The third installment of Philadelphia’s Dine Latino Week begins on Monday, October 11 and continues until Friday, October 15.
The only thing better than having this city’s Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce start a Dine Latino Restaurant Week is to have a third one, based on its previous success and to now make the week a permanent, bi-annual campaign in town, as well as in additional markets in the Mid-Atlantic region. Based on the Philly model, the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will all commence to run their own Dine Latino Restaurant Week campaigns simultaneously with our fair city: starting Monday, October 11 and running until Thursday, October 15.
“Dine Latino Restaurant Week is here to stay,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC), during a brief interview. “Adding this as a signature event to our calendar is a no-brainer. We’ve seen a positive return for the restaurants and from the community last Spring and Fall. We’ve even shared it with nearby Hispanic chambers as a best practice to support the food industry which was the most impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions.”
As it will with all newly participating cities along the East Coast, Philadelphia’s Dine Latino Restaurant Week comes toward the close of Hispanic Heritage Month, and, in their word, is meant to “encourage patrons of all palettes to embrace the bold flavors of Latin cuisine,” with a special deal taking place at independent Latin-owned restaurants. At participating Dine Latino restaurants (see below), culinary fanatics and all-around eaters can get one complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees, only, during each eateries’ dinner service time. Dine Latino Restaurant Week is part of the GPHCC’s larger R+ campaign designed to support the growth and development of Latino-owned businesses.
“After two successful Dine Latino Restaurant Week campaigns – one in 2020 and the other in the spring of 2021 – we’ve seen this program bring great success in providing exposure to and encouraging sales for participating restaurants,” she writes. “As we’ve fully adopted this campaign as a permanent initiative in Philadelphia, it’s an honor to be able to assist our fellow chapters in their own campaigns, furthering the spotlight on small Latino-owned businesses and driving impact.”
While you could visit the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s site for a list of participating restaurants, for the latest updates you can follow them on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram as well as Dine Latino PHL on Instagram, also #DINELATINO. This too is the big list of participating Dine Latino week hot spots:
Queen & Rook Game Cafe
Mixto Bar & Restaurant
Mole Poblano Restaurant
Amigos Restaurant and Pizza
Alma del Mar
La Calenita Bakery
Adelita Taqueria and Restaurant
La Capital Mexican Grill