Now one of the largest Mexican communities in the United States,
this area was originally a largely Czech and German working-class
The neighborhood is adorned with murals by Carlos Cortez and other
notable artists, many of which depict Pilsen's long tradition of
activism for labor and immigrant rights.
The whole community comes out to celebrate each year on Cinco
Arts Center Museum
1852 W. 19th St.
312 / 738-1503
The largest Latino arts institution in the nation.
1518 W. 18th St.
312 / 412-1517
Among the many authentic Mexican eateries in Pilsen, this simply-furnished
family restaurant has served large portions of enchiladas, tacos,
tamales, and tostados since 1962.
To get to Pilsen by 'L,' take the Cermak Branch of the Blue Line
to 18th St.
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