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Mercado

3.6
84 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

Mercado in Bridgehampton offers a true taste of Mexico in a warm rustic atmosphere. Mercado (Market) promises to delight your taste buds with Mexico's extraordinary vibrant flavors composed of market fresh dishes using the finest local ingredients as well as those imported from Mexican Markets. With 75 tequilas & 20 beers on draft complementing our flavorful dishes perfectly, we offer the widest selection of Tequila & draft beer you will find anywhere in the Hamptons. We also offer a great selection of margaritas and cocktails. After extensive travel thrugh the heart of Mexico working to understand its cuisine and delightful flavors, Chef/Owner Marcel Link with the help of Chef Julieta Ballesteros of Crema and China Latina in NYC created something special at Mercado. Julieta Ballesteros has been voted either the #1 or #2 Mexican chef in NYC by Zagats for 6 years running. She has appeared as a Mexican cusine consultant on Kitchen Nightmares and has been an Iron Chef contestant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Thursday- Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 237-1334
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcel Link
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Catering
We offer customized options to meet any needs you may have.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West of Brdigehampton Commons
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Entertainment
Tango Dancing and Lessons on Tuesday starting at 7:30 Karaoke Saturdays at 10pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 84 People Are Saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.1
service
3.1
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

There were only four tables while we were there. The service was remarkably slow and strange - we were given 2 menus for 5 people and then didn't see the staff for 5-10 minutes. Once we ordered the food, it took forever for the food to come out. Food was unremarkable at best. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed the food... authentic. Service and people pleasant and accommodating

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We've driven by this restaurant too many times to count but never went in because the exterior of the restaurant looks so poorly taken care of. Finally, Saturday evening we decided to give it a try with friends. The wait staff who are also the hosts seated us promptly and delivered our drinks right away. The sangria and the margarita and two other drinks were quite good. However, once we had our order of guacamole delivered to our table, it went downhill from there. The guacamole was sooo spicy it was inedible. We told the wait person we did not want it. Everything we ordered for entrees was equally spicy and we vowed we would not return. So sorry to have to say this 'cause we were hoping for better.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food & servicevat a reasonable price would definitely return

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Although we had read reviews about the poor service, we thought that this place would be a good place to try for the first time. As we walked in, the hostess greeted us as if "What are you doing here?". No smile, no salutation, nothing. The food was good, although not completely outstanding, which was totally fine. Standard Mexican with a few good extras. Guac was a bit mushy, but still tasty. Carnitas were good, with a nice bit of pineapple mixed in. Plenty of food at a good, reasonable price. We would go back again.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Pretty restaurant, delicious food, lively crowd but very overpriced.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Food is always good. Service always seems a bit off. Wait staff overwhelmed and long delays in getting food. Perhaps they need more staff

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Delicious drinks and food! Great value, too. Waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Best dishes in our party were the Chicken Yucatán and the salmon. Did not care for their spicy cocktails--undrinkable and uncomfortable. Fruity cocktails very good though.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Best margaritas!! Food was very good.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

The service was slow but the food & margaritas were good.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Second great time within a week! Go there enjoy a drink and relax with great food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Great service with very tasty food! Enjoyed chicken in mole sauce!

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Finding a reliable place to dine that's not a scene on the East End is not always easy. Welcome to Mercado! The food is consistently reliable and the portions are generous. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Indeed this is good value for the price in every sense, though true Mexican foodies might quarrel with the authenticity of many of the dishes. I, for one, will keep coming back.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Under cooked rice, over cooked tuna tacos to name a few.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere. A little bit of a dive. Food was authentic Mexican and very tasty. Beware some of the food can be spicy.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was very tasty and the service was very good. Attentive. I didn't love the table we sat at because we were 7 people at a rectangular table so hard for everyone to converse. Round tables are the way to go!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

It's a little gem. We went with a group of friends. Lovely

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Went with my son for Mothers Day and our cocktails were delicious.
The food was great. Avocado frites different and fabulous.
Everything we had we really enjoyed.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Totally mediocre experience. The food was fine - t was everything else that was wrong. There is absolutely no atmosphere. A sports bar ambiance with insipid music. Bad lighting and decor and no positive vibe, Customers come in, eat and leave. Not right for the Hamptons and economically not right for the management.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Came here for an anniversary dinner, wound up being a very stormy night so it was an empty dining room, which made for a great date and great conversation. The margaritas were delicious, the service was great, the food was amazing....in short, my girlfriend and I enjoyed every aspect of our experience here and will definitely find our way back!!!

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

The food was fabulous! The guacamole was some of the best I've had. Nice chunks of avocado with just the right amount of seasoning. I ordered Carne Asada, and the steak was so flavorful and cooked just right.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We visited Mercado on NYE. we were coming from the city and were the last reservation of the night. The drinks were spicy. The food was great. Our server was the absolute best. even though we were there late, we felt welcome the whole time and would absolutely come back if we lived in the area. This dinner was the start of a very special night. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Awesome food and expansive bar selection

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Sorry that it's had a few bad reviews. The food is delicious and when it's not busy. Loved it for lunch and went back for dinner a few weeks later on a busy night (although Open Table had spaces) Still loved the food but had to wait a long time and staff was overwhelmed. Not sure if it was a fluke, but the food is worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

We were in the mood for Mexican food and decided to try Mercado. We were pleasantly surprised! The food and service was excellent! The guacamole was the best we ever had and the Mexican street corn was fantastic. My wife and I both ordered quesadillas and they were incredibly tasty. Also, the margaritas were great.
Overall, this was a wonderful meal. We are glad we chose Mercado and will make this a stop every time we visit the Hamptons. Four stars!

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1.0Dined on November 4, 2016

They have consistently been the worst service for 3 years n a row (Saturday lunch, Friday dinner). Every year we go once , hoping to have better service, that they will fire the staff and upgrade , maybe it's the owner because we see one man over an over again. Terrible service not friendly at all. This is Bridgehampton , I expect better. So many other choices. Don't go .

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2016

One of the worst dining experiences in recent memory.

once our waitress found out that we were not going to order drinks, she promptly forgot us after she took our order. We waited an hour to be served even though there were only three tables occupied in the restaurant at that time. Only the intervention of the hostess brought us our meals, which were cold.never will return

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Late Lunch, only a Bartender on, they definitely needed a bus person to assist. The Guacamole, which is stated on the menu to be home made, was awful. We mentioned it to the server-bartender, and were pleasantly surprise to not see it on our bill!

Queso Fondito was excellent as were the Shrimp Tacos. The Carne Asada taco, unfortunately had the awful guac under the beef, instead of slices of avocado, so it was uninspiring. The Plantain was very good, Chips were good, Salsa's were a bit watery.

Outstanding Beer and Tequila selection.

It was overall ok, but won't be back

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Great atmosphere and service. We had a large party and the waitress did a great job accommodating us all swiftly. The guacamole was delusions! Two people in our party had the chicken and both had to to go outside to cool off due to the chicken being so spicy, but they said it was still delicious. I had the jicama shrimp tacos, which were okay if you preferred something on the lighter side. We would definitely go back if ever in the area again.

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Took an inordinate amount of time to get the food. We had to ask to get a second round. Order was wrong but we were too hungry to complain. Corn over charred and inedible. All food brought at once. Never asked if more drinks wanted. Used excuse that they were super busy but place emptied. And one of us, the one who complained, very sick the next day.
Food was also tasteless and uninteresting. Avoid.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2016

Service was terrible and they were very rude we waited about 20 min for drinks there were only 2 tables so they were not busy the staff was rude and very unwelcoming

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2016

VERY SLOW SERVICE. BE PREPARED TO WAIT FOR A GOOD 30-45 MINUTES FOR MAIN MEAL.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

We had 8:45 dinner reservations and at 10pm, we found ourselves to be one of only 2 tables still occupied and it was very evident that the staff wanted us out of there. They brought us the check before asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. When we asked for the dessert menu, we got an eye roll from the guy who we asked. (not sure if he was the bartender, waiter or manager) This was not a week night, but this was a SATURDAY night.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Delicious food and margaritas.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2016

Reliable Mexican in a simple, cozy atmosphere. One bartender, one waitress, one hostess requires patience. But satisfying

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2016

The food is quite good. The atmosphere could use an update. Good drinks. Service is a little slow.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2015

The place has a "Don't judge a book by it's cover" look. On the outside it looks old but once you get inside, you can see that it is actually very nice. It had a small restaurant in the city feel to it. I went with my girlfriend for our anniversary and it wasn't a busy time of day (~5:30pm) so the waitress said we were allowed to sit wherever we wanted.

Within a few (~5) minutes after sitting down, she took our orders. My girlfriend requested the beef tacos with soft flour shells and included a small dish of refried beans. I ordered the carnitas that had a small amount of guacamole at the top as well and 3 flour tortillas as a side of fried plantains that were topped with a sweet sauce. Both dishes came with a cup of red rice.

While waiting for the food, some people next to us ordered chips and salsa, so we decided to get that too! (Little did we know, that appetizer was free, but you had to ask for it. My girlfriend said that it might've said it in the menu somewhere) Our meals came in after about 10 minutes and it was delicious! We were both full before we even finished our food.

The only thing I didn't like too much was that the plantains were really soft, I prefer that they are crispier, but that is just preference. I also didn't like that the free chips and salsa weren't just given out and that they had to be ordered. Those two dislikes were definitely not enough to outweigh the trip there.

Overall a very good experience that is relatively inexpensive. I would definitely recommend to friends and family if they ever went out east of Long Island.

+ Great atmosphere inside
+ Friendly waitress
+ Great food
+ Relatively inexpensive
- (Preference) Plantains too soft
- Chips and salsa had to be asked for

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2.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Decided to try Mercado again after a year hoping the service would approve. No change. Arrived at 6:55 pm and didn't receive dinner until 8:05pm. We were told everyone came at one. Not true and the restaurant wasn't full. Couldn't get drink Odets correct, requests not completed. Owner was there. Useless sole. Offers no assistance to his staff. Walks around like a snail with so clue. Sorry, not coming back!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

The unassuming location has quality food, great margaritas and amazing price point.

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