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Avenida Las Acacias y pasaje #2, No 117, | Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We come often and we love it. The vibe and decor is chill and inviting, the music is usually a mix of lounge, '80's and latin!!! The menu is easy going filled with modern comfort food and usually VERY GOOD. Prices for El Salvador is high, so are most trendy locations around the world. If you want a cheap sandwich... More 

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Thank Frederic R
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great location and the place is great, the atmosphere is both inviting and chic. Had the flatbread which was good. Felt however for what you got food and drink wise it was overpriced in comparison to its competitors. The service could be drastically improved the waiters, although many well intentioned, took forever to actually serve you drinks and food. There... More 

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Thank Gustavo C
Bologna, Italy
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We have been here for dinner and drinks several times now. Cozy environment with soft music, outside space with green roof and candle light. Good for couples as well as for groups of friends. The menu is varied with a choice of appetizers, soups,main courses and even sushi. I liked the hummus as a starter and a perfectly cooked salmon.... More 

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Thank Juliet_Manila
San Salvador, El Salvador
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This place is very hard to define, it is like a salad place/restaurant/bistro/bar and the menu is even more confusing, you get sushi next to pizza, next to pasta, burgers, tacos, like you blended all there is in the world and the result is this place. Personally I like a well defined place, an Italian trattoria, a burger place, a... More 

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Thank Francisco P
San Salvador, El Salvador
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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

They do everything, yet they do it well. Everything from salads and pizza, and soups and paninis. They have a complete drink menu and no obvious weaknesses. As mentioned the location and decor are great, some parking. The prices are a bit high for the area, but it is a trendy place. I really enjoy the large salads with an... More 

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Thank Jimmy F
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

It has a really good decoration, its really quiet... Nice clientele also... But its terrible high priced on the bar and the menu! I tried the Merkato Burger... And i couldnt belive how stupidly priced for such a mediocre burger... Before this i tried the "roasted" tomato soup... And i was completely bland...

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Thank Enrique F
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit. We ordered a variety of items on the menu. Jamon iberico I think it was called, Was excellent. The kalamar flatbread, the tuna tartar, and decent wine made it a pleasant night. I recommend it if you are in town

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Thank Jerry M
Santa Marta
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

The food is consistently excellent, the decor is wonderful, the outdoor seating is pleasant, and the drink menu is complete. Merkato has everything you are looking for in a restaurant. It blends common dishes with just enough creativity to make them feel new. The pizzas, sandwiches, and salads are all full of flavour. I have been here a dozen times... More 

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Thank Derek L
San Salvador, El Salvador
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

A different restaurant option, nice environment, very tasty food, great to catch up with friends, it is not a crowed place, good option for a relax dinner with a few drinks. the price is reasonable of what they serve, great location.

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Thank jcmartinez777
Aliso Viejo, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Merkato has a nice environment, whether it be at their tall sit-down tables outside, at a private enclosed area or at their main seating arrangement. The place has been clean and inviting - every time. The menu has a good variety but for me, the arugula salad with cranberries, almonds, queso de cabra and turkey is just plain ridiculous! The... More 

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Thank JohnD-eng-esp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Las Acacias y pasaje #2, No 117, | Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador

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