El Merkury

Sequels can be hard to trust, so when El Merkury announced that they were opening a new spot in Reading Terminal Market, we wondered if the arched churro and pupusa magic would transfer. We’re happy to say that much like The Dark Knight, the second iteration does not disappoint. With an even smaller menu than the main hub (they only sell Honduran baleadas and Salvadoran pupusas, sides, and churros here), the warm grab-and-go pouches full of melty cheese, black beans with diced jalapeños, or pork keep us coming back. And even better, with street and lot parking near the market, we don’t have to struggle to find a spot near Rittenhouse Square.

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