Mercadito - River North

4.5
5362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
We are the city’s top Mexican restaurant for authentic cuisine, specialty tequila and mezcal cocktails, located in the heart of River North. Our culinary team features popular Mexican dishes, including our signature tacos, as well as fresh salsa and guacamole, ceviche, esquites and more.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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 5362 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, drinks, and food!

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vipOneyatta
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The waiter was terrible not very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service1ambience5

Had to wait 45 minutes before we got seated for our reservation

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SamS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation and were not sat until 8pm. The bar was packed and definitely not following covid protocol. We were sat in the basement which was nice because it was less chaotic. Service was fine, food was below average. Best thing about the night was the margaritas.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great cocktails and the lobster tacos were delicious. The guacamole had the perfect amount of heat - chips were fresh and warm.

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AmandaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place! Everything was amazing, especially the different types of salsa.

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vipAmyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wonderful margaritas and tacos in a cool vibe.

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DMCgoodeats
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious
Would recommend to a friend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food 🤩🤩 excellent ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

With 6 people standing at the hostess stand, you would expect quick service. We waited 16 minutes for water and that is only because an employee was flagged down. Servers had masks half way on their faces. Overall poor experience for a place that we usually enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated both of our birthdays and really had a great time. The managers were very nice and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally, everything is good. Nothing is “better” than something else. It’s just all good. Get anything.

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vipGinaF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I forgot how loud it is here! Good, consistent food. Good service that waned as place packed them in. It was nice not to be rushed though. Perennially a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I got sick from the margarita

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and service but it is so loud that it’s difficult to have a conversation.

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vipMario
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

This is extremely loud place for me. Second time I go there and is the second time I regret going.

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Steve
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, server was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve loved mercadito every time I’ve been. Definitely my go-to spot! Chicken tacos are absurdly good, and the service is so fast! Love it!

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BarryB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch.
Service was excellent .
Camaron tacos were reminiscent of eating in Acapulco overlooking the Bay.
Tres leches were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your hostess, Isabelle, bent over backwards to make us feel special. Great asset!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were exceptional. Especially loved the Pastor tacos and Brussel sprouts appetizer. So delicious!

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vipBrooke
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls dinner here and the service was outstanding. We split a couple of things and it was just the right amount and under $50 for each of us. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food (especially for vegetarians )

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a very nice evening

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vipSbeats
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hreat food and outdoor seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved going to Mercadito. We were able to sit outside because the weather was great. The service and food were awesome. The waiter made sure to refill our drinks and check on how the food tasted. Restaurant is a bit pricey, but that is normal in the area. Just take a look at the menu and you know what to expect before you go.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! It was our first time, and we loved it because of her

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DarreonA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercadito never disappoints. I'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was an amazing waitress! She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made some great suggestions for us which were helpful because we had never been before.

The food and drinks were also amazing!

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NaveedS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from NY and were regulars when mercadito built its roots in NYC. It was great to eat the delicious tacos again. Best tacos outside of Mexico, hands down.

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TianaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was great and very attentive. While the food was enjoyable, it wasn’t good enough for the price we paid.

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Jules
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible. There were 4 of us and our food came out in 3 waves with about 10 minutes between the first and last person being served. Asked for recommendations and given very few words or input. Server never came around much to table. Too crowded. Noise level was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with a warm ambiance! I loved the shrimp tacos and the guacamole was amazing. The staff is very nice and accommodating. I’m looking forward to coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waitress just wasn’t attentive… we would have ordered so much more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foodis always off the edge. Drinks are always fire.

FAQs

Mercadito - River North does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.5 stars by 5362 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.

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