Bar Mercado

4.7
432 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 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Wed - Thu 4:00 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 432 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarrieM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good time with our kids for Father's Day. The food and service were great! So nice to be back at this spot post-pandemic.

Bar Mercado
Responded 3 days ago

CarrieM, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipIvanL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! The food was delicious and the place has a vibrant vibe.

Bar Mercado
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

When I was being seated the hostess at first was not being accommodating to us not wanting to sit next to the kitchen but then she did move us. Once seated our waiter, food and drinks were great. The restaurant does have a issue with flies next to the booths by the windows that need to addressed

Bar Mercado
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! While we are so glad you enjoyed your meal, we appreciate this constructive feedback regarding the host. We would love to get in touch directly regarding your meal. Please share your email address below if you would be willing to chat briefly, thanks!

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vipSparkyS
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed Father’s Day lunch, the food was amazing and it was so great to have good service again. We’ll definitely be going back.

Bar Mercado
Responded 3 days ago

SparkyS, thank you for celebrating with us at Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

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Vazquez
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

Bar Mercado
Responded 3 days ago

Vazquez, thank you for celebrating with us!

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HannahS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a dinner with friends for my birthday here last night and it was incredible. We were a party of 10 with a reservation on a Monday night. They seated us right away. Our server did an absolutely phenomenal job and the night was made so much better by it. The food was delicious (the tapas! are so good!) and the drinks were creative and fun. There was 0 hastle with splitting the bill, a testament to our server's expertise.

I was nervous about finding a restaurant with this big of a group, but Bar Mercado handled everything with excellence. I can only recommend. Thanks for making my birthday so fun!

Bar Mercado
Responded 6 days ago

HannahS, thank you for celebrating with 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! Happy birthday!

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Brinkley
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere was nice. The only thing that prevented me from
giving 5 stars was the bread with the Provelto was charred and when we asked for a replacement we were charged for the replacement.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 15, 2021

Brinkley, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We apologize for this mishap with the replacement bread, but are so glad the rest of your meal with us was wonderful! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good service

Bar Mercado
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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Armh
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent!!! The service was great! Sangria was very good.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 9, 2021

Armh, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to serve you again soon!

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viplovetoeat
Atlanta
95 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are extremely accommodating to your party’s needs, thoughtful.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 8, 2021

lovetoeat, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. My partner and I had a short rib empanada, a broccoli and cheese empanada, the street corn, the salmon, and the churrasco steak and everything was delicious! Our waitress Kat was very welcoming and had a great personality. Can’t wait to come back soon!

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 8, 2021

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

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ClarissaP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavor is incredible! The margs are also very good.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 4, 2021

ClarissaP, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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Chris
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lively restaurant with large portions and good value. Tasty latin american flavors well executed. What was friendly service vanished with food delivery when we became suddenly invisible. We just no longer were there. When we finally caught their attention and paid we were able to truly escape unnoticed. Shame. It wasn't half full.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

Chris, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado. We apologize for this service mishap that happened during your meal. We never want our guests to feel invisible in our space, and would love to connect directly with you so we can figure out what happened. Please share your email address below if we can get in touch, thanks!

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Magic
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family met for my sons graduation brunch.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

Magic, thank you for celebrating with us at Bar Mercado! We are so glad your family had a wonderful time and congratulations to your son!

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MonicaDC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere. Our server was excellent! The food was also good.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

MonicaDC, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

i had a reservation at 7 and got sat at 7:40ish. that sucked but the hostess was cool enough to get us a free app!

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We apologize for the delay in seating your party, but are so glad to hear that the rest of your evening with us was wonderful!

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vipKimberlyH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Nice place visually...but the drinks were poor in taste and selection. Also the food was not impressive at all. Tried it once....won't go back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

KimberlyH, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are disappointed to hear this feedback regarding our food & drinks. We would love to hear more feedback about the items you tried and what you didn't like about them so that we can improve. Please share your email address if you would be willing to get in touch. Thank you!

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vipJackieC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been here twice in a week so we must be fans!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 24, 2021

JackieC, thank you for the support! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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viplovetoeat
Atlanta
95 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun menu, eclectic people watching & excellent service. Highly recommend & still thinking about the fabulous meal. We will be back!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 25, 2021

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

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SchwanaH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice establishment!! Food was excellent, waitress was very nice and attentive

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 24, 2021

SchwanaH, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful spot for our family group lunch. Would take any of my friends and loved ones there!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff... AMAZING experience.

Bar Mercado
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipJackieC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! My first time going to a bar americano and it definitely won’t be the last. My margarita and empanadas plate with Mexican corn side was fantastic! My daughter and friend ordered the veggie bowl and other friend got the chicken sandwich. Love this place. Coming back and bringing friends!!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 21, 2021

JackieC, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to serving you again soon.

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MarianneO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Mercado was a fun spot to eat. The food was great and so was the service. We went for my birthday and it was perfect. We followed it up with a walk on the belt line. A perfect afternoon.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 20, 2021

MarianneO, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful experience - great food & service. Waiter even put the sun shade down without me having to ask! Can’t wait to go back.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 18, 2021

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

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vipYES2JOY
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ist Impression:
The hostess was unfriendly, rather rude + snippy when we inquired about outdoor seating or sitting in the illuminated main dining room vs. the dark bar within an 100% empty restaurant at 11:30AM. Kuddos to the sweet manager for accommodating my request.

Highlight:
Elliott our Server is a JOYfuL . Kind Soul with a Warm Smile + Great Spirit. THANK U SO MUCH for Enhancing my Daughter's 19th BirthDAY by your Presence!! 10-Stars for Elliott!!!!!

Edibles:
BAR MERCADO MENU
1. Empanada Platter Favorite: Short Rib Cuban-Braised with Peppers + Onions.
2. Served Luke-Warm + Lacked Flavor: Grilled Shrimp with Crispy Okra . Roasted Tomato Merken Butter. Fist Pump for the Sliced Whole Okra + Large Shrimp.
3. Freaking-Fabulous Street Corn: Grilled on the Cob . Lime-Garlic Aioli . Cotija Ceese . Merkenspice + Lime = Best EVER!
4. Refreshing + Lively Hibiscus Lemonade: Hibiscus Tea . Lemon + Simple Syrup.
5. The Yummy "Surprise" Guava Pastry Puff: Filled with an Unknown Cheese + Guava Jam was the Perfect Antidote to Our Meal. The Added Candle was a Nice Touch for my Daughter's 19th BirthDAY Celebration - Thanks for the Gift Elliott!! ;)

RECESS MENU
6. Select-4 Veg Plate: Brussels with Tamarind Glaze . Brussels + Pear Slaw with Citrus-Date Vinaigrette. Cauliflower + Ancho Spice . Loaded Sweet Potato Fries with Cashew Chipotle Crema . Garlic Aioli . Chili Crisp + Chives. Bright Light: Brussels. Sadly, the Sweet Potato Lost its Luster being served over the Brussels Slaw. Request your Slaw On the Side to Ensure your Sweet Potatoes are served Warm or Possibly Hot.

4-Star Deduction for the Hostess
2-Star Deduction for Luke Warm Food (My Party + I were Seated Outside of the Kitchen)

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 18, 2021

YES2JOY, thank you for celebrating with us! We are disappointed to hear that your interaction with our hostess impacted your experience so much for you to give us a 1 star review. We would love to get in touch with you directly regarding your meal with us. If you would be willing to chat, please share your email address below. Thanks!

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vipVictor
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining at Bar Mercado. From the hostess's warm greeting to the consistently delicious food and warm service from the entire staff, Bar Mercado is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Atlanta...and the short rib empanada is UNDENIABLE!!!

Note: Please bring fresh pita back with the hummus. That hummus is TOO perfect for pita chips!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 13, 2021

Victor, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear this wonderful feedback regarding your meals with us and are so glad we are one of your favorites! We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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vipCNO37
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Leo was one of the best servers I’ve ever had!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 13, 2021

CNO37, thank you for joining us at Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear this feedback regarding Leo's service and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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MarkM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With out reservation we were seated promptly. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and some areas of the indoor are close to wide open areas so it was a nice comfortable environment. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was amazing! If you're in the mood for gourmet Cuban food this is the spot.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

MarkM, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado for your Mother's Day meal! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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EvangelaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place. The food was amazing and our server was super attentive. I can't wait to go back!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 12, 2021

EvangelaR, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. No complaints will be returning.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipAdamshap66
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will return. We were bummed they ran out of empanadas. Nice evening.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

Adamshap66, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We apologize that we were out of empanadas during your visit, but look forward to serving you again soon!

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ShannonR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and delicious food! Definitely on my list to recommend.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

ShannonR, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado!

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vipDanielS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date spot. The tapas were so good and easy to share.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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swizzlespirit
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love this place. Delicious cocktails!!!! Most of all I love being able to order healthy, gluten-free food from Recess menu while enjoying the ambience in the awesome patio. Being able to order off both menus is awesome! The fried Yuca is a yummy little appetizer.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

swizzlespirit, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meals with us and hope to serve you again soon!

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

Made reservations for Cinco de Mayo. Our waitress Leo was very attentive. Great food and a great atmosphere. No complaints.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thanks for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Leo and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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vipjayb
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and food was great! Love the red and green sign concept!

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 11, 2021

jayb, thank you for joining us!

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vipAndrew
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, both in terms of food offerings and beverages. The meal itself was excellent, both from a taste and value perspective. While I had never tried Recess before myself, several of the folks in my group gave some of those items a try as well. (This is the first time when we had been able to order from both places while at Bar Mercado.) The added variety to the menu was rather nice.

The only weird thing about the experience was the "checkpoint" out in front of the restaurant. It looks like a "to-go" order stand, so we attempted to walk around it (the host stand is just inside the restaurant and we had reservations) and were blocked in a comically physical way by a member of the restaurant team. Turns out you have to check in there before actually entering the building these days. This didn't really impede our enjoyment, but it did start things off on a strange foot.

Bar Mercado
Responded on May 4, 2021

Andrew, thank you for choosing Bar Mercado! We are thrilled to hear how much you and your group enjoyed your meal with us! We apologize about the confusion with our host stand- we implemented this change at the start of COVID to reduce crowding and we use it as both the host stand and a place for guests to place walk-up togo orders. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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laurar
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening kicking off our anniversary weekend!

Bar Mercado
Responded 6 days ago

laurar, thank you for celebrating with us at Bar Mercado!

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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 432 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.