Mercadito

Mercadito

Mexican Restaurant and Breakfast Spot
179 Avenue B (btwn E 11th & E 12th St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Authentic Mexican cuisine by nationally renowned Chef Patricio Sandoval.

7.5/10

Based on 176 votes

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  • April M.

    Great tacos and margaritas

    April Moates · March 29
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  • Amanda T.

    brunch $10-14, outdoor seating

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
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  • Amanda T.

    brunch $10-14

    Amanda Theiler · February 26
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  • DoubleDeuce

    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.

    DoubleDeuce · January 28
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  • Kimmie O.

    Mercado & tres citricos are great tequila cocktails

    Kimmie Ohh · January 27
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  • Kimmie O.

    Sample the guacamole trio (tradicional, mango y manzana)

    Kimmie Ohh · January 27
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  • İpek A.

    A fine Maxican restaurant in East Village. Schrimp tacos & quesadillas are delicious.

    İpek A. · December 15, 2014
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  • Andrew L.

    Great guacamole and tacos.

    Andrew Litvak · December 4, 2014
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  • Tony B.

    All you can eat tacos FTW, especially Sunday night post-NYC Marathon.

    Tony Bernard · October 10, 2014
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  • Christine O.

    Mmmmm... Delicioso!

    Christine Oz · August 30, 2014
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  • Dens

    Killer 5-7pm happy hour -- $5 margaritas, $5 guac.

    Dens · August 6, 2014
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  • Natasha Y.

    Estalio Baja taco is amazingggg

    Natasha Yashar · July 27, 2014
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  • Jill H.

    The worst service and meal of my life. The entire staff was texting while we had no utensils for 15 minutes.

    Jill Hornstein · June 29, 2014
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  • Raja H.

    (As of May 2014) Sunday and Monday after 5pm, $23 for unlimited tacos

    Raja H · May 2, 2014
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  • Adam H.

    They don't really honor reservations so be prepared to wait

    Adam Heller · March 30, 2014
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  • Ajay K.

    Taco Tuesdays: $5 for 2. Get the pescado and the mushroom. One of the best deals in the East Village.

    Ajay Kulkarni · January 29, 2014
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  • Mike H.

    This happy hour is the dopest. Dank ceviche. Gangsta guac. Mastapiece margs. Highly recommended.

    Mike Hubbard · January 1, 2014
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  • The Corcoran Group

    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!

    The Corcoran Group · August 30, 2013
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  • Jessica H.

    Love this place -- Great service, food, and the margaritas are amazing. Try the cucumber and the habanero.

    Jessica H · July 16, 2013
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  • Michael Z.

    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!

    Michael Zucchi · July 4, 2013
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  • Michael James M.

    Mahi mahi tacos.. so delicious.

    Michael James Murray · June 9, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    East Village taco spot with solid tacos that go beyond standard rice and beans. A little pricey, but open late.

    Serious Eats · April 2, 2013
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  • Red F.

    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.

    Red Fabbri · March 12, 2013
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  • Ana A.

    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.

    Ana Alanis · March 9, 2013
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  • Elizabeth I.

    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!

    Elizabeth Iriz · March 9, 2013
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  • Sarah G.

    The food was delicious but the service was slow and the entrees were brought out at different times.

    Sarah G · January 5, 2013
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  • Eric J.

    Get the brussel sprouts. You shan't be disappointed.

    Eric J · January 2, 2013
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  • Tony X.

    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.

    Tony Xerray · December 30, 2012
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  • sharmeen

    horrible place. .came to support restaurants affected by sandy in food crawl. bartender was rude. basically said we had to get special or may as well leave. go to cafecita. you'll get treated better.

    sharmeen · November 18, 2012
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  • Bryant B.

    Tacos in order: estilo baja, carne, carnitas de puerco, pollo, pastor & pescado. Didn't try the rest

    Bryant Bosland · October 23, 2012
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  • William H.

    Dont get the cucumber margarita.

    William Hendershot · July 14, 2012
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  • Jennifer K.

    Other than the mango guac, really nothing special. Overpriced margarita's and food is good but nothing special.

    Jennifer Kashdan · June 10, 2012
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  • Yogie T.

    Food SUCKS! But drinks are good and a bit on $$ side. Staff just stand around getting paid for just standing.

    Yogie The_Pony · May 26, 2012
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  • 🔘Juanmpe🔘

    Taco Camaron !!

    🔘Juanmpe🔘 · April 26, 2012
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  • Phil C.

    For a perfect experience, get the shrimp tacos (the best in nyc) a reposado margarita and guacomole. Ask for the habanero salsa crema!

    Phil Common · February 14, 2012
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  • Matthew F.

    Fantastic food and tacos

    Matthew F · February 12, 2012
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  • BoozeMenus

    Besides being fun to say, this mini restaurant chain boasts a fabulously fun happy hour deal from 5-6:30pm. Read more

    BoozeMenus · January 12, 2012
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  • Benjamin B.

    Can't get individual tacos here. Four of the same per order, that's a deal breaker.

    Benjamin Brimm · December 30, 2011
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  • @sloane

    Can't go wrong with their daily specials and guacamole sampler!

    @sloane · December 18, 2011
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  • alex p.

    Happy Hour $5 Margs and housemade Guac

    alex patriquin · December 16, 2011
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  • Caroline W.

    The sangria is amazing!

    Caroline Waxler · December 16, 2011
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  • Laurent M.

    Stuffed pepper is a great dish on their menu. All tacos are really flavorful with fresh ingredients too.

    Laurent Magloire · December 2, 2011
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  • MeCritic.com

    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

    MeCritic.com · November 26, 2011
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  • Pet S.

    All you can eat tacos on Sundays and Mondays for just $23 - BEST DEAL.

    Pet S · October 24, 2011
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  • Vishal G.

    Try the 3 guac appetizer. Amazing, love the orange guac.

    Vishal Gupta · October 19, 2011
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  • Vishal G.

    Shrimp enchiladas are bonkers

    Vishal Gupta · October 19, 2011
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  • Lindsay

    Ensalada verde with steak is phenominal

    Lindsay · August 7, 2011
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  • Mark T.

    Wow. Service is SUPER slow

    Mark Tanno · July 27, 2011
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  • naoum

    Food is great. Service not so much..

    naoum · March 20, 2011
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  • Paulie D.

    Earnie Dingo working the door!

    Paulie Dery · February 21, 2011
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