Best of Philly

2018 Fast-Casual Restaurant

El Merkury

Other than its touchscreen ordering kiosks and friendly counter service, El Merkury doesn’t look or act like your typical fast-casual restaurant. No grain bowls, no assembly lines, no smoothies. But authentic Central American street food is both fast and casual, and if pupusas and churros aren’t part of your diet at least once a week, you’re lunching all wrong.

2104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia , PA 19103; 517-488-9445;