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1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
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Chicago's Mexican-American community.
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“street art” (5 reviews)
“pink line” (4 reviews)
1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
+1 312-738-0786
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Pilsen has yet to be really gentrified (for where it is), so it still has an ethnic flavor to it, mostly Latin but more precisely, Mexican. There are a lot of excellent Mexican restaurants.. This is where you get to enjoy street art.

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pilsen is an interesting place to be. The area has yet to be really gentrified, so it still has an ethnic flavor to it. Naturally, there are a lot of Mexican restaurants and "mom & pop" stores of different varieties. If you are a fan...More

2  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 29 October 2016

To find the bits of Pilsen that the guide books claim are full of old-style character now being gentrified, turn left when you come off the L. There;'s a fantastic second hand bookshop on the left and some interesting second hand clothing and junk shops....More

Thank Smichols2009
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second time visiting Pilsen, first time I went with some locals but this time I brought some friends with me and showed them how awesome this place is. The murals, the vintage stores and of course its people make Pilsen so great.

Thank SoozSusana
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We rented an Airbnb property in this neighborhood as one of our family members was running the Chicago Marathon. The marathon runs right through the neighborhood which was very convenient. The crowd was super energetic and supportive of the marathoners. There were so many spectators...More

2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

One of Chicago's ethnic enclaves, originally German and now largely Mexican. Great for architecture buffs. Good Mexican food Note the houses with lower floors below sidewalk level. They were built before the sidewalks were installed. Not much yet in the way of shopping, but that's...More

1  Thank K F
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This neighborhood is arty without all the farty. (That's up north. imho) Hardcore gentrification hasn't hit these streets so you have a mom & pop, DIY, industrial feel. The The National Museum of Mexican Art and Mana Contemporary are here along with many other galleries...More

1  Thank Zilya
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I live in Chicago more than 20 years but today it was my first visit to Pilsen. I was so surprise! This neighborhood is alive! You won't find here (yet) expensive modern condos. Houses are small and lots are small. But there is a vibe...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Tons of great (affordable) food, art, culture - everything! There's a free Museum of Mexican art there, lots of great Mexican restaurants, and a large walkable mural area.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I've been living in Pilsen for a year & a half and love it! There are great restaurants, especially along 18th st, festivals, shows, and artist lofts. Make sure to get some tamales in the morning at 21st & Damen, there are other carts with...More

3  Thank Heather F
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