walked past Mercado Social, formerly Maria's Mexican Cafe, on Union street yesterday and noticed that after only a couple weeks (?) they have changed their name/menu/awning back to Maria's.
Seems like this place is having an identity crisis.
Personally, I thought that Maria's started out good, but definitely went downhill.
I thought the new Mercado menu made more sense and was more "focused" and that the food was better,
but I guess after a very short time, they decided to go back to Maria's.
i think the real problem with this place is that it is so aesthetically uninviting from the outside. you cant see into the main dining room, so all passerbys see if they look into the main entrance is a small, empty "annex" dining room. the lack of good signage, windows, lighting etc. is their real problem.