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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
Very loud but to be expected. Good food, some skimpy portions (especially guacamole sampling) for the price. Server was nice but neglected (even when told) to do a birthday production for two of the guests. Wasn't looking for a free dessert as we ordered one (very good bread pudding) anyway, but it would have been nice.
A bittersweet experience, the food was delicious as always, our waiter very attentive and extremely nice person, but the end of our dinner was the worst experience in a restaurant, the bartender chased us through the restaurant to the door, a very aggressive and violent person, and the manager did not know how to handle the situation, really a sad experience for this great restaurant.
The drinks is why you go to Mercadito not the food. We had the guacamole, carne asada (plato fuerte) and shrimp tacos. The carne asada was tasty but the tacos were so underwhelming. The guacamole is super fresh and delicious. The drinks (pepino el pyu, la vida rosa, paloma diabla, and michelada were all excellent. Next time we plan to stick to the guac, ceviche and drinks.
The best as always!!
Super loud, hard to hear any conversation in there. The Tacos were amazing. Pricey since it is in River North but good good food.
Haven’t been here in about a year and it was probably
My last. This used to be a great place for food and drinks but on this last visit I feel that the quality has dropped considerably. Not to mention that our waitress was nowhere to be found and took 25 minutes to get a check. They also must have gotten a new sound system, because the noise level was beyond energetic and they wanted to try out how loud they can make it. Above average noise is great, but blaring is obnoxious.
Arrived on time. Waited 20 minutes with nothing more than a water fill. Busy but empty tables. Music off the scale loud. Walked out. Waste of time.
As a Mexican I can tell you that this place is fantastic, food is amazing!! Guacamole is almost as good as my wife’s, pastor, rajas, beef and lobster tacos are delicious. I really recommend this place. Congratulations to the Chef and his entire team. 🙌🏻
Great food and staff. Will definitely go again and again.
Great drinks, food and service! All around awesome experience! Would definitely recommend.
It was cool...great energy!
Amazing good. Great service. Will is a fantastic server.
Delicious tacos and cocktails!
Food was amazing like always, it is such a cool place and I love going there, this time I brought my family and friend with me to check it out together for the first time, since I have highly recommend this restaurants to my family, this time whoever I had the worst service I have ever gotten, Our Server Leah showed up to the table with -so you want separate checks? I get it, I worked in the industry for 8 years, we requested separate checks per couple (4 couples) if possible, if not It was find we would have figured it out. She was so rude from the get-go didn't even introduced her self or said hi, we ordered drinks, my sister wanted to order appetizers and she said and I quote - I'm just getting drinks right now.
As she took the orders for dinner, forgot to take the order from half the table, had an attitude the whole time, the food came out literally one plate at a time, my food got there 15 minutes before the last dinner finally arrived at our table, so we couldn't even have dinner together.
It is such a shame that poor service and being stereotypical of the customers would give you such a bad rep, when the place and food is good, I will not be back and I am sure no one of the 8 people dinning that day will be back either . Hope your server had a better day!
Great food and service. However, the restaurant is very loud, it was difficult to have conversations because you could not hear over the loud music.
Mercadito is always loud. But this was over the top. I love the food and drinks - but having to shout my order to the waiter is ridiculous.
Great food! Great service!
Entrees were good. Appetizers were even better. Energetic and noisy interior, but without the feeling of being overwhelmed. Great for people watching. Do yourselves a favor and order the elote and in house guacamole dip.
Someone recommended this place. The tacos were delicious. Didn’t try any of their cocktails because I had gone to a wine tasting prior to coming here.
Fun experience with a good selection of drinks! We ordered a bunch of tacos - all taste pretty good.
The food was fantastic but the noise was deafening. I’m talking 90 - 100 decibels. I have a meter on my phone. Someone should call OSHA and rescue the wait staff.
Great dining experience with friends tonight. Alex our server was outstanding, food was delicious. I had my usual lobster tacos which are savory with a nice portion of lobster. We also had fried plantains,chorizo queso fondito, for apps which were great for sharing. Nice drinks too, my go to is La Vida Rosa. This is a lively place that’s tends to fill up on a weekends.
So overpriced! Drinks barely have any alcohol and portions are a joke (and I’m thin)
I went to Mercadito a few years ago and remembered a much better experience. We had a really early reservation and they wouldn't seat us until the full party was there which I sort of get, but the restaurant wasn't full at all, either way, not a huge deal. We went to the bar and the bartender came off condescending and not helpful. I asked a few questions and so did my friend about some of the drinks on the menu. I was asking him about some of the tequilas and what they were made out of and he gave me a dismissive answer. My friend asked about a drink they formerly had on the menu and she gave him a few details about it. He said he couldn't help unless she could give him more info instead of saying something like, what type of drink do you like and I'll recommend something. Waiter was nice and attentive. Guac was good. Everything else was meh. Felt like it was turning into a chain restaurant.
The food was excellent and so were the drinks. The music is very loud which can at times make it hard to hear the person sitting across from you. Also the waiter we had was very pushing and almost forcing us to put in our dinner order within the first few minutes of us sitting down.
Great drinks! Tacos were amazing
Place was empty, but placed us right between two couples. Food came late and cold. Occasion was a birthday, had to go finish eating in other place.
Amazing food, great service, and energetic atmosphere. This will be in my regular rotation.
This place is wonderful! Great service, FAST food, and amazing taste !! The downstairs bar area was a nice hook-up when we didn't have a reservation, AND it was quiet enough for my group to chat. Upstairs has great music but too loud for a dinner conversation with friends without shouting. We WILL be back next time we are in town
In celebration of my son's 25th birthday, he chose Mercadito after seeing some online reviews. We all had a great time and really enjoyed our food. For an appetizer, the five of us spit two different kinds of guacamole and one kind of salsa and chips. We each ordered an entree and some extra sides. I had the blackened swordfish tacos. Everyone enjoyed the food, and I especially enjoyed the 70s and early 80s musics, despite the fact that it was really loud. A total of four alcoholic drinks (maragaritas) plus the food was $260, including tip, which is quite pricey, but it was a special occasion.
Food was delicious but service was slow and disappointing.
reminds me of a tapas place where everyone at your table shares
Margaritas delicious, No Captain Morgan served Mount Gay Rum instead and tried to pass it off as Captain until we questioned our waiter
Very expensive ($100 a head that's counting tip and booze)
Loud Fun Atmosphere
Had a great time. The music was very loud which made talking to the table of 6 difficult.
Great food but incredibly loud and hard to have conversation
Had an amazing experience tonight at the Mercadito! Our waiter was awesome, very efficient and responsive, and the food was delicious! This is not your traditional Mexican restaurant in any way, it has a very young and energetic crowd. At times, it was slightly hard to hear the person sitting across the table from you.
Not a place to go if you want much conversation. Very loud.
We had a delicious meal but our waiter was pretty rude and clearly rushing us through. For he prices Mercadito charges, we should have been able to have a reasonably paced meal. The food though is really good.
Overall, we enjoyed the food and setting. A bit overpriced, especially the mixed drinks. Not many options for kids, so we wouldn’t recommend taking kids there unless they are foodies and open-minded to trying new flavors.