot sauce= amazing!..and I really love their rice....really good and nicely done..not all mushy or crunchy(not done)...its perfect..but other than that..i like the atmosphere and patio seating.
AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD. THE ATMOSPHERE ALSO CONDUCIVE WITH THE MEXICAN CULTURE, PLAYS HARMONIC MEXICAN MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND AND THE DECOR/COLORS THE SAME. HOMEMADE CHIPS WITH 2 OF THEIR HOMEMADE SAUCES OFFERED. THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE SPICINESS. THE MEAL PRICING I EXPERIENCED WAS REMARKABLE. FOR EXAMPLE, I HAD A DELICIOUS CHICKIEN BURRITO LUNCH WHICH CONSISTED OF HOMEMADE SOUP, LG BURRITO WITH MELTED CHEECE AND SAUCE, RICE, HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE AND SOUR CREAM. ALL FOR $5.00. THAT'S RIGHT, $5.00. ALL THEIR LUNCHES RANGED AROUND THE $5.00 PRICE. SUPPER OF COURSE IS PRICED SLIGHTLY HIGHER, AS IS ALL PLACES. THE WAITRESS I HAD WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL. THE BAR HAS SPECIALS 2 FOR 1 MARGARITA NIGHTS, ETC. THEY DO MAKE EXCELLENT STRAWBERRY MARGARITA'S. YMMM. MY FAMILY AND I WILL DEFINITELY BE ON-GOING CUSTOMERS OF LA IGAUNA LOCA.
Went to new rest. on Sunday, 4/10 and had a great time. Food was terrific, only surpassed by the service. The food choices were the best - each dish choice we could choose meat, cheese and red or green sauce. Nice....free chips and salsa were plenty as was offer to refill water and sodas. Only problem was the music was so loud we had trouble having a conversation. We were in a birthday party group and had the employees bring a hat and cake and sing happy birthday - El Beso style. BEST part was the cake provided - tremendous! The whole famil yis thrilled to have a good mexican restaurant within driving distance of Southridge.
This place has some pretty awesome food. When we ate here the vegetables were so incredibly fresh, and I really appreciated the vegetarian menu. It is so nice when companies cater to people with special diets. The decor in this was also very beautiful, making for a nice atmosphere. I hope to return soon. I like this place! I'm glad we tried it. We were going to eat across the street but after they were rude to us, we decided to try here. Glad we did!
If u really like authentic Mexican food, and it is hard to find authentic Mexican food outside of Milwaukee's south side, then this place is for you. It is typical of many of the small Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee. The service is great, the food better, and the prices are reasonable. Don't come expecting anything fancy, because u will not find it here, but if you want a delicious taco, tostada, or gordita do not hesitate--this is the place.
Charro is without a doubt the new hot spot on Milwaukee Street. The design of the place would have you thinking you're in New York or L.A. There is so much detail. The feel is Latin, like the food Latin-fusion. This is a great spot to take a date or gather a bunch of friends. The food is absolutely amazing, very fresh and a lot of variety. The staff is friendly and helpful too.
Use to be my go to Mexican restaurant for a year. The old wait staff knew me as chef since I always come in in my chef attire. Can't beat the price on the corn tacos. Always order 4 Steak tacos. Use to go every week but the cooks are inconsistent. Food doesn't taste the same and newer wait staff take forever to refill my water when it's not busy. Spend more time talking to each other.
So.. I'm vegan. I love La Fuente for their chips n salsa and rice and beans. That's about all I can eat there, so I usually just order "rice and beans." I've been going there a lot lately and I've consistently gotten dirty looks from the waiter when they ask what I want and I reply with "rice and beans." They might think I'm being cheap, but I'm just VEGAN!