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Mercado - Los Angeles

4.6
4.6
818 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Mercado on 3rd St. is the 2nd location for partners Jesse Gomez and Executive Chef Jose Acevedo. The restaurant is an inventive mix of food, atmosphere and tradition, reflecting the heart & soul of new Mexican dining. The restaurant is set up as several different spaces, with the main dining area as a covered patio space that looks out to 3rd street for a beautiful view. The open air bar is a relaxing way to enjoy a cocktail and food. The menu exemplifies the cuisine and flavor of the partners Mexican roots, featuring items such as Chef Acevedo's signature Carnitas, created from a recipe handed down through generations. With tortillas made by hand, the finest meats, poultry and seafood, flavorful sauces, enchiladas and tacos, produce from the local farmers' market, and everything made from the freshest ingredients, Mercado offers handcrafted cuisine, artful design, warm atmosphere and service that is both friendly and informed to guide each guest through the dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 944-0947

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Acevedo

  • Neighborhood

    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

  • Cross street

    Fairfax Ave.

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking in front of the restaurant on 3rd Street for $7. There is also some street parking available. Please read the signs.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. m

    megann

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mercado is always a good go to for consistent food and great drinks.
  2. DP

    DianaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very slow for brunch - only a few tables. But it was great food.
  3. EB

    EeshB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay. Not worth the price.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going for Happy Hour! The potato tacos and Mexican Kale Salad are my two favorites and the hour Margarita is so good! One of my favorite spots!
  5. SO

    SODining

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always top notch but today I think it’s worth mentioning that our server wasn’t good. He was spectacular. Such a lovely demeanor, he checked on us often without being intrusive, never seemed hurried, and got everything done quickly and correct the first time. It’s always good. It’s usually like this but on a day where everyone else is in holiday? Thank you for being so very good at your job.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Not the restaurant’s fault but there was an annoying family next to us and on the other side an entitled loud woman asking for stupid customizations. Tamales and flan were fabulous! Best flan ever actually
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food. No complaints.
  8. VT

    VTinSLVRLK

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliably good food. Got to sit by the fireplace which made for a nice evening too.
  9. J

    J4rd

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and great service.
  10. KS

    KennyS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server David Tapia was AMAZING! He was very attentive and easy on the eyes. We will definitely come back to sit in his section!
  11. PR

    PeterR

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Just sensational.
  12. JM

    JMac

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Mercado. Wow! Awesome food, great service, generous portions, friendly host/ hostess. We will be going back for sure!
  13. KP

    KimP

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mercado was delicious. Portions are a good size so you can share. Food is on the spicier side but the guacamole was the best I ever had. Service was excellent.
  14. KC

    KirkC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm biased because they carry my favorite tequila, Mandala. The staff is super well trained and always looking to serve its patrons. Food was superb. There was a minor mix up on our order, but we quickly had it rectified and they discounted our bill even though it wasn't necessary. I Love Mercado!
  15. n

    nononsensefoodie

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Love Mercado, have only been to the Santa Monica and LA location. It’s always crowded and loud but I can deal with that because the food has always been consistently delicious! I made reservations but we still had to wait....some patrons just won’t leave their table.
  16. SJ

    SarahJ

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time great place great food always fun!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love the carnitas
  18. GO

    GabrielO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tasty as always. Not cheap, but truly the best gourmet mexican cuisine in town.
  19. JS

    JacquelineS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The front desk duo and server were all incredibly nice and helpful. Above and beyond nice.
  20. m

    maude

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The guacamole is so fresh, so well-prepared, and the margaritas with top shelf tequilas are lovely.
  21. I

    Irishgirl

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place had a cool vibe, and the food was fantastic. A bit of a modern twist on the recipes, well worth the drive. Oh, and definitely have the guacamole!
  22. E

    Eugena

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is always reliably delicious, a real treat! Two us had the carne asada, skirt steak, & it was incredibly tender & cooked to perfection--rare but not raw. It was hot, too, which isn't always the case with rare steak. One of us found the mole wonderful, when he typically dislikes mole. Our guacamole was superb, the tamale appetizer was excellent, & the flan I ordered for dessert was the best I've ever had, & I always order flan. It never disappoints.
  23. AC

    AnnabelleC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here and each time was a great new experience.
  24. d

    dougm

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and reliably good food. A bit pricey for what it is, weak drinks.
  25. EO

    EmoryO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We wanted a booth and kind of got one but not quite. The food is more expensive than it should be. But it is good.
  26. J

    Jamie

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal — great happy hour specials!
  27. J

    Jilly

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Mercado!!!! Consistently great food and great value! :))
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good. Ambience is nice although a bit loud but I was least impressed with the service. Not friendly at all
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The prices are way too high for the quality of service we received. We ordered chips and salsa as an appetizer before ordering our entrees, but we had to ask 3 times before they brought them, and they only came out AFTER our main dishes. Drinks came in glasses only half full, when we asked why they looked like someone had already taken some she said “oh these are pure booze—there’s no filler.” Looked like 1 oz poured over ice, a 2-sips-and-done “cocktail” for $13. Not impressed. Food was good but the service impeded is from fully enjoying the experience. Not to mention $16 for TWO tacos, rice and beans not included. Come on Mercado, what happened??
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our evening at Mercado and cannot wait to be back !
  31. JF

    JoeF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    guacamole was outstanding turkey tamales were amazing carnitas over roasted pastor cauliflower was incredible my wife LOVED the mole enchiladas margarita’s are a lil pricey but good we will definitely be back
  32. AF

    AlexisF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was although a little pricey, so delicious! I was also very impressed with our service. Everything came out so fast and efficiently. I will definitely be returning :)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall5food4service1ambience4
    Service & cocktails were superb. Food was very good but pricey. Will likely be coming back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food and a nice atmosphere
  35. N

    Naebles

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love the food at Mercado. It’s a little pricey and the service can be hit or miss, but the food is consistently excellent. Nice chill crowd, great for a get together spot.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    As a vegetarian I would like more options. I really only have one option there.
  37. r

    rossmar

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. I had the chicken mole'. Happy hour prices were good. I had one of the margaritas (forgot the name). We sat by the window, which was nice for a warm evening. The service was great! Both the host, and especially our server.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining at the bar and talking with the bartenders. the food and drinks are consistently great. One of our favorite places to eat and get cocktails in LA
  39. v

    victoriar

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good but it is very packed and extremely loud. Difficult to have a conversation and it's shared seating (you can be seated right next to another group of people at the same table) Service seems very rushed as there are so many people.
  40. L

    Lise

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Love this spot, food and drinks are always on point. This night there was a mixup with our entrees, but they made right as expected. We were in a hurry so we had to leave before we could enjoy them. Either way, thank you for keeping a high standard for the industry. Too many establishments fall short with customer service and still happily take your money, kudos. I believe the Manager was Matt, he made it a point to introduce himself.

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Mercado - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfax Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking in front of the restaurant on 3rd Street for $7. There is also some street parking available. Please read the signs.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Acevedo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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