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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
rosemary-thyme marinated skirt steak, leek poblano fondue, avocado salsa
smoked brisket, pickled tomatillo, salsa verde
baked mexican cheese, corn tortillas
Delicious food, great service and friendly staff. Will definitely come again.
Its a bit too loud. Food it's fantastic, and service it's also great.
The food was excellent, the portions generous and the wait staff friendly and accommodating.
This was my first visit to Mercadito, but I'm sure it will not be my last. The food was excellent as was the service. We started with guacamole and queso fundido with chorizo, which were both great. My part of 3 ordered tacos across the board: fish tacos, brisket, and steak - everyone loved what they ordered and the portion size was good. We finished with the tres leche cake, which had understated flavors, but was good as well. Our waiter was on point and provided terrific service. Recommended!
Definitely recommend. The only thing is, they brought out my date food way before mine. So it was a bit awkward. Other than that nice place. Will definitely go back.
Food was good, service was good the ambience was upbeat and energetic. We were three in a group and our tab was over $100 not including tax or tip. We had four tacos a piece and three margaritas. The tacos are street tacos, Not your typical 6 inch tortilla. Nothing spectacular but their drinks were pretty good. I did not like the 4% Covid charge added to my bill and the server could not explain what it was for either.
Enjoyed it - good food, great, attentive service, prices a bit steep, but still will go back.
Had a reservation at 9:15pm and showed up early. They were busy and told us they would be able to seat us closer to 8:45 which was fine. However it was around 9 and I asked again to be seated and they told us that they were still waiting on a table. The thing that irritated me was that people who didn’t have reservations who came in after us got seated before us. Not just one or two parties but multiple. It was quite frustrating to watch.
We finally got seated and our server had a bad attitude. We asked for his recommendation for salsas and he stated that “none of them were really anything special” and proceeded to sass us. I was quite turned off and at this point I was ready to get up and leave. I wish I did.
Food was overpriced. Not bad but nothing to write home about.
Such a disappointing experience and my worst dining experience in Chicago for the duration of my trip!
Don’t waste your time or money on this place.
The best restaurant tacos we have had. Ordered several for the table and shared.
Mercadito is a great place to go if you are okay with loud music and dark lit places. Probably best for a young adult night out. Great location, food was pretty good. Didn’t quite meet the expectations of reviews
Great to have an evening out. A little crowded but we felt COVID comfortable where our table was located.
Great place for the last decade!!! Complex and contemporary
Everything was great, food and drinks are awesome!
I missed some of the food choices removed from the menu. The overall experience was good. I would go back.
The tacos are some of the best I’ve ever had and the margs a really good too.
The organization for seating guests could be a little better but I enjoyed my experience overall. The food was delicious! The menu should put a mark or something next to the drinks that taste spicy. The decor was beautiful. I will definitely dine here again.
This place is sooooo loud …it’s impossible to talk to anyone without yelling & you still can’t hear !!! Plus the tables are so close together ! We went downstairs to the small bar & it was more tolerable but still noisy … Very limited menu …I won’t be returning for these reasons especially the noise level which is unbearable !
Omg for 5 de Mayo....it was popping!!!
The waiter was very slow and had the whole downstairs section to herself
Perfect for date night 😍
Go and try to sit outside on the street to get a nice feel of the city. Margs are great and I recommend the pork tacos.
Loud, crowded in the afternoon. Much better evening experience. This is another restaurant that awkwardly makes you tip in front of the waitress/waiter.
I wrote in my reservation, I was in my wedding anniversary and nothing special happen. I celebrated in three different restaurants before this one and each one said congratulations and gave to us a glass of champagne or Prosecco or dessert.
Real authentic Mexican food.
Kevin was awesome! Food was great! Had family from out of town and this was the best place to be at.
Loved this place, great energy and friendly staff. Food was mouthwatering and they were quick too!
Very lively, busy atmosphere. My girlfriends and I enjoyed the guacamole and chips, mahi tacos, and queso fundido and Brussels sprouts; all was very good. Drinks were excellent. I would go back, however, if you’re looking for a quiet place, not it. It’s a loud restaurant! Good but loud and didn’t bother us, might bother some.
Service is always great and accommodating
The food and service was very good but the COVID prodicols were POOR. The restaurant was packed and there was little regard to spacing and masking when guests were not at their tables. And the noise level was so high you had to shout to be heard. It was a super spreader dining event which made us very uncomfortable. Very irresponsible during a spike period in Chicago.
Very good and very reasonable tacos and food. Very good and very expensive margaritas.
I sat by myself so my daughter could sit with her 6 friends and celebrate her 15th birthday. They loved the food and atmosphere. I was disappointed they didn’t do anything to acknowledge her birthday though. I told them when I made the reservation and when I checked in. I even tipped extra thinking they would do something. Besides that wonderful dining experience. Great location and delicious food!
food is always tasty. staff is friendly. I enjoyed going back.
Waiter not so friendly . Not had that experience before.
Food was great and the cocktails even better. Waiter was great. Nice energetic crowd. Me and my date had a great time
When we arrived for our reservation the place was getting slammed with about 30 people waiting to be seated. The manager was very honest about how long we would have to wait for our reservation and in the end did a great job getting us a table downstairs within 15 mins - super nice wait staff and greet food. I highly recommend the restaurant.
Not practicing social distancing at all. Tables are close to each other and overall way crowded restaurant.
It was packed way beyond COVID regulations. The food was okay, less flavorful than expected but we enjoyed the quesadillas and mushroom tacos.
We love the watermelon margaritas from Mercadito. Their chips with guacamole are also great, and I love their chicken flauntas. It is noisy, but a good energetic vibe.
What a wonderful experience! Had dinner at the bar. Bartenwerefun and friendly.
My birthday. We definitely enjoyed
Mercadito - River North does offer delivery in partnership with 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 5206 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.