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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HubbardJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This happy hour is the dopest. Dank ceviche. Gangsta guac. Mastapiece margs. Highly recommended.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. :)
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderMarch 6, 2016
    Creative tacos. The carne asada is the best by far.
  • @sloane
    @sloaneDecember 18, 2011
    Can't go wrong with their daily specials and guacamole sampler!
  • Raja H.
    Raja HMay 2, 2014
    (As of May 2014) Sunday and Monday after 5pm, $23 for unlimited tacos
  • 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.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JJanuary 2, 2013
    Get the brussel sprouts. You shan't be disappointed.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SOctober 24, 2011
    All you can eat tacos on Sundays and Mondays for just $23 - BEST DEAL.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BernardOctober 10, 2014
    All you can eat tacos FTW, especially Sunday night post-NYC Marathon.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney ColetteOctober 18, 2010
    chicken mole tacos, guacamole & chips, w spicy margarita, divine.
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca ColaJuly 15, 2010
    Amazing place. Make sure to order tacos de camaron and micheladas ;)
  • 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.
  • Andy U.
    Andy UleryNovember 20, 2010
    All you can eat tacos, sun/mon all nt. tue-thur 10pm. Fri/sat after 11pm.
  • 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.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KalafusAugust 28, 2010
    Fantastic guacamole - and the Bloody Joe is delicious
  • 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
  • April M.
    April MoatesMarch 29, 2015
    Great tacos and margaritas
  • alex p.
    alex patriquinDecember 16, 2011
    Happy Hour $5 Margs and housemade Guac
  • Michael James M.
    Mahi mahi tacos.. so delicious.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayAugust 7, 2011
    Ensalada verde with steak is phenominal
  • Jill M.
    Jill MulliganJune 29, 2014
    The worst service and meal of my life. The entire staff was texting while we had no utensils for 15 minutes.
  • JustMe
    JustMeDecember 5, 2010
    You can not go wrong with tacos al pastor here!
  • Sai D.
    Sai De SilvaAugust 25, 2010
    The talipia tacos are amazing! I crave them.
  • Natasha Y.
    Natasha YasharJuly 27, 2014
    Estalio Baja taco is amazingggg
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AnnMay 11, 2010
    Haven't had anything on the menu that I haven't enjoyed. Always a yes.
  • angelo w.
    angelo wAugust 31, 2010
    This place is cool. I had the all you can eat tacos from here before.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KJune 10, 2012
    Other than the mango guac, really nothing special. Overpriced margarita's and food is good but nothing special.
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WaxlerDecember 16, 2011
    The sangria is amazing!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great guacamole and tacos.
  • Shiv G.
    Shiv G.March 16, 2010
    Try the shrimp tacos and the strawberry margaritas!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KardalevaFebruary 23, 2010
    You have to try the cucumber margarita. Great summer drink!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FFebruary 12, 2012
    Fantastic food and tacos
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    brunch $10-14, outdoor seating
  • Jen L.
    Jen LeeMay 13, 2009
    Grilled corn. Get it. Now. So good. Go across the street to Mercadito Ave B for the camarones tacos.
  • sharmeen
    sharmeenNovember 18, 2012
    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.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HellerMarch 30, 2014
    They don't really honor reservations so be prepared to wait
  • William H.
    William HendershotJuly 14, 2012
    Dont get the cucumber margarita.
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HApril 12, 2010
    Make sure you order the carnitas! Best ever!
  • RDW
    RDWFebruary 20, 2010
    free guacamole and some fish tacos, plus a rude duo we had to outsource, good times with a broad named after a beer
  • Marie N.
    Marie NgDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastor tacos are delish
  • Marc G.
    Marc GalindoAugust 26, 2009
    Had the mini tacos - pernil, pescadero, etc. All good!
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MillerJanuary 8, 2010
    All you can eat taco special - great value and soooo delicious
  • @sloane
    @sloaneOctober 24, 2010
    Excellent chile rellano!
  • Ivie C.
    Ivie COctober 31, 2010
    Pescado tacos are delicious
  • Dave M.
    Dave MillerMay 14, 2010
    Skip spotty service on seamless. Call direct to order.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BloomJune 29, 2010
    Pollo a la brasses is perfect.
  • Vishal G.
    Vishal GuptaOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Shrimp enchiladas are bonkers
  • Filipe F.
    Filipe FortesMarch 30, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Do a guacamole tasting and try the spicy drinks (papa low is my favorite)
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynSeptember 11, 2010
    tilapia fish tacos are amazing!!!!
  • Maggie
    MaggieJuly 17, 2010
    Love the Mercardo margarita... Extra spicy
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SumnerMay 20, 2010
    Estilo baja shrimp tacos are AMAZING!
  • naoum
    naoumMarch 20, 2011
    Food is great. Service not so much..
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    brunch $10-14
  • Amelia P.
    Amelia ParryMarch 27, 2009
    the spicy papa low drink and the shrimp tacos are muy muy delicioso.
  • angelo w.
    angelo wAugust 31, 2010
    Happy hour from 5-630pm
  • Paulie D.
    Paulie DeryFebruary 21, 2011
    Earnie Dingo working the door!
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlbaneseFebruary 15, 2010
    Stay away from the coffee and get the pozole.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TillyerJuly 31, 2010
    Not as good as Mesa Coyocan in Williamsburg.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaMay 26, 2009
    check out Mercadito Cantina. Ask for the passion fruit margarita.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TannoJuly 27, 2011
    Wow. Service is SUPER slow
  • geoff f.
    geoff fellowsAugust 22, 2009
    skip dinner and go liquid. margaritas!!!
  • Phoebe E.
    Phoebe EJuly 5, 2009
    Get a fish taco, of course, silly!
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina FrankMay 8, 2010
    The service was really bad and the food wasn't good enough to make up for it.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole McKownOctober 25, 2009
    try a paper daisy!
  • Mychal M.
    Mychal McCurdySeptember 26, 2010
    Fucking BUENO!!!!!!
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KarmaMarch 17, 2010
    Over rated and over priced.. .
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 27, 2015
    Sample the guacamole trio (tradicional, mango y manzana)
  • Christine O.
    Christine OzAugust 30, 2014
    Mmmmm... Delicioso!
  • 🔘Juanmpe🔘
    🔘Juanmpe🔘April 26, 2012
    Taco Camaron !!
  • JaKenna G.
    JaKenna GilbertDecember 15, 2010
    Mercado = Delicious
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