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Chicago's Mexican-American community.
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1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This neighborhood has very interesting history. You can find here very nice houses, taquerias, thrift shops and the main part - murals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grigolm
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place feels like home like I've lived there all my life. I miss it when I'm away. Genuine authentic people

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steveray85
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I've decided to come back to highlight empanadas in Pilsen, Chicago. A friend of mine mentioned so I stopped to try empanadas from Luciano's supermarket in Pilsen. Soon after I tried one, I realized that the empanada was baked! Yes, not fried but baked. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank norabonn
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Since the 19th century, the demographics of the Pilsen neighborhood has made many changes. Originally inhabited by German, Polish, Italian, and Czech immigrants, the area was named by Czech immigrants after Plzeň, the fourth largest city in what is currently the Czech Republic. Overcrowded with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hrs314
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a wonderful Mexican neighborhood complete with colorful murals. It is being invaded by grey themed buildings which is destroying its character. Go to the local restaurants and stores, do not buy from the National fast food places.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

one of the things I love about Chicago is all the different neighborhoods and the feel/ personality of each. Having lived in the South Loop for the past decade- which is convenient for things like work- but essentially full of residential buildings, mediocre restaurants, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank biyapi
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying the area is really cool aesthetically and has great street art. There’s plenty of good places to eat too. However, the locals really don’t seem to like AirBnB people? Constantly giving us crap and being extremely rude to us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank StaceyScottS191
Reviewed April 18, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Clevlander
Reviewed January 9, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed October 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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