The mobile restaurant concept from Chicago-based Mercadito Hospitality begins cruising the city’s streets, offering creative Mexican food



Mercadito Wheels began its full service lunch and dinner schedule throughout “America’s Finest City” last Friday, January 24th. The new San Diego food truck made its inaugural appearance at Offbeat Brewing Company from 3 – 8 p.m., and a second celebratory stop on Sunday at Thorn Street Brewery from 4 – 8 p.m. You can find up-to-date information on its daily locations available via social media.


A collaboration between acclaimed Mercadito Hospitality and local San Diego restaurateur Pablo Becker, Mercadito Wheels offers a mobile incarnation of the company’s acclaimed Mercadito restaurant, known for its distinct take on tacos at its locations in Chicago, New York, and Miami. Infusing traditional dishes and flavors with modern flourishes, the menu at Mercadito Wheels ranges from twists on tacos to Mexican-inspired takes on other handheld foods, including Tacos de Carnitas, with Michoacán-style braised pork, chile de árbol coleslaw, and toasted peanuts ($3.50 each); Tacos Baja, with beer-battered tilapia, Mexican-style coleslaw, and chipotle aioli ($3.50 each); and the Mercadito BURGER ($8.50), a rib-eye and short-rib burger with jalapeño emulsion, Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheeses, and grilled scallions. Mercadito Wheels also offers an agua frescas menu, designed by the lauded Tippling Bros., with six flavors in rotation including Cucumber Salt, Pineapple Ginger, and Citrus Basil made with lemon, orange, grapefruit, basil, and honey syrup.


WHERE: Mercadito Wheels can be located throughout the day via social media or on the food truck’s website:


Also visit the Mercadito Wheels truck page on Roaming Hunger:




Mercadito Hospitality has grown from its first New York City restaurant location in 2004 to become a renowned restaurant group. The popularity of the group’s restaurants can be attributed to Partners Alfredo and Felipe Sandoval, innovative culinary interpretations created by Chef/Partners Patricio Sandoval and Guillermo Tellez, and its joint venture with renowned consultants Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci – the Tippling Bros – who bring inimitable flavor profiles to the group’s beverage programs.


Based in Chicago, the group owns and operates restaurants and bars across the U.S. including the flagship concept, Mercadito, in Miami, Chicago, and New York City; Double A, a cocktail lounge located beneath Mercadito Chicago; Tavernita and Barcito in Chicago’s River North neighborhood; and Little Market Brasserie at Chicago’s Talbott Hotel. MH Catering was launched in 2013 and the group’s newest concepts, Tippling Hall (Chicago), Mercadito Counter (Chicago) and Mercadito Wheels (San Diego) will open in 2014. Additional projects in Las Vegas, Philadelphia are slated to open in 2014. For more information, please visit, and


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