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555 Free Churros to Celebrate El Merkury’s 5th Birthday on May 5

In celebration of El Merkury’s Chestnut Street location turning 5 on 5/5, the restaurant will be giving away 555 free churros!

The 555 free churros will be given out on Friday, May 5th starting at 11 a.m. from the churro bike out front of the 2104 Chestnut Street location and will be going until all 555 are gone. Customers are permitted to take one maximum churro per person.

El Merkury is Latina Woman-owned restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse neighborhood that serves Central American street food. Owner, Sofia Deleon, opened El Merkury 5 years ago with the goal of sharing the cuisine of where she’s from, Guatemala, with her new home, Philadelphia. In addition to Guatemalan flavors, her menu is also inspired by neighboring countries like El Salvador and Honduras.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 5 years in Philadelphia,” says Sofia Deleon. “El Merkury on Chestnut Street was my first baby. We’ve gone through so much together; I even celebrated my own wedding there. We could not have made it this far without our amazing staff who have grown with us. Thank you to our community for supporting us these last 5 years! I’m so excited for our future!”

The El Merkury churro bike has a built-in churro extruder and a fryer which allows the El Merkury team to make and fry the dough, stuff the churros, and dust them in cinnamon sugar right from the bike. Customers can choose chocolate or dulce de leche filling for their churro. For more information about booking the churro bike for your next private event email

The birthday fiesta will continue into the night with a DJ Dre Ovalle at El Merkury’s Chestnut Street location from 6 p.m. until close. The regular menu will be available during this time. All are welcome!

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