Mercado

4.5
407 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Monday to Friday 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Dinner
Monday to Saturday 5:30 - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(02) 9221 6444
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nathan Sasi
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Private Party Facilities
Contact the restaurant directly on 02 9221 6444 or info@mercadorestaurant.com.au.
Private Party Capacity: 50 - 140.
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Private Party Contact
Mercado Restaurant: (02) 9221 6444
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
George Street, Pitt Street
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Parking Details
Secure Parking is available at the Wilson Angel Place Car Park via 'Book a Bay' online reservations, using the promotional code ‘Mercado’. Entry must be after 5:00 p.m. and exit before 12:00 a.m. Limited spaces are available.
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Public Transit
Close to Wynyard and Martin Place stations.
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Entertainment
City Recital Hall, Theatre Royal, MLC Centre, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 407 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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AE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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WS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary dinner her. Would definitely like to come back. Staff are respectful and lovely. Swrvice was impeccable.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Realy good food but the service was terrible. It didnt exactly ruin the evening but left a sour note. When I was first seated I was igored and after some time, I had to flag a waiter down to order a drink (go figure).

We waited a decent 40mins for our last dish to arrive after we had asked for it TWICE. The 2nd time we asked for the dish (because we had waited for so long) we said we will just cancel it. But to our astonishment, the waiter came back and said the dish had been cooked (ofcourse).

The waiter we spoke to about our last dish not arriving had abit of an attitude and I saw him have a giggle about us with the host which as awful.

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great experience, really lovely food and amazing combinations!

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MM
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, we especially loved the scallops, prawns and the freshly baked bread. The foie was definitely our favourite. Great value on the degustation menu.

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AW
14 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We wanted to try everything, and ordered too much food, but it was delicious! Oysters were creamy and sweet, and roast chicken was best we had in Sydney. They do beautiful and unique flavors with purees and sauces. Definitely add Mercado to your list.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Have been to Mercado previously and will definitely book again. Love the share plates concept.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A great discovery. Interesting dishes, designed to share. We shall return.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was both excellent. The servings were substantial. We will come back and try the other dishes on the menu.

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MF
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is my 4th time there and it's always consistently good! The food is innovative, and internationally inspired with a Spanish theme. Sharing is the name of the game. Order from the small, medium, and large sharing dishes. Be sure to have them with one of their house cocktails or wines from their more than decent wine list. We like the high tables in the corner to the right as you enter. It's out of the way, cozy, but we're never forgotten. They have a great staff always looking after us.
Recommend the hummus, jamon iberico, octopus, the pumpkin ravioli, kingfish tartare, and the foie gras with fig and raspberries.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, location and excellent service.
The waitress made us feel like home.
We were celebrating birthday and staff even brought a little dessert and candles

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SC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing date night restaurant with great food to share.

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VD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had not realised it was "platter" service but now we know, and it was most enjoyable. A tad on the expensive side but when shared, not so much. Marvellous position for the City Recital Centre.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We chose the pre-theater menu which was a small version of a degustation, about half a dozen small tasting courses and a substantial main course selected by the chef from several rotisserie options. Ours was roast chicken, perhaps the most flavoursome and juicy I can remember having. At $55 per person it was good value. Drinks extra from a list of cocktails and mostly European wines. Attentive and knowledgeable waiters. A very good dining experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is excellent - fresh and surprising approach with quality ingredients.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I had eaten here with my husband and we shared 3 medium size plates each of which was delicious , generous portions and fairly priced
Beacause we enjoyed so much I wanted to take my 2 daughters as a treat for lunch.

One daughter asked the waitress if there was a special that day, and we were told that fillet steak was a special With varying degrees of weights
But no mention was made of price.
This was something which she should have told us
The cost was a prohibitive $90 for whatever the weight was - the smallest of those offers.

Given the medium plates we ordered were $29? Or $39 - cannot remember, this was way off the beam as far as cost goes.
My daughter would not have ordered if she had been told the price and was acutely embarrassed when the bill arrived, as I was paying.
Nor did I wish to further embarras by making a fuss.

So no return for any 3 of us !

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DP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and so much food on the $100.00 set menu

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RD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was great but service was really poor - two items we ordered never arrived and had to chase wine so that we had wine with our mains food.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Mercado. The food is delicious, with good vegetarian options. Wine is always interesting, and service is outstanding.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing, the wine list was excellent, the atmosphere was nice, not noisy, the service was excellent. however, there was one thing that spoilt our first occasion there - there werent many people there, but they managed to put "someone else's" dessert on our bill, when we didnt even have dessert - that was not cool. lucky we checked the bill. goodness knows how often that happens?

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took an overseas friend here while she was visiting and she loved it. It’s one of my fav spots in the city; it is consistently delicious, has a great wine list and provides friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!! Keep up the good work team.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The wine list and menu were extensive but not overwhelming, and our coeliac colleague was easily catered for. Our Colombian waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The lamb shoulder was melt-in-your-mouth perfect, and the parfait was also a highlight. We'll be back - a great option for an easy, but classy, business lunch.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was amazing Will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends

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NG
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Was surprised and delighted by Mercado. The food was unique and quite special. Service would have scored better but disappeared later in the evening so was hard to find someone for the bill!

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BA
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had great expectations . Didn’t stand up to it. No wow factor in taste

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely meal, everything tasted great. Sitting right next to the kitchen was a bit bright though. But otherwise lovely meal.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The flat bread that the serve is probably the tastiest thing I had ever eaten. Our whole table said they could just eat that for the rest of the day.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I have dined at Mercado frequently. Sadly the food is now formulaic and repetitive, and service Friday night was absolutely shockingly bad. I will not return nor recommend it.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food at Mercado. I was recommended this restaurant by a friend for the amazing dishes and they lived up to the hype. I will definitely dine here again as I had an amazing meal.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I love Mercado. Food was delicious as usual. Service off a little on Saturday night. Some really helpful, friendly and attentive servers and then others completely ignored us and we sat with empty plates waiting for dessert for ages. Still brilliant.

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic beautiful food and such a surprise of food made well,great choices and wonderful service.

Thankyou !

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PE
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been wanting to try for ages so was thrilled to do so before our ACO concert. Great menu with perfect amount and variety of food from what looks to be a fab menu. We will be back to sample more but with more time. Thank you

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value menu! Lovely services. Enjoyed the entire dining experience

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We asked 4 times for tap water and finally got it a half hour after arrival!! It’s not that hard!! The food was served one dish at a time so u couldn’t mix flavours. And our waitress seemed annoyed when we asked a few questions around the dishes as it was our first time dining there. No we were not impressed. The staff seemed rushed although it was only half full. So it was a disappointing night.

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BI
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Can’t fault anything. 5 stars over and over again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Far long between courses. We sat with empty plates for half an hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wine and service! I’ll definitely be back again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Some of the food was cold when serving it but otherwise good.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Even though it is a tapas restaurant, the food arrived at the table totally out of sync with fries first, which meant they were cold before the large plate was served and we ordered the fries to go with this dish. A little thought on delivery of dishes would be nice.

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