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Mercado

1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
310-526-7121
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (36 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (60 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant possibly prioritizes presentation over taste. Smallish serves. Fusion approach. Full crowds, so people do love this restaurant. Quite trendy. So it may be just me seeking an authentic Mexican dinner that night.

Thank RCX993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had chips and guac, tacos for 3 and featured cocktail. Food, service and atmosphere were great, drinks were kind of basic but nice enough.

Thank AndreasDub
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Go for the Margaritas and the Guacamole but stay for the fresh catch (seasonal fish tacos, win, win, win). The Margarita menu is sure to please any tequila aficionado. Make a reservation. This place gets busy!

1  Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 18 February 2018

If only the management were as good as the food. No apologies for keeping family waiting 30 minutes after reservation time. Didn't buy us a drink or a bowl of guac. Instead, management came over and balled us out for letting teenagers taste margaritas. Good...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 14 February 2018

After reading the reviews I thought this place would be awesome. It was very busy. We were on a shared table. Food was OK. I actually thought it was a bit bland which is funny given that other reviewers thought it was spicy.

Thank FamilyTravelJunkkie
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I go to Mercado every time I’m in LA. I’ve even left the airport and taken an Uber to get my fix on long layovers. Everything is divine.... but carnitas tacos and chips/guac has to be my favorite meal maybe on the planet. Try to...More

2  Thank JenBraz
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Went there on a friend’s recommendation. Mercado has many Mexican choices, many with ingredients I never heard of (yxta sauce?). I chose a Chile relleno. It was tasty, but I didn’t study the description carefully, and it was strictly vegetarian. I was looking forward to...More

Thank bobalcorn5
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Loved our dinner here! Food was amazing and service was friendly and quick but didn’t feel rushed out. So good to have Mexican food that isn’t all rice and beans. Everything was so fresh with lots of great flavours.

1  Thank KateeSyd
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Funky restaurant with good Mexican food and good Mexican beer and teqila menu. Service was very good too.

Thank BrettS83
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice upscale mexican restaurant. Food was delicious. I was hoping to get some typical dishes (burritos, quesadillas) but they do not have any. Entrees are in the $20-$25 range. Was very busy when we went there. Good service.

Thank 367PierreA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
    (Santa Moinca)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-526-7121
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