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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
Crispy rolled tortillas, chicken tinga, tomatillo salsa, black bean hash, crema fresca
Crispy brussel sprouts, smoked pork belly, salsa verde, pickled onions & cilantro, crispy shallots
This is my favorite place in River North
The best tacos in the city, all food is made in house, including the corn tortillas. Highly reccomend the chicken tacos, Misty Sleeve Margarita, Queso Fundido, Chile De Arbol Salsa.
Food was subpar my meat on my carnitas tacos was dry....margarita was very tasty and refreshing... the elote corn seemed liked it was served out the can a lot of liquid was in the bowl and not much corn
Always helpful staff and quick service, love the decorations for the holiday season!! Made my sister's birthday super special
The food was simply amazing as always and the staff was extremely friendly and practiced all COVID regulations.
Fantastic food and delectable dining in a posh perfect venue.
Service was great and tacos were good! The rice was not good at all it had no flavor, it should probably be removed from the menu. Overall the price of the food was not worth it
Love this place. My favorite restaurant
Food was very subpar. We had to send back shrimp tacos. Very disappointing on all fronts (waiter was very understanding though) as we had both been there before with decent results.
Will not return again....
Mercadito has been one of our favorites and we were excited to return for the first time since COVID started. Unfortunately, it turned out to be an uncomfortable experience as tables were still too close together. We considered leaving and, in retrospect, wish we had. Instead, we rushed through dinner so that we could leave. The food was good, as usual. We'll likely wait until the COVID situation is much better before returning.
I’ve always enjoyed myself at Mercadito, the food and drinks never disappoints.
People were walking around without mask... overall the food and drinks were great.
The place is great! Thank you for following the Safty covid guidelines and still making it a warm environment!
It was our anniversary and we were visiting from out of town. Our server was very dismissive and inattentive. He busted every single table next to ours except us multiple times. By the time he came to us, we wanted to place an order for everything since we knew our apps, drinks and meals. After we gave our drinks our server walked away. We ended up finishing out drinks, leaving and going to Nonnina down the street - where we had absolutely amazing service. This was our only bad experience in Chicago. I hope this is not the norm for this restaurant.
Great food, great service... outstanding drinks!
The food was delicious and the staff was amazing my daughter has severe food allergies and they went above and beyond to make sure She was safe . Thank you definitely recommend and definitely will be back
I feel they should publicize the fact there is a covid surcharge! Brought us extra salsa ( about a shot glass full) that we didn’t ask for and charged us for it They they are taking your plates before your even done or at least ask before you pick up my plate. Shrimp appetizer was delicious!!
Great Tacos, the chicken tacos are unique, flavorful and moist...not the oh so typical dry ones. Drinks were good too!
Got some flautas and they were good, some tacos and they were really good, overall food was really good and tasty, but we ordered a guacamole with mango that had been in the fridge maybe forever because of the color of the guac, that wasn’t that good as it didn’t look fresh at all.
Service was a 3, they were not that busy and the waiter just attended us at the beginning and never checked in the table until the very end, we were looking for someone to order more good around the middle of the dinner and he wasn’t around, at the end they took forever to get my check, took forever too to get it paid because they never picked my credit card from the table and I ended leaving cash instead.
Didn’t leave me excited about coming back but at least good was good, I wish service would’ve been different.
Amazing, from start to finish! Some of THE best tacos I’ve ever had!
Energetic vibe with good food. Was a bit too loud for my taste though.
Great food and service! We had no complaints at all!
Welp, let's just say we wont be coming back here...
The restaurant is very nice as far as ambiance. Drinks were good, tacos good. Beans & rice were bland. I felt like the waitress was stretched as we had to wait awhile to order, and it also took awhile to receive a second round of drinks. We had to speak with the manager & he did give us that round of drinks for free.
This was my first time dining here. Overall nice establishment, but overpriced, and not too many options to choose from. Also, I ran into a situation where the waiter overcharged my credit card. I spoke to the manager, but she was hesitant about returning the payment which I didn't like, so I called my bank to dispute the transaction.
Mercadito never misses to amaze me with their flavors. Always great!
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.
Great service! Amazing food!
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!
You can order delivery directly from Mercadito - River North using the Order Online button. Mercadito - River North also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 5066 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.