About Mercadito - River North
Chicago, IL 60610
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: (312) 329-9555
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
The table where I was seated was so real ...
The table where I was seated was so really close to the table that was next to it that I barely had space to enjoy a talk with my girlfriend. The waitress had to move the table in order for me to leave after I was done eating. The limited space in Mercadito is what makes the place not a great place to eat if you want pricacy. I felt like I was heaving dinner with the people next to us because the tables were so close to each other. It was my first and last time at Mercadito.
Fiesta time! Deliciously flavorful share ...
Fiesta time! Deliciously flavorful shareable tacos. Multiple fresh guacamole varieties and plenty of crispy chips. Deceptively sweet and petite classic margaritas that will sneak up on you! A vibrant, vocal scene which, while Not ideal for quiet conversation, definitely makes for a fun night out.
We were a group of four, after work busi ...
We were a group of four, after work business friends, on Friday night. We had a reservation at 6:15 and there was plenty of open tables when we arrived but the place was packed by 6:30pm. Service was very good and food (fish tacos and vegetarian tacos) were very good. By 7pm it got noisy but not so that we couldn't talk at our table and a couple of us are hard of hearing. The place was vibrant with a mostly younger crowd. Meals were priced well and portion were perfect (we are all athletes and don't like to be stuffed). Definitely added to my google favorite places list. Cant wait to try other items on the menu.
let me adjust my wristbands for this one ...
let me adjust my wristbands for this one. holy guacamole... I just came up with that! That's how good the food is here that is just gets your creative juices flowing. Keep my Misty's Sleeve flowing while you're at it bar keep. woof woof where are my flavor town dogs at? Doesn't matter because you need to be at Mercadito. I just fist bumped myself that was so on point. Tried the carnitas and I almost karate chopped my chair horizontally it was so good. Get a flight of guacs and make sure they're first class seats because you're taking off for flavor town baby! Our waitress Alex was such a treat that she should've had a dessert named after her. GET ON IT! well spoken on the menu offerings. They have a great ceviche dorado named after that fun disney movie. TRY IT. Tam-pi-can-ya warn a guy before he gets hit with so much taste bombs. Keep doing what you're doing and give Alex plenty of fist bumps for me
We arrived at Mercadito with a reservati ...
We arrived at Mercadito with a reservation and were seated in about 5 minutes. Sadly, as it was a very cold evening, our table was near the door, and even though they had a temporary vestibule, it was freezing! The tables are so close to each other that you feel like you are eating with your neighbors. No private conversations here. The food is quite good. Had 2 kinds of guacamole. We each had a varietal of tacos: swordfish, flank steak, brisket, chicken. The Swordfish was the best. Drinks were okay, nothing special. Our waiter was a bit MIA. Took our order. When entrees were served by someone else, we were told the 4th entree was "on its way." 15 minutes later is showed up. The rest of us had started eating, at the urging of the foodless friend, and were nearly done by the time he got his meal. No effort was made to rectify the situation. The waiter never checked on us. Then when we asked for the check, the waiter hovered, as if to "turn the table" and move on. Busy and impersonal. We will see if this place lasts.
Mercadito always delivers a best-in-clas ...
Mercadito always delivers a best-in-class dinner experience. From the owner (AS) to the staff, this is always a great place to visit for dinner and drinks. Make sure you try a few of the guacamole options and order a handful of options on the tacos.
Had an amazing experiencing celebrating ...
Had an amazing experiencing celebrating my 4 year anniversary with my girlfriend here while visiting from out of town. I loved coming here when I lived in town and keep coming back every chance I get! You will not find better tacos anywhere else!
Every time we come downtown we visit Mer ...
Every time we come downtown we visit Mercadito. This has been one of our favorite places for a long time. A few changes in the food this year - left us dissatisfied. Please get rid of the fried onions on the lobster tacos and brussel sprouts. They do not leave the items tasting fresh - and please go back to adding more than 3 small pieces of lobster to the tacos. You used to be pretty generous a few years back with the lobster and less cabbage filler. And a yummy spicy mayo drizzle.Drinks are still amazing - Misty's sleeve still my favorite.
I was slightly disappointed. I had tried ...
I was slightly disappointed. I had tried the food at a fundraiser and it was delicious, the staff were knowledgeable, and quick on their feet. My experience in the restaurant was quite different; it was a long time between visits with the waiter and the food was not quite as good as what we had experience previously. Considering the price I expected higher quality.
No desire to go again. We had a party of ...
No desire to go again. We had a party of six, the service was just ok and the food was not very good. I knew this place was pricey, normally I wouldn't comment on the price, but the $18 shrimp tacos was absurd, definitely not worth it from a flavor perspective.
Had a great time at Mercadito this past ...
Had a great time at Mercadito this past Friday. Ordered the original guac and two salsas to start. We had our two kids with us and they kept the chips re-filled as needed.
They accommodated the kids by serving their tacos plain with no sauces, etc. The kids liked them so much that they ordered another round!
We had both the shrimp and mahi tacos. Both awesome. Great margaritas too.
Once again. Mercadito gets a round of ap ...
Once again. Mercadito gets a round of applause it has become one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. I am a chef so I love going to a great place where I can receive great service and Great food(tacos) Thursday night I had a first timer with me and they loved it. Thank you so much for all you guys do.
We had lunch at Mercadito right at 11:30 ...
We had lunch at Mercadito right at 11:30am on a cold winter weekday. The restaurant was 55 degrees! Turns out they had left the back door open when making deliveries that morning, and either hadn't bothered to or weren't able to increase the temperature at the restaurant.
This may be a one off, but it demonstrates a lack of common sense from whomever was managing the restaurant, causing me to wonder if there are other areas that are not being well taken care of.
This restaurants seems to rush their cus ...
This restaurants seems to rush their customers out. Our waiter asked several times if we were done with our food even though we had bits in our mouths. He brought out the dessert menus and we weren't done with our main meal.
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