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Tapas / Small Plates New Menu American Mexican Seafood Gold Coast

Mercadito's latest push into the Gold Coast brings fresh, seasonal seafood to the table. Located in The Talbott Hotel, the restaurant aims to provide "familiar and new" dining experiences. With a new menu now available we sat down to find out what it's all about. Dig in.

We're starting strong with a classic Mercadito guacamole complemented by grilled shrimp. Why is it that we can't ever, ever, ever say no to a guacamole starter?

Mercadito Fish Guacamole with Shrimp
Put a shrimp on it.

Next up, a plate of lobster tostadas piled high with some of the sweetest meats of the sea. A little avocado mayo never hurts either.

Mercadito Fish lobster tostadas
Lobster tostadas with lobster & fish, corn, scallions, fresno pepper, green cabbage and avocado mayo.

Here's a salad with shrimp and squid included.

Mercadito Fish Sauteed shrimp and calamari salad
Sauteed shrimp and calamari salad with baby spinach, frisse, pickled jicama slaw and apple-tamarind vinaigrette.

Bring on the main course(s)! This classic chile relleno has been stuffed with seafood.

Mercadito Fish Chile relleno with roasted poblano
Chile relleno with roasted poblano, shrimp, black bean hash, mexican cheeses, crema fresca and salsa de arbol.

The signature dish is actually called the Mercadito Fish. It's a marinated whole Red Snapper with mexican style coleslaw and chipotle vinaigrette. As impressive as it looks, this is one of the larger entrees.

Mercadito Fish Marinated whole red snapper
Marinated whole red snapper, Mexican style coleslaw and chipotle vinaigrette.
Mercadito Fish Whole Red Snapper
Say hello to my little friend...

What meal at a Mercadito restaurant would be complete without the classic tacos that started it all? We asked and they delivered.

Mercadito Fish Steak Tacos
Steak tacos with herb-marinated skirt steak, tomatillo salsa, poblano rajas and crispy manchego.

And then delivered again.

Mercadito Fish Chicken Tacos
Chicken tacos with shredded chicken tinga, avocado salsa and queso fresco.

And a third time. ヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ

Mercadito Fish Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp tacos with roasted garlic, avocado and chipotle mojo.


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