Mercadito - River North
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Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the best margaritas and tacos in town!
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Come enjoy a bloody mary or mimosa on easter! A la carte brunch featuring our signature carnitas hash and chilaquiles.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Food was casual, but very good. Tacos (4 to an order) were very good. Guacamole appetizer was good but not great. Needed a reservation even for lunch.
Really superb restaurant. Had dinner here with my son. Food of the highest quality. Was absolutely delicious.
The homemade guacamole was incredible. I don’t normally like it but even I loved it! The tacos of barbecued tender pulled pork were sublime. The asaado steak sharing plate was just outstanding. Succulent chargrilled steak served with among other accompaniments rice and beans.
Ice cool water was topped up throughout by the attentive server.
Had one Pacifico beer recommended by our excellent server. It was indeed a great accompaniment with the food.
Service was outstanding.
Definitely put this on your list if you live in or are visiting this great city.
Server was uninterested and not attentive. Food was good but not amazing. Music was loud for a Sunday but ambiance was nice. Bloody Mary was really good.
Bday! Waitress Jasmine made our whole experience even better! Food and drinks were excellent! Must go!
The food was decent. Place was real loud but I knew that when I read the reviews but was much more than expected. Drinks were mediocre.
It was very loud but the food and drinks were good
Mercadito never disappoints. I enjoyed dinner with two friends that were new to Mercadito. They were blown away by the amazing margaritas and the fresh foods.
Great food, service and cocktails. Perfect night out with friends in a fun atmosphere.
Food was super average and overall just not impressed.
It took three hosts to look up my reservation and waiter wasn’t very courteous . It used to be a great restaurant but definitely won’t be visiting any longer
The food is always delicious and the atmosphere works well for casual or business lunches.
Best food! Love the ambiance! Great cocktails!
Just sat at the bar and had several margaritas! The bartender was so great and made wonderful recommendations. I would love to go back and try the food. I’m sure it’s as good as the cocktails.
Best margaritas and guacamole. Ever. Service was excellent and all food arrived in a timely fashion. It is not a quiet restaurant, but the food, service, and drinks outweigh the energetic pace.
Thank you for your kind words. We definitely agree on the best margaritas and guacamole! Hope to see you soon!
Great food and service! They only received 4 stars because the restrooms down stairs were out of order on a very busy night.
Extremely salty food, very loud, and rude front hostess.
poor food quality ..................
very bad service, long wait .
Food was good, but we felt rushed. Also, it was very loud and hard to hear my date.
The noise level was a bit loud for conversation, other than that it was excellent.
The food was delicious but didn’t have as much spice as I expected based on the menu descriptions. If you like spice, don’t be afraid to order anything listed as spicier. You’ll be fine!
Thank you for your kind words! Insider tip: if you like spicy, next time make sure you ask your sever for our extra spicy habanero salsa. Let us know what you think!
The food, service, and overall experience was amazing! Our waiter had excellent recommendations from drinks to the meal. Our food and drinks were served quickly and everything was delicious. The tacos were the perfect size and packed full of flavor. I highly recommend getting a variety, they are easy to share and you will want to try as many as possible!
The food was delicious, good service. They have to control the music because it was very loud and the restaurant is noisy. Otherwise it was excellent.
I think the food quality has decreased. Overly salty and not as good as when it first opened n
The Little Market cocktail is a MUST! So delicious and fresh. The queso fundido was also really good. There were two of us and we ordered two types of tacos and shared, they won't let you mix and match tacos so if you're in the mood for tacos come here with a group and get a bunch of different ones. Cool location! Was a bit loud for us but would be fun for a celebration because the ambiance brings energy.
We went to Mercadito on a Saturday evening in December and the food was outstanding. Returned on a Sunday afternoon in March and the food was not impressive. It tasted like the steak was leftover and the tacos were over-sauced. Very disappointed.
Love this place. Always a great time and good energy and amazing food and service. Highly recommend!
Other than being pricey it was perfect. Really liked the food and the atmosphere
Good food. Really enjoyed the ceviche mixto and the mahi mahi tacos! Way too noisy (difficult to have a conversation) and warm .
Celebratory work dinner. Our waiter Kevin was Amazing! Very honest about the margarita flavors and so friendly. The food was so good, we will be back.
Food was awesome, service was ok. I’ll be back
The tacos were delicious and the service was quick! It was a little loud and dark but atmosphere was fun. The margaritas were very tasty!
The restaurant is extremely loud. The host couldnt hear me say my name when I walked in. The noise level is only louder in the dining room. Food and drinks are good, but overpriced for what they are.
Great food! Service was a little slow but nothing to really complain about. I took my mom here for her birthday and she loved it
The food was really tasty, but unfortunately, the service wasn't the best - our server generally took a long time to check on us and ask if we needed anything and also forgot a large part of our order. Also, in terms of the ambiance, there was an unwelcomed BO smell in the area where we were sitting. A bit disappointed as I only get to Chicago once or twice a year now and I was hoping for a better overall experience.
Good sit down , hear what we were all saying
Loved the atmosphere, but were seated so close to the next guest, it felt like we were in their conversation. There were plenty of tables, so that was disappointing. But the food and drinks were very good.
Food was great, but server seemed annoyed that we were asking questions about the drinks and food. They kept coming back trying to take our plates away when we weren’t even done eating yet. Felt very rushed.
Fantastic food, atmosphere and drinks! Just a tad noisy.
Good spot- just a little bit too loud to carry conversation on a date.