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.