New Culinary Destination El Merkado Debuts At The Koral Center

Situated less than a minute from the Espiritu gate, El Merkado at the Koral Center introduces Los Cabos to an innovative and contemporary culinary experience that celebrates authentic Mexican and global cuisine. Influenced by the great marketplaces of Europe, El Merkado features some of Cabo’s most acclaimed chefs, restaurants, shops and vendors in a setting designed to inspire engagement and offer a new shopping and dining destination for guests and residents to enjoy.

Whether stepping out for lunch, shopping or a casual evening out, El Merkado is open from 8 am to 2 am, with different vendors open at different times, indoor and outdoor seating and a little something for every palate. Among the more than 20 culinary spaces all under one roof is Pan Di Bacco, serving traditional Neapolitan cuisine, including fresh, homemade pasta dishes, mozzarella, pizzas and bread. The connected Italian café, Ufficio Caffè serves delicious fresh-ground coffee and pastries while the nearby El Pancake House is the perfect place to take the kids for breakfast.

El Merkado 2The legendary Cabo hotspot, The Office features a cantina serving fresh squeezed margaritas, and San Jose del Cabo favorite La Osteria serves tapas and hand-crafted cocktails on the upper level. Other offerings include Akira Sushi, Cabo BBQ, Cha Cha Cha Juices and Salads, -12°c Gelato, The Wine Co. and more. Guests may purchase fresh tortillas, fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, meat, sweets and ground coffee. El Merkado will also be the new home for gourmet grocer, Santa Carmela, making it a one-stop shop for all culinary needs.

The concept for El Merkado is to create a unique environment and a lively gathering place that showcases contemporary architecture and supports local farmers and businesses. Located just in front of the new H+ Hospital, The Koral Center is an expansive complex featuring new upscale clothing boutiques, Beach Blu and I.O. Domani, as well as a new sports shop, creative workspace and Koral Kids, which offers activities for the little ones while guests shop and dine. While exploring Los Cabos, beyond the Espiritu community, El Merkado should be at the top of the list for its outstanding cuisine, shopping and gathering spaces.