El Mercadito

El Mercadito is a family-owned and operated restaurant. The founder Hayde Martinez is a small business owner, wife, and mother that loves serving the Hillsboro community and having the work-life balance she needs to make sure employees and her busy family are cared for. 

Seven years ago. Hayde noticed that M & M Marketplace is very busy with shoppers; however, there seemed to be something more that they could offer. She saw the opportunity to serve their customers authentic Mexican food, using recipes handed down from past generations that are just as wonderful as the day they were created. 

Since its opening, El Mercadito restaurant has become a very popular weekend attraction at the M & M Marketplace. Over the years, they have become well known for their mouth-watering Empanadas! Customers travel from all over Hillsboro and the surrounding areas just to get a taste. In addition to their amazing empanadas, the fried breaded fish plate was quoted as being the “Best in Town”!