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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
rosemary-thyme marinated skirt steak, leek poblano fondue, avocado salsa
smoked brisket, pickled tomatillo, salsa verde
baked mexican cheese, corn tortillas
We arrived and our table was ready. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu ideas. The drinks were yummy. The food was absolutely delicious. We’ll definitely be going back and recommending to our friends and family.
the best mexican food we have ever eaten!! we especially loved the meat tacos and guacamole. the waiters were really nice and friendly. the service was extremely fast. we loved the restaurant and would visit again. i’d visit chicago again just to eat at this restaurant.
Our waiter Constance was amazing. She explained the menu so well and gave us great options to choose from. The drinks and food were delicious. It came out quickly and hot. I hadn’t been in a while and it was just as good as I remembered it! I’ll definitely be back.
Creative and authentic Mexican cuisine describes Mercadito. The spice and the heat from the Tomatillo and Chili de Arbol salsas sneak up on you which I like. The Pollo Tacos and the Hongos Tacos were perfectly seasoned. I suggest that if you pay your bill with a credit card that you check the table card reader because it defaults to a 25% tip.
We absolutely loved every dish we ordered! The prices were great as well! It was our anniversary and this was a great last minute pick! We will be back to visit the lounge!
Had a reservation at 8pm and did not get seated until after 9pm…
Come hear every time I’m in Chicago…great food, service and margaritas!!!
Food was terrible. Will never go back.
Made my birthday special
Everything was excellent
We really enjoyed the food and the ambience. Our server was awesome! I had the red snapper and it was delish. It was a little loud but overall great experience. We will be back!
Place was hopping. Service was doing its best to keep up, not too bad on waits once seated. Food and the margarita were excellent.
Shrimp tacos and brisket tacos are delish! You must also try the creamed corn. Sooooo goooid!
Great service, good margaritas and delicious food.
Our waitress (Constance I think) was awesome. She was super helpful with the menu for my friend who is observing a specific diet and she was great fun to chat with!
The food is good and cocktails are great. I knew we would be near the amount we paid for dinner. However, I don’t think it was worth as much as we paid.
Superior menu. Excellent Mexican influences creating new culinary experiences! Exciting new combinations without straying from beloved source flavors. Tequila and Mescal menu intrigues and overwhelms.
The food is spectacular! The service is great as well. We had a wonderful meal.
Food was good, but they were out of a couple things we ordered. Service was extremely slow.
Terrible service from host, manager and waiter. Bust boy was the only good part about the service. Absolutely rude, unfriendly and not accommodating staff. Way to loud couldn’t hear our own table talk - food was the only positive about this place. Never going again and also sharing with friends/associates about our experience.
Great experience! I would certainly visit again! Great!
This restaurant was the worst Mexican restaurant we have ever been to. My wife is Mexican American and said her mother always made authentic Mexican food. This was not! We got our food in 3 minutes, which leads us to believe it was sitting under a heating lamp for quite some time. The ambiance....what ambiance. The acoustics were so bad that we couldn't have a normal conversation. We had to shout throughout our dinner. I felt we were at McDonald's....get them in and get them out. Like a herd of cattle.
Food was delicious and fresh. One of the best margaritas I’ve had.
Overall the experience was good, appetizers and drinks were great. Tacos not so good.
We didn’t get sat until 30 minutes after our reservation but everything after that was perfect!
Fantastic experience again. Will and his staff are top notch! Can't wait to come back.
We sat outdoors which was pleasant. It is too loud to have a conversation inside.
Not what it used to be ..sadly my food was just a reminder of what the quality used to be ..took quite some time to get out our order..sloppy presentation ..and food was not as delicious as I remember being in the past ..
I’m not sure if owners have changed, but the quality and taste of food have fallen short for the past couple of years. Mercadito used to be a fave, but there is a definite notice of change in their dishes and not a positive one.
Beautiful place . Little loud but a great young spot to have drinks and tacos
Food in general is good - I love their tacos, but some dishes are over-priced (e.g. $12+ for a small portion of guacamole). The major downside for me is the constant loud noise that makes it difficult for us to enjoy the food.
Great food and it came out super fast. We also really enjoyed Will the manager !
Very interesting menu with some novel choices....ie peach guacamole. Great server and
Excellent restaurant. Could do with more attentive service though. Did not pay attention to "on the side" and "no cheese on the black beans". Drinks slightly overpriced, but good overall
Food was very fresh and presented nicely. We had pork tacos and shrimp tacos, delish. Apps were good and Margaritas excellent.
Great food and drinks the amiga drink was amazing and our server Constance was wonderful. Definitely going back.
Bad food terrible price. Guacamole with soy sauce disgusting
Very elegant environment. Food came out quick, piping hot, and delicious. Wonderful service!
The cocktails were amazing and the food was fantastic! Loved the overall vibes of the restaurant and our server was excellent!
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 4.6 stars by 5302 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.