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“Innovative food experience”
Review of Mercadito

Mercadito
Ranked #3 of 80 Restaurants in Castro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Chilean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Inspired by the markets, our ingredients are chilotes, fresh and local.Cooked with love, we enhance flavors, aromas and textures.Welcome to enjoy a kitchen with personality and territorial consciousness, always fresh, always local.
Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Innovative food experience”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Based on some local traditions, this menu offers creative dishes. Cozy, with a view of the water, Lucho and staff were very friendly and helpful. The pisco sour was about the best and most interesting I have tried. And although I ordered the meat and potatoes, it was an excellent preparation.

  • Visited March 2014
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Helpful?
Thank RogerCello
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mercaditoCastro, Propietario at Mercadito, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thanks for the nice recognition. We will get your apreciation to Luis.
Mercadito.
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Denver, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I brought my family here when they came to visit and it was one of the best meals I've had in Chile. It's the perfect place to spend a cold Chiloe night and enjoy delicious food. Great choices for seafood and non-seafood lovers as well. The staff was extremely attentive and welcoming. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Amanda B
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mercaditoCastro, Propietario at Mercadito, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thanks for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant and feel warm and confortably at Mercadito.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local ingredients international cuisine”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This lovely place is hosted by the owner and his wife does the cooking, with a cosy decor, this well located restaurant has a great lunch menu with a wide variety of chilean wines to choose from, additionally the owner is quite knowledgeable on the matter and could guide you well

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Thank Carlos F
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mercaditoCastro, Propietario at Mercadito, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thanks for appreciating our work!
Mercadito!
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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Close to perfection”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in Castro, but it would be among the best in any city, anywhere. The dishes are innovative and make use of the best local ingredients—and the best in Chiloé is better than most other places. The merluza (hake) I had—and I had a lot during my time Chile—was cooked to perfection. Inside is cozy and intimate, outside on the deck the view is terrific. Patricio, a consultant to the chef-owners, made us feel at home instantly. My only regret is that we ate here on our last night in Castro. If it had been the first night, we would have gone nowhere else.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank reprof
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mercaditoCastro, Propietario at Mercadito, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thanks for your nice review! Is a nice feeling to know that we do our job good, and we made people happy.
Thanks.
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent restaurant!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

The food here was absolutely delicious, the portions were large, and the price was fair! Overall, I would rank this restaurant among some of the best restaurants I've ever been to worldwide. Go here!

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Thank Conor C
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mercaditoCastro, Propietario at Mercadito, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thanks for the exciting comment. We are proud to deliver such a good experience.
Forward your feedback to our team.
Thanks!
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