Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month

Nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month, Minneapolis celebrates Latinx Heritage Month September 15 through October 15, 2021. Check out the events, businesses and restaurants where you can celebrate and support the Latinx/Hispanic community and enrichment of Minneapolis’ culture.

Check out Minnesota Latinos to discover everything Latino and Hispanic in Minnesota.

Art Studios

Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio
Artwork with a focus on social justic created by Ricardo Levins Morales over years to encourage the laughter, hope, love and anger that move us toward a better world. The shop also produces custom buttons at bulk prices – your design or ours!

Electric Machete Studios
Twin Cities artist-run art & music collective production house featuring the work of Latinx and Xicanx artists Indigenous to las Ámericas.

Zinnia Folk Arts of Mexico
Collections of authentic Mexican gifts and jewelry

Markets

Mercado Central: houses 35 businesses from all across Mexico, Central and South American including shops and eats!
• Food: 11 restaurants with authentic Mexican food and flavors
• Shopping: 16 shops with traditional and daily use products

Midtown Global Market: internationally-themed public market featuring various stops for Hispanic cuisine

Lake Plaza: A market with shopping for all types of needs, including apparel, footwear, jewelry, and great food.

Marissa’s Supermarket: Mexican market and bakery

Restaurants & Breweries

Abi's Cafe: Salvadorian staples

Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant: Mexican cuisine

Arepa Bar: Authentic Venezuelan cuisine (Midtown Global Market)

Boludo: Argentina empanadas and pizza

Café Ena: Pan-Latin cuisine 

Casa Maria: traditional Mexican cooking and house specialties

Centro: Casual Mexican cuisine

Chimborazo: Ecuadorian and Andean foods

Cocina Latina: Ecuadorian, Colombian and Mexican specialties 

Colita: Modernized Mexican eatery

Conga Latin Bistro: Latin American cuisine 

Dominguez Restaurant: Family-run Mexican restaurant

El Asdor: Authentic Mexican Nouveau cuisine

El Taco Riendo: Mexican staples 

Guavas Cuban Cafe: Traditional dishes from Cuba

Hambuergesas el Gordo: Authentic street tacos and burgers with northern flavor

La Alborada: Mexican restaurant and market

La Colonia Restaurant: Colombian and Ecuadorian dishes/cuisine

La Doña Cervecería: a unique brewery, taproom and entertainment space fusing Latin culture and The North (Minnesota!)

La Loma Tamales: Caterer and business that specializes in tamales 

La Mesa: Ecuadorian and Latin inspired cuisine

Los Ocampo: Mexican cuisine 

Los Andes: South American cuisine from Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.

Manny’s Tortas: Traditional Mexican cuisine (Mercado Central and Midtown Global Market)

Maria's Cafe: Colorful Colombian diner

Martina: Modern Argentinian cuisine

Maya Cuisine: Mexican cuisine

Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar: Authentic street tacos 

Nixta: takeout-only storefront offers family-style meals featuring fresh made tortillas

Orale Mexican Eats: New and fresh take on authentic, contemporary Mexican street food

Pancho Villa: Authentic Latin-American cuisine 

Prieto: casual counter service with a ceviche and raw bar

Rincon 38: Spanish cuisine

Salsa A La Salsa: Mexican food with traditional recipes, authentic ingredients and savory sauces (Midtown Global Market)

Sonora Grill: South American and Spanish cuisine

Taqueria La Hacienda: Boldly flavored Mexican cuisine

Tinto Kitchen: Latin inspired cuisine 

Victor’s 1959 Café: Cuban café

ViV!R: Fast-casual cafe and bakery with Mexican flavors (opening in September)

Events

Fiesta Latina

September 18, 2021
CLUES St. Paul
12:00pm-4:00pm

Join us in celebrating the richness of Minnesota Latinos at our annual Fiesta Latina. A free, family-friendly community festival celebrating Latino culture through Arts, Health and Wellness, Fitness, Food and Entertainment!

Corn Fest by Centro 2021

September 25, 2021
Centro
2:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Centro on September 25th in our courtyard parking for our annual Corn Fest! Celebrate the harvest of corn with live performances, Latin music and bands, elote, birria tacos, blue corn margs, merch, and all things corn! This family-friendly event is for all ages!

Cine Latino

October 8 - 14, 2021
Various Locations/Virtual

Showcasing of the best new films from U.S. Latino, Latin American, and Iberian filmmakers, CINE LATINO celebrates the rich filmmaking histories and cutting-edge film industries of these regions in a hybrid festival, with lively in-person events and screenings, engaging filmmaker conversations, and in effort to meet our audiences wherever they are most comfortable, Cine Latino at Home/en Casa, our virtual cinema platform, will be available throughout Minnesota.

This year’s CINE LATINO will also honor and highlight the African impact on and contributions to Latin American and Ibero history and culture through a special focus on Afro-Latino films.

Mexico in Minneapolis - Community Celebration

October 9, 2021
Midtown Global Market
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Four artists from Mexico will visit Minneapolis as a part of an Artist in Residence Experience hosted by the City of Minneapolis and Weisman Art Museum.