Loved It!Mercadito had excellent Mexican Food, and we had great service as well. The food couldn't have been better. A must try are the tacos and enchiladas. We had a large group with drinkers, and the bar bill would be our only complaint. The bar bill was more than the food.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMsooo good!Met some friends in Chicago for a weekend, and we had an early dinner at Mercadito before a show. What a great meal! The guacamole was the best we've ever had, and the taco selection made it a lot of fun to share and each type was delicious. Planning on bringing the family when we next visit.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodI recently experienced my first time and was impressed with the food and decor. The food was delicious & margaritas were just as good. Our waiter was awesome and gave us some really excellent suggestions. BEST fish tacos I've ever had. Only reason I have a 4* for overall was because upon arrival the hostesses felt the need to scold us for being late, stating what time we had to part our table. This is after I called to inform them we got lost and were running late and had already been told. When the waiter offered dessert we told them we were told we had to vacate our table by a specific time and probably didn't have time, he assured us it was fine to order dessert. Glad we did because it was seriously the best Mexican bread I've ever had.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEasy walk off of Michigan.Easy walk off of Michigan. Tapas style. Homemade corn tortilla tacos (served 4 small tacos per order). Super friendly server. Lots of vegetarian options. We had tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, and a salad. Make a reservation. I highly recommend Mercadito.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingIt is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the setting & the food.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTurn down the music at dinner!The food here is really great, I love all of the tacos and cocktails. I also like club/bar downstairs.
My only issue with this place is the dinner noise levels. It is so loud it is at the point of anti-social, you can't hear the people right across the table from you.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!The food and drinks here are absolutely amazing! It's great for large groups (shared menu offers a ton of delicious options) and is very filling. This is one of my favorite, upscale Latin food haunts.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItIm in love with the tacos.. just mad that they replace the tacos del pastor with octopus5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, fun, what's not to loveSince our early evening plans were foiled by the cloud cover obscuring the view from the Hancock building, we ended up arriving at Mercadito very (very!) early for our reservation with our out-of-town guests. It wasn't a problem and they fit us right in.
We did a guacamole trio, two salsas our server recommended, and the queso fundido. We tried four different types of tacos and everyone in the group had a different favorite. We had a hard time choosing though - everything on the menu sounded good. Everything we tried was delicious.
The tequila menu here is excellent, there were some good beers available, and we especially loved the fresh fruit juices.
Overall, it was an excellent and tasty meal experience. We'll definitely be back.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice to have small plates and drinkThe food is pretty good, get the flight of guac, its worth it... Tacos are great, as expected.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud & PackedThe food was delicious. The service was prompt and awesome. The place was as loud as any restaurant I have ever eaten in. And they had to move our table so my wife could squeeze into our seat.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMloved itGreat food, great service, amazing drinks. A bit on the spendy side, but worth it for me. Favorites were the lobster ceviche, shrimp tacos, and 'pera te' cocktail. Huge tequila and mezcal selection.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fun!Fresh, fun creative dishes to share with friends. Guacamole is a must- try the trio with a cocktail or two!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic all-aroundAmazing food and drinks, attentive service and energetic atmosphere. We had a wonderful time and a fantastic experience at Mercadito. We cannot wait to go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousI was thrilled with Mercadito. I wanted to take my boyfriend out to dinner for his birthday, but didn't want to do a stuffy, boring restaurant like certain date-night destinations turn out to be. We had the best tacos I've ever tasted (hongos). I really appreciated how vegetarian friendly the restaurant was. As a vegetarian dating a carnivore, I'm often frustrated by restaurants that have only one token vegetarian entree, if any. Seeing a menu this accommodating so that neither one of us had to compromise was just awesome. Every course got a 'wow' reaction, including our drinks. The vibe wasn't old and drab and we didn't feel like we needed to whisper (it was a little too loud, but I typically prefer my outings to be upbeat). 12/10 for me5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tacos were amazing! MyThe tacos were amazing! My husband and I had three orders!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!
Loved all the differentFantastic!
Loved all the different Choices of Guacamole, I think 9 varieties to choose from!
The Shrimp Tacos were wonderful.
We did get a table outside however the inside is much larger & great ambience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and loved the cocktails! Only issue was I could badly hear the person beside me because f how loud it was. I think it might have been because we were surrounded by large groups but it didn't take away from the food / experience5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and very good foodThe different tacos and salsas are great! Nice cold beers and delicious guacamole! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I was with a group of six and we had a nice time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe loved the food! It's a great place for sharing and sampling a variety of things from the menu. Plates are small and are meant for sharing. Everything we ate was delicious although everyone's favourite was the Mahi Mahi taco. Good place for large groups.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove PatricioWhat a great chef! Food never disappoints- only problem would be that sometimes it is just TOO crowded, which just shows how good it is! Pepino is the best!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, fun environment,Great food, fun environment, great plac for lunch. Street side patio is fun.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways SolidGreat lively atmosphere with outstanding service. The food is always excellent and the experience is worth the trip.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a night outGreat food, service, and music! The ambiance is just right to get you energized with great night out on the town! They also have a lot of vegetarian options which was also very nice!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt took 15 minutes to getIt took 15 minutes to get a waiter once we sat down but once he came he was great. Its all about the food which is outstanding. I liked trying 3 different guacomoles and three different salsas. The tacos were to die for. And my favorite.. the traditional margarita with smoke.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI think this is a cool resturantI think this is a cool resturant with a nice ambiance. Good social scene5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!I've been there twice: Restaurant Week and for a birthday. It was great both times. Food is unique and flavorful, and service is attentive and knowledgeable. Drinks are special and tasty. The only problem, the tables are super close to each other. Luckily it wasn't totally crowded, but we were seated next to a couple that was just getting their bill. It was hard to have a normal conversation with my lady because they were basically sitting at our table. It seems like they stagger seating in order to facilitate spacing, but if it's crowded...
Overall, I would recommend this to everyone I know. The food and drinks more than make up for its one shortcoming.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEs Muy DeliciosoEvery time I eat here the food and drinks get better and better
Service is impeccable and I always get treated with the utmost respect from every employee.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a group partyGood energy, friendly staff, great for special occasion. Food is a bit overpriced and drinks are definitely not cheap. I found the traditional margarita my favorite drink and a good amount of tequila for the price. The guacamole is delicious but small portion. Elote same out cold...not sure if that was how it was supposed to be. Overall, solid place for special occasions.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodGreat food. Table was extremely close to our neighbors'5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMerca-rita!!Took a party of 6 and selected from the tasting menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us through the ordering process. The food, drinks and ambince were a perfect blend. The Pork Belly Taco's are to die for. Don't leave without trying the carmel flan...it ROX!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved finding this restaurant.I loved finding this restaurant. It is a real translation for Mexican food as reinvented. Ceviches are to die for and their margaritas are just outstanding. Service was impeccable. I would only recommend the music to take another route. Too loud. But I am already planing my next visit.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud with great beef tacosIf you want to have a great drink and some mini tacos look no further than this place they have the best soft shelled beef tacos. Also, they have great margaritas. If you are big guy like me just make sure they sit you at a normal sized table. They have some in the front that are kind of child sized :). Although I will say when I brought it to their attention they switched our table right away, hostess staff was excellent.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have gone for lunch andI have gone for lunch and dinner (for Cinco de Mayo). Both times, the food and service did not dissappoint. I recommend the Carne and Mahi Mahi tacos and the Plantains. The drink menu is awesome and the lounge downstairs looks awesome!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest taco's I've ever had.Best taco's I've ever had. Service was fast (we were there early) and hurried. Seemed as though they couldn't wait to turn the table. I'd return but not with anyone I wanted to carry a conversation with....extremely loud.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tacos, however theyGreat tacos, however they will not seat you unless your entire party is there and they rush you out your seat after 70-75 minutes which is pretty RUDE...I guess since they get a lot of business they dont care...5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingOne of the best meals I've ever had! If you can deal with really loud atmosphere and practically sitting in the lap of the diners next to you (not exaggerating) then you will have a fabulous experience. Misty's Sleeve is the best margarita I've ever, ever had. Spicy, fruity, overall delicious. And the tacos! Octopus rocked, the lobster was perfect, the Carne melted in my mouth. I WILL be back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but loud!Food was fantastic but the hard surfaces and large groups resulted in a deafening noise level.
Vast offering of tequila drinks, appreciate the variety.
The Guacamole was above average and there were several varieties to choose from.
The tacos are worth ordering, once again wide array of choices.
The star of the show were the beans and rice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe camarón tacos were amazing!The camarón tacos were amazing! Service was exceptional fast and attentive, especially for a Friday night. Music was a tad bit loud, but the energy was perfect for a Friday night.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant foodie spot. Lacks intimacyThe food was awesome. Incredible choice of tacos and every single one were great. The guacamole choices were insanely tasty. Biggest downfall was the noise made it very hard to have a conversation and the seating is way too crammed and not very intimate.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a solid choice forAlways a solid choice for lunch or dinner. Food is consistently wonderful and the service is great. However, it does tend to get noisy, so if you're looking for a quiet date not, this is not it. The ambience is warm and inviting.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best tacos we've everThe best tacos we've ever had. Outstanding food. Service was OK, but it was a happening Wednesday night and we suspect are server was a bit overwhelmed - nothing drastic. Service was friendly and helpful just a little show.Happening spot to share the best tasting little tacos you'll ever have with group of hungry friends.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!The food was wonderful and the service was spot-on! We ended up trying a variety of the tacos, all of which were delicious in their own way. The tacos are small enough so that you can sample many, especially with their special this evening of 2 for $5.50 (before 7pm). We also tried a duo of guacamoles (traditional and mango), and the meatballs - all of which we enjoyed. It was a little noisy inside the restaurant, but the food was definitely a winner!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my cousin here forI took my cousin here for her birthday and we were all very pleased w/the service and the ambiance of the venue! Highly recommend it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wasThe food and the service was fantastic and we would definitely go back again! Only minuses, was the closeness of tables and the noise.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience!The service was AWESOME! And the food was AMAZING! A great time celebrating my friend birthday! The pork tacos are delicious! Try the dinner/lunch parings worth the money and u get to try many different things!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Mercadito! It trulyWe love Mercadito! It truly is the taco that changed my life, since I never liked fish tacos until I tried their Mahi Mahi. Delish!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mexican food, seatingGreat Mexican food, seating can be hit or miss, seems like shared tables for parties of 2. There was about 6" on each side of our table.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and interesting food.Great and interesting food. Great Margaritas
Really loud, but a terrific spot4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMmercaditoFood here is great ! A little different than an ordinary "mexican" menu. Awesome guacamole choices. Love the small plates .. Gives you a chance to try more things . .. Haven't ordered anything that wasnt delicious! The Drinks and service are wonderful too !! Its a little noisy but that is as close as I can come to a complaint.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM