Over priced for below mediocre food.
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.
Great place for a date. The service was outstanding and it was nice to have live music while you were eating. Highly recommend!!
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.
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.
Excellent service, food was delicious, wine was outstanding!
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.
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!!
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.
Beautiful restaurant , the food is really authentic and delicious , I will be back for sure ! It is amazing
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
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.
This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was outstanding.
Outstanding authentic Spanish cuisine in an upscale setting.
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.
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.
Service was great. Will was attentive and personable.
The food here is amazing, but more people need to go, it's too empty which makes it odd ambiance
Loved it! Great food. I would definitely recommend it!!
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.
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.