Who We Are
Opened in 2010, Mercadito splashed into the hospitality scene in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood at 108 W. Kinzie St, with the goal to create an upscale Mexican restaurant that caters to the tastes of those who crave elevated authentic Mexican cuisine, specialty tequila and mezcal libations.
Being voted a top Mexican restaurant in Chicago, Mercadito is the city's go-to for fresh ingredients and menu items made from scratch such as their homemade tortillas and seasonal guacamole; focusing on consistently delivering bold flavor and authentic recipes. Mercadito's menu also features an extensive array of items such as award winning tacos with favorites like the Camaron, Carne, Al Pastor, Estilo Baja, and Chicken tacos, fresh and flavorful Ceviches, comforting guest favorites such as Poblano Mac and Cheese, and exceptionally creamy Queso Fundido. Mercadito's bar features more than 75 mezcals, carefully curated craft cocktails, and an ongoing rotating list of specialty libations featuring in season produce and ingredients. When it comes to celebrations, Mercadito is the top Chicago Restaurant for bachelorette parties, birthday festivities, and special events. The ideal spot to start off an evening of long lasting memories due to its festive cocktails and shareable plates. With a quaint patio, front lounge, and main dining room with garage windows for an indoor-outdoor feel, Mercadito offers a spacious space for guests to relax and enjoy a memorable experience while having the privacy and space to spread out. The ambiance at Mercadito is fresh, modern and brings a sophisticated minimalist design with natural accents which also reflects directly in the food and beverage menu.