Mercadito Kitchen is an upscale restaurant that serves authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in modern surrounds. Located within the Talbot hotel, this restaurant features a wide menu that runs the gamut from tacos, to spaghetti and meatballs. Diners rave about the mango guacamole, the chicken enchilada and the huevos ahogados. The menu also boasts a small but carefully selected list of wine.
Mercadito Kitchen serves a bustling Sunday brunch, which comes with live music and friendly crowd. Visit between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. during the week to take advantage of the restaurant's happy hour. Alongside its modern interior, Mercadito Kitchen features an outdoor dining space, which provides an ideal option for guests who wish to enjoy the view.
Interesting menu, delicious food beautifully presented. Exceeded our expectations! Great service, too.
Great weeknight and happy hour specials. Very good service and rusty drinks.
Guacamole is fresh and delicious
The food is the same (what menu items they've moved over to Gold Coast anyway -- they have to keep it watered down some for the hotel guests, at least that's what I presume), which is to say delicious. Quality and timing is very consistent -- far better than the location on Kinzie, by a mile. Service is excellent here. Staff is well-trained but they all have their own unique and wonderful personalities. Always professional. They don't need to turn up the music so loud on Sat nights though -- there are some big tables and it becomes impossible to hear what's said on the other side of the table. BUT -- one of my hands-down favorites, this place; am just lucky it's blocks from where I live. Love love love Mercadito.
Brunch was fabulous, food was amazing, service was great - staff was very attentive.
If you crave good Mexican cuisine in the Gold Coast try Mercadito. Good ambiance with broader than normal menu choices since also the hotel's restaurant. This was good for grandkids who had nice choices. Happy Hour till 7:00 with good value for drinks and apps. Had tacos, enchiladas and chile reinos and all very good as were deserts. Some nice specials during the week such as Taco Tuesday's. Our server, Olivia, was friendly and attentive. We will return.
Scrumptious dishes, great customer service and vibrant ambiance.
Good great, including chorizo omelette, fish tacos, french toast ( like honey topping) and chilaquiles ( could have been spicier). Bloody marys and mimosas were delicious too.
Perfect place to hang out with friends as the noise level is minimal and you can enjoy great food and drinks
We were late to our reservation but they still honored it! Drinks were delicious. Meat was very well seasoned and prepared.
We waited for a host to greet us for a long time. Service was extremely slow. Music was very loud, our waiter didn't even hear our order, had to repeat it a few times. The tacos are overly complicated. Also, no valet service for a location with a horrible parking situation.
Will probably not return to this location
We checked into the Talbot and headed in for dinner here. Reservations were NOT needed as there was plenty of open tables. I had the shrimp enchiladas and my husband had the chicken creole dish. Both were absolutely amazing. Great service! Beautiful place! We came back a couple nights later to get dessert to take up to the room. The chocolate mousse was good!
All of our meals were fantastic and the service was great. Definitely will be coming back.
Best thing to happen to Streeterville in ages! Would prefer if the menu were the same as the Kinzie St location but understand why it has to be watered down (for the hotel guests, this is the ground floor restaurant for a neighborhood hotel).
Great food, great people, great time
Music way to loud. And when we asked the waiter to peer it a bit he said there was nothing they could do. Not good enough