Bar Mercado

4.7
491 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 491 people are saying
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vipJudithH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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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!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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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
12 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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Bar Mercado
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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CamiloS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Paella here is delicious! One of the best in town.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 27, 2021

CamiloS, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the paella and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Made me feel as if I was back home in Miami. Totally loved the food and the service that I received from the staff at this beautiful establishment. Granted I live 15mins away, I will most definitely recommend this place to anyone and I myself will be returning.

Thank You!

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are glad to hear that you loved the food and that you will be back, but noticed you only reviewed the overall experience and service at a 3. We would love to hear some additional feedback to hear what could have been better. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to chat briefly, thanks!

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Mike
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and... especially important in this day and age... excellent vegan and vegetarian options.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 27, 2021

Mike, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipJanet
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Vacation lunch. It was just okay.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 26, 2021

Janet, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We are disappointed to hear that your meal did not meet your expectations and would love to hear some additional feedback about the dishes you tried so that we are able to improve. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to chat briefly, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to also take your parents for dinner

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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Trisha
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tapas are delicious!! I'd definitely recommend it.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 26, 2021

Trisha, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some good options for everyone. The Tapas options are delicious, but some of their greens did taste a bit off.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We are disappointed to hear this feedback about some of the dishes you tried. We would love to hear some additional feedback about the dishes you tried so that we can improve. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to get in touch, thanks!

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christopherjm
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Paella was a little different- not your typical paella. Pollo asado was grilled perfectly- chicken was moist- very good. However- not as spicy as one would expect for asado. I ended up using the jalapeno salsa to add a little punch. We ordered grilled bread with melted cheese & hummus. The bread & cheese was very good. Strangely, they served the hummus with a bag of Stacy's Pita chips. My advice to management- The hummus was very good but serve it with the grilled bread instead of the bag of chips. The french fries were also very good.
One element of the menu which could be improved were the mixed drinks. All seemed to be watered down/weak.
Overall- it was a good value for the meal. It was a very busy evening on Krog St. & our seating was perfect for the weather & people watching. (sit outside if possible). Food was good- very good.
It's good to get out an see the world again! Atlanta such a great city!

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 19, 2021

christopherjm, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We appreciate this honest feedback regarding the food and drinks you tried during your visit with us, and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipZeke
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I discovered Bar Mercado while looking for dinner takeout options during the pandemic lockdown in 2020. Since we love their food, we decided to dine-in. The experience was great. The ambiance was nice and the service was excellent. Our wait staff never made us feel rushed, which made for a relaxing and delicious meal. Unfortunately, this has not been our experience at most of the American restaurants where the wait staff begin removing the plates before we finish chewing the last bite.

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 19, 2021

Zeke, thank you for your support this past year! We are thrilled to hear that your dine in experience with us was wonderful, and hope to serve you again soon!

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Brina
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was awesome. The service was exceptional. The manager came over to our table and asked how was everything and the food. My boyfriend told her the sides was just ok. She discounted our check. We will definitely be back for another date night

Bar Mercado
Responded on July 19, 2021

Brina, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We are disappointed to hear that the sides your boyfriend had did not meet his expectations, but we hope your next visit with us will be better. We appreciate you being willing to give us another chance 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 4.7 stars by 491 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.