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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” (37 reviews)
“flan” (21 reviews)
“guacamole” (61 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 234 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the carnitas, tamales, and fish tacos. Great margaritas, too. Second time here and loved it both times. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank SusanBH415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking for a replacement go-to restaurant to replace one that had recently switched to a catering operation. Our experience was outstanding. The intimate setting, the service and food were tremendous. We began with Guacamole - a standby test of a great kitchen...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The magaritas were amazing (at some point I stopped counting lol) but the tacos were normal..I mean they were good but it wasnt like oh woow. Everything was tasty, yes, and I'd go again but if you are really looking for an exceptional Mexican restaurant...More

Thank taylor602
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Hip place with young crowd and friendly service. You want overpriced cool, this is the place. You want authentic Mexican value, try elsewhere.

Thank Joel J
Reviewed 5 April 2018 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 RayChangX
Reviewed 30 March 2018 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 21 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 15 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 5 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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