Chula Vista food trucks
The site of Mercado Zona Libre, open Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons in Chula Vista. Photo credit: Courtesy, Algo Bueno

A popular Latin-fusion food truck is set to host the expanded Mercado Zona Libre, near Chula Vista’s Memorial Park, on Fridays and Saturdays.

The mercado, at 354 Church Ave., is backed by the owners of Algo Bueno, a Latin Fusion food truck, who hope to expose patrons to new flavors in a family-friendly environment. 

They describe the venture as a way “to share the love of food and culture all in one, deliciously fun place.”

“We cannot wait to share not only our food with you, but also shine a light on other local, small businesses, too,” said Rodrigo Rodriguez, co-founder of Mercado Zona Libre and San Diego’s Algo Bueno. “We want this mercado to be a place of community. We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the company of local artisans and businesses, all while savoring unique bites you won’t find anywhere else.”

Rodrigo, along with co-host Sylvia Loya, wants the market to benefit vendors as well, offering them affordable alternatives for connecting with customers.

Mercado Zona Libre takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For updates, see their Facebook event page. Vendors may apply for inclusion in the market by contacting mercadomrkt@gmail.com.