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Tour Seoul Taco, Where Korea & Mexico Converge in River North

The St. Louis restaurant import opens next week

Seoul Taco
Seoul Taco
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Seoul Taco's interiors mash up Mexican-masked Luchadores with Korean Tae Kwon Do fighters much in the same way chef/owner David Choi mixes Korean and Mexican flavors. Choi's food truck expanded to a brick-and-mortar restaurant back in 2012 in St. Louis. He's opening his first Chicago restaurant after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 31.

They've taken over the space that formerly housed Mercadito Counter at 738 N. Clark St. in River North. Diners will find an array of tacos —beef, chicken pork and tofu— marinated Korean style. There's also kimchi fried rice, nachos and quesadillas.

Alex Morales (Smartmouth Design) overseeing the interior design. Three local Chicago street artists, chef/graffiti artist Won Kim (Kimski), Mario Castaneda and Erik DeBatt, painted murals inside.

Check out the photos below.

Mercadito Counter

738 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 756-7560 Visit Website