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Mercadito - River North
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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Chile ancho rubbed grilled chicken, cured onions, roasted cauliflower, corn, chile de arbol-beet salsa, queso fresco, crispy sweet potato
Corn Masa Quesadillas
Chihuahua & oaxaca cheese, roasted poblano, corn, zucchini, tomatillo salsa, crema fresca
Mac & Cheese
Poblano, manchego cheese, corn, cilantro
It was fun as usual. Omar our server was super.
Excellent food fast service
Good, well made food, service is great!
Wish the area by the windows didn’t feel so secluded or dark.
But overall good place to eat with large groups or just a date.
Drinks are also delish!
Great atmosphere and food! We went for Mexican Independence week and the food was great! Loved the fresh pomegranate guacamole, chile de nogada and the pozole rojo! We sat outside on the patio and it was very comfortable with heat lamps and carnival lights.
Amazing place and food was delicious! Everyone on staff was attentive, except for the host that night. I had a reservation and my party arrived before me and he even said the host was a bit pretentious but other that everything was great. The waiter was exceptional with both of us and then there was another lady assuring that we were accommodated and having a great time. Splendid place and will come back again for sure!
Great experience! This place offers a flavorful twist on foods and it is AMAZING!
Our server was awesome! He was easy to talk to, gave great recommendations and went out of his way to ensure we had a nice evening.
Food was good but service was awful. Our waiter never really checked up on us to see if we needed anything else.
Sat outside. It was the perfect weather. The staff was super friendly from our first steps in, and all the way through our dinner. I'd definitely return again. Hopefully, their full menu and cocktail menu is up!
Food was good and quick. Would prefer for the waiter to not hover when I'm getting my money out considering all interactions require patrons to have on masks as well.
This is one of my favorite spots. I love everything about it. The owner Darryl even comes around and introduces himself and ask how the service was. That’s top tier service for sure!
Every single option on the menu is delicious! It can be a bit crowded normally, but was much less busy because of Covid, which was nice because it was also quieter.
It’s pretty upsetting when you get your food 15 min after the whole table is done eating. For it to have been a Sunday, it wasn’t that busy although it did seem that the restaurant was short staffed. t’s also upsetting that they automatically set a tip amount of 20 % and up. So the customer doesn’t get a choice to decide based on the service provided? In my opinion, the busboy deserved the whole tip because he was attentive to our table and to others.
I enjoyed my time at Mercadito’s, I was celebrating my birthday and the food was great as well the ambiance. The manager was really nice, I can’t remember his name. There was a misunderstanding, with one of the waiters but he was able to resolve it quickly. He was very professional, and came to the table to say Happy Birthday !!!! I’ll definitely, be going back the music was also great. This is the perfect spot, for date night, birthdays , or girls night out.
Awesome Awesome Awesome
This is a great location, decor, food and drinks!
The inside of the place is beautiful! tables were far enough apart where we didn’t hear other conversations and felt safe with everything going on. Server was very nice and food came quick and was great! Margaritas were good as well.
Margaritas were excellent
Was impressed after seeing this restaurant on WGN channel 9. Had shrimp tacos very good, will return.
Food was great and even the drinks, but service was terrible. Server had an attitude, yes I understand the new law requiring guest to wear mask when interacting with employees but server was rude to tell us that. Then a table sat in the patio and I’m guessing it was a worker of the place and we saw as she gave them the best service. I was expecting the same service and her whole mood changed when ever she came to our table. As a server you should read the table, my guest and I were on a date, talking, taking our time eating and drinking. We never asked for the check because we wanted to get another drink, but she brought it still. I was planning to have a great dining experience, not to feel unwelcome.
Have always had a great experience here - ambience, service, food/drinks, COVID-19 safety protocols, etc. were perfect. Would highly recommend for a date, birthday, special occasion.
Great food and good music!
Amazing Mexican food and impeccable service. One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago.
Always love the flautas, margaritas, and tradicional guacamole.
Best Mexican food and drinks in the city!! Try the sopes (if on the menu) and street quesadillas!
The pollo tacos were great! Check your receipt thoroughly before paying.
Everything was perfect
Always good, very fast service
Amazing experience! The food was even better than we remembered and the service was fantastic!
The meat was awful. We felt super rushed from the second we sat down. The food was a huge disappointment.
Always great service and the mushroom tacos was an excellent choice for the pickiest Vegiterian!
Was getting rush yo eat it seem like! I understand it’s COVID but my family is paying customer as well! We were never there a hour! I will never return again!
Food was amazing!
This restaurant is so pretty and clean. The ambience is exceptional and the staff was phenomenal I love the food the bar with Excellent also and the drinks are so tasty
Love the workers and food! Great place with fantastic margs!
I’ve always loved Mercadito, the food, drinks and service have always been exceptional! Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent service. Incredible food.
Great cocktails and super tasty shrimp tacos. Would come again!
Service was good. I wish they would add a better veggie taco option. The mushroom taco’s are way too much mushroom.
It’s overwhelming. Margaritas are good. Ceviche is in a red sauce. Not the best.
I’m always impressed with how delicious the food and margaritas are at Mercadito! The ceviche and pescado tacos were absolutely fantastic, would get again.
Mercadito - River North does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Uber Eats. Mercadito - River North also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 329-9555.
Mercadito - River North is rated 4.6 stars by 5036 OpenTable diners.
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.