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Mercado de los Cielos Top 100

What was once a Mervyn's department store is today Mercado De Los Cielos, a Hispanic marketplace on the southern end of Desert Sky Mall. More than 200 tenants call the place home. Though some view Mercado De Los Cielos primarily as a shopping destination, it's also a paradise of counter-service eateries serving up fresh agua frescas, tortas, quesadillas, mariscos, gorditas, and all kinds of street foods. We're partial to the rancheritos con elote at Elotes Y Hot Dogs and the full mole platter from Gorditas Wendy. There's a lot to choose from — almost too much. If you struggle with decisions (or, for that matter, pronunciation), photos of almost every dish can be found above the register. And if you're just at Mercado De Los Cielos to shop, grab a pina or mango loko at the raspados de frutas naturales stand to sip as you browse the shelves. New Normal: The food court is still open for dine-in, but masks are required when not eating or drinking.
Lauren Cusimano
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  • Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 12-6 p.m.