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Mercado

1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
310-526-7121
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (38 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (57 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you want authentic Mexican food, this is the spot to go! We found it by checking reviews on Yelp. It was walking distance from our hotel (Huntley). Very friendly welcome by the host and our server Aleshka was wonderful. She had great recommendations and...More

Thank DreenieBaby
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited on a Friday night. Busy restaurant. Buzzing atmosphere, quiet loud. Service very good. Recommend the house margherita. Interesting Mexican food menu. Attendant was very happy to help us with our choices. The large plates are indeed large plates and perfect for sharing. We had...More

Thank suebee202
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Mexican food with a fancy twist. We had a good night, friendly service and tasty food. Maybe only disappointment was the guacamole that was not as amazing as expected. But great and tasty food overall in a cosy atmosphere

Thank Clelia_SC
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday, this bustling restaurant was hopping! Beautiful evening but patio area was full so sat in a comfy booth. Attentive server - delicious blood orange margaritas , best ever guacamole Food served hot and quickly.

Thank tennisfan44210
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Their Carne Asada and small portion steaks are great. The food is a bit pricey but it's of very good quality.

Thank maziarrostamian
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a nice new addition to Santa Monica. We were a party of 7 and had made a reservation a week in advance and watched as other large parties without reservations were turned away. They have large communal tables, but we were lucky and...More

Thank nylabuyer
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I met a friend at Santa Monica's MERCADO at 8 pm on a Friday - i.e. the height of their busy time. The place was full, yet we did not have to wait for our reserved table at all. Staff was friendly and very patient...More

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Cool but not very child friendly. We found it difficult to understand the restaurant and with fussy vegetarians the food choice was poor. Nice without kids.

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My son and I went on the recommendation of a friend and we weren't disappointed. Terrific Mexican fare. Staff was great. Definitely going back next time we're in the area.

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We came here for lunch and drinks after reading many great reviews about this place, but left very dissapointed. The happy hour margaritas seemed like a good deal, but were very small and tasted like a splash of cheap tequila was added to a glass...More

Thank tryittobuyit
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
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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