Jesse Gomez owner of Mercado restaurants is reported to be opening a new location in Pasadena, where Seco recently closed. This was previously the location Cafe 140 South and Crocodile Cafe. Apparently the Smith brothers gave it their best shot with this location and the remodels after each opening. It is sad to see the closing of Seco, but we look forward to Mercado opening, reportedly in early 2018.
More about Jesse Gomez and Executive Chef/Partner Jose Acevedo here.
Mercado would bring a modern Mexican option to Pasadena. With several locations around Los Angeles, this location would be a great fit offering diners on South Lake another option.
140 South Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA
South Lake has seen a rise in dining options recently, with Paul Martin’s, Del Frisco, Urban Plates, and the under construction and soon to be opening Arbour Restaurant, Granville, and Nicks.