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5 super legit Taco Tuesday specials in Chicago

By Lauren Mandel
What do Tuesdays mean to you? To us, Tuesdays really only mean two things: that the weekend is still far away, and that it’s time to celebrate Taco Tuesday.

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Feliz Primavera Experiential Dinner

February 27, 2017
Ah spring, we meet again. Mercadito is welcoming the new season with open arms with this special dinner. Guests warm up their appetites with a five-course menu including a Trio of Guacamoles, Trio de Ceviches, a selection of tacos, and sides…

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National Margarita Day Deals in Chicago

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Wednesday marks National Margarita Day and a number of Chicago restaurants are offering food and drink specials to celebrate the holiday. Cheers!

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FOX Good Day Chicago – National Margarita Day, Feb. 22

February 2017
Paul Tanguay, beverage director from Mercadito Chicago, joins the set to show off a handful of delicious margaritas they are offering.

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14 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

February 13, 2017
Fall in love with authentic Mexican cuisine and Jose Cuervo cocktails at Mercadito’s Amor Por Favor Experiential Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Chicago Food Magazine: Mercadito Hosts Amor Por Favor Experiential Dinner

January 26, 2017
A romantic five-course menu paired with Jose Cuervo cocktails

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Your ugly sweater will get you a free cocktail at Mercadito today

December 16th, 2016
If the spirit of the season inspired you to wear that ugly holiday sweater you picked up at a thrift store to work today, you’re in luck.

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Need New Year’s dinner reservations?

December 28th, 2016
Frequent visitors to this section/website know that every year, for more years than I care to mention, I’ve made New Year’s Eve reservations all over town and offered them to my closest friends.

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You don’t need a ticket to Mac & Cheese Fest to try these 13 contenders (but you’ll want one anyway)

November 3rd, 2016
Stop by the River North Mexican restaurant any time to try their signature mac and cheese side made with poblano peppers, manchego and corn.

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7 Fiery Cocktails to Warm You Up

October 14th, 2016
This Mexican twist on a tiki drink… still as hot as ever—literally. The flaming cocktail is fittingly the color of fire, and packs a boozy punch with Herradura Blanco and Reposado, dark rum, guava, and almond.

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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

August 8th, 2016
Taste some tequila during a paired dinner at Mercadito (108 W. Kinzie St., River North, 312-329-9555). Five courses of Jalisco-inspired cuisine will be matched to cocktails made with Clase Azul tequila.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Mercadito

Fox 32 in the Morning
Experience all the different flavors of Mexico at Mercadito.

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Ashore Thing 2016 Presented by BMO Harris Bank

August 9th, 2016
Nearly 2,500 guests lined the East End of Navy Pier to celebrate Michigan Avenue’s Fifth Annual Ashore Thing, presented by BMO Harris Bank… Guests continued the revelry with an after party at Mercadito…

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23 Dishes That Are So Hot Right Now

August 11th, 2016
The chile relleno is stuffed with shrimp, chihuahua and oaxaca cheeses, and roasted tomato-chile de arbol salsa. The quintessential red salsa can range in spice level depending on…

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Industry honors Hispanic restaurateurs

October 7th, 2016
The impact of the Hispanic community and culture on the restaurant industry is huge. From restaurant owners to chefs running top culinary operations to dishwashers in the kitchen, we are the backbone of the industry

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Chicago Restaurants That Will Cater Your Wedding

September 14th, 2016
It’s all about the food. Mercadito offers totally customizable food and drink menus. Tacos and other small bites are available.

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La Mez Agave Lounge Celebrates Mezcal

April 1st, 2016
What’s mezcal you ask? It’s a relative of tequila that comes in a wide variety of flavors. Let La Mez Agave Lounge whip you up one of their signature cocktails.

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Lunchbreak: Tacos de Camaron from the LaMez Mezcal Lounge at Mercadito Chicago

February 29th, 2016
Chef Patricio Sandoval, Culinary Director and Owner at Mercadito Chicago makes his famous Tacos de Camaron.

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Mezcal Heats Up Chicago’s Cocktail Scene

May 25th, 2016
Located beneath Mercadito, the speakeasy-style nook quickly cemented the mezcal bar as a surging trend in Chicago.

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