El Merkury

Restaurants, Latin American Center City
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El Merkury
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Born and raised in Guatemala, Sofia Deleon came to the States a decade ago to further her education, earning a B.S. in food industry management from Michigan State and an advanced degree in food marketing from St. Joseph’s. She’s parlayed her academic cred into a rising local brand in, currently operating in pop-up mode as she hunts for a brick-and-mortar. Busy with corporate-office catering gigs during the day, Deleon can sometimes be found at South Philly’s Garage at night, offering an accessible menu inspired by the building blocks of ancient Mayan cuisine: corn, chili, chocolate and beans. Her signature dish is pupusas, corn-based flatbreads served with meat (carnitas) or not (cheese and serrano pepper).

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Venue name: El Merkury
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Address: For locations, visit instagram.com/elmerkury
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This restaurant is excellent, and such a fresh change of pace for Philly. Don't miss all the amazing dishes and drinks featuring cacao/chocolate...they even have delicious dark chocolate from Guatemala for sale!