Dining Guide

Mesa Mercado

  • Mexican

Essential Information

6241 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Carmichael, CA 95608

Mushrooms. Walnuts. Pomegranate seeds. Mashed potatoes. Can this really be Mexican food? Welcome to Mesa Mercado, which opened in 2016 in Carmichael’s Milagro Centre. Owner Ernesto Delgado’s market-to-table concept restaurant celebrates Mexico’s historic cuisine with dishes that showcase authentic fare seldom seen north of the border, such as the chile en nogada, a roasted poblano chile stuffed with raisin-studded ground beef and pork, blanketed with walnut crema and sprinkled with bright red pomegranate seeds, which serves as a colorful homage to the Mexican flag; a chicken mole negro redolent of sultry, roasty nuttiness, bright acidity and mild heat; and a pozole rojo, a pork and hominy soup with red chiles. Toast Mexico with the house margarita, finished with chile on the rim, or the Pepino Picante, a margarita with muddled cucumber and mezcal. A sign above the open kitchen reads: “A religious food experience.” Amen.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Carmichael

Average Entrée Price: $10-$20


Offering: Outdoor Seating

Website: http://mesamercado.com