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Bar Mercado

4.6
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287 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish

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Eclectic Latin American fare in a lively, unpretentious environment.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 287 people are saying
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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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious but a little too salty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service , food was good and I definitely would go back .

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 24, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Mercado has recently made some menu and interior changes, including the bar, adding TV’s, new playlist and more. The menu has shifted to Latin American and its baller. We dined with 4, sat in the bar area and shared everything including platos. Our favorites were the arepa, empanadas, avocado salad, tostones and the short rib platos! Best short rib we have ever had. Every drink on the menu was LIT... you can order some in larger format to share or a porron if you’re looking for some fun!

Bar Mercado
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so excited to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and liked the new direction we are taking the restaurant in. We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There have been some tweaks to the menu recently, and they are amazing. Latin focused, and sooo tasty. I had all the empanadas, and the lomo and they tasted so good! What a treat dinner was.

Bar Mercado
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed all the changes we have made, and hope to see you back soon!

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JohnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were great, the bar seemed to be moving a little slow, but our server Daniel was awesome and even took some of the drinks off our tab that took a long time.

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we tried was delicious!

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed everything you tried!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really good place ,good service ,and the food can be better .

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, but are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the food. We recently made a substantial menu change, and through this transition all feedback is very helpful for our team. We would love to know more about your experience, please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was really good. Will definitely go back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I miss the Spanish tapas menu. So many great items from that old menu. Don’t love the new menu shift...

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing such honest feedback, and we are disappointed to know you are upset with the shift. There is no easy way to make change, and we apologize that it has felt abrupt. We are listening to the demands of the majority of our diners and also honoring the culinary talent in our kitchen. The transition is bound to be a little rocky, but know with time it is going to be amazing. We hope you will check back frequently for new updates and as we refine the menu.

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TAvocado
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

They are trying out a new menu and it's so so. Not great. But our waiter was great and the ambiance is fantastic.

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 11, 2020

TAvocado, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our new menu. As we go through this transition, all feedback is very helpful for our team, so we would love to know more about your experience. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the new menu! Food was amazing and wine selection is very fairly priced! Will definitely go back. Perfect place to share lots of great food and the cocktails are delicious.

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our new offerings! We look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great.

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipBilly
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real surprise exotic and delicious

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 11, 2020

Billy, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. My only suggestions are that the inside seating near the bar could be a bit quieter. Also, we ordered a lot of food all at once, but despite our request to stage the food coming out over the course of our dinner, and with smaller dishes before larger dishes, the kitchen just prepared the food when they felt like it, such that dishes came out in the wrong order. I’ll know for next time, but my advice would be to order things sequentially, in the order that you’d like them to come out. Otherwise, enjoy!

Bar Mercado
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Bar Mercado, and we apologize that the flow of service didn't quite match your expectations. This is excellent feedback and we will use it to improve. We hope to welcome you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Will be back soon!

Bar Mercado
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We can't wait to welcome you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was not great and the food took forever to the point that another server asked if we had already ordered! No apologies thereafter. The food was good though.

Bar Mercado
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado, we appreciate you sharing this feedback. It sounds like we missed the opportunity to deliver sincere hospitality. We would like to connect to ensure this isn't your lasting impression of our restaurant. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Overall, it was a mediocre experience. The food and environment were both enjoyable. However, my server lacked a sense of personality and care. We asked for his opinion for food options and he continued to shrug and act confused. When asked about the sangria, he merely said “just get what you want”. There was another server named Tanner that saved the day and was amazing! However, I can’t even remember my assigned server’s Anne because he lacked a sense of engagement the entire time.

Bar Mercado
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Bar Mercado. We regret that the experience did not showcase our commitment to sincere hospitality. We would like to connect to ensure this isn't your lasting impression of our restaurant. Please share your email address if we can get in touch briefly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Octopus is the best thing on the menu.

Bar Mercado
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are glad you enjoyed the octopus!

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vipCharlesY
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food just as good as their sister restaurants!

Bar Mercado
Responded on January 20, 2020

CharlesY, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado and being a supporter of Castellucci Hospitality Group!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review