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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 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank RusPat_704
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

3  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

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.

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

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

Thank Smichols2009
Reviewed October 21, 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 October 15, 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 May 20, 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

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