Dine Latino Restaurant Week Returns to Support the Philly Latino Culinary Community!
The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) proudly announces the return of Dine Latino Restaurant Week, taking place from May 5, 2021 (Cinco de Mayo) through May 9, 2021. Fueling the region’s food-lovers’ sense of adventure as they discover or rediscover Latino cuisine, the five-day culinary event will offer patrons one (1) complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two (2) dinner entrees.
Dine Latino Restaurant Week is part of the GPHCC’s larger R+ campaign which was designed to support the growth and development of Latino-owned businesses during this extremely challenging economy, by providing access to resources, expert advice, networks and educational opportunities. The GPHCC’s mission through Dine Latino is to cultivate new opportunities for Latino restaurant owners through driving new and regular patrons to explore their offerings and celebrating the region’s Latino culture.
“We initially launched Dine Latino Restaurant week as a one-time only campaign in 2020 in response to the pandemic, and we saw that it was very successful in not only boosting sales, but in creating additional exposure for the diverse set of Latino owned businesses in Philadelphia,” stated Jennifer Rodriquez, President of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “The 2020 initiative yielded so much success that we’ve decided to bring it back for 2021, and adopt it as a permanent initiative for the chamber.”
Additionally, the GPHCC is dedicated to helping Latino restaurant owners as they navigate a new way of doing business. After the success of the inaugural Dine Latino Restaurant Week in September 2020, the GPHCC was able to deliver $15,000 in micro-grants to participating restaurants. As part of this year’s effort to provide support for Latino owned and operated restaurants, the GPHCC is partnering with Visit Philadelphia to provide professional photography services to participants and has launched an Instagram account (@DineLatino_PHL), dedicated solely to promoting dining Latino in the Philadelphia region year-round.
Dine Latino Restaurant Week creates the opportunity for enhanced patronage of some of the city’s most unique Latino-owned restaurants at no cost to the participating restaurants. The promotion will take place during dinner service only, with options for takeout, delivery, and select indoor/outdoor dining at various participating restaurants, which include:
- Adelita Mexican Taqueria & Restaurant
- Alma del Mar Restaurant
- Bar Bombon
- Café y Chocolate
- Casa Mexico
- District Taco
- El Merkury
- El Sabor De Mi Tierra
- Jezabel’s Argentinean Bakery & BYO
- La Caleñita
- La Canasta
- La Llorona Cantina Mexicana
- La Mula Terca
- Las Cazuelas
- Los Cuatro Soles
- Queen Rook Game Café
- Parada Maimon
- Sazon Restaurant & Cafe
- South Philly Barbacoa
- Tacos California
- The New Lou & Choo Lounge
- Taqueria Morales
Dine Latino Restaurant Week is sponsored by Aramark and the Philadelphia 76rs, with promotional partnerships with Visit Philadelphia, Comcast NBC Universal, Cashman & Associates, and Young Caribbean Professional Network.
All restaurants participating in Dine Latino have pledged to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as set forth by the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the City of Philadelphia. Patrons should become familiar with restaurant reservations policies by calling in advance or by visiting their website. Note that menus are subject to change and reservations are subject to availability.