La Merce Restaurant & Market

3.9
21 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
We are Spanish Restaurant with International and American fusion.
In our place you can find everything from our amazing Burger "La Merce" to our delicius Paella, and many more fresh seafood.

We have a great music atmosphere, so come and join us and you will have a wonderful experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tue, Wed, Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 11:45 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(321) 295-7611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Contact us for our catering services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Braccia Pizzeria and Bonne Vie Hair Salon.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Over priced for below mediocre food.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was very poor. We waited over 45 minuets for the food and they kept saying it was almost ready. It took so long we had to get the food to go. The place looks nice, the food was good but the service and time frame for the food was not good.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date. The service was outstanding and it was nice to have live music while you were eating. Highly recommend!!

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MS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our party of 5 had a very enjoyable dinner Saturday at La Merce. We shared an excellent charcuterie board with a variety of ham, chorizo and cheeses. Entrees included huevos rotos, salads, panini, octopus carpaccio and the fish special. Portions were quite large and for the most part delicious and well seasoned. For dessert we shared excellent house made almond cake and crema Catalana. Service was very friendly and professional. Since it was Saturday night, there was live music - a singer with a lovely voice although a little loud for the small space. During our meal, our waiter and the bartenders even took turns at the mic (all admitted theater geeks!) which added to the fun, since we are too. Overall the quality of the food is top notch (I think it’s all organic) and creative. Everyone at La Merce worked hard to insure a successful visit and we all look forward to returning.

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S
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wanted it to be better. Heard great things about lunch, but dinner was a disappointment. Chicken Marsala was dry, over cooked, missing the Marsala favor. Not cheap. Not much on the ambiance scale..although ok. Probably won’t be back.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinning experience was excellent. The food was great and the service and attention was oustanding. The chicken and shrimp paella, mushrooms al ajillo, caramari and their Crema Catalana were so good.

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MT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was delicious, wine was outstanding!

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are seeking true, authentic Spanish food, this is the place for you! Loved the Rose Sangria! Perfect blend of everything! The food was all excellently cooked to perfection! The list of specials on the board was plentiful and worth several trips back to try them all!
I really hope people go off the beaten path (park ave) and try this place as it is definitely worth it!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was excellent. I took my girl to dinner. The staff was amazing, we shared the medditeran salad for appetizer and the black paella. The sangrias are the best i have ever had. Be prepared to wait, they make it all from scratch but its worth it.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant , the food is really authentic and delicious , I will be back for sure ! It is amazing

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing just a block from park avenue
I went with my girlfriend and we had 2 sangrias wich were made with real fruits the way it should be

For an appetizer we ordered fried calamari and they were delicious and also an octupus carpaccio that was the best octupus i ever tasted in this country, for our entrees my grilfriend ordered a grouper poached and she enjoyed it so much that she did not gave me a little bit hahaha and i had the asopado WOW the best all the ingredientes are so fresh that i think is the key of this restaurant that allow them to cook so flavour food.

Andy took care of us and he is an amazing server what a experience we had here

DO NOT MISS IT I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE

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T
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Very small portions and food wasn’t that good for the price. The octopus appetizer is $18 and barely had any octopus (a few small slices). My red snapper entree was VERY small and tasted fishy. I suspect my “sautéed veggies” were from a frozen bag.
Our server was excellent though.

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FS
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding authentic Spanish cuisine in an upscale setting.

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DG
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only knocks is that it's a little over priced & the host/server we had was a little too casual & chatty (to the point of being a distraction & interruption of our meal).
Otherwise a very good restaurant w/great quality of food.

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SM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After reading the favorable restaurant review in the Orlando Sentinel, we wanted to check it out. We received great service from both Vito and Bel-Andy. We enjoyed the WP Appetizer and Paella for 2. Great wine selection and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie was over the top! We'll definitely go back soon to try the Squid Ink Paella and more of the Spanish wines.

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OT
Hamburg Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Will was attentive and personable.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here is amazing, but more people need to go, it's too empty which makes it odd ambiance

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food. I would definitely recommend it!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a hot day, I sat down and ordered a white sangria. I've discovered that this white sangria at La Merce is pretty much the perfect summer drink and I'll be trying to recreate it the rest of the summer, it's definitely a must have. At this point I'm assuming the red one is just as good.

I was in for a late lunch but wanted to still have something that wasn't too heavy. I had the grouper with clams and a side of asparagus. The grouper was light and flaky, the sauce was light but flavorful, and the clams came in the shell. Beautiful presentation and a great portion size. Would come back here with family.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Of all the spanish theme restaurants this one needs a lot of improvements... the restaurant has been opened for two months but needs a lot of help in the kitchen, but place is beautiful and well kept.

Sangria, is one of the best things you can get in an spanish restaurant, it lacked flavor and consistency, cheese and ham platter, or la merce platter, had just two pieces of manchego, the rest Mozzarella, mozzarella is Italian not spanish. Serrano was good but it was something completely different from what we saw in the picture. Shrimps were good, we asked for patatas brava's, complete failure... no flavor.

Paella was ok, nothing special, it didn't had a Wow Factor... sorry, for a spanish theme restaurant it is supposed to be a star. We ordered a sirloin, it was undercooked and no flavor or seasoning.

The best part was the service the server was sharp, but they need to work on the food.

Price, almost 150.00, too expensive for what we got.

Recommendation, menu is good, but food needs improvement.

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