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1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (40 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (60 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Went there on a friend’s recommendation. Mercado has many Mexican choices, many with ingredients I never heard of (yxta sauce?). I chose a Chile relleno. It was tasty, but I didn’t study the description carefully, and it was strictly vegetarian. I was looking forward to...More

Thank bobalcorn5
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Loved our dinner here! Food was amazing and service was friendly and quick but didn’t feel rushed out. So good to have Mexican food that isn’t all rice and beans. Everything was so fresh with lots of great flavours.

1  Thank KateeSyd
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Funky restaurant with good Mexican food and good Mexican beer and teqila menu. Service was very good too.

Thank BrettS83
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice upscale mexican restaurant. Food was delicious. I was hoping to get some typical dishes (burritos, quesadillas) but they do not have any. Entrees are in the $20-$25 range. Was very busy when we went there. Good service.

Thank 367PierreA
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Best guac we've ever had!!! At first we thought the serving size was a little too small. But when we tried it we were blown away!! Split between 4 people.

2  Thank Speedyjagman
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is not your grandfathers mexican restaurant. The ingredients are fresh and well chosen. Presentations are good and flavors fresh and clean.

2  Thank Jerry P
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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