This market is a Chicago treasure, serving up grocery staples like bread, cheese, and produce from Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. The market also sports a butcher shop which specializes in unique regional cuts like Osobuco and Matambre. You can’t leave this Lakeview shop without a handful of hard-to-find Latin American treats, not to mention arguably the best homemade Argentine empanadas in town. El Mercado Food Mart is a neighborhood and family tradition in Chicago.

Our store offer the very best in prime meats, cheeses, bread, produce and specialty Latin American items. We stand behind every item in the store, as being top-quality and the most delicious products we can find. Our butcher shop staff is highly trained to create the best cuts for your cooking and dining experience.

In addition to the general public, El Mercado Food Mart’s wholesale business provides the finest meats to Chicago’s premier restaurants, such as TANGO SUR, FOLKLORE & Barra Ñ!



This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development

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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Victor Wooten Jr
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