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Mercaderes

Av. 5 de Mayo #57, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Ranked #120 of 1,746 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Roma
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The service was almost exaggeratedly polite and the food very good, but when the waiter complained that the tip was not enough everything turned sour. Compulsory tipping in London is bad enough, we don't expect it in Ciudad de México.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

In amongst a bustling part of down town Mexico we came across a small but fantastic restaurant. The service was excellent, the food really tasty and for the adventurous there were some local delicacies to choose from.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good idea to make a reservation, Great & clean flavors, nice environment. I would give 5 stars except for the coffee. There were a trick offering me a coffee from a regular machine or "fresh?" Little more expensive. Should be always a great coffee?

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Albi, SW France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This restaurant had been recommended by a guide we used in Mexico City. I have to say that it gave me the impression that it is not the sort of restaurant I would normally choose to eat in, especially wearing shorts and a casual shirt. However, in we ventured. It looks like a fine-dining establishment. Starched table-cloths, immaculately dressed serving... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

... In fact I was planning to give 5 stars. And why not? The ambience is great, the service is impeccable, and the food is delicious and pretty reasonably priced for a fancy restaurant... But then they had to go and charge us an absolutely stupid amount ($20 USD / 240 pesos) for 2 little (500ml) bottles of San Pellegrino.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went to Mercaderes for dinner pre symphony at Bellas Artes. I had emailed EL Cardinal, told a reservation was not necessary, only to find them closed. Mercaderes is a nice space, clean , and very appropriate for a nice evening out. I would return.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I were in Mexico City August 22-29, 2013, because I was registered for the August 25 Mexico City marathon, which I finished in 4:50:29! My wife, cousin, cousin-in-law, and I ate here on August 24, because it was my pre-marathon carbo-loading meal. My pasta was delicious. Everyone was pleased with their meals. The service was superb. And... More

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Bucerias, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I first went to Mercaderes in 1998. It was wonderful then, and I'm happy to say it's still a wonderful place to eat in the Centro Historico. The ambiance is classy but not stuffy. The personnel are friendly, but not overly familiar. The wine steward was helpful without having attitude. The service was exceptional. We had 4 different meals: a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Food was excelent! Try not to temptate with waiter's suggestions, cause obviusly are the expensive dishes. The place is so comfortable and the service so nice! The music is perfect, to rest a while and lounch is "the" place to eat!. I'll recomend the first semisweet salad on the menu

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Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We headed to El Cardenal after the Ballet Folklorico for sunday brunch and discovered that everyone else in DF had the same plan. As we walked away, we noticed the Mercaderes and decided to try our luck. What a welcomed reward. The service was excellent, the enchiladas most rico and the margarita muy bueno. It was an unexpected delight in... More

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