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Cafe Corazon - Milwaukee's Cafe Corazon in Riverwest

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Cafe Corazon - Milwaukee's Cafe Corazon in Riverwest

Huevos divorciados at Cafe Corazon.

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The Bottom Line

A cozy little neighborhood gem in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. A great place to become a regular if you're a local, and also worth a try for those looking for something a little off the beaten path. Expect close quarters (unless it's warm enough for outdoor dining) and perhaps a wait, but also a local, laid back ambiance with colorful dia de los muertos-style eye-candy artwork to ease the wait.

Pros

  • High quality, local, fresh ingredients.
  • Bright atmosphere and decor.
  • Friendly service.
  • Great selection, vegetarian friendly.

Cons

  • It's tiny. If you mind waiting -- or there's no place to wait -- this could irk you.
  • The coffee isn't great.

Description

  • Corazon is located at 3129 N. Bremen St., Milwaukee
  • Phone: 414.810.3941
  • Dress is casual
  • Average tab can range from $5 - $15 per person, cocktails not included
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Hours subject to change.
  • Web: www.corazonmilwaukee.com

Guide Review - Cafe Corazon - Milwaukee's Cafe Corazon in Riverwest

Cafe Corazon is a cozy cafe, with just six tables maneuvered into a wedge-shaped building. In summer months, outdoor seating catches most of the overflow, and the wait for a table isn't as long as it would be during cold months. If you don't mind standing to wait for your table, it's worth it to order a margarita from the bar and bask in the very non-Wisconsin atmosphere of the colorful, art-filled cafe.

As far as dining, local is the rule, so don't expect anything mixed in a five-gallon bucket. Nor do you need to expect the "food coma" that inevitably comes from dining at many a Mexican restaurant. Corazon, with offerings such as tofu enchiladas, mussels, grilled tilapia and stuffed peppers, offers a more finely flavored twist on the usual, and doesn't overly rely on cheese and refried beans to create its original menu.

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