Taqueria Mercado now open in Javier’s old location

Thanks to dc in the comments on Taqueria Maya for the tip– Taqueria Mercado is now open in Javier’s old location on 100 E. 8th Street (at Walnut), with hours from 8 AM to 11 PM. Can’t wait to try it– and welcome to the neighborhood!  Now, should I have a taco for dinner tonight? Hmm.

7 thoughts on “Taqueria Mercado now open in Javier’s old location”

  • Just walked down and got their menu, which has slightly different hours (and which are also posted at the entrance):

    Sunday-Thursday: 9am – 9:30pm
    Friday-Saturday: 9am – 11pm

    Hooray for a(nother) lower-cost but delicious dinner option downtown!
    .-= Sara Ryan´s last blog ..Friday Night at Local 127 =-.

  • Went there today. Food was delicious, but I think they’re still trying how to smooth out their process. The lack of signage and direction didn’t take away from the GREAT tasting food. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Thanks to the post on this blog, my office colleagues and I checked out Taqueria Mercado for lunch. We had a table for 7, and most of us stuck with the basic offerings on the lunch menu: Enchiladas, Tacos, Quesadillas. I had 2 beef (steak) enchiladas with rice and beans – pretty stock Mexican fare and always a good barometer of the quality of the food. I liked it. It’s not “Tex-Mex”, but more like homestyle Mexican.

    Service at lunch hour was woefully slow, but I’m hoping it will improve as the staff gains experience.

    I’ll go back!
    .-= Chip Mahaney´s last blog ..Twitter Updates for 2010-04-28 =-.

  • Taqueria Mercado has amazing Authentic Mexican food. They are newly opened and working out kinks, however the staff and food are amazing. I have had most items on the menu. If you want some killer nachos, they are the place to go. Burritos are amazing. Also they have great lunch prices. For drinks, they have Coca~Cola imported from Mexico. It tastes amazing, a lot different than Coca~Cola from the states. Also, if you’re in the mood to try something new to drink while eating your delicious lunch/dinner, try Horchata. It is a great drink! Luis, manager/owner, introduced me to Horchata and warned that it was addicting, we was right! It is definitely a great drink to try. Especially if you like cinnamon.

  • Yawn, another slightly better Mex place. Went Thursday night, the tacos were OK but nothing to write home about. The refried beans aren’t even close to La Mexicana, it is still the best in town, Mama swears she does not use lard but we don’t believe her, no way they could taste that good without it. This town is still lacking really good Mex.

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