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CavasMKE, Milwaukee, WI

CavasMKE

5.0
5
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
CAVAS lounge by Chef Ana, a Brazilian awarded Chef, provides a surprisingly cozy, small and welcoming environment, serving inspired traditional dishes from lived experiences in Argentina, Brazil and Spain. Recognized by Yelp as the best restaurant in the Midwest, CAVAS is settled in the Historic Third Ward in Milwaukee next to the Milwaukee River with a view of the Hogan Bridge. Serving indoors and outdoors, CAVAS features the best Paellas, Empanadas and Sangrias.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Argentinean, Brazilian
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 930-9088
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Chef Ana's Pre-Fixe Menu Experience

    15 Feb - 31 Dec 2024
    Say hello to our new several-course pre-fix menu. Chef Ana believes in crafting an experience that allows every guest to immerse fully in the culinary journey she’s prepared. Every dish that comes to your table will be thoughtfully selected and lovingly prepared, reflecting the seasonal best and Chef Ana’s innovative twists on traditional flavors. The all-inclusive menu means you can indulge in the full spectrum of our culinary offerings at one set price, allowing you to relax and enjoy the evening without a second thought. We believe this change will bring us all closer together, creating shared moments of joy and deliciousness that you’ll carry with you long after you’ve left our doors. With all our love and anticipation, Chef Ana Docta
    Chef Ana's Pre-Fixe Menu Experience photo

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.9Value

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Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Wisconsin

    Good for special occasions

  • Milwaukee

    Best Food

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambience

  • Milwaukee

    Best Value

  • Milwaukee

    Good for special occasions

45 Reviews
  1. AndyP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was excellent. The food was great, the service was on excellent, but it was the overall experience that made the night remarkable. Chef Ana shows her passion in everything. We will definitely be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Chef Ana & Peter were phenomenal! Looking forward to many more visits to CavasMKE!

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  3. Michael

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anna was an exceptional host! Food and presentation were incredible. We will be going back.

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  4. ScottH

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing dinner on March 22nd at Cavas! Chef Ana and her husband Peter made us feel as if we were in their kitchen at home, enjoying cultural dining and champagne over family stories. The food was out of this world! We ordered the Mixta Paella for two. It came with an appetizer of Entrada (Pepa's mushrooms). This did not disappoint; the mushrooms were fresh and in olive oil sauce with Manchego cheese served on artisan bread. Next was Mixta Paella...a combination of Valenciana and Mariscos paella (roasted chicken, slow cooked pork and chorizo, with a mix of clams, mussels, shrimp, and white vermouth). The Spanish rice was crispy with flavor for days, the seafood fresh, and the chicken and pork cooked to perfection. Just when we thought we couldn't eat anymore, Chef Ana brought dessert, mini-Spanish flan and mini-Spanish bread pudding. Miraculously we found more room, as the dessert tasted like heaven! During the meal we sipped on a bottle of Cava champagne (included in the paella for two price) and enjoyed every minute of it. It's been a while since we had a dining experience this special. Chef Ana and Peter make you feel like a part of their family, and you can taste the love in the food. Highly recommend Cavas for date night, big family dinners, or a night with friends you won't forget!

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  5. ChrisT

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ana, the chef/owner recently revamped the restaurant concept. It is now a fixed price menu offering a mouth-watering selection of Spanish style tapas. There is a wine pairing option and a classic paella for those who don't want the full, fixed price, tapas experience. This small restaurant is a hidden gem, with limited opening hours and probably not more than 16 seats (+ 4 at the small bar) BUT it is absolutely worth dining there. Chef Ana is the most gracious of hosts, with an eye for detail and a palate that knows and understands Spanish cuisine. She makes everyone feel so very welcome, creating a feeling like she is inviting you into her home. Very highly recommended.

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  6. johnny

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent empanadas and very attentive staff! We enjoyed talking with the chef.

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  7. brnk

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ana and her husband make you feel like a guest in their home - their service was perfect — attentive, but not intrusive. The place is tiny, but comfortable. The prix fixe menu was beautiful, sort of like a small tasting menu, but we had the paella mixta, and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend it for a date or special occasion, and I will definitely go again (it was my second time — the first time was with their old regular menu, and it was equally delicious; I hope they bring it back). I’ve worked in plenty of restaurants in the front of the house and the back, and I really appreciate the way they run it — very small-scale and homey, but special and delicious.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Cavas was incredible and so was Ana!

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  9. Todd

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and excellent food. This is a small and intimate restaurant with only a few tables. Food has a very traditional flare and high quality. Great for a date night. Highly recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great spot. Food and atmosphere were perfect.

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FAQs

CavasMKE is rated 5 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for CavasMKE

401 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6159

Additional information

  • Area
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Argentinean, Brazilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
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