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Mercado

4.5
357 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.
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 357 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great tasty fresh food presented simply. A varied menu, good Spanish winel

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Absolutely amazing from the start.
Great cocktail( and bartender!) while we waited at the bar.
Spectacular service from hostess to waitstaff with help choosing the right tasting menu ( we went Deluxe and enjoyed every belly filling morsel)
Food was moorish.
Will be raving about the experience for a long time to come
Thanks Team!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Delicious and perfectly cooked food, the chorizo was a highlight as was the pumpkin ravioli. Staff were friendly and attentive. Loved it.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Celebrating in Sydney. A lovely evening. Great food and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Amazing food, great service and would definitely go again when I’m visiting Sydney! Thank you

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Terrific tasy meal - excellent service. Sharing plates is ideal - great tasting food.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Very good service, and food was amazing. Great ambience in a perfect location.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff had a great night!!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

The staff was helpful and courteous, and the food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Food, wine and service were excellent and brilliant for a special celebration

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2.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Food was very small portions. Not worth what you pay..

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great food
Could do with better table service
Great ambiance

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

The buffet option was fabulous , provided a taste of their more popular dishes. The rotisserie and each tapas dish was extremely tasty & well presented. The wine list extensive with some exceptional wines form Spain and Italy . The waitresses knowledge of wine from each of the regions were very good and her recommendation was fabulous. Would highly recommend this restaurant to foodies as a must try restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

The service was outstanding the food fir me was disappointing
I’d had good reviews on the previous visit this time very average

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Wonderful food and lively atmosphere.Great waiter who we let order for us and match the wine.
Faultless.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

If you offer the pre theatre option staff must ensure the food is managed so patrons can make the show! We had to remind wait staff we had a concert at 7 on several occasions.....desert had not been provided 7 minutes prior to the concert start time so we suggested we come back after. Not an option for the wait staff so we gulped down a spoonful of ice cream as we raced out the door.

Very different to service on previous occasions.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Wonderful share plates of interesting and delicious pieces. Crab burgers and the cauliflower are definitely a must. And the lamb! Brilliant. Just watch the wine prices!

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great night with friends for my birthday celebration! Food fabulous.. service great!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Perfect food. My favourite place to eat !
Love the oysters and the cocktails ! Everything on the menu is great ! You won’t be disappointed

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Fantastic food. Good service. A little noisy due to hard surfaces in the restaurant. Good pacing of the meals.

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2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Firstly the service was the best we have had at any restaurant in a long time.
We were extremely disappointed with the meal sizes. Yes we understand it’s for sharing, but the sizes for a large dish were crazy small. The lady recommended that we order 4 or 5 small plates to share and 2 large. When we ordered the John Dory, we were told it was Snapper which was fine. When it came out we were surprised to see a serving size, that is meant to be shared between 4 adults the size of a fillet. It was the size I would cook to share between my 3 toddlers. It would of been better to inform people before hand the size of the larger meals when they are being shared between a group of people. Even the side of carrots was ridicules to share between 4 people.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Amazing food and amazing service. Flavour combinations and dish ideas were creative and delicious, and the waitstaff were friendly and professional. Would definitely go again for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I could not recommend this place highly enough. The food was outstanding, wonderful Spanish influenced, modern and perfectly cooked.
The waiting staff all seem to be male models but incredibly friendly and helpful. The open kitchen is a joy to watch and the layout is cosy and romantic.
We will be back next time we visit from Melbourne.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Always great and consistently great

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

This would now be the third time we have come to Mercado . It was initially driven by our lust for Spanish food after a trip to Spain. Mercado just doesn't disappoint, my wife and I just love it. Every single time , the service, the food , the attitude have been just sensational. No arrogance, just great food and fun. I cant remember the name of our waitress last Saturday, (dark hair with glasses , late 20's) , but she was perfectly attentive without being overbearing , dealt with changes to our order mid meal without fuss and professionally , kept us updated, made great recommendations and engaged in great banter. My wife and I joke about our first visit to Mercado and that the ONLY thing that we could fault was that her plate was a slightly different colour white to mine . It was just perfect. See you guys next time

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Food was amazing and great wines too. Definitely will recommend to all friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great food, cocktails and overall ambience. Especially suited pre and post theatre. Not in a position to experience or comment on the bar option. Perhaps a suggestion to have a drink at the bar before dining at the table?
Enjoyed the dining experience and the innovative cuisine list. Friendly and attentive staff which was a real plus.
However some criticisms. Wine list leant heavily to imported wines and not a great selection of Australian varieties. Of those imported, they're overly expensive and make the comment having experienced both top end Sydney and overseas restaurants.
We were three to a table for four and found the size of tables too small for the combination of wine and water glasses plus the larger serving plates when participating in a shared meal with the three of us which made this a bit uncomfortable. It may have been due to our selection of the shared lamb dish which I carved at the table. For that dish, would it have worked being presented whole and then carved by the wait staff before commencing our meal?

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

I have a story to tell you about this restaurant.

PART ONE.
Our first visit to Mercado was with another couple - friends of ours. We were looking to try somewhere new and Mercado had decent reviews and an interesting-looking selection of set menus. We booked, had a few pre-dinner cocktails, and then settled in to our table for the night. It was a fairly normal encounter (we ordered one of the set menus) UNTIL a bowl of steaming mussels arrived at our table, dropped by an obviously hustling/busy waiter.

We hadn’t ordered the mussels, though - they weren’t on the set menu.

We looked around. No servers in sight. The mussels were rapidly cooling. What were we to do? They wouldn’t be able to re-serve them. So...we dug in.

OH MY GOD GUYS. These mussels. These are the BEST mussels in the world. I don’t even like mussels but I’m one of those people who still tries the things I don’t like in hopes that I might discover what others like about them one day. WELL. I definitely devoured my fair share of these mussels. The mussels were so tender and fresh. Not chewy at all. Perfectly steamed. And the SAUCE. This saffron buttery garlicky slightly spicy sauce. I was scooping it with the leftover shells. SO DELICIOUS.

The server did come back, BTW, and apologised for delivering the mussels by mistake. He went to take them away but left them behind with a laugh at the chorus of “awww!” at the table.

PART TWO.
My brother loves seafood, but he’s deathly allergic to crustaceans. One time, at a party, he ate a bunch of prawns because he loves them so much and then he had to call an ambulance because he couldn’t breathe. (He didn’t realise how allergic he was at the time - but needless to say the EMTs were pretty baffled). ANYWAY. He has redirected his love of seafood to mollusks. In particular, mussels. I’m running out of room in this review now but anyway he flew here from Canada JUST FOR THESE MUSSELS because I enthusiastically extolled their virtues to him. THX FOR READING!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Phenomenal food and service. Can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

A great find for a solo dinner ... great food, friendly staff who made time to chat when they could, nice vibe. Can't wait to bring others along, as the groups were also having a great time. Be sure to try to the Turkish pumpkin ravioli ... such a pleasant surprise.

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3.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Food was lovely, a varied and interesting menu and well executed. Service (absolute lack of) let this restaurant down. It was a busy night but there seemed no organization between wait staff. Several times we had to try and attract a staff member for a drink and to order more food. Drinks were slow to arrive. Three times we tried to get a staff member to come over so we could pay our bill. The three of us will probably never return as there are plenty of other restaurants in Sydney that have good food AND service.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

10/10 - food, service and atmosphere. So many great options. Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Amazing lunch - sorry it took so long to leave a review!

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

We were going to the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The tasting menu was delicious - the dessert outstanding and the service allowed us to enjoy our food and still be on time for the concert.

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. All of the choices on the menu we dined on was perfect and we can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Good reliable restaurant with atmosphere. Wines a bit on expensive side. Excellent evening and thank you!

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3.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Our was not attentive , food came out over slow, not value for money as serve size is on the small end for what you pay

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Food and service always great!

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Beautiful dining room and furniture. Delicious, satisfying food and attentive easy-going service.

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