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Annual Community Events

Latin American and Caribbean Festival

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies organizes a festival usually in April every year for the Latino community in the city. There are food stands and merchandise stands as well as performances by Latino artists and groups.

PHDC is a Sponsor.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Beechview usually hosts the Annual "Cinco de Mayo Festival" in May at Las Palmas Mexican Store Parking Garage. Also, Latino restaurants throughout the city offer food and drink specials as well as activities for the holiday.

PHDC is the organizer of this festival.

Latino Picnic

This picnic is hosted yearly by the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) usually in the summer for Latin families to come together and enjoy a taste of home food. LACU provides the venue and organizes games and performances from 12pm-7pm. This picnic is also a way for individuals to network and learn about Latin programs and events by other Latino non-profits.

PHDC has partnered in the recent years with LACU to organize this event.


Event usually hosted in the summer. Taquerias and food trucks from all around the city gather in downtown Pittsburg and compete for the title of best taco in the city.

PHDC is one of the organizers and sponsor.

Day of the Dead

Events usually hosted on the first and second days of November. Latino restaurants throughout the city offer food and drink specials as well as activities for the holiday. Churches offer special masses to honor the recently deceased.

PHDC Sponsors various events.

Latino Owned Businesses

Las Palmas (Mexican Market/ Taco Stand)

Las Palmas is a market/ restaurant Latino owned and run that now has three locations around the city. Their original and very first store is located in Brookline. Las Palmas is the "go to" market for many Latino and non-Latino residents in Pittsburgh.

Beechview Location: 700 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226

La Palapa

La Palapa is a Latino owned and run restaurant opened in 2012. After 8 years La Palapa has won numerous awards for their cuisine and involvement in the Latino community.

Location: 2224 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Cilantro & Ajo

Cilantro & Ajo was founded by Marlyn and Anthony a Venezuelan couple that shares a love for the traditional food of their country. They opened this restaurant in 2018 with the hope of sharing part of the Venezuelan culture with the community in the city through their traditional recipes and delectable food.

Location: 901 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Colombian Spot

The Colombian Spot is a family run business opened in 2015 with the intent to give Pittsburgh a real taste of Colombian food. This restaurant offers arepas and other native Colombian dishes full of traditional ingredients and flavors.

Location: 2019 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Guacho Parrilla Argentina

"Located in the heart of the Cultural District, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina has been serving wood-fired delights with an Argentine flare since 2013." (Eat Gaucho, 2017)

Location: 146 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Totopo is a Latino owned and run restaurant in Pittsburgh that started in Dormont. Since its grand opening the owners have also opened Tocayo which is a smaller version of the original restaurant located in Shadyside. Both of these establishments offer great food and creative drinks as well as spice to the everyday routine in the city.

Location: 660 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Casa Brazil

Casa Brazil brings the best flavors of Brazilian home cooking to Pittsburgh. Casa Brazil has "residência" which is a program that allows different chefs to host pop-up dinners in there restaurant. This program helps get recognition for international chefs that are new to the city.

Location: 5904 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is a chain restaurant that opened its first location in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1979. Fogo is known for their grilling method "Churrasco" which is a traditional Brazilian grilling style. Fogo expanded to the US in 1987 with the first location opening up in Dallas, Texas. This charrusqueria continues offering delicious grilled meat an authentic Brazilian cuisine.

Location: 525 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Chicken Latino

Chicken Latino was opened by Shelby Santos in 2007 and has been providing The inhabitants of Pittsburgh with traditionally roasted Peruvian chicken. "special wood-fired brick oven from Peru that enables her to cook special dishes in authentic Peruvian style. With her oven and recipes from home, Santos has brought a unique Latino flavor to a neighborhood known for great food" (Chicken Latino, 2020)

Location: 2100 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Reyna Foods

Reyna Foods opened its doors in 1988 as one of the only ethnic food spot in the city. Nicola Dicio started this business to diversify the culture in the city by offering Mexican goods and cuisine. Reyna Foods provides has provided the Latino community good food and familiar products for the past 22 years and hopefully many more to come.

Location: 2031 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

El Comedor de la Tia

El Comedor de la Tia is a Salvadoran restaurant that opened up this year with the help of PHDC. They offer delicious food and refreshing drinks for great prices.

Location: 1605 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

La Feria

"La Feria is two things, a restaurant serving mainly Peruvian cuisine, and a shop/ gallery selling Peruvian clothing and folk art. We opened in 1993 as a joint venture between Pamela Cohen and Gail Klingensmith of Pamela’s Restaurants and Peruvian Luisa Porras." (La Feria)

Location: 5527 Walnut St # 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Con Alma

Con Alma is a restaurant and jazz bar inspired by the rich heritage of jazz in Pittsburgh. Con Alma, which means “with soul,” seeks to return jazz to its rightful place at the forefront of the local music scene while providing patrons with some of the best food and drinks the city has to offer. Con Alma showcases current Pittsburgh musicians, with live jazz seven nights a week including their Latin Jazz Sundays.

Location: Address: 5884 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Yolanda's Hair Design

Yolanda’s Hair Design is run by Yolanda Cardilo an Italian -Venezuelan stylist and has been providing high-quality haircare services in Pittsburgh’s Little Italy for nearly 18 years. Yolanda's offers their clients all the services of a full-service salon with the added bonus of being a multi-lingual establishment ( Italian, Spanish, and English).

Location: Address: 4606 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Anthony Cuts

Anthony Cuts is a Dominican hair salon/ barbershop located in Beechview. They offer cuts, stylings, products and a friendly environment.

Location: Address: 1540 Beechview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216


Arepittas is a fairly new Venezuelan restaurant located in downtown Pittsburgh that offers an authentic taste of the street food scene in Venezuela.

Location: 412 Cherry Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

La Mendocina Argentina Catering

La Mendocina is a catering company owned by Monica Avenia. It opened in 1984 and began catering events with authentic Argentine Cuisine. Monica's mission is to bring the cusiine from Mendoza Wine Country in Brazil to events in Pittsburgh.

Contact: (412) 824-9667

Buenos Aires Sweet Alfajores

Buenos Aires Sweet Alfoajores is a business that makes homemade alfajor as well as other authentic Argentinian sweets. Their creations can be found in several LAtino-owned businesses around PGH, such as Gaucho and Mi Empanada.

Contact: (412) 378-6583

Las Velas

Las Velas is a Mexican restaurant owned by David Montanez. It opened in 2009 and is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. David, who was born and raised in Mexico City and then moved to the Riviera Maya, has the goal of creating dishes that are inspired by both Mexico City and the Riviera Maya.

Location: Address: 21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mendoza Express

Mendoza Express is a Mexican restaurant in PGH that has been serving authentic Mexican food for over ten years.

Location: 812 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Azul Bar y Cantina

Azul Bar y Cantina is a restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. SInce Cinco de Mayo in 2005, the owners Angus and Donna Peterkin have been fulfilling their mission to provide the freshest, most flavorful and authentic mexican foods and beverages.

Location: Address: 122 Broad St., Leetsdale, PA 15056

Round Corner Cantina

Round Corner Cantina is a Mexican restaurant that specilizies in tacos and tequila. Located on Butler Street, this restuarant has indoor seating as well as a back porch to enjoy their food outside.

Location: Address: 3720 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

El Campesino Mexican Restaurant

El Campesino is a family owned Mexican restaurant. With two locations in the Pittsburgh area, El Campesino has been able to serve Mexican cuisine for twenty years.

Location: Address: 4771 Mcknight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 and Jonnet Plaza 4097, William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146

El Paisano Restaurant

El Paisano is a Mexican restaurant that opened in Pittsburgh in 2016. They have been serving fresh and homemade mexican food to the PGH population for 5 years now.

Location: 1542 Beechview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216

El Paso Mexican Grill

El Paso Mexican Grill is a restaurant that has the mission of being the bridge between two cultures- Mexican and American. It is owned by a group of friends who were all working in different restaurants and then decided to join together to create their own restaurant. They have been able to establish two locations, in Bridgeville and Bethel Park, to share their Mexican-American cuisine.

Location: Address: 1778 N Highland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15317 and 1155 Washington Pike Ste 61 PA, 15017

Patron Mexican Grill

Patron Mexican Grill is locally owned by Marin Bolanos. Since it opened in 2007, it has been able to establish several locations in Allegheny County. Patron Mexican Grill serves authentic Mexican food, using locally grown ingredients and house made salsas. They also have a wide variety of tequila.

Location: 1) 135 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 2) 245 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 3) 11675 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 4) 1141 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Marisqueria Insomnia

Marisqueria Insomnia is a Mexican seafood restaurant that provides both delivery and takeout. For dining in, they host a variety of entertainment events that can be found on their Facebook page.

Location: Address: 810 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Tango Food Truck

Tango Food Truck serves authentic Argentinian food and always makes sure to provide their chimichurri sauce.

Contact: (412) 641-0110

Mi Empanada

Mi Empanada was once a catering business, but the owners decided to move from catering to restaurant in 2020. They sell traditional Argentinian empanadas along with other Argentinian Cuisine and locally sourced South American pastries.

Location: 4034 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Kaya is a Caribbean restaurant that serves dishes inspired by both the sea and the sun. Using fresh ingrediants for over twenty years, Kaya attempts to incorporate culinary customs from the Caribbean islands, South America, The Pacific and beyond.

Location: 2000 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian Steakhouse, known as a churrascaria in Brazil. They serve fresh meat and poultry, cooked to your liking.

Location: 240 W. Station Square Drive, Suite D1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Tu y Yo Cafe

Tu y Yo Cafe is a coffee shop that serves coffee from different Latin American countries along with Latin American snacks and sweets.

Location: 3447 Harts Run Rd., Glenshaw, PA 15116

Bea Taco Town

Bea Taco Town is a restaurant that serves authentic mexican food. They pride themselves on their fresh tacos but also serve other delicious Mexican cuisine.

Location: 110 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

California Taco Shop

California Taco Shop is a Mexican restuarant that specializes in tacos.

Location: 890 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223

El Gusto Criollo International

El Gusto Criollo International is a catering business that can serve events as well as provide a food truck. They serve authentic food from the Caribean and Latin American countries.

Contact: (412) 498-5371

La Catrina Mexican Food

La Catrina Mexican Food is a business with a restaurant location as well as a food truck called "Catrina on wheels". They serve authentic Mexican food, such as tacos, burritos, street corn, and more.

Contact: (412) 425-0352


Panca is a catering business as well as a food stand. The owner Bruno had a life-long dream of sharing Peruvian cusine with the world. Now he finally can with the catering of his Peruvian gourmet sandwiches.

Contact: (412) 945-7378

Alquisiras Paleteria

Alquisiras Paleteria is both a Mexican restaurant and an ice cream shop. They serve authentic Mexican food as well as desserts.

Location: 2056 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216


A family-owned and operated restaurant with four locations in the Pittsburgh. Emiliano's serves authentic Mexican dishes and drinks following their family recipes. They pride themselves as "A true Mexican dining experience"

Location: 2557 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Pabellon is a fusion restaurant that offers Venezuelan and Mexican cuisine. This restaurant offers traditional dishes from both cultures while providing a warm dining experience.

Location: 2957 Banksville Rd, Pittsburgh, Pa 15216

El Burro

El Burro Comedor is a restaurant that combines Cal-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine. They offer a wide variety of food ranging from tacos to burritos to chilaquiles at both of their locations and also offer catering services.

Location 1: 1108 Federal St. , Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Location 2: 113 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Doce Taqueria

Doce Taqueria is a restaurant and catering service, that serves authentic Mexican street food with a mix of Los Angeles inspiration.

Location 1: 1302 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Location 2: 4826 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious food that combines Mexican food that is already well known and loved, by the public in general with other more particular traditional Mexican dishes.

Location: 4110 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Nizao Latin Dance Academy

Nizao Latin Dance Academy is a dance academy that offers various dance classes ranging from merengue to bachata to salsa.

Location: 908 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA


Linzy's Macetas Pottery

1662 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15216.

Paititi Inti Art & Hand Crafts

1823 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

PachaMama Divine Connection Cultural Gift Store

2031 Inverness Greens Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Caribbean Village in Monroeville Mall

200 Mall Cir Dr., Monroeville, PA 15146

Costa Ricart Gallery

1000 S Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Latino Organizations & Programs

Casa San Jose

Community resource center that defends and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency through social services, legal resources, and event programming.

Latino Community Center (LCC)

LCC provides information and resources for college preparation, community engagement, networking, and advocacy.

CLAS: Center for Latin American Students

CLAS plays a fundamental role in the exchange of information and experiences in Latin America to educators both at the university level and from kindergarten to secondary (K-12), the professional community and the general public as part of its mission of Public Service of Education (Outreach).

Cultural Organization for Educational and Social Actions (COESA)

A non-profit organization that supports the needs of Brazilians in Western Pennsylvania and promotes Brazilian culture.

Latin American Culture Union (LACU)

A platform that focuses on increasing the visibility of Latinos in the community and promoting Latino culture in the region. They support events throughout Pittsburgh to overcome cultural barriers by improving communication and understanding between the Latin American community and other communities in the area.

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The principal regional advocate for the Hispanic business community’s civic and economic interests. Their mission is to develop, promote and advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses & professionals in the Pittsburgh region, while encouraging the advancement and economic growth of Pittsburgh’s Hispanic community.

Circulo Juvenil de Cultura

CIRCULO is an outreach program for Hispanic children. Its goal is to create community among native or heritage Hispanic children in the Pittsburgh area and their families while sustaining/developing their Hispanic linguistic and cultural competence.

La Escuelita Arcoiris

Pittsburgh only Spanish immersion preschool and kindergarten offering year-round programs for toddlers and kindergarten and grade school aged children and summer camps.

Location: 5915 Beacon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217


St. Regis Church

Offers a Catholic Mass in Spanish every week (South Oakland)

Location: 3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

St. Catalina Siena Church

Offers a Catholic Mass in Spanish every week (Beechview)

Location: 1810 Belasco Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Cristiana Sion Church

Offers a Catholic Mass in Spanish every week (Brookline)

Location: 1462 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Iglesia Cristiana Tabernaculo de Oracion Ebenezer

Iglesia Cristiana Tabernaculo de Oracion Ebenezer is a Hispanic Spanish church in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Offers services in Spanish.

Location: 1600 Methyl St, Pittsburgh, PA 15216


Birmingham Free Clinic

Provides primary health care, access to medications, social services, case management, and insurance navigation services to individuals with a focus on continuity, prevention, and education.

Health Clinic for Children (Salud para niños)

Offers services and activities aimed at prevention and empowerment of the community about their own health. Some of the activities and services they offer include immunizations and free bilingual pediatric primary care, bilingual literacy program, reading materials and information on health promotion for parents in Spanish, injury prevention programs.

Squirrel Hill Health Center

Provides medical services for all ages, including primary care, OB / GYN, pediatrics, sick visits, behavioral and mental health services, and dental care.

East End Family Health Center

Provides medical services for all ages, including primary care, OB / GYN, pediatrics, sick visits, behavioral and mental health services, and dental care.

Northside Christian Health Center

Provides medical services for all ages, including primary care, OB / GYN, pediatrics, sick visits, behavioral and mental health services, and dental care.

Alma Illery Medical Center

Provides medical services for all ages, including primary care, OB / GYN, pediatrics, sick visits, behavioral and mental health services, and dental care.

Blogs & Social Media Resources

Colombia en Pittsburgh

"Colombia en Pittsburgh was founded in the fall of 2002 by graduate students at the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Duquesne University and some local residents as a university-community based organization."

Presente Pittsburgh

A Latino run blog that serve as a vehicle to help Latinos in the region to stay connected to important news, opportunities and events and much more.

Barrio Latino (WRCT)

A one-hour weekly Spanish community radio broadcast on WRCT 88.3 FM, Thursday nights from 6-7 PM

Calle Pittsburgh (WRCT)

An hour-long weekly community radio broadcast in Spanish on WRCT 88.3 FM

Latinos in Pittsburgh Group

This Facebook group is used to promote Latino culture as well as businesses, and programs. We are here to help each other in the city of Pittsburgh and within 100 miles of it. We promote Social Events, Jobs, Artists, Doctors, Lawyers, Employers, Newspapers, News. In short, any advertising tool that can serve the community in some way to establish a more united society.

Spanish Conversation Meetings

Meet with other Spanish speakers for informal conversation about twice a month.

"Boricuas in the Burgh"

This Facebook group is used as a means to unite the Boricua (Puerto Rican) inhabitants of Pittsburgh as well as promote businesses and events.