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Avenida Aristides Villanueva 521, Mendoza M5502ITF, Argentina
+54 261 463-8847
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Toronto, Canada
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant has excellent soups, salads and pastas. The servings were smaller than traditional heaping meals and the service was truly excellent. We went here a number of times during our Mendoza stay and found this to be true each times.

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 12, 2017

During a visit to Mendoza for a research project, my fellow students and I visited El Mercadito in search for something vegetarian-friendly. We ended up loving the experience and stayed all evening. We ended up returning for my birthday celebration a few days later, and once more before departing back to Buenos Aires. I would recomend El Mercadito to anyone,... More 

Thank Alex S
Edina MN
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We ate here on New Year's Day for dinner and didn't really expect many restaurants to to be open. Luckily, El Mercadito was open for business. Not sure what we would find - we expected the food to be adequate and were pleasantly surprised to have a terrific meal with pasta and meat and salads all of very good quality!

Thank russr
Whidbey Island
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194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

I'm a bit confused since the photo above looks different from the restaurant, but Paula, the manager did say this was the correct name between the two different El Mercaditos. The pear, apple, ginger juice with ice was refreshing. My homemade fettucini with "langostinos" and creamy curry sauce was outstanding. My husband loved his Chicken Walk: a chicken, pineapple, banana... More 

Thank judythr
Hanover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Severely understaffed. Everything takes forever, even asking for some bread (we had to ask three times). The food was disappointing, at best. We ordered the Ojo de Bife with fries and after a 40 minute wait we got two little pieces of dry meat hidden together under a fried egg (and we are pretty sure they were a different cut),... More 

Thank Alfredo L
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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

El Mercadito is a lovely venue, especially on the terrace - the perfect place for a summer lunch. Think sunshine, trees, aromatic plant pots, flowers, parasols... We were however a bit disappointed by the rest... The lemonade was a watery mixture barely tasting of lemon, the chicken avocado sandwich and chicken curry were ok but nothing special. Maybe we should... More 

Thank Hélène D
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I came here because of tripadvisor tips and loved everything about this place.I ordered veggie burger, and it was so good! One of the best vegetarian food I ate in Argentina. The juice was very nice too. Now I want to come back for breakfast, because it seems very cool and cozy place, perfect for every meal of the day.

Thank dasha_on_the_road
Oceanside, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a good place to eat, this is a mandatory place in mendoza. Food with great flavor and good selection of drinks. Try the locos por el curry and the ceviches

Thank dan_arango
Pittsburg, Kansas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Good atmosphere with outdoor seating (with heat lamps and clear plastic curtains if it´s cool outside). The food is very affordable (around 150 pesos for a good wine, and a full meal, close to $10). There are a lot of veggie options including a really good veggie pasta. They also have huge hamburgers for the meat lovers (though my fries... More 

Thank Betty N
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The food in mercadito is very good, they also make some vegetables juices wich are great. U must also ask for "burguesa". Atention is also another good thing in the restaurant. The only problem is that is very cold during winter I would recommend u to visit it in summer.

Thank Martin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Argentinean, South American, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Aristides Villanueva 521, Mendoza M5502ITF, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Cuyo  >  Province of Mendoza  >  Mendoza
  • Phone Number: +54 261 463-8847
Esquina Aristides Villanueva y Granaderos, Mendoza , Ciudad.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?