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Authentic Mexican Dishes - We offer fresh, spicy, made from scratch Mexican dishes from authentic family recipes!View our menu
Farm To Table - We support local farmers by sourcing fresh farm-to-table ingredients!View our menu
Great Pastries - Start your morning off right with one of our delicious pastries!View our menu
Freshly Baked Daily - We get here nice and early every day to ensure everything is baked fresh!View our menu
Local Ingredients - Support local! We source fresh local ingredients to make your food healthier and tastier!View our menu
Office Functions - Planning an office event / happy hour? We got you covered!Book your party
Baby Showers - Planning a baby shower? Let's make it perfect. You can take all the credit and we'll do all the work :)Book your party
Great Wine Selection - We have an amazing and extensive wine selection. We'll help you choose the perfect pairing!View our menu
Reservations - We recommend making a reservation ahead of time. Book your table today!Book Table
Bar Mitzvah - Celebrating a Bar Mitzvah soon? Host it with us!Book your party
Soccer Bar - The best place in town to watch all your favorite soccer clubs!Upcoming Events
Vegetarian Dishes - Try our amazing plant-powered vegetarian dishes!View our menu
Bachelorette Parties - Planning a Bachelorette Party? Let's have some fun girls!Book your party
Bat Mitzvah - Celebrating a Bat Mitzvah soon? Host it with us!Book your party
Christmas - Happy Holidays to all of our fans! Join us with family and friends!Upcoming Events
Prime Steaks - Only Prime makes the cut. Try our famous Prime Steaks!View our menu
Award-Winning Food - Our award-winning food has something amazing for everyone!View our menu
Anniversaries - If you're looking to host a party for your anniversary, our amazing staff will ensure it's perfect!Book your party
Family Reunions - We're the perfect spot to host your next family reunion or get-together!Book your party
Private Parties - Host your next party or get togetherBook your party
Bridal Showers - Whether it's a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, we can host your wedding festivities and make sure they are special!Book your party
Vegan Dishes - Try our amazing plant-powered vegan dishes!View our menu
Craft Beer - We have an awesome craft beer selection! Come by and see what's on tap today!View our menu
Brunch - Join us this weekend for our popular Sunday brunch! Live music, mimosas, awesome food and cocktails!View our menu
Comfort Food - We've been told we have the best home-cooking and comfort food in town!View our menu
Creative / Innovative Food - Our creative team of incredible chefs have created so many innovative must-try dishes!View our menu
Family Owned - Family owned, friendly service and great food!View our menu
Gluten-Free Dishes - Don't eat gluten? No problem! Try our awesome gluten-free dishes!View our menu
The NBA is back! - Come watch the NBA with us!Upcoming Events
Homemade Sauces - Make sure you try all of our awesome homemade sauces! Rich, zesty, spicy & more!View our menu
Chef-Driven - Our amazing chef-driven menu has something for everyone. Come try something new!View our menu
Craft Cocktails - We have a killer craft cocktail menu. Come by and try something new!View our menu
Pet Friendly - We're pet friendly! Come on down and bring your pup!Call to Inquire
Romantic Atmosphere - We're the perfect spot for a romantic date night!Book Table
Bottomless Brunch - Join us for bottomless brunch this weekend!View our specials
Best Tacos - We have some of the best darn tacos you'll ever try. Come grab some!View our menu
El Mercado Modern Cuisine provides Regional Mexican food and Mexican Spirit craft cocktails. Our goal is to take our guests through an adventure of Mexico’s great cuisine one bite at a time, using modern techniques for our simple yet elegant dishes.Read Moreabout
El Mercado would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.
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We've been long-time fans of El Mercado! Their food is fresh delish - we love the brunch pancakes, empanadas, tlayuda, ahogados. Everything is flavorful. We've had happy hour, brunch and dinner and nothing disappoints! Their adherence to ever-changing COVID guidelines was always spectacular.
Very cool modern Mexican restaurant in downtown town Santa Ana. I came to use the free guacamole & chips deal that popped up on FB. It also pops up on their website too. It's a good size bowl of guac with pumpkin seeds, diced tomatoes, and sliced radish on top, along with an even bigger bowl of chips.
El Mercado is impressive on many different levels. I love when restaurants care about the small details in the food, cocktails, the decor, and hospitality. Jessica behind the bar took good care of us. She makes great cocktails, shes funny and nice. We spoke to Jose about the cocktails program and the restaurant and to the chef about food and decor.
A dinner at El Mercado is an unforgettable experience. It's a beautiful restaurant operated by wonderful people. The food is fantastic and you'll be thinking about it long after the meal is over even you've already planned your text visit before you've even received the bill.
I love coming to this place, it's right the heart of Santa Ana. Love the outside patio with music playing lightly. I order the buttermilk pancakes with a Mexican coke . Bomb pancakes, the are huge and fluffy with a nice sweetness. Must come back and try more of their menu. Nice job Mercado modern.