Bar Mercado

4.6
321 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish

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Eclectic Latin American fare in a lively, unpretentious environment.

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Taco Tuesday

Starting Jul 28, 2020 · Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Enjoy three tacos for $10, or six tacos for $16 every Tuesday- proteins change weekly!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 321 people are saying
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vipMarinaP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time in - had wanted to try before everything shut down and finally got around to it. Let me just say that both the service and the food were very slow. It took about 45 minutes for one of our appetizers to come out to our table. Mixed drinks/cocktails are not good - flat out just not good. Food however was good - just very very slow to come out.

Just an FYI - there is only one check-in table for both to-go orders and reservations. We waited quite a bit to check in as they would not let us in without waiting behind many people placing to-go orders - give yourself a little bit of time if visiting on a busy night like Friday or Saturday.

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vipMcBoaden
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and superb cocktails. Nice outdoor dining.

Bar Mercado
Responded 7 days ago

McBoaden, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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TonniG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio area was great and the service was great as well. Since it was our first visit, the server made several recommendations that were great. We enjoyed the food options. I would go back for sure!

Bar Mercado
Responded on November 17, 2020

TonniG, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad your first experience with us was memorable, and we hope to serve you again soon.

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vipmark
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good social distancing and masks all around. Food is fair and a bit overpriced but of course the Krog St M is trendy.

Bar Mercado
Responded on November 11, 2020

mark, thank you for dining at Bar Mercado. We are glad you felt safe dining with us, but are disappointed to hear that our food and the value not meet your expectations. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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TonyF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average

Bar Mercado
Responded on November 17, 2020

TonyF, thank you for dining at Bar Mercado. We regret that the experience did not meet your expectations. We would like to hear more feedback about how our food could have been better. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covid precautions. Service and food were excellent!

Bar Mercado
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you had a great time and felt safe with us.

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ChrisVanity
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was delish. Tapas were hot and fresh. As entrees we got short ribs, Peruvian Grilled chicken, and chimichurri steak all were not hot as expected they were tepid but we enjoyed nonetheless. The server neglected to provide straws intially so we waited to be able to drink. Server was pleasant overall, seemed like teamwork is key here. Positive experience overall, just wish entrees were piping hot, but we were hungry so we ate anyway of course.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 28, 2020

ChrisVanity, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We apologize for the few service mishaps, but are glad to hear you had an overall positive experience with us! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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vipyellowbandchef
Atlanta
139 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and wonderful menu. The team had done a great job of making guests feel welcome and safe during the pandemic. Above and beyond!

Bar Mercado
Responded on November 10, 2020

yellowbandchef, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and had a great experience. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipMarcusW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Bar Mercado. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed sitting on the patio. Jared was our server and he was very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly! We had an excellent evening!

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 7, 2020

MarcusW, thank you for trying us out! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience on our patio with Jared, and hope to serve you again soon.

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Chitownfoodie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. COVID precautions observed - spaced out tables and all service staff wearing gloves and mask. Food was amazing as always, we’ll definitely be back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 7, 2020

Chitownfoodie, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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KelieyD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to Bar Mercado for his 50th Birthday lunch! He loves paella, and it was outstanding. The chilaquiles, the ropa vieja and sangria were also amazing. The wait staff was friendly and the ambiance was great. Great choice - we will be back!

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 7, 2020

KelieyD, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado for your husband's birthday celebration! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service, and look forward to serving you both again soon.

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MonicaR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers were good but main meal was not as good as the last time I was there. Same dish but flavors were not the same.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 29, 2020

MonicaR, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We are disappointed to hear that the food was not as good as you remembered it. Please share your email address if you are willing to get in touch briefly about this!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious from the drinks to the food. Nice decor, it had a warm feeling. The chilaquiles were amazing!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and loved the chilaquiles. We hope to serve you again soon.

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Matt
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time as usual. Service was timed expertly, super attentive staff, and phenomenal food & drink.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 16, 2020

Matt, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipMichaelB
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time! Excellent service. Terrific food. Great attention to masks, cleaning and making the experience very enjoyable.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 8, 2020

MichaelB, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and felt safe dining with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here and I still love it like the first time 🥰 wish there were a few more tapas choices because their crispy artichokes were fire 🔥 the ribs and Mac n cheese were amazing this time!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the food you tried. Our sister restaurant, The Iberian Pig, currently served the same crispy artichokes we used to serve if you want to get your fix! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting with my daughter for Labor Day. She recommend the restaurant and we weren’t disappointed!
Very friendly staff and cute space. Great signature cocktails and drink specials. The food was phenomenal. Cucumber salad, empanadas, and lots of other great items to choose from. We plan to be back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado while you were in town! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipCNO37
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

the quality and taste of the food was far below expectations set by previous dining and take-out experiences at Bar Mercado. I ordered the 4 taco special and my partner ordered the churrasco steak. Both tasted of extremely low quality, and absolutely was not worth the price we paid. I respectfully wanted to bring this to your attention and hope that this could be looked into as I hope to come to Bar Mercado again in the future and return to the great tasting, high caliber food that I am used to from your restaurants.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 16, 2020

CNO37, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. I know our general manager has already spoken with you, but I wanted to reiterate how disappointed we are that the food did not meet your expectations. Constructive feedback is always appreciated, and we hope that your next visit with us is much more enjoyable.

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Margie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a nice time here to celebrate my birthday with a few friends during Happy Hour amidst the pandemic. The patio was pretty warm, but they kept the water and drinks coming. Everyone seemed to love their food. No special birthday treat was provided for me, but overall a good experience.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 16, 2020

Margie, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado for your special day! We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed the experience and food, and apologize for not acknowledging the occasion. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch directly!

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tesdwell
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I tried was tasty but the short ribs are a must try.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 4, 2020

tesdwell, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and hope to serve you again soon.

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LeighS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific, service was on top of it, everyone was so nice and accommodating. Try the grilled shrimp tapas!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 3, 2020

LeighS, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y’all always have such amazing food and service! Good to see y’all!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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EboniD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Service, food, location...couldn’t have been any better!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 26, 2020

EboniD, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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ALVIND
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Drinks were just ok. The hostess Victoria was absolutely awesome!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 26, 2020

ALVIND, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRebekahV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job incorporating Recess and Bar Mercado menus during this time. Enjoyed a little from both menus and everything was delicious. Our server was fantastic!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 18, 2020

RebekahV, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed both menus, and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipjayeff
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, inexpensive & felt good about COVID-19 safety. Recommended.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 13, 2020

jayeff, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and felt safe. We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipHoneybutter
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safety protocols were good with mask and gloves for the staff and mask required for patrons and riot to seating. Margaritas were really good and the food was amazing

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 13, 2020

Honeybutter, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and felt safe. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was great!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipLinaE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal in a socially distant outdoor atmosphere!

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 30, 2020

LinaE, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us, and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Love the location down on Krog street.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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JanHill
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was amazing.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 21, 2020

JanHill, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Stram
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, never had Peruvian before, had the pollo asado and plantain appetizer, was visiting from south Florida, we went back again, my wife had the avocado salad and BMC bowl which she enjoyed, give it a try

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 16, 2020

Stram, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed trying something new during your visit to Atlanta!

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vipAlyssa
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really loved this restaurant for brunch! My boyfriend and I were able to get a same day reservation around noon. The restaurant is located right outside the entrance of Kroggs St. Market. The server was very attentive, and I loved the use of the cards on the table that let them know when you need service vs are doing okay. That along with the use of face masks by all staff, as well as outdoor seating made us feel very safe. The food was also delicious! We loved the avocado salad, empanadas and short rib (but I would skip the Mac & cheese). When the server found out we were celebrating my birthday he brought over two complimentary glasses of champagne. Thank you all so much for great service!

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 17, 2020

Alyssa, thank you for dinging with us at Bar Mercado! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and enjoyed the food! We hope to serve you again soon, and happy birthday!

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vipStevenN
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was a great, we felt safe and the food was delicious. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 9, 2020

StevenN, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with Eric, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Loved the food but didn’t know the menu changed and we were very disappointed

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thank you for dining at Bar Mercado! We are sorry to surprise you with the menu change, but happy to know you enjoyed everything! We’ve had very positive response to the changes overall and are excited for this new direction!

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BeckyK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria was refreshing and delicious. I had the steak with chimichurri and the Mac and cheese tapa. Both were very tasty. Will definitely be back again. Kind of cool now that you can order from both Bar Mercado and Recess menus.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 26, 2020

BeckyK, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed all the food you tried, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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AdrianaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bottomless Mismosa's is no more but still love that place.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 25, 2020

AdrianaG, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

overall ok experience but unsure if I’d go back.

Went because they mentioned being under new management but food still was a hit or miss. Churros were very disappointing and soaked in grease. The empanadas were pretty good. Service was ok. Server did keep our mimosas filled but seemed disinterested/tired. We asked the server if the churros would be fried hard and he said they were soft. They came fried hard and converted in grease !

Bar Mercado
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Bar Mercado and we regret that some of the dishes were not to your preference, specifically the churros. It sounds like this may have been a mistake as we don't ever hear this feedback about this dish! We would love the opportunity to connect directly if you would be open to it. Please share your email address if we can get in touch!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great food, excellent service!

Bar Mercado
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so excited to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar Mercado using the Order Online button. Bar Mercado also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bar Mercado also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 480-4866.

Bar Mercado is rated 4.6 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Bar Mercado does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ecommerce.custcon.com//Purchase/Select?c=52e1cdf3-5295-4cfa-8e08-77ae12f7660c.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.