Mercado

4.5
512 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Mercado pays homage to Moorish, Spanish dining with understated detail that is warm and grand. A rotisserie and wood-oven led menu created using traditional cooking practices of pickling, cheese making, whole beast butchery, charcuterie as well as bread making.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was amazing. But wait staff was very inattentive. Drinks left empty for long periods, failed to follow up with wine suggestions. Staff was very focused on kitchen and getting food out quickly (which is great) but gave very little attention to making sure we always had what we needed.

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TS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All great but having a surcharge for credit cards is backwards.

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RF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous food, with a good range of tasty and innovative shared plates. Attentive and friendly staff - they asked us if we were going to the Angle Place theatre for a show and we said yes, and they ensured that food and service would be completed in time. And it was!

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EL
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our first visit to Mercado, our party of 6 had difficulty choosing from the menu as everything sounded delicious. Our choices of spanner crab, porchetta, with several side dishes did not disappoint. We will be back to try more of their interesting menu. Being concert goers that evening, we had time constraints for our meal, but the service was prompt and timely. Good food, pleasant ambience and excellent service - a great experience which warrants a return visit from us.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good, service was slow and inattentive. I expect we wouldn't have wait as long as we did to get our mains, then have it all arrive at once and go cold. I thought the idea of tapas was to bring out small dishes on a regular basis.

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JM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A very pleasant dinner albeit a bit rushed because we were going to a 7.00pm concert. Will come back for a more relaxing dinner. Thank you

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NB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was more of middle eastern influence rather Spanish. Great friendly and attentive service, nice atmosphere and nice food.
Turkish style Pumpkin ravioli was very elastic instead of traditional Italian ravioli. I wasn’t fun of it.

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R
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, high quality and great atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit.

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ZS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Mercado for a business lunch. From the great service, delicious food menu (the pumpkin ravioli!!!) and the beautiful wine list, Mercado was a fantastic choice.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Mercado to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. We were very impressed with the food. The flavours were amazing and most of the dishes just melted in our mouth. We would highly recommend Mercado to our friends and family.

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BM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice venue, slightly noisy, great prawns and the best chicken I’ve ever eaten, decent wine list and reasonable service.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was amazing . We chose the set menu for $65 and were impressed with the variety, flavours and presentation. The chef's selection from the grill was chicken and was so...so...succulent. But as we had enjoyed all the dishes in the lead up to it, we were just way too full to consume more than a small portion. And on top of that there was a delectable dessert! Our waiter helped us choose a lovely Spanish wine and the evening was a happy and memorable one. Thanks Mercado.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was a little too smoky for me
But service was great atmosphere was good

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AH
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food that’s well priced.

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G
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is an absolutely amazing experience. The service was flawless, and the food was very good, especially the grilled prawn, which was fresh and mildly spicy, I absolutely loved. Didn’t get the chance to try some amazing Spanish wine though.

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KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was beautiful and a great selection of wines to accompany the meal. Ambience was perfect and not too noisy.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such an amazing night out at Mercado! The service was amazing, the food was delicious and we would definitely come back again! Have already raved about our night to family and friends! Can't remember the name of the girl who took care of us, but she had silver hooped earrings on and she was amazing! Thankyou thankyou!

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress was fabulous. She was fun and smart and super dooper attentive. My friend was celebrating her birthday with me, there was just the two of us for lunch and this beautiful lady organised a candle on petite fours and started singing when of course I took over. delightful. couldn't recommend more highly. and the food was spectacular.

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SS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous lunch. The waiter was respectful and knowledgeable, and took good care of us. Food was outstanding... Not your typical tapas!!

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RR
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to Mercado whilst visiting Melbourne from America. Brilliant food. Fantastic prix fixe tasting menu and great service. We would definitely return.

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CD
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Well, this was my first (wife's second) trip to Sydney and we couldn't have picked a better spot for an informal meal. The Ortiz anchovy tapa was the perfect foil for our cocktails. Other tasty bites: Foie Gras Parfait w/grilled sourdough and the Roasted Prawns w/Fennel Butter.

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RK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious, well thought out and interesting food in a lovely spot in Sydney. Highly recommended

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff - mix of efficiency friendliness and helpfulness at a busy time. Food as always delicious and wonderful wine list.

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was extremely happy with food, service and vibe at the restaurant. Could not fault it. Loved my experience

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We dined at Mercado for our anniversary. The service was impeccable and our waiter was lovely. Our starters were beautiful (pork empanadas and flatbread with smoked hummus) The chorizo main was delicious and the tomato salad was lovely. We weren't a huge fan of the chicken dish. We didn't enjoy the soft texture of it but that was just a personal preferences. All up it was a lovely meal and we enjoyed our night.

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Even though we booked it got busy so quickly, but it was a nice relaxed Sat night crowd and despite this it wasn't particularly noisy, my friends and I could chat away without raising our voices. Despite it being busy we were always looked after and served our food very quickly. We went for two mains (lamb, prawns) and a few sides (roasted cauliflower was lovely) – they were all really nice and flavourful, very moorish. I really appreciate restaurants that put the same amount of "heart & soul" into their sides as well as mains. Also order desserts (the ginger & lemon pudding was amazing).

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Restaurant is very noisy. Food is very hit and miss.

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KI
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent choice of tapas and wines. But no beer on tap when we visited. Highly recommended for anyone yearning for Iberian themed food in the city.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! We will definitely be back. Great for gluten free and vegetarian also.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was our first dining experience at your establishment.
We would definitely come again and certainly recommend it to others
Thank you

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The chicken dish needs to go back to the one they made two months ago, a part from that this is a good place for share plates/tapas

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BR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A perfect prelude to a wonderful concert at the Recital Hall next door. We were there for an early sitting so had the full attention of the friendly and informed staff. Even at that time the restuarant had a good vibe. We chose four tapas and perhaps were a little conservative in our choices but the quality was very good. I would definitely go back and next time would try the dinner menu.

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A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food is okay but nothing amazing and service is not great. The wine we had was very good. Overall, it doesn’t compete well with its competitors in the price range.

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JB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a pleasant evening, though there was an issue with our order, incorrect food to what we ordered was brought to us, the food was nice but our mains were not delivered to our table hot.. a little disappointing. Overall it was OK but with the variety of good restaurants in Sydney there are better ones that I would recommend.

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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food and service were very average for the price.

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Spanish guests could not believe they were in a Mercado like at home. They felt they were immediately transported to Barcelona and San Sebastian. Good food tastes, good portion sizing, and service as well as a grounded confidence in the servers and chefs made for a comfortable evening.

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, great food, better in the front room for ambiance.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High quality food but on the expensive side. Good service

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JB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy eating here. And they’re very efficient at getting us out for theatre bookings. Thankyou

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This popular restaurant is open later than some so it's worth going after a performance in the City Recital Hall. Noise levels were very high the night we attended and one of the dishes we would have liked to have ordered was sold out. Overall the food was tasty and well presented but rather over-complicated. There was also a good wine list. After an initial hold-up, service was good.

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