Mercadito

Mercadito

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 30, 2013
    Some of the best margaritas and tacos in the city. We especially love coming here for the all you can eat tacos (only $23) and happy hour specials. Great food without breaking the bank!
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizMarch 9, 2013
    Head there in the late afternoon on a weekend. Pick a brunch beverage of your choice and the Estilo Baja tacos. With a group? Order a a variety of tacos so you can try them all!
  • Red F.
    Red FabbriMarch 12, 2013
    Second best mexican food in the hood (after Zaragoza Deli, fur realz), but more upscale and sit-down-y. Resist the all-you-can-eat tacos, not worth the price. Still great food though.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HJuly 16, 2013
    Love this place -- Great service, food, and the margaritas are amazing. Try the cucumber and the habanero.
  • Ana A.
    Ana AlanisMarch 9, 2013
    Enchiladas are really tasty. If you go on Saturday or Sunday you can get a brunch item plus rice and beans and a cocktail for $18.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 2, 2013
    East Village taco spot with solid tacos that go beyond standard rice and beans. A little pricey, but open late.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.December 15, 2014
    A fine Maxican restaurant in East Village. Schrimp tacos & quesadillas are delicious.
  • Phil C.
    Phil CommonFebruary 14, 2012
    For a perfect experience, get the shrimp tacos (the best in nyc) a reposado margarita and guacomole. Ask for the habanero salsa crema!
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniJanuary 29, 2014
    Taco Tuesdays: $5 for 2. Get the pescado and the mushroom. One of the best deals in the East Village.
  • MeCritic.com
    MeCritic.comNovember 26, 2011
    They were very accommodating as our party grew at the last minute and they found a way to squeeze us in to an already packed dining room. http://www.mecritic.com/places/place/6791/Mercadito-Cantina
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BoslandOctober 23, 2012
    Tacos in order: estilo baja, carne, carnitas de puerco, pollo, pastor & pescado. Didn't try the rest
  • Laurent M.
    Laurent MagloireDecember 2, 2011
    Stuffed pepper is a great dish on their menu. All tacos are really flavorful with fresh ingredients too.
  • BoozeMenus
    BoozeMenusJanuary 12, 2012
    Besides being fun to say, this mini restaurant chain boasts a fabulously fun happy hour deal from 5-6:30pm. Read more
  • Mike H.
    Mike HubbardJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This happy hour is the dopest. Dank ceviche. Gangsta guac. Mastapiece margs. Highly recommended.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 22, 2010
    This Choice Eats participant brought Tacos de Camaron: Shrimp, roasted garlic, chipotle mojo, and avocado. Tasty!
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZucchiJuly 4, 2013
    I didn't see any mention of the Tortas on the tips, but after I had the Pastor I couldn't believe it was not up here. Long live the Pastor Tortas!
  • Tarrah
    TarrahOctober 18, 2010
    I have tried almost every type of taco from Mercadito and in my opinion, tacos de camaron are by far the best!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    Nothing overly exemplary about this place but it's tasty Mexican-ish foodstuffs. Not many places in the City that you can get Victoria beer though, so that's nice.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 2, 2011
    Try the mango guacamole-avocado, mango, jicama, and chile chipotle-big hit at Choice Eats!
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairAugust 17, 2010
    sunday and monday nights = all you can eat little tacos all night long for $23 (happens other nights, starts later). here's the challenge: can you eat 10?
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny ParkNovember 17, 2010
    Did the all-you-can-eat tacos twice and I have to say, they really aren't that great. All the tacos were just a little too salty. They charge extra for salsa,Wth! Sunset park Brooklyn is taco heaven
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayDecember 30, 2012
    Tiny, disorganized, and average food. Big letdown. Major overabundance of rich white snobs that have problems figuring out what the minimum tip is. Thankfully, drinks were great and so was our server.
  • Kieter C.
    Kieter ChanApril 27, 2010
    yum.. lost a taco eating contest here with the all you can eat taco special here monday and tuesday but left with the beast feeling full and well placated! Read more
  • Stuart S.
    Stuart SchultzJuly 17, 2009
    Get the Huachinango (whole red snapper) and ask for soft taco shells to make tacos. Split as an entree w/ three people and although it's mkt price, it'll be cheap and delicious.
  • Vishal G.
    Vishal GuptaOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the 3 guac appetizer. Amazing, love the orange guac.
  • Dens
    DensAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Killer 5-7pm happy hour -- $5 margaritas, $5 guac.
  • @MisterHirsch
    @MisterHirschDecember 24, 2010
    Must try cocktail ----> b.n.g.t.m. (Big nose goes to mexico) with Herradura Blanco & reposado, dark rum, guava, orgeat, and a touch of fire ... No really, FIRE. :)
  • Raja H.
    Raja HMay 2, 2014
    (As of May 2014) Sunday and Monday after 5pm, $23 for unlimited tacos
  • @sloane
    @sloaneDecember 18, 2011
    Can't go wrong with their daily specials and guacamole sampler!
  • Ryan W.
    Creative tacos. The carne asada is the best by far.
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YablonJanuary 15, 2010
    GREAT food. Seriously. And the prices are high-ish, but better than others are claiming. BUT: the service was beyond awful. Seriously, BEYOND. And if you sit near the kitchen you'll smell the bleach.
  • Scott T.
    Scott ThomasMarch 30, 2010
    We got a surprise free dessert after switching tables to fit another party. Also the mango guacamole is great!
  • Jeana C.
    Jeana CostaMarch 22, 2010
    The homemade tortilla chips alone are worth going for. Order one of their guacs to accompany them. Yum!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 27, 2015
    Mercado & tres citricos are great tequila cocktails
  • KristaNini
    KristaNiniNovember 27, 2010
    I love this place. Miss the milanese tacos though! Wish they would bring them back to the menu!!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BrimmDecember 30, 2011
    Can't get individual tacos here. Four of the same per order, that's a deal breaker.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SOctober 24, 2011
    All you can eat tacos on Sundays and Mondays for just $23 - BEST DEAL.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney ColetteOctober 18, 2010
    chicken mole tacos, guacamole & chips, w spicy margarita, divine.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JJanuary 2, 2013
    Get the brussel sprouts. You shan't be disappointed.
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca ColaJuly 15, 2010
    Amazing place. Make sure to order tacos de camaron and micheladas ;)
  • Andy U.
    Andy UleryNovember 20, 2010
    All you can eat tacos, sun/mon all nt. tue-thur 10pm. Fri/sat after 11pm.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BernardOctober 10, 2014
    All you can eat tacos FTW, especially Sunday night post-NYC Marathon.
  • Yogie T.
    Yogie The_PonyMay 26, 2012
    Food SUCKS! But drinks are good and a bit on $$ side. Staff just stand around getting paid for just standing.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FavinDecember 19, 2010
    Butternut squash and pico de gallo blowing my mind and tacos haven't even come yet, food success.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KalafusAugust 28, 2010
    Fantastic guacamole - and the Bloody Joe is delicious
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderNovember 16, 2015
    Solid tacos and solid guac
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GJanuary 5, 2013
    The food was delicious but the service was slow and the entrees were brought out at different times.
  • Cory E.
    Cory EverettJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite Mexican food place in NYC. Tacos pastor (pork-pineapple tacos) are the best. Read more
  • alex p.
    alex patriquinDecember 16, 2011
    Happy Hour $5 Margs and housemade Guac
  • Michael James M.
    Mahi mahi tacos.. so delicious.
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