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Mercadito - River North

4.6
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5039 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
We are the city’s top Mexican restaurant for authentic cuisine, specialty tequila and mezcal cocktails, located in the heart of River North. Our culinary team features popular Mexican dishes, including our signature tacos, as well as fresh salsa and guacamole, ceviche, esquites and more.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5039 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GwenD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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TanyaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercadito never misses to amaze me with their flavors. Always great!

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EnyelisR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun as usual. Omar our server was super.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food fast service

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CeciliaR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipLisa
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AndreaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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Elele
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! This place offers a flavorful twist on foods and it is AMAZING!

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vipBrookeC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good but service was awful. Our waiter never really checked up on us to see if we needed anything else.

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elizalinh
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMyQueen528
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KatM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every single option on the menu is delicious! It can be a bit crowded normally, but was much less busy because of Covid, which was nice because it was also quieter.

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PaulaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It’s pretty upsetting when you get your food 15 min after the whole table is done eating. For it to have been a Sunday, it wasn’t that busy although it did seem that the restaurant was short staffed. t’s also upsetting that they automatically set a tip amount of 20 % and up. So the customer doesn’t get a choice to decide based on the service provided? In my opinion, the busboy deserved the whole tip because he was attentive to our table and to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my time at Mercadito’s, I was celebrating my birthday and the food was great as well the ambiance. The manager was really nice, I can’t remember his name. There was a misunderstanding, with one of the waiters but he was able to resolve it quickly. He was very professional, and came to the table to say Happy Birthday !!!! I’ll definitely, be going back the music was also great. This is the perfect spot, for date night, birthdays , or girls night out.

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OscarL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Awesome Awesome

This is a great location, decor, food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The inside of the place is beautiful! tables were far enough apart where we didn’t hear other conversations and felt safe with everything going on. Server was very nice and food came quick and was great! Margaritas were good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time food and drinks where the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Margaritas were excellent

JD
JoeyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was impressed after seeing this restaurant on WGN channel 9. Had shrimp tacos very good, will return.

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Manuel
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great and even the drinks, but service was terrible. Server had an attitude, yes I understand the new law requiring guest to wear mask when interacting with employees but server was rude to tell us that. Then a table sat in the patio and I’m guessing it was a worker of the place and we saw as she gave them the best service. I was expecting the same service and her whole mood changed when ever she came to our table. As a server you should read the table, my guest and I were on a date, talking, taking our time eating and drinking. We never asked for the check because we wanted to get another drink, but she brought it still. I was planning to have a great dining experience, not to feel unwelcome.

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Tayne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a great experience here - ambience, service, food/drinks, COVID-19 safety protocols, etc. were perfect. Would highly recommend for a date, birthday, special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good music!

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vipPamela
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mexican food and impeccable service. One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago.

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vipChris
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the flautas, margaritas, and tradicional guacamole.

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vipHehehe
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food and drinks in the city!! Try the sopes (if on the menu) and street quesadillas!

MQ
vipMyQueen528
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pollo tacos were great! Check your receipt thoroughly before paying.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipMarkchicago
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always good, very fast service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was even better than we remembered and the service was fantastic!

CK
CaleyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The meat was awful. We felt super rushed from the second we sat down. The food was a huge disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! great!!

AL
vipAndrewL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the mushroom tacos was an excellent choice for the pickiest Vegiterian!

JM
JamesM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Was getting rush yo eat it seem like! I understand it’s COVID but my family is paying customer as well! We were never there a hour! I will never return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so pretty and clean. The ambience is exceptional and the staff was phenomenal I love the food the bar with Excellent also and the drinks are so tasty

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ViktorijaU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the workers and food! Great place with fantastic margs!

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AmberW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved Mercadito, the food, drinks and service have always been exceptional! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Incredible food.

FAQs

Mercadito - River North does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and 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 5039 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.

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