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$10 Mercado Margaritas + food specials all night - Happy Hour not available this evening
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Lively and fun spot
Highly recommend the fish and shrimp tacos.
Food is good, service great but the noise level is high. Coming for food and drinks is great
Super food, service, drinks, ambiance...loved every minute.
Mercado is lively and a fun place for a date night. My husband and I were seated in a more quiet part of the restaurant per our request and were very comfortable.
The jalapeno margaritas were very tasty and the smoky chipotle sauce that came with the guacamole was delicious. We both liked our entrees - carnitas and the enchiladas in mole.
The service was friendly and attentive.
All in all very good. They could put a little more alcohol in the margaritas however.
Excellent experience. Brought an east coast foodie and tequila guy here , and they had more than A few he's never seen before . Food excellent, service accommodating and honest.
Great stuff. Will return.
The ambiance of the restaurant was nice and the location is pretty great as it is right next to the grove. However, the food was not that good. A couple friends and I went during happy hour and even the happy hour prices were not justified. The service was not great- we had to ask for water four separate times and got it an hour into our meal.
Talking business with friends at one of my favorite restaurants. Great evening of food and convo all around.
Carnitas were a little dry but I still stuffed myself. The enchiladas were awesome.
Had really bad service
Our waitress rushed my friend and I, even took our guacamole away that we paid for with our waters as soon as we got the bill. And our food came out cold but of course no one was around to send it back when we needed them. It wasn’t even busy, definitely not coming back.
Try the spicy marg with mescal, a nice change. Dos Gringas tacos and carnitas still the standouts here. Loud place but fun.
The food was great !!! Our server was sooo sweet, the food was really good, have to say the guacamole was so delicious it’s a Must .... I would call this place a Gourmet Mexican food and going casual, which I really like... overall our experience was awesome and we will be back . Thank you Mercado .
The only issue I have with this restaurant is that most of the seating is by communal table. The reservation system doesn’t say this so when we arrived and inquired about a table at a non communal table we were told it would take 45 minutes. The restaurant should have to list that reservations are for communal tables. It’s misleading.
Its just like a fast food restaurant. They shove you on ant table and move you through.
Enyoyed the evening, service was great Margaritas are some of the best!
Food was great per usual
Everything we ordered tasted excellent. Service was quick and friendly. No complaints. Will definitely go back.
Super yummy Mexican food and delicious cocktails. Very fun atmosphere! Just the right amount of noise. We brought our six year old who is well behaved to dinner with us. We didn’t feel out of place bringing her along.
Hair in food
Service not good and didn’t care
Great food! The best guacamole and fish tacos! Best service! Loved the place. Will go back there if I ever visit LA again!
Delicious food but it was insanely loud. We all have hoarse voices today from yelling. I could barely hear the person next to me. That’s just TOO loud for 7p on a Sunday. Also, my open table res was for 3 people at 7p but when I showed up they had no record of that but only one for 2 people at 7:30p very strange.
Disappointing Overpriced Mexican food, lacked flavor and bland. Chips and salsa were great and drinks were on point. With six people all eating different meals none of us line any of it sadly. Also they don’t give you any desert for your birthday we had to oh for it, they’ll charge you per person for bringing a cake in as well. Defiantly won’t be back more cons then pros.
Happy Hour fun!
Mercado exceeded our lofty expectations. In a city full of excellent Mexican restaurants, Mercado is among the very best.
Mercado never disappoints. We started with the guacamole which is a must. It’s def authentic and amazing. My husband had the mole enchiladas, and loved them. Not too sweet not too spicy. The carne asada on a bed of grilled corn is always so delicious as well. The spicy margarita is the best! And the staff is always great!
We always get the same thing here because we don’t want to regret not getting it LOL. We get the Carnitas which is always perfect. It comes in big chunks so you get to shred it yourself and it stays nice and moist and warm. For an appetizer we get the guacamole and chorizo cheese dip which is very decadent and we always always wish there was more.
The only thing about this restaurant on the negative side is I don’t think they really put any liquor in their drinks, or at least not a full shot.
Really enjoyed our dinner here - high quality food with energetic scene. Drinks are really good too. Be ready to sit family style and share your table with other people - they won't hesitate to seat someone right next to you - but that's part of the experience.
The food is phenomenal! Drinks were tasty! Easily one of my favorite restaurants in LA.
Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is amazing, the service impeccable . Love to take people who have never been there so they can experience something new.
Love this restaurant! The food is delicious and the drinks are great. I got the carnitas plate which was HUGE and amazing. I would definitely recommend sharing and maybe get a side. The service was awesome as well. I’ll definitely be back and recommend this place!
The guacamole and skirt steak was great, but I was very disappointed in the drinks... great taste but not a lot of alcohol at all.
In celebration of my boyfriend's birthday, I brought my own cake to the restaurant---which I gave to the host upon entry to store in the fridge for me. After having cut the cake, I asked the waitress for several plates and forks, but she said it would be an additional $15.00 fee per person. I understand the service fee, yet really wished I was warned up-front when I gave my cake to the host. I wasn't aware of this fee, and thought it was very rude to bring it up after cutting a cake. Like, are you really not gonna give me a plate or fork to eat food inside a restaurant? Mind you, our overall bill for the table was about $300. Overall, have to convinve the waitress that I maybe I just needed a clean fork or two made me feel uncomfortable.
Mercado never disappoints. The main hostess is always welcoming and accommodating, the service is excellent and the food ranges from good to outstanding.
Date night and National Margarita Day was A’Mazing at our favorite place! The Cucumber Jalapeño Spicy Margarita is so delish! It’s our neighborhood fav place to go!!
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE GO TO SPOT!! The Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita is like crack:-) Best drink ever if you like Spicy. The skirt steak and fish tacos are my favs. The guac is the BEST!!!
Always excellent !
I had the chicken, mash and corn, the sauce was excellent, I'm still thinking about it 2 days later, will be back!
The manager (I forget his name - i only remember that it was middle eastern)was exceptional. The food is good. The service is good enough. The drinks are weak but pleasant and the management picks up on every little detail making he most high maintenance diners (me!) feel like the restaurant was built for them.
We went for Happy Hour and it was great! Menu selections were good, the tacos and Dos Gringos were really good too!
The food was delicious! The guacamole was perfect, and it was paired with a Smokey chipotle salsa. The spicy cucumber margarita was just the right amount of spicy and so tasty! The micheladas were spicy, but still flavorful.
The manager was very accommodating for my party. I had a reservation for 8, but two more people showed up, and it was handled perfectly.