Mercadito - River North
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Food was mediocre. Our server came twice the whole night which was ridiculous. Took forever to have someone give us the check. Very over priced for tacos. 4 tacos for almost $20. The tacos were bite size which were not worth the price at all.
The food and drinks were very good, but our server was M. I. A. after getting our food. Almost an hour passed before he checked on us for another drink/ our bill.
Everything was absolutely delicious!! I would highly recommend the food.
It is a very loud restaurant and I could barely speak with the people in either side of me. Our server couldn’t have been less attentive to us. Three of the main courses came out together, and maybe 10 minutes later, the other two.
That said, I’d still recommend it because the food was really wonderful!
Food was good as usual but this time the waiter was not good. The waiter brought the wrong drinks and then blamed it on us. He had a poor attitude and poor customer service.
Great food their Enchiladas are some of the best I have had and for their Desert the flan did not disappoint!
Amazing overall I visit every year during National restaurant show. I must stop for my team
Food and service was great. Music was too loud for lunchtime. Taco portions were on the small side.
Went for drinks and appetizers! Had a great time!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for our happy hour Monday through Thursday 3-6pm!
If you want to try creatively prepared Mexican food, go to Mercadito. Start with chips and select from the list of salsas. I recommend the tomatillo, where the heat sneaks up on you, or the roja, which is milder. The Tacos are attractively prepared and tasty. I enjoyed the Pollo. The Pastel de Chocolate is a fine choice for dessert, the ancho and sweetness balance each other out. If you like cocktails, Mercadito has an extensive cocktail list.
The service and food were both amazing! I would certainly go back.
Very good food and fast service. However, the tables were too close together and the noise level was very loud. Felt like I had to shout at my date just to be herd.
We are heading into a renovation this summer to make the space more comfortable. We will keep everyone updated and hope to see you again soon in the new space!
Great place to celebrate your bday! It very loud in the restaurant but the food and drinks are good.
Thank you for making Mother's Day dinner great! Hope to be back soon.
Amazing food - a new experience with every chew. Quick, friendly service. Atmosphere is fun, but a little loud.
It is a nice restaurant, with good food, My service was not the best and it was not a busy day.
Good food and drinks ! Pretty good service and ambiance.
way too noisy and a request to modify the music even a little was ignored. Waitress was very nice and reasonably attentive but one of our dishes was never received
Second time there with hostesses being awful about seating. They try to shove too many tables in tiny space and if you require more room they make a bug deal. They lack respect for the fact that someone may have an invisible disability and need more room. Even when you come at an earlier hour. This has happened twice and does not make me want to eat there or ever host a corporate dinner there. The wait staff is great - but it cannot compensate for the horrible management of door staff/seating. Really disappointing!
Cinco de Mayo
Margaritas and food were great!!! No complaints on quality. We went for 5 de Mayo since it was our last night in town. Only complaint was that they didn’t have any good specials .. drink wise. The margaritas were on “special” but were still $11 a piece which I found a little pricey still, considering a lot of non Mexican restaurants were offering good specials on beers and margaritas like majority do every year. Staff was great . The place wasn’t too packed with people and music was good. Music was a bit loud which we didn’t mind but if you’re looking for something less noisy this isn’t for you. If you’re from south Florida the comparison atmosphere would be like a Tap 42. Great place to eat for Mexican food . We’d definitely go back
Tables very close together, music way too loud. Food and drinks are alright but not worth the price. They were out of a few things too.
Wonderful experience, best margarita ever, loved the guacamole and the tacos. Would definitely go again. The only down side was we had to wait forever just to get our water and a waiter, maybe because it was Cinco de Mayo and extremely busy.
Very busy day as Cinco de Mayo, so understandably the service was stretched. They were out of one of the starters we ordered which was surprising, as it was only the afternoon. However the food we did get was outstanding, and the margaritas delicious! I'm pescatarian so not a huge amount of options but enough, however I think a vegetarian would struggle
Just bad service! Our entrees arrived at different times and before out appetizers. So her food was cold by the time my food arrived. By the time apps arrived I was annoyed and ready to go
I had a really good time and would definitely return. I came as a first date and wouldn’t really recommend that. Only because the music is lively and a tad loud so you have to shout to hear one another and my throat kinda hurts haha. But the food and everything is great. A little pricey for what you get, but that’s to be expected so no hard feelings to the management.
Usually the mahi mahi tacos are flavorful and delicious but this time something was missing. The rest of the food was mediocre. Our server disappeared several times and my husband literally had to get up from his seat to go find him and ask him when we would be served our enchiladas (server claimed it takes at least 25 min from the time of ordering, but it had been well over 35.)
Great place! I always come here for their shrimp tacos, but unfortunately they have changed the recipe and it’s not as good anymore - Bring back the good old shrimp sauce!! Their guacamole and mango margaritas are delicious!!
Amazing food, great drinks & a very lively vibe. If you want a quiet place to have a conversation, this isn’t your spot. I have never had tacos quite as amazing as these. I want to try them all! Also, the Mac & cheese was to die for! Again, super loud, but fun for us, on a Saturday night.
Decor, service, food and location were all 4 star. The only drawback, which was significant for me personally, was the deafening noice level. I’d still recommend it, but only at times it’s not crowded.
I have to say it was truly one of the best noise levels of anywhere I’ve ever dined. Pleasantly and refreshingly quiet. Great food. Enjoyed my poke bowl immensely. They didn’t hold back on the fish and replace with cheap filler!!
Food is outstanding as are margaritas. Everything is very fresh. A bit chaotic, we had a reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. On a busy night it is a VERY loud restaurant making table conversation difficult. But food is great.
Best food we ever had and awesome ambiance! Spectacular customer service and attention to detail! Will come here again! ☺️
After waiting for 15 minutes we learned that our table was given to another group on accident. The hostess who was working was extremely rude and said “give me a minute and go wait over there” in an extremely rude tone. No apologies once we were actually seated. Our server was wonderful but the hostesses were incredibly rude. 2nd time I have gone there and the hostesses were unfriendly. Very offputting
The guac is really good. The tacos are the right size and quantity.
Way too noisy! I had to lean and shout to talk with my wife. Food was good, service was good, but way too expensive ($150 for two people???). Drinks were on the weak side.
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.