Mercado Azteca & Deli is truly a hidden gem in Peekskill.
Burried deep within the Crossroads Shopping Plaza - a dated 70's era strip mall that we'd love to see rebuilt - Mercado Azteca doesn't exactly draw you in with its looks. A hole-in-the-wall is an apt description.
But head in, line up at the deli counter and place your order. Once you sample the food, you won't care about how it looks or where its located. This is some of the best Mexican food you can get in Peekskill.
To be honest, Mercado Azteca won us over with their tacos, and their tacos are what keep us coming back.
More specifically, the tacos arabe have become our go to order. The tacos arabe are more like mini-burritos than a traditional taco, flavorful pork seasoned with arab spices and lemon, then wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. Three come in an order, and you'll wish there were more. These things are addictive.
You can't go wrong with any of the tacos, but the menu is expansive and it's worth branching out. We also love the avocado salad, the al pastor burrito, the 1/2 chicken meal, and we've heard great things about the tortas (although haven't tried them ourselves, blame the tacos arabe).
Breakfast at Mercado is also a super affordable surprise.
Mercado is also one of Peekskill's select non-pizza or Chinese restaurants that does delivery. You can find them on the delivery platforms like Seamless or you can order directly from their website. They're definitely our top choice for delivery nights.
Bottom line: Mercado Azteca offers some of the best Mexican food in Peekskill. It's cheap, fast, delicious, and they deliver. Put Mercado Azteca at the top of your Peekskill shortlist.
Mercado Azteca & Deli
1101 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566