Mercadito ‘Tacos for Strength’ with Chef Tramonto

by Candyce Paraggua

Mercadito’s July ‘Tacos for Strength’ is a delicious breakfast-inspired taco created by the talented and accomplished chef and author, Rick Tramonto.
Last week a few of us were invited to preview the dish. Chef Tramonto and his beautiful wife joined us, along with Mercadito’s own Chef Patricio Sandoval.
Tramonto’s reputation in Chicago speaks for itself, but this humble taco is all based on a very sweet story. With long hours working in the restaurant business, Chef Tramonto rarely wants to wake up early and cook breakfast, so his wife takes care of it by making these delicious egg & chorizo tacos. Using that as his inspiration for this month’s ‘Tacos for Strength’, Chef Tramonto created the Chorizo and Egg Taco with Spicy Sriracha Mayo.
Sounds simple enough, but the taco is not only delicious but so light! It is, quite easily, the best chorizo & egg taco we’ve ever had.

‘Tacos for Strength’ is a year-long campaign to fight childhood hunger. Chef Tramonto is the second Chicago chef to contribute towards this year’s Tacos for Strength. To date, Mercadito Chicago has raised over $7,000 for the campaign.

Not only is this a great cause, but the food is creative and seriously delicious!

Five percent of the sales from Chef Tramonto’s Chorizo & Egg Taco will be donated to Share our Strength. The tacos will be available for dinner (four per order) for $16.50 and for lunch (three per order) for $12.50.


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