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Mercadito

#223 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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108 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Kinzie between N Clark and N La Salle)
+1 312-329-9555
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a disappointment today. I had received recommendations on this restaurant from colleagues and had lunch today with my wife and a family friend there. Though the food is tasty, the sizes of the Tacos are ridiculous - 5cm diamater at most and filled with very little stuffing, and you get 2 of these tacos ($8.5 before tax).... More 

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Thank Aviv S
Chi-town
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2 Nd visit during restaurant week which just happens to fall during our anniversary. The cost is very reasonable for dinner $33/ each and add the $11 cocktail (<$14 normally) and the place is a hit. The options are many and the taste is wonderful. The only request, for us, would be SLOWER service. The staff is... More 

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Thank Sol-Clan
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to meet an out of town friend. Place has good food and drinks. Really enjoyed the spicy margaritas. We ordered a few taco platters and shared with the table of 4, best way to try a few different plates. Mahi Mahi taquitos were rock solid!

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Thank Wesley Y
Homer Glen
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average, the service was good, the price was way too high. 4 adults was $285 with tip. There are too many other Mexican restaurants in the area that I've eaten at that would've been less than half that price.

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Thank P5768VLcharlesb
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great recipes -- the food never disappoints. Have been there for business and social occasions. Ceviche are fantastic -- order the mixto (seafood). Drinks are generous. Margaritas particularly good. Great value for money spent. (A little loud though)

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Thank dixiexpat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at the Mercadito and I was surprised and pleased with the authenticity on the menu and the flavors offered. I ordered a Guacamole as one of the starters and it was very close to the real Mexican flavor for Guacamole. Then I ordered some Shrimp enchiladas on a Three Chiles Sauce. The size and the quantity of... More 

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Thank Jose S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very upbeat Mexican cuisine. Atmosphere was loud so if quiet and quaint is what you're looking for go elsewhere. The food was great and offered an twist on traditional Mexican. If your looking for a something different and GREAT margaritas made with fresh ingredients. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Landaj
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I visited the restaurant for dinner. We had a open table reservation. We reached the place on time and they had valet parking for $14. we got seated immediately. Our server explained all the vegetarian options in the menu. The options were great. For drinks, I had a "big nose goes to mexico" and my wife had... More 

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Thank karthik313
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stopped into Mercadito after a long morning out shopping, I know... tough life right? A friend had been to the downstairs to their speakeasy and raved about the great time she had, so we decided, why not grab some food after the Christmas Market. Because 7 is my lucky number: 1. Great Location 2. Walking in, great vibe, lighting,... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Every time we visit the city, Mercadito is a "have to go to". Disappointed this trip with fried onion crisps on lobster tacos, lots of slaw filler, and very little lobster meat. (3 small pieces). Fried onion crisps are also on the brussel sprouts. The crisps take away from the freshness of the dish - do not taste homemade, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Kinzie between N Clark and N La Salle)
  • Public Transportation: Merchandise Mart stops Purple and Brown Line and 156 Bus LaSalle.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-329-9555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?