About
El Burrito Mercado

This is Mexico in Saint Paul!  Authentic deli, groceries, and beautiful arts and crafts lovingly selected directly from artisans in Mexico.

Tomas and Maria Silva are the original owners, from humble beginnings in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1979, with minimal education, mostly street smarts, and plenty of vision and faith, they took over a small 800sq ft market and converted it to El Burrito Market, dba El Burrito Mercado.  Offering only dry Mexican groceries and tortillas, one cash register, and a van in which Tomas would use on weekends to go to Chicago to load up on merchandise.

Mexican immigrants, Tomas & Maria Silva from Aguascalientes, Mexico expanded El Burrito Mercado into a family legacy with their three children, Milissa, Tomas and Suzanne, it is a St Paul mainstay offering a unique Mexican, Latino marketplace experience. El Burrito features specialty groceries, cooking spices & peppers including fresh produce, unique meats, a full deli, restaurant, cantina, catering, food truck, imported gifts & home decor. In 2016, Tomas and Maria Silva were able to retire and pass their beloved business on to their daughters, Milissa and Suzie, and their grandaughter, Analita. 

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