Mercado on Fifth helps Silvis family make dream a reality


The fourth season of Mercado on Fifth is kicked off in Moline tonight and a father-daughter duo is excited to share their family recipes with the community.

Carlos Caudillo immigrated from Mexico to the United States years ago and says he’s always dreamed of having a business of his own.

After years of hard work and saving up, his family was able to start their own food truck.

The group used family recipes to serve up tacos and other specialties.

Today they say Mercado on Fifth gave them the chance to share their local business with the community — and they’re excited to give Quad Citians something they can’t get anywhere else. 

“It’s great. I think it’s great. Just like there are other cultures that bring a piece of their culture here, I think it’s great that we’re having the opportunity to do the same thing and expand and show people like ‘Hey, a little piece of Mexico is from here’ you know? From where we’re from,” Krystal Caudillo said. “And if you go to another restaurant you’re going to get a different taste and it’s just nice to be able to show them that there’s different pieces.” 

Mercado on Fifth will take place every Friday evening from now until the end of September. 

It features live music, local vendors and activities for the whole family.

We’ll bring you what makes the Caudillos’ tacos different from the rest when we are live at Mercado on Fifth coming up on Local 4 News at 5.

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