Mercadito - River North
Enjoy $10 margaritas, $5 select beer, $8 rock shrimp and tacos.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: January 12, 2019
Ends: January 13, 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
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Choose from a 5 course dinner for two, featuring our signature rock shrimp or a la carte options (limited).
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Way too loud and too warm. A reservation is meaningless... you end up waiting with everybody else for a table. Food is good, but not worth the experience.
Great lovely atmosphere, lovely drinks and delicious tacos!!
Great food. The trip of salsa was on - served in shallow plates, the salsa was hard to eat - would have been better served in bowls.
Food was excellent, service was mediocre. The atmosphere was awesome and the drinks were amazing. Definitely recommend going their!
Terrible service. Waitress was less than friendly and too busy throughout most of our meal to ask if we wanted another drink which we ordered at the bar while waiting for our table. Ambiance was also lacking as we were packed like sardines at a tiny 2-top between two other tables. We live in the neighborhood; food was great but we won’t be back.
Our waiter was attentive and fun and brought us a special mango shot as a treat. The food is consistently good when we've been for lunch, dinner or brunch. Bring back the taquiza platter with the carnitas!
Difficult for kids. Tried to order half a plate of tacos for daughter and got charged full plate.
We went here for my birthday Saturday, and the service was horrible. We were rushed the moment we got in, and our food was taken away before we were done. Very disappointing.
Don’t want to share too much! Seems like a good kept secret!
The staff was amazing and the food was delicious, I will definitely go back
Had our NYE dinner here and it was spectacular!
Had a great experience for my first time. Excellent quality of authentic mexican food. Was a great ambiance as well making my date night even more enjoyable!
Way better than I remembered. Lunch is much much quieter than the dinner scene. Drinks are good but pricey. Steak and beer battered fish tacos were awesome. Chips were nice and salty. Highly recommended for lunch.
The tacos were really good! Great New Year Eve spot!
Spent a great new years eve dinner here with 2 of my friends. They had a wonderful NYE menu planned out and all of the food was amazing! We had a blast and would for sure have my NYE dinner there again next year! Our waiter was incredible and the price was unreal!
They had a special menu but it was never told to us. The manager said it was on the wed site and we were given a disclaimer but I was not and I reviewed everything. When I told the manager he said that they were not responsible for what was on open table (though they told us to make reservations through open table) So we were arguing our case and the manager did not want to here us out until we asked for his name. Our waitress was great she helped us through the whole problem, as much as she could.
The food was terrible. Didn’t taste fresh. I ordered fish and it was full of water. The good news is they took this off the bill. Not worth the money at all.
Great location for a pre-NYE dinner and drinks!
Great gourmet mexican restaurant, though a bit loud. I never miss this place when I travel to Chicago.
Tasty food , good ambience . Decent selection for everyone . They never fail to impress. Highly recommend
Excellent fresh cuisine, quality service.
The experience was memorable.
Stellar tacos and drinks - atmosphere a bit loud for my taste but others may enjoy the energy. Would return if only for the tacos!
Everything was delicious besides steak tacos. They tasted weird and I had them here before and were def better
Overall experience was good. We were celebrating our 23 rd Anniversary and visiting from California
The tacos were excellent. My only complaint was the noise level since so many tables are packed in there. Tough to talk. Service was also excellent though
We were there around 5:30, so not loud at that time.
Todo bien, aunque cierran cierran cocina muy temprano
Amazing Mexican food! The guacamole and mixto ceviche were great starters, and as the main dish quesadillas were unmatched. Tacos were good with favorites from my group being the peacado and steak. Yum!
Absolutely loved the food, atmosphere, and service. Menu can add up but it’s totally worth it!
Great Food, Drinks & vibe!
This was my third time here, the food is always Outstanding. We sat close to where the wait staff congregated (back of the restaurant) and they were, at times, loud and unprofessional. Our waiter took 10 minutes to initially come to the table because he was socializing with his co-workers. When he finally came he was brief, unhelpful and nonchalant in his service style. He just killed the mojo for our dinner. He certainly didn’t apologize and instead acted as though he was fine with the service he was delivering. I would definitely go back but ask not to be in his section.
Amazing! The food and the service was nothing short of amazing. Thank you for making my wife’s 45th birthday a success!!
The fondue with the brisket was a win of an appetizer. The skirt steak tacos and shrimp tacos were full of flavor. Top it off with Matt as the down to earth, genuine server,it made for a great experience. Can’t wait to come back for more!
Took a while for our server to come greet us, when she did we put in drink order, then came back we put our food in of chips and guacamole, steak tacos and chicken tacos. Chips and guacamole came out before the drinks and then steak tacos and chicken tacos were 15 min apart just wasn’t pleasant. When asked if chicken tacos were coming server claimed food comes out when ready not together which is news to me from dining there a couple times prior but if that is the case it should be iterated to customer. After we ate server seemed incredibly surprised we were leaving.
We picked Mercadito after reading some good reviews. However, it was not a great dining experience for my family. The seating is very crowded, tables have 2-3 inch gap between you and the next guest. The noise level was horrible! We had to shout at each other and we only had a party of 3. Food was not as expected either. In addition, very overpriced! 4 pork tacos cost $17 and everything else was ala Carte. Our bill for 3 people was $180. Extremely disappointed especially since the food was average.
Great food, great service but it was VERY VERY hot in there, which I understand. It was a busy Saturday night, but the guys in our group we’re sweating and had to even go outside at one point to cool off.
Good food and great service!
The best restaurant we visited while in Chicago. Had a great time, awesome food, superb service. Only negative was it was TOO loud. My wife and I were yelling to hear each other.
Margaritas were fabulous! Chicken tacos, beans/rice and guacamole also great!