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1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (40 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (60 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Tried the restaurant out after after spending the day on the Santa Monica pier. The food was absolutely delicious! I tried the pork dish which was mouth watering as the meat was perfectly cooked. My wife is vegetarian and she had enough of options to...More

Thank Neraj W
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food and drinks were great, if you can make a reservation, we went without one and we were very lucky to find seats.

Thank Javier M
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Really great atmosphere in this place. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. Be prepared to wait on the weekends as there is a decent wait even with reservations! I gave them a 4 instead of 5 just because the tables are really...More

Thank raylol16
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We wanted to have some Mexican food but did not want spend too much. This place is a very cozy room with prompt service. We started off with Guacamole & Chips. I make my own and their Guacamole was wonderful. Fresh and loaded with large...More

Thank mscott2017
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very busy but very yummy! We had a great dinner here, not that we ate the whole menu, but I bet you couldn't fault one dish in this joint. It's not cheap. Great Margaritas too!

Thank Kattherat
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My husband and I have been to Mercado several times and it is remains one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. We have always made reservations for a table, but do know that there is communal seating in the middle of the ground floor...More

Thank Shanna s
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Well, I can't intelligently comment on the "authenticity" but the carnitas here are pretty damn tasty. An order of chilequilles w/ carnitas and one or four margaritas is a superior way to start any weekend! ....but do be prepared to spend some $$$

Thank BadBadDog
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Busy place but the service was great. The guacamole was nice and rustic and the chorizoqueso was a yummy appetizer. The drink menu was fun and delicious. I had the carnitas stuffed tamales. We also ordered carne asada but they brought something else with cauliflower...More

Thank ScrappyGuy
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Friday after reviewing trip advisor and seeing the great comments. We arrived to a busy, vibrant restaurant with an excellent atmosphere. Greeting by the hosts was excellent and they seated us promptly in time with our reservation. As we sat a waitress...More

1  Thank Andrew1940
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Found this place as we strolled down the street. Had a bit of a wait, but so glad we waited. Food was delicious, I am currently drooling wishing I was in front of their queso dip. IT WAS AMAZING. I loved that they had Mexican...More

Thank DgFont
Santa Monica
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balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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