Always SolidGreat lively atmosphere with outstanding service. The food is always excellent and the experience is worth the trip.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 AMGreat food but turn down the volumeFood and service were great. But the music is loud, loud, loud! It's one thing to have an atmosphere, but another to have to shout to hear the person sitting across from you for two hours.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 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 AMAmazing! What can I say?Amazing! What can I say? People think Mexican food is easy to do, but it's not. I've been to 3 Mexican restaurants in the past week and Mercadito is the best. Zapatista was cheaper, but the food was nothing to write home about. Ay, Chiwowa is GROSS! Mercadito's flavors are outstanding and authentic. The service was exceptional as well. Run to this place, you'll be happy that you listened to me.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and drinks are extremelyFood and drinks are extremely flavorful, prepared with care and nothing short of spectacular.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but extremely LOUDI went here for my birthday with a group of friends last September and we had a fabulous time. Remembering how delicious the food was, I took my parents here when this visited this past weekend. I guess I didn't realize it when I went with a bigger group but this place is LOUD. I enjoy an energetic place, but I won't be coming back here for awhile because it was just too packed and noisy. We had to shout to even hear each other and we were seated nearly on top of the large table next to us (only a few inches in between our table and theirs).4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI just picked this restaurantI just picked this restaurant from the list of available restaurants on Open Table. I was blown away by food and vibe at Mercadito. It has a fabulous menu. The food and service were tops. Will return again soon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMercadito has a wonderfulMercadito has a wonderful atmosphere, to go along with their delicious food. They also provide excellent service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant all around.Great restaurant all around. We went for brunch, and the menu options are really great. The breakfast skirt steak with egg is over the top.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been to mercaditoHad not been to mercadito in a while and they impressed this time. Vibrant scene, great drinks and new food items. The service was above and beyond and felt welcome and appreciated from once we walked in. Will be back soon.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want great MexicanIf you want great Mexican food, look no further. Try the popular trio of guacamole and definitely get the carne tacos!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was outstandinThe whole experience was outstanding! Definitely a Do Over! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI will definitely go backI will definitely go back and in the there days since having lunch I've already recommends Mercadito to 6 people!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to the spring tastingWe went to the spring tasting and it was fun , entertaining, and the food was great!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place to go. Items canFun place to go. Items can be shared so you get to try more.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Late Nite BitesWas out late and friends needed a late nite bite to eat. Opentable and Mercadito to the rescue. Although the kitchen was 5 minutes to closing the staff were all great and did not rush us to leave. From the guacamole to the tacos, each bite was delicious. This was a great option for the Kinzie/Hubbard/Illinois corridor and will definitely be on my list for late nite dining in the future.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch special is great. YouBrunch special is great. You can choose 3dishes to share and it comes with a cocktailoption for the table3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood great. Service somewhatFood great. Service somewhat courteous but unattentive.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent,Everything was excellent, drinks, food, service, ambience. Noise level was way over the top. We requested and received seating in a corner considered to be less noisy, but two couples sitting next to us were shouting in bar voices. Guess Friday is more raucous.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic! WeThe food was fantastic! We sampled several of their salsas, guacamoles, and tacos. By far my favorite was the chipolte guacamole and the pork belly taco. Seating was tight, so if you plan on going with a group of three or more make sure to ask for a table along the wall.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great exceptEverything was great except we were shoved in this corner table and it felt as though I were eating with my neighbors.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing place!Great food and atmosphere! The GM Adam was so on top of things.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantI had a great time here! What a great restaurant with really fun menu, both food and drinks. The staff was also great, very knowledgeable, made for a great evening!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to lunch with 2 co-workers.Went to lunch with 2 co-workers. Great time. Tried new items I'd never had before. Server was knowledgeable and on top of things. Best server I've ever had at Mercadito.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Enrique was veryOur waiter Enrique was very accommodating. He recommended both food and drink choices. Late night menu came in handy as we came into town very late.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was too noisy. I had requestedIt was too noisy. I had requested when I made my Open table reservation for a birthday celebration cake andf I had to remind the staff about it. Other than that, it was great. Portions were a little on the small side for the price.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a Mexican food lover andI'm a Mexican food lover and I do love Mercadito! The guacamole and ceviche, the tacos, the MARGARITAS...,its all great! The atmosphere at Mercadito is always energetic and fun! And the service is fast and friendly.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM