For months, River North residents haven been awaiting news on when they can expect the debut of Medcadito Counter—a small, deli-style concept that puts a Mexican spin on American comfort food like hot dogs, burgers and onion rings, in addition to serving up some traditional Mexican classics like tacos and burritos. But according to a report from Eater Chicago, the wait is finally coming to an end, and Mercadito Counter is set to make its Grand Opening this coming Monday.
For those still unfamiliar with the timeline of Mercadito Counter, it first took over the former Bel 50 space at 738 N. Clark last fall and was expected to open around that same time. But due to what we can only assume were some unexpected delays in the restaurant planning process and its construction, the official opening has been delayed for nearly a full calendar year.
If you’re a regular to the River North nightlife scene, you’ll be pleased to know Mercadito Counter will be open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and they’ll also be serving a variety of beer and cocktails to go along with the creative food and deli menus.