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
Our team's knowledge is grounded in their experience as consumers and connoisseurs, and then improved through decades of restaurant and industry experience. We strive to create a remarkable and unique experience by perfectly detailing every aspect of your catering and event needs. It is important to us that every guest has an exceptional experience and is provided with extraordinary service.
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Great tacos and margaritas to welcome Santa. Join us from 1 -9 pm. Join us for tacos and drinks specials.
Monday, December 24, 2018
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join our amazing New Year's Eve Fiesta! 5 course menu ($75 per person) DJ after 9 pm, midnight toast, and our signature margaritas!!! Come celebrate with us!
Monday, December 31, 2018
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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
Great food, drinks and atmosphere!
We visited here 2 years ago when in Chicago and loved everything about the place. The food and service were outstanding. This time not quite the same experience. The restaurant was WAY TOO HOT!!! It really made for a bad experience, I think it even made the food not taste as good. The service was very good as always, but we could not get out of there fast enough due to the heat. It was only 24 degrees outside so I'm really not sure what the problem was.
Food was great, the rest sucked very very loud an packed shoulder to shoulder.
Good food. Average service. No stools at bar. Separate eating area in basement. No ambiance.
The food was delicious and the Margaritas were very good. Overall a great experience however it seemed like there were sufficient staff to cover the evening but our service was still terribly slow and we often had to ask for people to come to our table to help us out. Get the Queso Fundido....EXCELLENT.
The service was very slow. One guest asked for decaf coffee and they didn’t have any, but the food was very good.
Food was excellent, Service was very good. There happened to be a private party in the front half of the restaurant and the rest of the restaurant and bar was excessively noisy and crowded. Don't go on a Friday night if you hate crowds and loud environments
Amazing food and drinks. Really solid service.
While the food was good, the service was just ok. We went through two glasses of water before a server came to the table to take our drink order. The tables are so close together you are practically eating with complete strangers.
This place is awesome! Te entire experience was fantastic, from the margaritas to the guacamole and finally dinner. We can not wait until we go again.
Best food ever!!! DE-licious!!! Loved the cucumber margarita!!!
Shrimp and Lobster tacos are subpar - not worth it. Bland taste. Looked like a ladle of soup on a hand made thin masa tortilla. Los Comales’ 2.25 tacos are 5x better. Service was actually great as long as you’re ok with almost no elbow room to eat your tiny runny ‘tacos’.
Awful. Waited 20 minutes after being sat without any greeting. Attempted to address with the manager as we were walking out - he just looked at me dumbfounded like a deer in headlines and didn’t say anything. Ironically was clearly busier than they could handle but were still taking reservations
Great food and drinks, authentic mexican. Overall great but a bit on the loud side.
Food was good but very loud! Couldn’t hear the others at my table.
We started out with flaming cocktails but one of the four glasses was cracked. We notified the waiter, returned it but it took forever to get the replacement drink back (it was not flaming & did not taste that good). Four of us shared a variety of plates ~ traditional guacamole, a salsa with chips, carne (steak), pastor (pork & pineapple), carnita de puerto (pork). The food was good. The service was terrible because our waiter was smug & unavailable the entire meal. He never returned the drink until we flagged him down, he never checked on us until it was time for the bill. We ordered two items that were to be served with chips (guacamole & chips/salsa) but got only a handful of chips. We had to get a server who did not understand us very well to get us more chips. I don’t know that I’ll ever return due to the poor service.
The food is OK at best - Heavily salted and tons of garlic. The atmosphere is cool.
The food was ok. The salsa had the consistency of baby food and I feel like the tacos should give you can option to mix proteins..no one wants to eat
The food and drinks at Mercadito were AMAZING! I was pleasantly surprised and fully satisfied. It was a very busy night and was a bit loud, but I understand why since the food was so good. The service was very fast which is good for turning over tables but at the same time, it felt a bit rushed. But overall, I would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant to my friends.
Fantastic food but the restaurant is sooooo noisy it hurts your ears. Not conducive for date or couple outing, good for larger groups.
Food is outstanding. Service tends to be pretentious.
Nice lively ambience but overall a bit to small for all the people and tables. Food was good but the menu could be made a bit easier to understand.
I’ve been here 8-10 times. Food is always good but I called twice the days before to ensure they knew we were celebrating my girlfriends bday
Good Mexican fusiin did. Try the tacos.
I am part Mexican - and the good was terrible - the ceviche was terrible and the salsa was not special at all- I will never recomendé it
Amazing!!! J world always pass by Mercadito but had never thought of it as a place to have a business meal... This place meet ALL my expectations m.. Great food, drinks and service... Definitely coming back...
Excellent food and atmosphere. Only drawback during our most recent visit was how closely the tables were spaced. It was as if we were also having dinner with the two groups sitting on either side of us.
Salsa, lobster tacos, shrimp enchiladas and queso fundido were all delicious. Service was excellent. Only downside was that it was extremely noisy and tables are too close together.
Love this place. I go here nearly every time I'm in the city.
Although we had some concerns given some of the reviews about noise, service and food, everything was excellent for us. Our reservation was for 5:45pm, but the restaurant was jammed and very noisy by 6:30pm. So, the key is going there early. The chips & salsa (we got the tomatillo version which was yummy - a little spicey but not uncomfortably hot), enchiladas, mini mexican-style hot dogs, and queso
fundido w/ chorizo were all delicious and shared among the 2 of us. We did take home half the enchiladas because it was too much food. We decided in the future we could do well by just sharing the enchiladas platas and one appetizer. Margaritas were very good too!
Great service and great food! If you want more than your typical taco joint this is the place to go.
Everything was absolutely amazing as always. I was a bit sad when I got home to eat my leftovers they did not add all the food in the box that was to go. I actually looked forward to having it.
Great experience! Amazing food, environment and service. Would definitely come back again.
Great food, nice ambience but so ridiculously loud we had to text each other across a two top table. My head hurt from the noise level. Maybe for lunch, but not again for dinner.
We tried several dishes and all were excellent. Highly recommend. Service was excellent. Fun atmosphere.
VERY LOUD. Tables are on top of each other. Forget having a conversation with your date. Not the place for a romantic dinner by any means. Waiter had to move table for me to get up from my seat since it was so close to the surrounding tables, and I’m fairly average size. Fancy Mexican inspired menu, but far from traditional. You won’t find any nachos or burritos on the menu!
I love this restaurant! My food was awesome and I tried the Blueberry Margarita and it was amazing!!!
I definitely tell everyone I know to try you guys!!
Early reservation worked great for our group. Great service. Wonderful food and selection of tequilas.
It was fantastic! Loved the restaurant and the food. Margarita was the best!
I made a reservation for 7:00pm far in advance. We didn’t sit down until 7:59. Hostess #1 was good while hostess #2 was absolutely terrible (and mean!). Should have been given a discount or at least a free round of drinks....