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Mercado

1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
310-526-7121
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (40 reviews)
“flan” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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31 - 40 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Found this place as we strolled down the street. Had a bit of a wait, but so glad we waited. Food was delicious, I am currently drooling wishing I was in front of their queso dip. IT WAS AMAZING. I loved that they had Mexican...More

Thank DgFont
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There were long queues when we arrived without a booking. We were going to leave, but the lady at the front desk convinced us to wait, and we glad we did. The food was simply delicious, not only the best Mexican food but also the...More

Thank Albert H
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Friends of mine said, "don't bother going to Santa Monica for dinner," as it's too touristy and there's no good restaurants. But boy am I glad I went anyway! The vibe, the decor, the service, and especially the food - ohh it was all so...More

Thank Mrsmallo
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were really looking forward to this restaurant but left a little disappointed. The margaritas were the biggest let down. The salsa and chips were ok and then I went with the pork tacos. The pork was very good. Great flavour. We will continue our...More

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A bit of a wait to get in but worth the wait. Had the shrimp tacos, guac and the carne asada and we polished it all off. I don't think you can go wrong with their menu. Service was excellent as well. Margaritas were also...More

Thank katievancouver123
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Monica. Very good Mexican food (right portions, nicely displayed, freshly cooked), but they have the best signature margaritas ever. Even though it is located in a very touristic neighborhood, maybe the most touristic one of the whole LA,...More

Thank ilariajuon
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were trying to find a place to eat walking down 4th Street and it was freezing cold. We saw Mercado and was pleasently surprised. We were seated right away in a cozy corner. Ordered their guacamole to start- awesome - enough to feed 4....More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had a quick couple of small plates in here and a few wines, it was fairly busy and the guys behind the bar were friendly and interactive...good place!

Thank worldwide002
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Margheritas were delicious, and I liked that there was a daily special. I also got a mahi entree that was the special of the day, and the sauce was to die for. Service felt a little rushed and our food arrived almost too quickly for...More

Thank Allison D
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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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