After Central American street food restaurant El Merkury rebranded its logo on social media over the weekend, Reading Terminal Market announced today that the restaurant will bring its signature churros, pupusas, and fresh tortillas to a second location, called El Merkury at the Market.
The first outpost of owner Sofia Deleon’s Guatemalan and Salvadoran street food restaurant opened in 2018 on Chestnut Street after Deleon found success with pop-ups around the city and an early ghost kitchen. Her second location, El Merkury at the Market, will take over the space at Reading Terminal that was formerly occupied by Condiment, which closed in June.
“To have grown from pop-up kitchens to a brick-and-mortar and now opening a second location in just a few years, I’m very proud. I can’t wait to introduce a modern Guatemalan deli to Reading Terminal Market customers and visitors,” Deleon says in a release. While there is no official opening date, Reading Terminal anticipates the stall will open in early April and operate seven days a week. Until then, dream of churros.
Reading Terminal Market is located at 51 N. 12th Street. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Website.