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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mercadito - River North Ratings and Reviews
The place is too loud to actually have a ...
The place is too loud to actually have an enjoyable dinner. This setting is more fun for just drinks and maybe some appetizers. The tables are too close to each other. I felt like I was on a date with the couple right next to me and had to yell across the table to have a conversation with my friend.
The only negative was they really rushed ...
The only negative was they really rushed us out before we finished our dinner and drinks and aggressively cleared the table to hint that they wanted it for next table. Pretty rude since we still were ordering drinks.
We enjoyed mercadito, food options were ...
We enjoyed mercadito, food options were great for sharing, service was good and nice selection of margaritas and beers. I would recommend to friends although conversation became more difficult as the evening wore on and the dining room became more crowded. Good place to go with a group, large or small.
The food was excellent and distinctive. ...
The food was excellent and distinctive. Service was very good as well. While the atmosphere is "festive" it is extraordinarily noisy and the music is overpowering. I also recommend sitting in the room by the windows as the back of the restaurant is fairly dark.
Was worried about the noise level and cr ...
Was worried about the noise level and crowd during peak hours. Inside is loud at packed - after we sat down I requested outdoor seating and the host was able to help us out. Extremely generous and accommodating of them, and the service outside was great.
We made a reservation for 8:15, arrived ...
We made a reservation for 8:15, arrived on time, checked in, and was asked to wait at the bar until our table was ready. At 8:45pm, I went back up to the host stand after watching several parties who arrived after be seated and after noticing a few open tables. I asked the host what was going on and she seated us immediately. Shortly after I received an email from Open Table asking why we missed our reservation....so, I suppose to hosts just forgot about us. But other than that, everything was great.
Mercadito not only has the ambiance, the ...
Mercadito not only has the ambiance, the good vibes and gorgeous modern decor, but the food is outstanding! You would never think you'd find good quality Mexican cuisine, well here it is!
The service was excellent even though they were busy and very attentive.
The cocktails are fantastic! I recommend the little market :-)
Tacos, guacamole, and the queso with wild mushrooms is exquisite!
My friend and I had a reservation at 6:4 ...
My friend and I had a reservation at 6:45 of which we were greeted appropriately and seated immediately. When we sat down they had to pull out the table in order for me to sit down because the tables were so close. The tables next to us made it extremely hard to hear because they were so loud. The waiter came over and placed our drink and appetizer order promptly but that's where it turned. I used to wait tables and bartend so I am typically very empathetic to what restaurant workers have to endure and forgive quite a bit of the mistakes made without penalty to their tip but we were literally ignored for 45 minutes. I did see that our waiter was sat a large party and sometimes that takes a lot of time a way from your other tables but this was blatant that he was ignoring us. He went to other tables close by to check on them but skipped over us. We tried to catch his attention but failed. The only saving grace was the bus boys who continued to fill our water but did not speak enough English to have them get our waiter. By the time the waiter came over to take our dinner order we were so disappointed that we did not want to continue our experience. Even the tables next to us were commenting about how we haven't eaten and no one came to check on us. When we asked for the check he was prompt at bringing us someone else's check. We flagged down another waiter to get the appropriate check and quickly paid in cash. I am not sure if we caught them on a bad night or if another waiter called off but when you are paying a pretty penny for a meal you expect to receive decent service. Sadly enough I will not be returning to this restaurant and hope that this was just a one off experience that happened to us.
Our family of four went on a Tuesday nig ...
Our family of four went on a Tuesday night at 7:00. Were seated immediately. Food was delicious - some unique, fresh and very tasty tacos - and service was outstanding (both our waiter and the busboy were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive at all). While they were very accomodating to our two young boys by preparing basic, off the menu tacos (which the boys loved and which the waiter offered without our even having to ask), it is a bit too hip to be considered a family spot (the music was a bit loud and the lights a bit dim). However, if we lived in Chicago I would be a frequent guest (minus the kids).
It was a saturday night birthday dinner ...
It was a saturday night birthday dinner with a bunch of friends, great food and amazing drinks! I definitely recommend this place to vegetarians as well. Their Squash tacos are heavenly. And MMMMMMMMmmmm the DRINKS!!!! Will definitely go back!
I never write reviews but this experienc ...
I never write reviews but this experience has still me shaken up.
Our reservation for 3 people was at 7:30... We didn't get a table until 8:27 and when we did we were sat at 2 top.. Therefore I was sitting in the walk way starring a couple trying to enjoy there meal. I got knocked repeatedly but the staff and other people walking by. I asked for a table that actually seats 3 people and the host staff said if I give up the table I give up my reservation.... Keep in mind there were multiple tables open that would accommodate 3 people.
Great food! However, when our party (3p ...
Great food! However, when our party (3ppl) arrived on time the restaurant was only about 20% full and the maitre d' took us to the last table in the very very back of the restaurant in the CORNER. I thought this was weird/rude, so I requested another table. She moved us to another table. Although, it still bothers me that she even took us to the original table although the restaurant was not full / busy! Overall experience rating lowered due to this.
We made a last minute reservation for a ...
We made a last minute reservation for a group of 7 and so were happy to get in. The table was a bit tight and it was tough hearing everyone but we managed. Otherwise the food and service was really terrific! We enjoyed the guacamole and ceviche as starters and then all picked tacos for the meal. I had the side of brussel sprouts which were prepared in a way that was different than I had experienced and I really enjoyed them. Everyone was very pleased with the tacos. The mescal drinks on the bar menu are also excellent. I would definitely go back but would ask for a different seating arrangement next time if I had a large group.
Had friends visiting from out-of-town an ...
Had friends visiting from out-of-town and wanted to take them somewhere upbeat, fun, and delcicious...which this was. It was a Friday night, so we made reservations, and had a drink at the bar downstairs while we waited for everyone to get there. The service downstairs was great, and the drinks were wonderful (Hot Mez!). Eventually made our way upstairs for dinner. The food was delicious, as always (the Lobster Tacos are awesome)...as were the drinks (Margaritas!). However...I'm not sure if it's because it was a busy Friday night, or if our server was just distracted...but our service was a little bit slow/lacking. Which means that we bought less drinks than we would have otherwise. All in all, it's a great place...I just felt bad that I took my guests out to show them our awesome city, and had such unsatisfactory service.
We went to this restaurant on Saturday n ...
We went to this restaurant on Saturday night with a group of six people. Unfortunately three of us got stomach aches and diarrhea after eating their fish tacos. There were three on one serving and all three of us were and are still dealing with these issues.
Not the best night!!
Was recommended by a friend. My friend a ...
Was recommended by a friend. My friend and I were looking for somewhere great to go to celebrate moving to the city. We feel as though because we look young we were treated poorly. Our waiter took our chips and guac order and then never saw him for twenty minutes. We wanted to order drinks but it was hard due to our waiter forgetting about us. We had to ask a bus boy to get our waiter to take out order because we were starving, somone different came to take our order obviously seeing our frustration. After about thirty minutes our original waiter came to ask how the food was and if we were ready for checks but we didn't even have our dinner yet. Also we did not feel like our shrimp tacos were worth $16. We will not be back. Vey discoursing as college students who wanted a good night out...if the service was better it would have been worth the money.
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