About Mercadito - River North
Mexican food with authentic flavors. Lobster, Shrimp, Fish, Steak, Chicken, and Pork TACOS!! Craft Cocktails that will blow your mind!!! Ample sized banquets accommodate large parties while smaller white quartzite tables and the soft wood floor and ceiling keep the atmosphere cozy. Exquisite details include rope screens separating banquettes, handmade pyramid-shaped copper lights illuminating the bar, and unique graffiti-style murals dressing the dining rooms. A massive bar area and lounge lets guests relax while taking in the stylish and upscale environment.
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday: 5:00pm- 2:00am: Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
Kinzie between N Clark and N La Salle
$31 to $50
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MH-Catering: website: www.mh-catering.com
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.
Valet parking daily
Merchandise Mart stops Purple and Brown Line and 156 Bus LaSalle.
Private Party Facilities:
Plan your next birthday, office party, or event at Mercadito. For parties of seven or more we offer a range of tasting menus and open bar options to fit any budget and palate. We are happy to help you plan a memorable event that will exceed your expectations.
Private Party Contact:
Wendy Wohlfeill: 3123299555x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For parties of seven or more we offer a range of tasting menus and open bar options to fit any budget and palate. We are happy to help you plan your event. Contact: email@example.com
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Mercadito - River North Ratings and Reviews
While there the experience was soso. We ...
While there the experience was soso. We were not informed that it was tapas style until after we asked why our food kept coming out at different times.
I was not pleased with the chicken tacos.
And to top it off my friend and I got food poisoning! Not a good experience! We will not be back.
Reservation was for 8:30. We checked in ...
Reservation was for 8:30. We checked in at that time, but weren't seated until 9. They told us to go to the bar and "have a drink". Online reservations with this restaurant is nothing more than a way to get people to sit at the bar for an extended period of time before seating.
Mercadito is consistently good. The gua ...
Mercadito is consistently good. The guacamole trio and ceviche trios are great and of all the tacos we tried, I LOVED the brisket. A definite must have. Our waiter gave us great recommendations which I always appreciate.
Overall, I have enjoyed my trips to Merc ...
Overall, I have enjoyed my trips to Mercadito. It is much more highly priced than other similar Modern Mex restaurants, but I do not think the food is outstanding in comparison. I also don't enjoy the table set up as you are VERY close to the parties dining next to you. I've never had a bad experience but wouldn't urge anyone to rush to try it.
The corn masa quesadillas were fantastic ...
The corn masa quesadillas were fantastic, as were the Baja fish tacos and honestly everything else we ordered, including cocktails. Service was spectacular, and I loved the ambiance here. Fun night out for my family visiting from out of town!
We had a great experience! The service w ...
We had a great experience! The service was excellent and the food was delicious and creative! I went with family and we tried so many different dishes. Everything was prepared with attention to detail. Go with a group or a date for a fabulous night out !
Plastic plates! Why does any restaurant ...
Plastic plates! Why does any restaurant think that patrons want to eat dinner off of plastic plates.
They pour a very stingy drink and charge a lot for it. A $16. tequila, served cold, was up charged an additional $3.00 because I asked for it chilled. Although overpriced at $16.00, it was what I wanted to drink. And it was quite small. To add $3.00 was rude. I was annoyed at the stingy size so I declined a second. Stupid restaurant. I'm a two drink girl.
Less than average place. Pass it by
This is a highly unfriendly place. The w ...
This is a highly unfriendly place. The waitresses are rude and unhelpful. When given a chance to make things right, they get even worse. Will never set my foot in this place again and I recommend that neither do you.
We had a great experience at Mercadito: ...
We had a great experience at Mercadito: the food was delicious and service was excellent. Just one suggestion for improvement. When ordering tacos, the menu requires that four tacos of the same type be ordered; mixing and matching is prohibited. We wanted to try a sample of several, but were stuck having to order four of the same. It would be better if the restaurant was more accommodating on that.
Mercadito offered the best Mexican food ...
Mercadito offered the best Mexican food we've ever had. Everything was amazing, we didn't want to stop eating, even after we were stuffed. Their spicy margarita was perfect, along with the specialty salsas. Definitely recommend for unique Mexican food.
Downtown location doesn't look like much ...
Downtown location doesn't look like much from street a must stop in.
Great food flavors with a little spicy kick just enough.
Good size portions for tapas like restaurant.
All parts of the dinner were great.
Will be a regular on my list of great food restaurants.
Had a great crowd for a Wednesday night.
This is a must try!
Wow! What a find. I ate her with two o ...
Wow! What a find. I ate her with two other friends and the food was amazing. Quacamole for strarters was excellent - can't wait to try the other two. We all split three of the taco plates and found them ALL delicious. Can't wait to go back and try more - bookmarked as a favorite. Our waitress was knowledgeable and very attentive and nice.
We came for dinner; had a great meal. Dr ...
We came for dinner; had a great meal. Drinks were fantastic too. We brought our child for a 5 pm meal and had a broken high chair. The manager went to ace to get a tool to fix it. Truly amazing customer service. Greatly appreciated our service tonight.
The food was very good, but the service ...
The food was very good, but the service was poor. I made reservations with Open Table for 8:00 and we were not seated until 8:45. We were seated only asking 3 times when we would be able to get a seat, and after seeing many others come in well after we arrived and seated well before us. While the food was excellent, I would not go back to this place because of the way we were treated.
I was in town for work, and brought my F ...
I was in town for work, and brought my Fiancé with to enjoy this beautiful city. Mercadito was on my list to take her, heard great reviews, so had to experience for ourselves The guacamole was alright, had better. I recommend getting the pair, so you can try 2 types. The stone rock shrimp was the ish, I wish they had that as a meal... sooo good. My fiancé got the surf and turf, it was not very good. I feel bad as she was starring at my Estilo Baja Tacos, which were amazing. My good meal made up for her bad. You can not go wrong with their drinks, but try the Los Hermanos, if you're a fan of Mezcal Tequila. The only reason this is not rated 5 stars, is the seating. If you are going for a romantic date, there is a good chance you'll be sitting in the lap of the people next you, as the seating is very close. But for good food and good drinks, it's a great spot.
Man I love this place. My inclination i ...
Man I love this place. My inclination is always, how much can you do with a taco? And each time I go to Mercadito they remind me that the opportunities are nearly endless. And then they get me drunk - lovingly- with Mezcal and angel tears, and mother's milk, and liquid contentment, and salted unicorn kisses on the brims of what are supposed to be cocktails but taste more like my childhood dreams distilled and poured over ice with a nice orange garnish. Yeah- I'm a fan- I'll be back often.
Excellent food, was a little busy on a F ...
Excellent food, was a little busy on a Friday night but that should be expected with the food and atmosphere. My one complaint is it could be a little brighter inside so I could get a better look at the delicious food they serve
All the food was delicious. We had a tri ...
All the food was delicious. We had a trio of guacamole, tacos (we had swordfish ones and pastor ones) and Brussels Sprouts. The server was attentive and helpful. It was very busy on a Thursday evening and fairly loud, but not so loud as to make the experience unenjoyable. Would definitely recommend.
It was extremely loud, I could barely he ...
It was extremely loud, I could barely hear my boyfriend who was sitting right across from me. I've been to this restaurant twice and had the same issue both times. The food is always great, but it took us awhile to get waited on. The tables are too close together and you feel like you are eating dinner with the stranger next to you.
The host seemed to be a bit rude....howe ...
The host seemed to be a bit rude....however the young lady that escorted us to the table was friendly. I could not understand why we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated when there were about 10-15 available tables and booths. The host had people just standing looking at empty seats. I assume the reasoning is to send people to the bar to drink and spend money during the wait. It worked lol the bartender was fantastic and the drinks were fabulous. The food was pretty good as well, at first glance the portions looked small they were actually quite filling. I plan on going back, hopefully the hostess will be in better spirits.
Went with a small group for a birthday a ...
Went with a small group for a birthday and it was perfect! The food was comforting yet innovative and the food came out of the kitchen promptly, drinks were great (cant go wrong with anything off the cocktail list) and the service was excellent.
Pastor Tacos were underwhelming. Guac w ...
Pastor Tacos were underwhelming.
Guac was good.
Salsa serving was tiny.
Seating was so cramped tables had to be moved to seat people leaving no way to leave you seat without literally moving your table.
Staff sat people in bunches even though there was plenty of room to give people space...
Decent vibe, Good server, Good Guac
Overpriced small portions
Highlighted Pastor Tacos failed to impress.
Seating plan created cramped experience with a view of plenty of open tables unutilized.
Not a "Bad" Place. Could easily be better.
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