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Mercadito Kitchen - Gold Coast

69 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (66)
  • Neighborhood Gem (62)
  • Good for Groups (59)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am-11:00am

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:30pm

Dinner: Sunday-Monday 3:30pm-10:00pm / Tuesday-Thursday 3:30pm-11:00pm / Friday-Saturday 3:30pm-12:00am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 6:30am-3:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 640-8141
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aldo Ayala
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We offer special menus for breakfast, lunch, meetings and dinner events, on our 3 private banquet rooms at the Talbott Hotel.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking or valet parking available.
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Public transit
Chicago Red Line
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Acoustic Brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm
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Special events & promotions
We're happy to host your next luncheon, wedding reception, tequila dinner, or mixology class.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heavenston (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

Interesting menu, delicious food beautifully presented. Exceeded our expectations! Great service, too.

vipPico83 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

Great weeknight and happy hour specials. Very good service and rusty drinks.

ChangdoY (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2016

Guacamole is fresh and delicious

vipStreetervilleRes (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

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.

vipbbone28 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Brunch was fabulous, food was amazing, service was great - staff was very attentive.

vipDewey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Scrumptious dishes, great customer service and vibrant ambiance.

vipliv2eat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Perfect place to hang out with friends as the noise level is minimal and you can enjoy great food and drinks

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

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