Bar Mercado

4.6
502 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Eclectic Latin American fare in a lively, unpretentious environment.

Support Bar Mercado during COVID-19

Offers

  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:45 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 502 people are saying
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Attaway527
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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Kataya
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was very yummy! Large portions. The drinks were just okay. A little watery. The atmosphere was really cool and the music was great. We wanted to get up and dance.

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VegetarianFoodlover
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people, lovely food. Recess menu has great vegan/vegetarian options.

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Fernychien
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The space is beautiful. We had a back table next to the kitchen entrance which didn’t bother us since we had a baby and didn’t want to bother other diners.

First impressions were that the space was beautiful, the server seemed tired and quite unenthusiastic. The food was better-than average but not exemplary.

The bathrooms didn’t have changing tables but there is one inside the Krog St Market.

I can see this place being extremely fun. Casual. Good times.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 11, 2021

Fernychien, thank you for dining at Bar Mercado! We regret that the service you received with us did not meet your expectations. We would love to connect directly to hear some additional feedback on what could have been better. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch. Thank you!

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KathyK
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!! We have been many times but brought 2 other couples this time and they loved it!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 11, 2021

KathyK, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad your friends also enjoyed their experience with us and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, Authentic latin american and spanish food, great service in the heart of krog district.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 11, 2021

ScottG, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipkareno
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, lively place for tapas - Latin menu and vegan menu. Perfect spot for fun night with a crowd.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 4, 2021

kareno, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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Black
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Wonderful experience. Only complaint is the parking. Not enough parking. Had only one valet person. He did an unbelievable job considering he was working alone.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 4, 2021

Black, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We completely understand your frustration with parking at Krog Street Market. They are currently building a parking garage so hopefully this helps alleviate these problems in the future. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was tasty, and so were the cocktails. It took a very long time to be greeted by our server (7 minutes).

It’s customary to at least great yourself and tell the diners that you will be with them momentarily if you are busy hands long something else. I had to flag down the host and tell her we were ready to order. That just soured our date night experience.

Other than that, the prices are on point for a trendy popular Atlanta dining spot.

For 5 small bites, 2 entrees, and 4 cocktails, I was just around $200 when you include tip.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We apologize regarding the delay in service, and would hate for this to be your lasting impression of us. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly regarding your experience, thank you!

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TreshDeKalb
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Clifton was great! Food was delicious and the ambiance was good.

Bar Mercado
Responded on October 4, 2021

TreshDeKalb, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Clifton and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipWHarris
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service far exceeded expectations for a casual restaurant. We shares many of the Tapas and they were all delicious. Highly recommend the Shrimp on Tostones, Plantains, Roasted Cauliflower, Empanadas and Avacado Salad. We also enjoyed the Short Ribs and Paella. The Tres Leches dessert was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 28, 2021

WHarris, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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vipJudithH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food had a lot of flavor - and not spicy. The people who got the paella thought it was fabulous. Great service, nice peoople.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 23, 2021

JudithH, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the dishes that you ordered from us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment feels cozy due to the size of the venue, but also open and airy because of the high open ceilings. The mural is beautiful and the hanging lights just add to it. Staff was wonderful and informative. Our waiter gave us a brief history of the restaurant. Thoroughly explained the menu to us. Lots of vegetarian friendly options if anyone in your party needs it.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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Neet
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. The service was outstanding. Love the street corns and the tom cruise. Was not a fan of the froze and the cheesecake. Overall I will be back!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 21, 2021

Neet, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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MalissaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and cocktails. We will be back!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 13, 2021

MalissaM, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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TiffanyL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an incredible server, Clifton! He was funny and super attentive! We stayed until the restaurant closed. Also the food was delicious! Avocado salad and salmon to die for! Will definitely be back

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 13, 2021

TiffanyL, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with Clifton and look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a great deal on Thursday drinks. The food was more than enough. All seasoned well and the service was awesome. The place is well designed and just overall great. Very surprising

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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JamesonT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Empanadas, Shishitos, Street Corn, Paella, Short Ribs... all delicious

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 13, 2021

JamesonT, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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MarvinA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance, lighting, food, and aesthetic of Bar Mercado. I can't wait to go back and use the bar.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 13, 2021

MarvinA, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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Penny
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Best place we’ve eaten in a long time.

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 7, 2021

Penny, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a wonderful meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food …and drinks!! only my second time but i’ll def be back!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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KaylaJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a slight issue with our meal but carra went above and beyond to delight us and correct the issue.

Customer service was top tier... I would recommend to anyone who is considering dinning.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 30, 2021

KaylaJ, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad we were able to turn things around for you and you had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good food and nice staff!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, parking was easy for a
lunch meal, and the food was spectacular! Very cute restaurant too. Try the Hibiscus Lemonade!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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Brie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday. The drinks were great and I loved the chicken empanadas!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 23, 2021

Brie, thanks for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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Phil
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 23, 2021

Phil, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipcxxx
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 23, 2021

cxxx, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

:) :) :) <3 wow!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. They don’t have the most extensive menu but everything tastes delicious. The margaritas were on point and very well priced.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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AleshaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious, service is great it’s a really great vibe oh I love it here

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 16, 2021

AleshaL, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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Mike
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific Food and Drinks! Recess!

We ate at Bar Mercado but we ordered off the menu for Recess, which shares the same space. Patrons can order off either menu.

Recess makes the most delicious meals.

Run, don't walk, to Recess!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 16, 2021

Mike, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado & Recess! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler is an amazing server! Great experience, vibes and music. Will definitely be back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Tyler and look forward to serving you again soon!

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JessieM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Food was great and didn’t take long to get it. Awesome atmosphere and amazing service!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 10, 2021

JessieM, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipJamaicanbronz
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Girls night out we ordered from the tapas and main...Shrimp, cauliflower and street corn were all delicious..The chicken or shrimp taco family meal another great choice.. I do not recommend the salmon in banana leaf...A few of us enjoyed the jalapeño margarita very spicy 🥵

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SPAA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

yuca fries best yet, paella overcooked and dry, host staff great, server not great and being backfilled/helped by more observant servers. used to be a favorite spot, but sliding a bit lately.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 10, 2021

SPAA, thank you for being a loyal supporter of Bar Mercado. We are disappointed to hear that your recent experience with us did not meet your expectations. We would love for the chance to chat directly to hear more about your meal and how we can improve. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to get in touch, thanks!

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Mrsmac
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We tried several appetizers: shrimp, avocado salad, street corn, empanadas. The only thing that was good would be the avocado salad but it was nothing special. The drinks were overpowering and made me cringe to take a sip. The vaca veija was bland as was the paella. I would not go back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 10, 2021

Mrsmac, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We are disappointing to hear that the dishes you tried did not meet your expectations and would love for the chance to chat more about your experience with us. Please share your email address below, thanks!

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vipPaul
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a road warrior who has traveled for business over 25 years eating in restaurants all over the country. This one is one of the best I have ever eaten at. The food quality and taste was amazing. I highly recommend starting with some empanadas and then the parillada platter to share. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere is fun yet laid back. The mojitos were as good or better than a top mojito in Puerto Rico. We will definitely be back and will be sure to tell our friends and family about this awesome restaurant!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 10, 2021

Paul, thank you for your kind words and for choosing Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a girls night out here with amazing service, drinks, and food

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

What Spanish restaurant doesn't serve chips and salsa or even have it for one. For 2 they were out of the empanadas which was the only thing that looked good. Their alcoholic drinks were like 1/3 the size of anyone else's for high prices! They had only 5 beers. The server wasn't friendly. They don't even have a full soda bar! This place sucks! I took 8 people here and everyone was disappointed in it. Will never be back!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We regret that your first time visiting left much to be desired. It sounds like we did not do a great job describing our concept and helping you navigate the menu. We hate to read that you left dissatisfied. Please share your email address so we can get in touch with you directly. We would love the opportunity to remedy this situation.

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SoniaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Joey, was exceptional and so patient with us. Even with all of the changes, he still got everything right! :) Our first time there and would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 3, 2021

SoniaS, thank you for trying Bar Mercado! We are so glad you had a great time with Joey and hope to have the chance 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 502 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.