Our Story

Our Story

about El Mercado
sobre el mercado•••

In Mexico, mercados or markets aren’t just places to shop — they offer a feast for the senses. They’re filled with everything from luscious fruits and vegetables to colorful piñatas to hand-crafted pottery.

Just ask Jose and Catrina Mendoza. They enjoyed exploring the markets in Mexico so much that they created one of their own right here in Arkansas. In 2017, they opened El Mercado — a gem of a market that brings all the traditions and delights of an authentic Mexican market to the Searcy community, while allowing them to work together as a family.

Stop in for local, scratch-made tortillas just like abuelita (grandma) used to make, pick up some house-marinated meat for the grill, find an artisanal gift, or spice up your meals by adding Mexican ingredients to the mix.

about El Mercado
sobre el mercado•••

In Mexico, mercados or markets aren’t just places to shop — they offer a feast for the senses. They’re filled with everything from luscious fruits and vegetables to colorful piñatas to hand-crafted pottery.

Just ask Jose and Catrina Mendoza. They enjoyed exploring the markets in Mexico so much that they created one of their own right here in Arkansas. In 2017, they opened El Mercado — a gem of a market that brings all the traditions and delights of an authentic Mexican market to the Searcy community, while allowing them to work together as a family.

Stop in for local, scratch-made tortillas just like abuelita (grandma) used to make, pick up some house-marinated meat for the grill, find an artisanal gift, or spice up your meals by adding Mexican ingredients to the mix.

Our Farm
nuestra granja•••

When Jose and Catrina aren’t minding the store, they’re tending to the family farm. Home to 40 head of cattle and Camilo’s famous chickens, the 120-acre farm — like their market — is a place to work together and create something beautiful.

Our Farm
Nuestra Granja•••

When Jose and Catrina aren’t minding the store, they’re tending to the family farm. Home to 40 head of cattle and Camilo’s famous chickens, the 120-acre farm — like their market — is a place to work together and create something beautiful.

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El Mercado
1527 E. Race Avenue
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
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Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Copyright by El Mercado. All Rights Reserved

Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

El Mercado
1527 E. Race Avenue
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Get Directions

Copyright by El Mercado. All Rights Reserved

El Mercado
1527 E. Race Avenue
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Get Directions

Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Copyright by El Mercado. All Rights Reserved