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1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (38 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (58 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Flavors, atmosphere, location....loved this restaurant! This is a very popular mexican restaurant in Santa Monica near the pier. The food and margaritas were amazing. We only ate here once but wish we had had time for another visit! Very much enjoyed our experience at Mercado...More

Thank JAH_Chicago_Paris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in Santa Monica over Labor Day we decided we wanted Mexican Food. We found Mercado was listed as the #1 Mexican restaurant off several websites; I can concur with that decision. Located on 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd, it’s above...More

1  Thank Koyote1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is ALWAYS packed - I would highly recommend a reservation and arrive early to get it :) their margaritas are some of the best we've had in Santa Monica and their food is seasonal with a few steadies on the menu. This place...More

Thank Trojan_traveler13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food here, but mostly because of the ridiculously hot grilled chilli side we ordered which went super well with our entrees but left us drinking jugs of water! Once the chilli wore off and I tried my last bite of steak I...More

Thank Alizeh H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

5 separate appetizers were all unbelievable. HIGHLY recommend. Tacos, ceviche, corn and tamales made me feel like I needed a cigarette after.

Thank KJohns23
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a booking for 5 at 8pm. We were seated closer to 8.20 as this place was pumping. Very busy with a great vibe. Once we were seated the service and the food quality was very good. You won't find your standard traditional Mexican...More

Thank Rod102au
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner around 6:45 pm on a Tuesday. Although the place was crowded we were quickly seated. Waitress approached us rapidly to take drink orders. She was efficient but not overly friendly. Chips with guacamole was excellent! We ordered enchiladas and fish tacos. The...More

Thank Dunnmeister
Reviewed 1 August 2017

first night 1 hour waiting so walked away.second night had a great mexican meal.there is also reservations taken which we could not avail.

Thank R venkata n
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My son and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here. Incredible guacamole, I had the best chicken mole enchiladas I've ever encountered. My son is a carnitas fan, and these carnitas were superb. Friendly staff - I recommend! Next time I'm in Santa Monica, I'll definitely...More

Thank Scotti A
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We really liked this place. We tried an incredible guacamole and a great variety of tacos, and we liked them all, especially the fish taco of ceviche (absolutely delicious!). The only negative point was the service. We had to wait 30 minutes between the first...More

Thank Joaquín R
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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