From the inbox: Chicago-Based Mercadito Hospitality Expands to Las Vegas

Here's one from the inbox today. Congrats to the Mercadito Hospitality crew on their expansion. Check them out if you're headed to Vegas!


The Chicago-Based Restaurant Group Introduces Mercadito
at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

The expert team from Chicago-based Mercadito Hospitality has announced the expansion of Mercadito to the Las Vegas market. Building on the popular and renowned Mercadito flagship concept, the group is poised for continued success introducing their signature concept to a new market at the highly acclaimed Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa.

In summer 2014, the group will introduce Mercadito Red Rock, heating up the dining options at the resort, which is located on 70 acres close to the majestic Red Rock mountains in Summerlin, approximately 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. Mercadito Red Rock will join Red Rock Resort's outstanding line-up of restaurantsMercadito Red Rock will be located at 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nev., 89135.

Featuring the creative Mexican cuisine for which the concept has become known, the location will span 5,500 square feet and will seat around 100 in the main dining room and 20 in the restaurant's lounge. The location will also feature an indoor/outdoor lounge that seats 50.

With a menu that expertly blends traditional Mexican fare with creative interpretations of local and seasonal ingredients, Mercadito is modeled after the markets Chef/Partner Patricio Sandoval shopped at while growing up in his native Mexico. The food at Mercadito encompasses everything from handmade corn masa tortillas used for tacos to freshly prepared ceviches, guacamoles, and salsas. Designed for sharing, the family style meals artistically mingle the best of south-of-the-border taquerias and cantinas with local and seasonal ingredients making for an exciting and mouth-watering menu. 

A beverage menu designed by Mercadito Hospitality Partners/Beverage Team Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay - The Tippling Bros. - rounds out the experience with creative variations of classic cocktails, incorporating Mexican ingredients and an extensive tequila list.

Managing partner Alfredo Sandoval has led the growth of the group, drawing from culinary experiences in his native Mexico and building on the success of the group's locations in Chicago, New York, and San Diego.

"We're excited to reach the Vegas market and introduce Mercadito to guests and visitors looking for a new dining experience," says Sandoval. "Our passion for sharing superior-quality dining experiences combined with our signature style and fun is as strong as ever. We found a great home at Red Rock Resort and are thrilled to be partnering for this project."

Mercadito brings an impressive collection of accolades to Red Rock Resort and the Las Vegas dining scene, including: America's Hottest Mexican Restaurants, Zagat; Eric Ripert Picks Manhattan's Best Taco, Grub Street; Best New Restaurants and The Hot List,Chicago magazine; Miami's Top 10 Brunches and Best Margarita, Miami New Times; Best Mexican Restaurant, Thrillist; and has been praised on the pages of Ocean DriveMichigan AvenueUs WeeklyOK! Magazine and Daily Candy.

"We are truly honored to welcome Mercadito to the Station Casinos family," said Mark Tricano, Vice President/General Manager of Red Rock Resort. "Mercadito Hospitality is well respected in the restaurant industry, with a portfolio of over a dozen restaurants, and will bring a dynamic dining option to our lineup of award-winning restaurants."

About Mercadito Hospitality
Mercadito Hospitality has grown from its first New York City restaurant location in 2004 to become a renowned restaurant group. The popularity of the group's restaurants can be attributed to Partners Alfredo and Felipe Sandoval, innovative culinary interpretations created by Chef/Partners Patricio Sandoval and Guillermo Tellez, and its joint venture with renowned beverage consultants Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci - the Tippling Bros - who bring inimitable flavor profiles to the group's beverage programs.

Based in Chicago, the group owns and operates restaurants and bars across the U.S. including the flagship concept, Mercadito in Chicago and New York City; Double A, a cocktail lounge located beneath Mercadito Chicago; Tavernita and Barcito in Chicago's River North neighborhood; Little Market Brasserie at Chicago's Talbott Hotel; and Municipal Bar + Dining Company. MH Catering was launched in 2013 and the group's newest concepts, Tippling Hall (Chicago) and Mercadito Counter (Chicago) will open in 2014. Additional projects in Philadelphia are slated to open in 2014. For more information, please visit

About Red Rock Resort
Located 10 miles west of the Strip, Red Rock Resort is a four diamond AAA-rated luxury resort that features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 square foot spa, nine restaurants and a food court, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming.  The resort is located at 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nev., 89135. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call (702) 797-7777 or visit, or