MESA MERCADO Announces Taco Bar Grand Opening, April 13

Pre-Paid Event to Offer Multiple Food & Beverage Items and Mexican Libations Tastings

CARMICHAEL, Calif., April 11—MESA MERCADO, the new Mexican cuisine concept from Sacramento restaurateur Ernesto Delgado in Carmichael’s Milagro Center (6241 Fair Oaks Boulevard), today announced a grand opening event for its new Taco Bar on April 13, 2017 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

The pre-paid event provides guests with a sampling of the Taco Bar’s food and beverage offerings—as well as a triple tasting of Mexican libations (tequila, mezcal and rum) hosted by Salvador Chevez, founder and CEO of Puente Internacional.

The Taco Bar is the final component of the MESA MERCADO concept that Delgado launched last year—which also includes a restaurant, cocktail bar, taco bar and store that are inspired by the open-air mercados of Mexico City and Oaxaca, as well as Sacramento’s status as America’s Market-to-Table Capital.

Delgado, who is also the proprietor of the popular Tequila Museo Mayahuel (1200 K Street) and the soon-to-open La Cosecha (in Cesar Chavez Plaza) in downtown Sacramento, said the Taco Bar’s location in an interior pathway between MESA MERCADO’s main dining space and River City Brewing Company was designed to provide a unique and authentic dining experience.

“Unlike the restaurant’s main dining area, which is contained within its own boundaries, the Taco Bar’s location is intended to provide a separate, quicker and more mobile experience for Milagro Center visitors,” said Delgado. “Also, it is intended to share the ‘street food’ experience that is central to the romance and appeal of a mercado.”

Delgado further explained how the Taco Bar's menu is slightly different than the restaurant. “As where the restaurant menu is more static and much larger, the Taco Bar's offerings will be occasionally changing. Yes, we'll always have standards like tacos and tortas, but other items—such as our botanas (snacks) and postres (desserts)—will likely change depending on a variety of factors, such as seasons.”

One way that the Taco Bar is similar to the restaurant is that it strives to introduce new ways for visitors to experience Méxican foods that they might not normally encounter or have ever had. “This is especially true of items like our ‘stick foods,’ such as elote (seasoned corn on the cob) or molletes (flatbread topped with beans, cheese and other classic ingredients),” said Delgado.

Likewise, the beverage offerings also support Delgado’s concepts. It offers "real" Méxican Coca-Cola in the bottle (made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup) and other imported sodas, fresh-squeezed juices and Méxican beers.

To purchase tickets for the grand opening, please visit https://goo.gl/08zwVF.

For more information about MESA MERCADO—including hours and menus—please visit http://www.mesamercado.com.

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