Upon walking through the front door at Antigua Real, diners are immersed in colorful artwork and decorations that personify the Latin cultures the chefs draw from for their dishes. The hallway leading to the main dining room surrounds guests in a vibrant mosaic, and art pieces from Central America cover the walls, save for the space taken by the lit fireplace and one coin-sized hole that reveals another dimension. One would think that the allure of the dining room would steal the attention, but Antigua's chefs ensure their menu of spicy dishes prepared to authentic Mexican standards, or inspired by the flavors of Spain, Cuba, and the Caribbean, steals the show. Eclectic flavor combinations, such as savory chili sauces dusted with roasted almonds, tease taste buds into wanting more. A lounge area with a full bar also entices guests to stop in after stressful days and enjoy smoothies and milkshakes.
It's hard not to get a bit starry-eyed while dining at Heaven City. After all, CityVoters named the eatery one of Milwaukee's Best Romantic Restaurants for three consecutive years. Whether they're on a first date or celebrating their thousand-year anniversary, couples find it easy to connect over lovingly prepared steak-house cuisine, shareable Spanish tapas, and fine wine. The location doesn't hurt, either?Heaven City is nestled away in a Frank Lloyd Wright?style mansion in Kettle Moraine's rolling hills.
But couples aren't the only ones who frequent Heaven City. Families and groups of friends also return again and again to dine on artisanal Wisconsin cheese platters, wood-fired steaks, sashimi-grade ahi tuna, and other delicacies. Cap your meal with an indulgent dessert such as raspberry cr?me br?l?e or Guinness chocolate-stout cake.