Bordered by the Chicago River, 16th Street, Western Avenue and Canal Street
Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, (312) 666-2663
Admission: Cost varies by activity.

This is the heart of Chicago's Mexican-American community and its hubs is the Mexican Museum of Art (1852 W. 19th St.). Admission is free. Try traditional Mexican dishes at family-friendly Nuevo Léon (1515 W. 18th St.) but be prepared for long lines during meal times. Perez (1163 W. 18th St.) also offers traditional ethnic food. Mexican with European influences can be found at Mundial Cocina Mestiza (1640 W. 18th St.). Kristoffer's Café and Bakery (1733 S. Halsted St.) specializes in tres-leches (three milk) and chocoflan cake. Fogata Village (1820 S. Ashland Ave.) offers a Mexican/Italian mix. Street vendors have mangos and popsicles.


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