A little about our story… We are a family-owned business that was started by Mexican immigrants 40+ years ago. Now, we are officially a 2nd generation, family woman-led business and have proudly grown into one of the largest Mexican/Latino marketplace and restaurant in Minnesota! We are located in Saint Paul over on the West Side featuring a mercado with a wide variety of Mexican Latino products, handcrafted imported Mexican goods, a fully stocked deli and restaurant, El Café y Bar, available for cafe-style seating or dine in seating.
Come Shop, Eat and Explore the unique culture of El Burrito Mercado. We look forward to your visit!
Tomas and Maria Silva are the original owners, from humble beginnings in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1979, with minimal education, mostly street smarts, and plenty of vision and faith, they took over a small 800sq ft market and converted it to El Burrito Market, dba El Burrito Mercado. Offering only dry Mexican groceries and tortillas, one cash register, and a van in which Tomas would use on weekends to go to Chicago to load up on merchandise.