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Mercadito Grove - 24 Reviews - 100 7th Ave S, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 647-0830

Mercadito Grove

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100 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
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Best

My friend and I were walking around at 10 pm in West Village Saturday night and was looking for a place to eat. We randomly tried this place and was SO glad we did! it's the cutes...

Worst

I was hungry for some nonspecific Latin food so we checked out Mercadito Grove. Pros: The food and drinks tasted good. Cons: Much too expensive. Mediocre service.

Great tacos!!! 8/13/2010

We started with the shrimp ceviche which was very refreshing, a great summer dish. more

great little bites! 3/30/2009

Lots of little bites, worth sharing with friends and trying a lot of things. Loved the strawberry margaritas and queso fundido! Can you really go wrong with melted cheese on little tortillas? more

Surprising Gem 1/4/2009

My friend and I were walking around at 10 pm in West Village Saturday night and was looking for a place to eat. We randomly tried this place and was SO glad we did! it's the cutest place with great food, drinks, & service. And best of all, we didn't have to wait! It's a small spot, but cozy and a cool place for a date or just drinks/food with friends. I had the steak taco and it was YUMMY! It comes in 4 soft tacos with chunks of grilled juicy steak, potatoes, cheese, etc. I loved it. Can't wait to go back and try their other tacos. My friend had the salad, also very good altho a tad spicy. And we had some wine. All in all, a nice place at reasonable prices. They have a huge tequila menu as well. I'm looking fwd to coming back here with other friends and trying out other dishes. Pros: Everything--ambience, food, service, and value Cons: Nothing! And I rarely ever say that! more

Best service, Best shrimp tacos 8/31/2008

Last night my husband and I took out of town friends to Mercadito Grove. I happen to think they make the best shrimp tacos I have ever had and (coming from a bartender of over ten years) truly great margaritas. But, what I was so pleased to learn was that their level of service just continues to improve. Our waiter was EXCELLENT and could not have been nicer or more attentive. Our waters never dipped below halfway without being refilled by a busboy and Felipe, the general manager, was attentive to every table. It is rare to witness such a high standard of service. We are lifelong fans! Pros: Outdoor seating, great neighborhood more

Great Happy hour until 7 8/8/2008

I go here all the time with my girlfriends after work. Though the dishes are a little pricey, they are delicious! Happy hour consists of $5 strong margaritas and we always get $5 guacamole (very good) with endless chips. Great atmosphere too- definitely sit outside! Great service. more

So-so experience 7/28/2008

I was hungry for some nonspecific Latin food so we checked out Mercadito Grove. Pros: The food and drinks tasted good. Cons: Much too expensive. Mediocre service. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/8/2008

by Jeff at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Food was good, but for some reason when I ordered tonight, the portion was smaller than usual. Not sure if it was just a one time thing or the new norm. It did taste real good though and came quick. more

WE GAVE UP THE JAZZ TRIP FOR JOSEPH AND SHRIMP TACOS 10/18/2007

WE WALKED BY THIS PLACE TONIGHT LOOKING FOR THE JAZZ AND CAME IN FOR A DRINK, THE COULERFUL MARGARITAS WITH FRUIT CALLED US IN, OUR WAITER WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD IN THE CITY OR EVER TO BE HONEST. I ASKED IF HE MANAGED AND I WAS RIGHT, HE WAS ALSO THE MANAGER AND HE WAS VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES. WE WERE GIVEN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOOD, DRINKS AND THE SPECIALS WERE DESCRIBED WITH A PASSION. WE WERE EVEN RECOMMENDED TO A NICE JAZZ CLUB IN THE AREA. Pros: OUTDOOR SEATING AND GRACIOUSE HOST Cons: SMALL BATHROOMS more

Good food but overpriced for what you get 8/21/2007

I went to Mercadito with a group of friends for dinner one Friday night. The food (especially the ceviche and guacamole) is delicious. I really enjoyed the fish tacos as well. However, the pitchers of mixed drinks are $45 each and are simply not worth the expenditure. I would probably go back for drinks and a light snack, but if you're looking for a filling meal, a better bet would be to head around the corner to Diable Royale. The food is equally delicious, far cheaper, and much more filling. Pros: Food is very high quality Cons: Overpriced pitchers, stomach still rumbling after meal more

Mexican style tapas: great concept, poor execution 7/23/2007

First, the good: Pros: guacamole, ceviche, great atmosphere, friendly service Cons: tiny, expensive portions more

It has the whole package 8/3/2006

I've read other reviews, and whole-heartedly disagree. I went to Mercadito last weekend, around 7pm, and had one of the most enjoyable NYC dinners I've had in a long time. I think it is a perfect blend of small size, outstanding service, delicious food, and even more delicious drinks. Our server, Nicole was a sweetheart. She was super-attentive, even when it got crazy, and everything she recommended was superb. I think the price is on par with the neighborhood. Pros: Service, food, drinks Cons: Size more

worst dining experience ever, but nice staff 7/7/2006

I went on the rave from another friend, but I do not see the allure. The guacamole was like soup! THey served my friend her drink first and I had to wait 15 minutes for my margarita ($15). Then, they served her salad and main course and left me waiting for my shrimp tacos for 35 minutes. One of the chefs came out and apologized and said it would be right out. 10 minutes later, it still hadn't appeared but eventually, was served by the chef himself who profusely apologized and comped the plate for us, even though we didn't complain. The waiter and chef were gracious and sweet, which I will not forget, but nor will I forget the $15 margaritas whch were served in glasses the size of Dixie cups! So if you are hungry, thirsty and like good food, steer clear. If you like nice people but don't care about any of the above, go right ahead! Pros: Nice staff Cons: abosolutely terrible food, overpriced tiny drinks more

unprepared for cinco de mayo!!! 5/5/2006

A friend I went here on cinco de mayo thinking it would be a great choice- wrong! They opened later than usual because they were not set up. We were able to sit outside, which was the only pleasant thing about this experience. However, the food was too expensive for what you got and it was mediocre. While the margaritas were tasty, it took forever to have them served. I waited 45 mintues for my last drink and had to order it three times. When we spoke to the manager about it, she made excuses about she didn't have enough staff or something. You manage a RESTAURANT lady- if you can't actually serve people, then close. I was underimpressed by her sob story. more

perfect margaritas; tasty food; good service 4/18/2006

we sat outside at about 6pm on a warm tuesday night, and had the whole place to ourselves. the service was great for most of the evening until the place got packed at about 8 -- then our waiter got a bit frantic and scattered, but was always friendly and helpful when we could grab him. the fish tacos and guacamole sampler (with fresh homemade chips) are fantastic, altho the portions could be a bit bigger for the price. the margaritas are heavenly, especially the one with cucumber juice -- upgrade your tequila from the well stuff, and you'll be very happy. Pros: pretty amazing food, awesome margaritas, friendly service more

Maybe they don't really want customers 3/12/2006

Service is non-existent. My friend ordered a coke 3 times that never came. I ordered something only to be told 15 minutes later that they actually were no longer serving it. I then ordered another dish, a frittata. 30 minutes later, I get something like a fried egg on top of nachos. When I tell the waiter that that was not what I ordered, he argued with me. But what was interesting was not that he disagreed with what I had ordered; he claimed that what I ordered was what was in front of me, when it was clear that there was another menu item that perfectly described what was brought out. I asked him to take the food back. No apology, no offer to get me something else. The food looked decent, but unfortunately I wasn't given the opportunity to find out if it tastes good as well. Pros: Outdoor patio Cons: Terrible service, Cramped seating area, Very expensive more

Good Food, But Need to Get Environment Right 11/17/2005

The food and margaritas here are very good. You may be deterred before you get to that point, though. The restaurant is triangle shaped, very small, and very tight. The restauarant is all windows and was already too cold for comfort in November, wore my jacket the whole meal, can only imagine January. Drinks were creative and tasty, but the glasses were small to start, plus ice and muddled limes in the margarita, left very little room for the margarita itself. Finally, the food arrived, and our initial take was that the tacos were tiny - but that was quickly overcome by the fact that they are delicious. Fried oyster appitizer was enough for a meal, delicious. Skirt steak entree was very good, as well. Overall, worth trying, but look for perfection in the food, not the atmosphere. Definitely make a reservation! No bar to wait, they'll call your cell. Pros: Food, Location, Creative Menu Cons: Very Small, Pricey, Freezing in Winter more

everything but the service 11/12/2005

i almost never complain about service, but my experience here warrants a full-on tirade. food is incredible, but without friendly and prompt delivery, who cares? first off, we were seated 25 min after our 8pm reservation. then, 3 out of 5 orders came with something messed up. instead of apologizing and fixing the dishes, the waiter tried to convince us that we'd like it better the way he brought it. when we remained firm, he behaved as though it was our fault for ordering s/thing different than what he brought. finally, we finished our meal in 1.5 hours, but our waiter told a group waiting that we were ""taking our sweet time"" finishing, which was causing their table to not be ready. absolutely unacceptable considering that we had been seated late, given the wrong dishes, and not been given the bill for at least 15 min after we finished. GROSS! Pros: amazing food, cute, intimate space Cons: TERRIBLE service more

Patrick does it again... 10/17/2005

I was a big fan of the village location and this is just as good. Service was great, food was better... I didn't try the drinks but I will be back. Congrats Patrick! ;) Pros: Food, Service, Location more

Wow, best Mexican in NYC 9/22/2005

I just recently visited Mercadito's new restaurant in the West Village and it was just as good as their Avenue B location or even better. The tacos were amazing (try the shrimp), the ceviches tasting was great, the whole fish was out of this world, the cucumber margarita was really good and the service was very attentive and friendly. Make sure to sit inside, you get the feel of being in Mexico. The wood work is unbelievable. Pros: Fun, Cozzy more

One highlight after another... 9/21/2005

I was told to try this place out because of the excellent tacos. Well, I was not disappointed, to say the least. After three orders of tacos, I was asking for more! Each plate was tastier than the previous. Our last plate, which was shrimp I believe, came with a garlic mojo sauce that was out of this world. Combine this exquisite cuisine with excellent, service and the best margaritas I've had in a while, and well you have a gem of a resturant in the heart of the West Village. Bravo Mercadito! Pros: Great Food more
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Editorial

  • Located at the tip of one of the Village's sharp corners, the Grove capitalizes on its large sidewalk dining area, with the inside space reserved for an open kitchen and a smattering of hand-carved...

  • 10/21/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Monday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown
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