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El Mercadito Friendly and Fresh

Avenida Aristides Villanueva 521, Mendoza M5502ITF, Argentina
+54 261 463-8847
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (3 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“langostinos” (2 reviews)
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Argentinian, South American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Avenida Aristides Villanueva 521, Mendoza M5502ITF, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ingredients are fresh, mostly, and their menu has a lot of verity with vegetarian options, BUT, if you are going to make something vegan by substituting they WILL charge you more. Even if you change a more expensive ingredient like cheese for a veggie...More

1  Thank Catalina B
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Alfonsina y el mar, delicious salad. Salmon highly recommended. But---something is wrong with service. Many waiters in your table, to ask the same. Alert: they sometimes do not have enought cold White wine, or they do not have wine. Strange in Mendoza, isn´t it?

Thank Tatiuska M
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant while just walking around Mendoza. It drew our attention because it was super cute - and didn't have someone standing out front asking us to come inside (which can get super annoying after a while). Plus, it was cozy-sized, it...More

Thank Arielle A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I had the curry and my friend the langostina salad. Both were excellent. These and a liter of beer was 480ars - typical for the area in price.

Thank drtravels
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This small restaurant has excellent soups, salads and pastas. The servings were smaller than traditional heaping meals and the service was truly excellent. We went here a number of times during our Mendoza stay and found this to be true each times.

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Reviewed 12 January 2017

During a visit to Mendoza for a research project, my fellow students and I visited El Mercadito in search for something vegetarian-friendly. We ended up loving the experience and stayed all evening. We ended up returning for my birthday celebration a few days later, and...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate here on New Year's Day for dinner and didn't really expect many restaurants to to be open. Luckily, El Mercadito was open for business. Not sure what we would find - we expected the food to be adequate and were pleasantly surprised to...More

Thank russr
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I'm a bit confused since the photo above looks different from the restaurant, but Paula, the manager did say this was the correct name between the two different El Mercaditos. The pear, apple, ginger juice with ice was refreshing. My homemade fettucini with "langostinos" and...More

Thank judythr
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Severely understaffed. Everything takes forever, even asking for some bread (we had to ask three times). The food was disappointing, at best. We ordered the Ojo de Bife with fries and after a 40 minute wait we got two little pieces of dry meat hidden...More

Thank Alfredo L
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

El Mercadito is a lovely venue, especially on the terrace - the perfect place for a summer lunch. Think sunshine, trees, aromatic plant pots, flowers, parasols... We were however a bit disappointed by the rest... The lemonade was a watery mixture barely tasting of lemon,...More

Thank Hélène D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Aristides Villanueva 521, Mendoza M5502ITF, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Cuyo  >  Province of Mendoza  >  Mendoza
  • Phone Number: +54 261 463-8847
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Esquina Aristides Villanueva y Granaderos, Mendoza , Ciudad.
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