El Mercado

1702 Lavaca St (17th St.)
Austin, TX 78701
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm



  • Ritas are deceptively strong!
  • They have some great chicken fajitas here.
  • At El Mercado, we prefer the margaritas to the Mexican Martinis.
  • Best chips and salsa in Austin
  • Have a Mexican martini
  • This place is on Southwest's Rapid Rewards Dining list.
  • Wear sunglasses or otherwise you will be cut off. Drink at your own risk.
  • Good happy hour menu - drinks and apps.
  • Ok. Not great. A bit overpriced.
  • Margaritas are so delish! Great service at the bar.
  • Try the tres leches cake! Fast take out if you are staying at the Hampton Inn across the street!
  • It was pretty good.
  • Mediocre food and small margarita size with barely any tequila in it avoid this place
  • The smoked carnitas tacos are exquisite!
  • Really understand "customer service" here. Chris, the GM, walks the floor checking on everyone during the lunch hour. Very impressive.
  • This might be the best happy hour in Austin!
  • They charge for all substitutions!
  • Mercado Plate sides
  • Mercado Plate
  • Great ritas!

Nearby places

1703 Guadalupe St (17th St)
112 E 11th St (at Congress Ave)
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