Philadelphia’s Dine Latino Restaurant Week is back for Hispanic Heritage Month

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the city is bringing back one of its most beloved and delicious traditions: Dine Latino Restaurant Week.

Approximately two dozen Latino-owned restaurants are participating in the fifth installment of the popular dinner event, which features offerings for guests.

From Venezuela to Guatemala, Mexico to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and beyond, there are so many tastes and cultures to explore. Small businesses say support is key.

“It means new customers can discover us,” says Edward Garcia, owner of the Queen and Rook Game Cafe in Old City. “A lot of our small businesses don’t have the marketing budgets that chains or even restaurant groups have, so it’s really great and really important to convince people how great this food is, how great the experience is at these Hispanic businesses.” “

Participating restaurants offer a variety of lunch and dinner options.

This year, they’re also adding a September 23 cooking tasting with James Beard Award-winning chef Cristina Martinez of Casa Mexico and South Philly Barbacoa.

“She’ll demonstrate her food, you’ll taste what she has to offer,” says Jennifer Rodriquez, president of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“This will be a time where we can build a community to get to know each other and experience Latino culture in ways you may not have had the opportunity to,” Rodriguez added. “And we’re dealing with an international star chef.”

Dine Latino Restaurant Week takes place from September 19th to 23rd.

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