Mercado

4.5
445 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
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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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've been here twice and have enjoyed the food and wine both times. The staff were very knowledgeable and attentive, we ordered what they had suggested and were not disappointed. Would definitely come back for more!

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NS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food and a nice humming atmosphere. Great for a date and in a convenient location

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KH
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great find off the Main Street, down a quite alley. Upmarket Spanish food with a difference. Great variety of small, medium and large share plates and wonderful wines. Will definitely return. Pleasantly surprised by the decor, ambience, service was attentive without overbearing.

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r
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

service was terrible - very rushed, wait staff incapable of providing insight/guidance in the menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We were looking forward to dining at Mercado, but learned too late they were closed on the day we had reservations. I was surprised no one noticed the reservations in the system.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bloody delicious food. A great atmosphere and the service was excellent. Would recommend.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Every dish was sweetened with sugar or honey and lacked flavour or care of preparation. Rough and ready tourist grub with a dated theme. Disappointing service - rough, indifferent and inattentive. Good place if you lack a pallet, pack a wallet and like to holler.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Felt ignored by waitress, took wine glass away and did not ask if we would like another drink,
Felt very rushed and not great attention, waitress was not engaging
2 waiters attempted to take our payment and we were close to being double charged, fortunately we asked why we were being charged again...

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NN
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was sensational! We got the banquet and we couldn’t finish everything! Service was very good!

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SF
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quick catch up with a mate whilst we were in the city. Our rushed lunch probably does not do this place justice. The food was very good, and the wine list was broad and had a good range of prices. Staff were pleasant and efficient.

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M
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great small spot. excellent value in set price menus - plenty of really good food.

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious interesting food with great variety of tastes

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great friendly staff and great food

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, quick and efficient service. Will be back again!

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RL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love Mercado. The roast chicken and cauliflower dishes are worth travelling for. My favourites.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent so much food. We had the $80pp share menu.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful original dishes that were very tasty. Lovely ambience and great service. Asked before we had to about whether we needed to be out by a certain time. Professional.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great night here. Excellent food and service.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

3rd visit and it just gets better, can't wait to go back.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful, great convenient location. All the dishes we tried were delicious and well presented. Unfortunately, we had difficulty selecting a wine as those that were brought to taste were oxidised. The bottles had obviously been open for quite a few days. The waitress did not seem to know much about the wines.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Highly over-rated. The food was fair at best and 2 tapa dishes came out cold. Neither the waiter nor the manager seemed to care. Interesting location but I wouldn't go back or recommend it to anyone.

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ST
16 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food is very good and offering a pre theatre menu is very much appreciated. The service is a little formal, there’s no warmth or engagement.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was great. Service was very good. Waiting staff was very friendly and helpful with explaining about the special of the day and the menu.

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M
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Delicious tapas. Great Spanish dishes and a fabulous atmosphere.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice setting
Stylish
The food and service just wasn’t as I remember from last time - no real chat from waiting staff, or checking to see if our food was good, taking a while for bill, actually had to go and ask someone
Maybe it was a busy Saturday night for them

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TM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food especially for the price. The waitstaff were attentive and fast, with excellent knowledge of the food and drinks offered. Will definitely go back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

There were plenty of gluten free options suitable for a Coeliac person. Food was delicious and by far the best tapas place in Sydney. The only drawback , from my point of view, is the noise. However, this is an issue in probably every single restaurant in Sydney. After that, everything was perfect. We will definitely go back to Mercado !

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LG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Now our second visit to Mercado, doesn't disappoint. Not cheap, but worth it for great quality food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, the food was delicious. A great selection of small, medium and large plates to satisfy all food preferences. The vegetarian in our group was extremely happy. They offered to make small changes to suit our group which we thought was fantastic. They also allowed us to split the bill on their payment terminal which I wasn’t expecting on a Saturday night.

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully presented, delicious plates to share. Service was attentive and professional.

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i
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We were a party of four. The guy who seated us was not friendly. He didn't even smile. We felt he was somewhat impatient when he was taking our order. We felt rushed when we saw the kitchen crew cleaning and mopping the floor as we haven't finished our food. The Iberico ham and charred octopus were good. The porchetta was tough and chewy and the skin was not crispy. Before we ordered we asked if it was the same as the picture we showed and the guy said it is the same. The chicken was chewy too.
The Argentine lady server was very nice and she made conversation with us. It was a birthday celebration dinner and it was disappointing.

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Brilliant service, perfect food (incredible taste and plating), fantastic atmosphere (just right lighting). We would return in a heart beat. Thank you Mercado.

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A
25 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm and friendly team to welcome guests - really flexible menus and schedules to accommodate theater goers - I was impressed by the proactive order of half-sized menus for the lone diner. Had crispy and crunchy lamb shoulder in fennel, then followed by porschetta with crunchy crispy skin and juicy meat with great gravy and interesting sauces, after that an ultra tasty warm almond cake with lemon curd and mascarpone ice cream underneath - the zest and the sweet in a lovely march. This was a delicious meal and very efficiently served.

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b
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the $80 fixed price menu. Food was very good, but a bit too much. $65 fixed price menu would have been ample. We would recommend the restaurant highly but for one thing: The neighborhood made us uncomfortable after dark.

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p
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always fantastic and delivered at a well paced timing. The staff are helpful in suggesting menu options and providing service. The restaurant always has a great atmosphere and never disappoints.

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time, really good service, food fantastic and great selection of Spanish wines. We chose the set menu and it was great!
Highly recommended !

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RL
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner there on Saturday evening.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. I have strict diatary requirements and the waitress was so accommodating. Food was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great evening - lovely food and great service - will be back

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AE
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic. Great food - everything on the menu. Service wonderful. Can’t say enough.

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