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Casa de Lara

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341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
+1 608-251-7200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 08:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go there frequency as it is a quick and delicious lunch. The value you get for the meal is outstanding!

Thank Sundropgal
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Fast, excellent, very nice employees!!! Try the queso fundido (chicken). Looks not so good, but SO amazing!!!

Thank Hillary M
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Well worth visiting for the Raspberry Margarita's alone. Seriously refreshing & one of the best EVER! Was hot outside, thought as we headed up the stairs it would be super hot & sticky inside. Wrong, was a cool & pleasant, reminiscent of a memorable "vacation atmosphere". Warm chips & authentic flavorful salsa were served almost immediately. Service was polite, fast,... More 

Thank Khariel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Best. Salsa. Ever. I had the enchiladas verdes, they were good but the house - made salsa was the best I've ever had

Thank Berta R
Plainfield, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The food was very good! I had a taco salad with ground beef. It was full of vegetables, meat, and cheese. The chips and salsa were great! The décor and furnature could see some updating, but overall the service was great and the food was very good, too.

Thank Kimmi S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Medium food quality, marguerita was so sweet and looks like no tequila, good service - I was the first client in that evening.

Thank Marius R
Norfolk, Virginia
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612 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The food was average quality but the space was attractive although upstairs above the State Street conviviality. The place looked great from the street but the food was not as good as the promise.

Thank Robert B
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We enjoyed our mail quite a lot. The food was in our opinion authentic, compared to the poor imitation Mexican food we get at home in The Netherlands. The setting is average but they tried to make it cosy in a modern boxy building. The location is stimulating on a crossroad with lots of roadside cafes and plenty of students.... More 

Thank Wim W
Madison, WI
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

We ate at Casa de Lara again recently, and were pleased to note that the quality of their food had not diminished one bit in the intervening years since our last visit. The prices were also quite reasonable - particularly in light of the very hearty portions. One downside: the service, though friendly and helpful, was quite slow. The restaurant... More 

Thank Billzilla
Central Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Overpriced for the quality. Very slow service. They offer a bucket of 4 Coronas on their drink menu for $10. Sounds ok right? Until they bring you four 7 oz bottles. Did I mention the slow service? The food was mediocre at best. They don't mention tomatoes on most of their items, but then they pack them full so they... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-7200

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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?