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1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flan” (20 reviews)
“carnitas” (37 reviews)
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was great. The food was amazing and the guac was one of the best I've ever had. We originally selected it because someone in my party had a peanut allergy and the restaurant is a "nut free" environment but we were not disappointed....More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely little restaurant. Couldn't fault food and service. Walk in , so had a 20 min wait,so do book ahead or go early! Only thing which I wished for was perhaps more lighting, it was way too dim for me and make sure you speak...More

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 6 decided to grab dinner tonight at Mercado's and they didn't disappoint! We order the guacamole and chips as an appetizer and it was delicious. They brought two full baskets of chips and a generous portion of guac! We eat had something...More

Thank gisnyder
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a friend. Ordered a cucumber salad to start (without dressing) - turned out to be the tastiest salad I have ever eaten. Life-changing - no more salad-dodging for me!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We were looking for quality Mexican in LA and were not disappointed. The food was interesting, the service excellent and good wines to boot. Don't hesitate to visit this place!

Thank Auseurofoodie
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Being from Texas, I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I pleasantly surprised This is not Texmex. It's leans more toward the style of my favorite Oaxaca-native chef (a J. Beard award winner) It is a crowded-trendy spot and we went without a reservation. Fortunately, we...More

Thank Ironman713
Reviewed May 12, 2017

The food here was excellent. Service was quick and efficient. A booking would be recommended as downstairs was very busy the night I visited. The upstairs booth was quieter. I couldn't fault this restaurant.

Thank d0wie71
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Tried the restaurant out after after spending the day on the Santa Monica pier. The food was absolutely delicious! I tried the pork dish which was mouth watering as the meat was perfectly cooked. My wife is vegetarian and she had enough of options to...More

Thank Neraj W
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

The food and drinks were great, if you can make a reservation, we went without one and we were very lucky to find seats.

Thank Javier M
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Really great atmosphere in this place. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. Be prepared to wait on the weekends as there is a decent wait even with reservations! I gave them a 4 instead of 5 just because the tables are really...More

Thank raylol16
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309
    (Santa Moinca)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-526-7121
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