Mercadito - River North
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday - 3:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
Friday: 3:00pm- 2:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:00am
Call: (312) 487-1607
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Sun 9:00PM - 11:30PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:30PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:15PM
We were there to celebrate a birthday, we watched other tables be brought out flan and nothing was done for us.
The food was fantastic and had no complaints about service, but booked for dinner with business clients. It was too loud for discussion so I would not recommend for that type of setting ,
They turned on the music half way through our meal and it was quite loud
Was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to! Excellent food, service, and ambience!
Food and service were awesome! Kevin was a great waiter and was very in tune with his customers!!!
First trip there resulted in immediate return the next night!! Completely, absolutely delicious - beautiful presentation and perfect portions. Can’t wait to come back to Chicago to go again!!!
First time dining here. Plan on getting a variety to share... think like ordering at tapas place. We will be back.
The food was impressive however do not go unless you don't mind club music blasting in your ears! I LOVE a club vibe but not when I am trying to have dinner conversation. I could barely hear the person sitting next to me. When I asked the server if they could turn the music down he first said no, then changed his mind when I said I want to talk to the manager. My colleague's order was missed because the server couldn't hear him!?! Simply outrageous. Not to mention all the diners were yelling over the music so the whole thing was a travesty. You can be a restaurant or a club but not both. I am not sure I will go back based on the noise level and poor service.
Great food but too loud! We couldn’t have a conversation without yelling at each other. But the food is amazing
Great food and excellent service!
I hosted a Birthday dinner for a party of 14 people. The staff was very helpful and attentive. The food was amazing!!!
Always enjoyable, all of the food had a kick (for better or worse depending on what you're looking for). The only thing that's become ridiculous is that you order four, FOUR, of the same tacos at a time. For two people this turns into 8 tacos if you want to sample them (sample being used loosely here since it's only 2 varieties), which is just too many. It's basically encouraging food waste.
Wonderful service and great tasting high end Mexican food. Love this place. Tried and true.
Had been looking forward to checking out this restaurant and I was not disappointed. Great cocktail selection, and great authentic food.
Great food. Reputation for a lot of noise but we were there early so not an issue.
Everytime I visit Chicago I make sure I visit this restaurant. Love te people, food & drinks!
Mercadito is one of my favorite spot for special occasion, food was excellent, service very accommodating, the cocktails great and overall a great place!
Not very friendly service. Tacos too salty and overpriced
The Shrimp tacos are amazing! We put in 3 orders of just the shrimp tacos because they’re so delicious!
Jesus was very attentive to our needs. He’s a great asset to your restaurant .
Had to wait 15 minutes despite having a reservation - no apologies for the wait
Food and service was good but the noise level was very high. Not easy to talk to the person next to you.
Mercadito is one of my favorite go-to places for Mexican food and the greatest margaritas in Chicago! Everyone had a great time hanging out and catching up!
Food was good. Just a little over priced in my opinion. Flautas are the best thing we’ve tried on multiple occasions.
Excellent food options. The guac trio is really good! Best guac I have ever had in ages. Great portion sizes. Will definitely visit again
We were pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. It was recommended by friends to eat here while visiting Chicago. Very authentic Mexican food that has aromatic flavors blended quite well. We had the trio of guacamole, traditional Margaritas, tacos and enchiladas. All were absolutely tasteful, full of flavors and the service was top notch. Always filling water glasses, cleaning off table and Madison our server was very knowledgeable in the food creations as well as what key items on the menu would be to try. Don’t leave Chicago without trying if you like authentic Mexican. You may stumble home from the strength of the Margaritas.
Great place to eat. Love the lobster tacos
This was a lively venue! The food was some of the best I’ve had in Chicago. My wife ordered the lobster tacos and ceviche mixto - both were excellent. I ordered the brisket tacos, delicious. We both loved the 80’s play list, although it was a little louder than we were expecting.
My husband and I were looking forward to to a delicious Mexican dinner on our trip to Chicago and Mercadito fit the bill. We made reservations and found the restaurant lively upon arrival. We we offered outdoor seating, which we were hoping for. We people watched and enjoyed Pollo Tacos and Surf & Turf Taquizas.
the food is really good but just too loud for us inside and it was too hot to be outside
Experience was wonderful as always! Experience was wonderful as always! Experience was wonderful as always!
Came for great & creative tacos, drinks were fun too. Nice selection of bigger plates or items to taste and share. Lively atmosphere, food consistently great!
Very authentic & delicious!
My favorite place for Mexican food!! It's just really loud, so don't go if you're trying to have a conversation while eating. However, the restaurant is really cute, and the food is mouthwatering.
Service was fast and friendly, would have appreciated the server mentioning the happy hour menu but all in all great experience. The food was delicious!
The food and drinks are always amazing! Service is just ok seems like the servers are at times overwhelmed. The food constantly came out before our drink orders. The fruit flies were out of control we spent most of the night swatting them away from our food (gross) .One of the support staff members was extremely rude when we asked for beverage napkins. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable on the menu even though service was a bit slow again not going to blame him they seemed a bit short handed (management!).We will give Mercadito another try in the future.
I love this place the food is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing and every now and then at the bar you may get a goofball serving you drinks but for the most part all good.
I had a friend in town, and after taking in a jazz show, we needed food, stat!! I consulted my Open Table app for late night options, and, having lunched at Mercadito, thought it would be a great spot to showcase the city's offerings. The food was as great as I remembered, and the service was wonderful. We headed out into the much later night very happy and full.