Mercado - Santa Monica
1416 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 459-3337
Cross Streets: Santa Monica Blvd.
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Mercado serves as the third installation of a classic and contemporary Mexican restaurant group that includes El Arco Iris in Highland Park and Yxta Cocina Mexicana in Downtown LA. With an inventive mix of food, atmosphere and tradition, Mercado reflects the heart and soul of Mexican dining. Architect Poonam Khanna designed the modern and intimate space for an upscale and comfortable experience.

The menu exemplifies the cuisine and flavor of Chef Jose Acevedo’s and co-owner Jesse Gomez’s Mexican roots, featuring items such as Chef Acevedo’s signature carnitas, created from a recipe handed down through generations. With tortillas made by hand daily, the finest meats, poultry and seafood, enchiladas and tacos, produce from the local farmer’s market, flavorful sauces and everything made from the freshest ingredients, Mercado offers handcrafted Mexican cuisine, artful design, a warm atmosphere and friendly service.

Mercado’s bar offers over 60 premium Silver, Reposado and Anejo Tequilas, as well as mescal, and 12 draft and bottled beers. Try a creative cocktail like the New Fashioned or Del Bosque.

From large party dinners to more intimate dining on the mezzanine level overlooking the main room, or a cocktail at our eclectically stocked bar, Mercado welcomes you to join us for any occasion. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Need to know details about this restaurant
Restaurant Style
Casual Dining
Dress Code
Monday - Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Good to know details about this restaurant
Payment Methods
Cash, Visa, American Express
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar
Price Range
$$$$ ($26-$30)
Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
Open Late
Thursday - Saturday until 11:00 p.m.
Authentic, Date Place
Homemade Tortillas
Private Dining and Catering available.