La Fuente

(414) 271-8595

625 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI | Directions   53204

43.024724 -87.916990

Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Cheap Eats, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Walker's Point

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Reviews for La Fuente

over a year ago

Great Margaritas! Excellent food!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Overpriced and terrible food – Decided to try this (the Tosa location) in preference to Habernaros for change; big mistake!!

I ordered the chicken tamales. The shells tasted like soggy cardboard and the chicken tasted and looked like it came out of a can, which it probably did. I ordered two of the three flavors and could not tell the difference by taste or by appearance. On top of that, the prices are the highest of any Mexican restaurant I have been to in Milwaukee.

We left vowing never to come back; avoid at all costs is my recommendation.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

SERVICE CHARGE, cold, horrible – SERVICE FEE on the bill! Three of us dined with a bill of about $52, and then we noticed the $7 SERVICE FEE which we were told was for the "bus boys."!!! The steak tacos were like shards of overcooked meat, which tasted like days old meat and bland. The La Fuente Special was supposed to come with guacamole, instead we were charged $2.10. $2 each for soda. Chairs were like cafeteria chairs, which didn't seem to fit for the high prices. Go to a better, more reasonable place without a service charge like Botanas, Swayz, Cempazuchi, Hector's, El Fuego, etc.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

La Fuente Review - Wauwatosa – I was very disappointed to have waited my time and money at this place....

1. The Margaritas were ok

2. Sodas are NOT refillable (bad service)

3. The salsa tasted like it was out of a jar

4. The food was not even all that

5. The atmosphere was TACKY

6. The "flautas" were a complete joke

7. This food is far from authentic! It caters to American taste buds and is so far from bring authentic that they should be ashamed of themselves for claiming so!

Aside from all of that, when I got home I noticed that the bill (that was divided between 2 credit cards) was billed onto mine twice!

I knew that I hesitated going there for a reason; I should have stuck with my first instincts!

Next time I will cook an AUTHENTIC meal myself!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Worst Mexican Resturante in Milwaukee – Waitress told our table our food took so long because of my side of mole sauce. Funny thing was she forgot to bring me my mole sauce. The margaritas are no tasty at all and the food was just average. Do not wast your time here unless you can bring in your own food to their nice patio.

over a year ago

Good drinking environment; Fun atmosphere – I love after work drinking during the summer at this restaurant. The outdoor area is spacious. This is the Mexican restaurant where the suburbians come for Mexican. Food is just okay. Expect a social environment that is good for group dining.

over a year ago

Best In Town – Best mexican restaurant around. The food is excellent, waitstaff hustles, and the margaritas will knock you on your azz. Have a blast everytime I eat there. Mucho excellente!!!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Great atmosphere and margs - Very deceptive business practices – Great atmosphere. Very good margaritas. Food is average. As stated already, BEWARE OF THE AUTOMATIC SERVICE CHARGE (regardless of your party size)!! I have been going to La Fuentes for over 10 years. However, due to this very questionable business practice, I will no longer visit this establishment. Please note, the receipt that you initially receive with your total does state that there is a service charge added (which is less than we normally tip). However, the receipt you sign for a credit card transaction does not state this. In addition, the server will NEVER point this fact out to you when you get the bill. Of course after receiving their 40% tip (as has happened twice to myself and my wife), your server will just walk away feeling that this was what was intended. In summary, La Fuentes has a great atmosphere with excellent margaritas. However the average food and deceptive business practices make this a below average dining experience.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Deceptive tipping policy – My husband and I have been frequenting La Fuente for over 12 years., before the numerous expansions. We go there at least once a week. It was our favorite Mexican restaurant. We have noticed a gradual decline in friendlyness,service, and food preparation. We have owned restaurants in other states, so , we know quite alot about the restaurant business. We think it is cheesey to charge for refills on soft drinks. It cost them about 10 cents. The biggest gripe we have is their new deceptive practice of tipping. They have added a service charge onto your bill, which unless you look carefully you don't see at first. Our waitress didn't bother to tell us aboout it either, When they bring your credit card receipt to sign, they again have a blank space for the tip. If you do not notice this you will be charged 15% and then another 20% if you are as generous as we normally are. When we questioned our server about this practice, she said that we look at the people, and if they look like good tippers, we will tell them to ignore the service charge, otherwise we say nothing. We are in our 50's well dressed, and white coller professionals, but, she evidently misjudged us. Guess what they got their lousey service charge in stead of our normal 20%. When we asked to speak to a manager, he wasn't there . I find that also unusual as the place was packed. If I ever go back I will tell everyone I see to check their bill. The people above are right, it is a more enjoyable experience at Botano's up the street.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

LaFuentes – It was Cinco de Mayo today,,,,, everthing went wrong today. We were crossed off the seating list., were then were seated outside more like left outside.2 hours later we were served cold food and the wrong food. We were told the kitchen was having issues.....but we were not told that the waiter was having issues to. He never checked on us, 2 meals went back wrong and cold. Becuase we never checked on us we did not order 2 more meals. The bus boy brought us water and silverware and salsa. Although when the check was given he put his tip on the bill even though only 3 people ate. It was the worst service ever and considering it was my idea to go their I would not reccomend this resturant again to anyone. That is turely sad because i did like it alot!!!

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