Latin-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh

Latin-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh

Support Latin-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh

Looking to support and connect with Latin-owned businesses in Pittsburgh? Browse this list of Latin-owned restaurants, spas, salons, apparel, stores, arts and community organizations!

This list contains just a few notable highlights and was compiled in partnership with the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation. If you know of a business we should add, please let us know.

Latin Restaurants & Food Services

  • Alquisiras Paleteria & Restaurant: Authentic Mexican cuisine and ice cream in a brightly-colored storefront in Beechview.
  • Arepittas: Taste authentic Venezuelan street food at this hip location Downtown serving up Instagram-worthy dishes daily.
  • Azul Bar y Cantina: Fresh, authentic Mexican food with a giant tequila list and TVs at the bar to catch the game.
  • El Burro: Cal-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine including everything from tacos to burritos to chilaquiles at both of their locations and also offering catering services.
  • Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant: Offering a wide variety of delicious food that combines Mexican food that is already well known and loved with other more particular traditional Mexican dishes.
  • California Taco Shop: Fish, Pollo Asado, Al Pastor, Carnitas, and Chorizo tacos located on Butler Street by Pine Creek. 
  • El Campesino Mexican Restaurant: Multiple locations serving authentic Mexican cuisine for over 25 years. Serving lunch and dinner with a full service bar, over 50 types of tequila and the best homemade margaritas in the burgh.
  • La Catrina on Wheels: Food truck that serves authentic Mexican food such as tacos, burritos, street corn and more.
  • Chicken Latino: Woman-owned Peruvian restaurant in Beechview known for their signature pollo a la brasa (Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken), lomo saltado and ceviche.
  • Cilantro & Ajo: Founded by Marlyn and Anthony, a Venezuelan couple that shares a love for the traditional food of their country with traditional recipes and delectable food.
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  • The Colombian Spot: The Colombian Spot is a family run business with locations in the Strip District and South Side to give Pittsburgh a real taste of Colombian food. This restaurant offers arepas and other native Colombian dishes full of traditional ingredients and flavors.
  • Doce Taqueria: Two location restaurant and catering service that serves authentic Mexican street food with a mix of Los Angeles inspiration.
  • Emiliano's: Family-owned and operated restaurant with six locations in the Pittsburgh area with a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for the entire family.
  • La Feria: Shop and restaurant serving mainly Peruvian cuisine and selling Peruvian clothing and folk art. Opened as a joint venture between Pamela Cohen and Gail Klingensmith of Pamela’s Restaurants and Peruvian Luisa Porras.
  • Gaucho Parrilla Argentina: Located in the heart of the Cultural District, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina has been serving wood-fired delights with an Argentine flare since 2013.
  • Kaya: Culinary customs of the Caribbean Islands, South America, the Pacific and beyond, using fresh herbs and spices combined with the excitement of a sizzling grill to create food that is exotic and lively.
  • Lola's Eatery: A fusion of flavors from owner Maximilian Becerra's Filipino and Mexican backgrounds combined with Zoe Rieder's creative baking and pastries, located in lower Lawrenceville.
  • Marisqueria Insomnia: Unique Mexican seafood restaurant which doubles as a fantastic event space on Brookline Blvd.
  • Mi Empanada: Lawrenceville-based empanada shop highlighting a passion for Argentine cuisine and locally sourced South American pastries.
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  • La Mendocina Argentine Catering: Serving the Pittsburgh area since 1984 with authentic flavors of Argentina under the leadership of owner Monica Avenia.
  • Pabelloń Venezuelan RestaurantVenezuelan and Mexican cuisine in Banksville.
  • La Palapa: Latin-owned and run restaurant opened in 2012. La Palapa has won numerous awards for their cuisine and involvement in Pittsburgh's Latin community.
  • Las Palmas (Mexican Market/Taco Stand): Latin-owned market and restaurant that now has three locations around the city with the original location in Brookline.
  • El Paisano Mexican Restaurant: Authentic, cash-only restaurant in Beechview serving enchiladas de mole, chilaquiles, caldo de mariscos, tampiquena, bistec a la mexicana, tortas, burritos and tacos.
  • Panaderia Jazmin: Mexican-owned bakery offering pan dulce, concha, barquillo, marranito, panque de chocolate and other traditional favorites.
  • El Paso Mexican Grill: A group of young Mexicans, who worked in different restaurants, decided to join forces and open a single Mexican restaurant that offered a cozy, home-like atmosphere at affordable prices. They wanted the place to remind patrons of “el paso”—the passage— into a different meal, full of feeling and flavor.
  • El Pollon: The distinct flavors of Peruvian cuisine comes to Carnegie at this regional chain made famous by their charcoal rotisserie chicken.
  • Patron Mexican Grill: Authentic Mexican Food in Pittsburgh, PA at Patron Mexican Grills. Delicious authentic Mexican dishes, full bar menu and a great place for parties for up to 180 people.
  • Pisko Peruvian Gourmet: Delicious catering service featuring authentic Peruvian food and top-quality service.
  • Pupusas y Antojitos Helen: Women-owned and newly opened in 2022, this Beechview restaurant offers pupusas and other Salvadoran and Mexican fare.
  • Reyna Foods: Opening in 1988, Reyna began as one of the only international food spots in the city. Nicola Dicio started this business to diversify the culture in the city by offering Mexican goods and cuisine.
  • El Rincón Oaxaqueño: Bright yellow food truck that can often be found in the Strip District offering traditional southern Mexican cuisine.
  • Round Corner Cantina: It's always summer at the Cantina. This Mexican restaurant specializes in tacos and tequila, is located on Butler Street and has indoor seating as well as a back porch to enjoy their food outside.
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  • Taco Town: Downtown spot featuring authentic Mexican cuisine built on the belief that every day should be Taco Tuesday.
  • Tango Food Truck: Authentic Argentinian food with eclectic Latin flavors of South America and a one of a kind food truck experience. 
  • Taqueria el Pastorcito: Food truck turned into New Kensington restaurant providing authentic Mexican cuisine including amazing empanadas, perfect pozole, terrific tortas, and so much more.
  • Tocayo: Taqueria and Tequila bar located in the Shadyside neighborhood in a bright, mural-covered location.
  • Totopo: Latin-owned and run restaurant in Pittsburgh that started in Dormont and recently named one of the top 15 places to get tableside guacamole in the U.S. by Yelp.
  • Tú y Yo Café: Glenshaw-based café offers Latin American Bites, coffee, goods & packaged foods.
  • Vale Comer: Catering service based in Pittsburgh ideal for events, surprise parties, snacks, full-service catering and more.
  • Las Velas: Authentic Mexican menu and full bar in a scenic location looking out onto Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Latin Salons & Beauty Services

  • Anthony Cuts Barbershop and SMP: This Latin barbershop and hair salón, specializes in professional scalp micropigmentation and personal care.
  • High Quality Barber Shop - Peluquería en Pittsburgh: Recently opened on Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.
  • Latin Unisex Hair Salon: Located on the first floor of the Robinson Mall, Yami Garcia provides a variety of services from hair cuts and styles to eyelash extensions and waxing services.
  • Skin Boutique: Specializing in personalized skin treatments to resolve conditions like: acne, aging, pigmentation and scarring.
  • Unica Salon: Highly trained professional and bilingual staff will attend to all your needs regarding the health and beauty of your hair.
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Latin Arts & Entertainment

  • Karibe Son: A latín band based in Pittsburgh, PA. From South America and playing private and public performances.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Festival: The Mission of the festival is to showcase the cultures of Latin America in Pittsburgh and to inform the students and the general public of the resources that can be found in Pittsburgh.
  • Latin American Cultural Center: Newly opened in September of 2022, the Latin American Cultural Center features a small but highly informative museum display, as well as live programming in an intimate performance venue that highlights the diverse cultures, music, film, and current day issues of Latin America and the Caribbean. 
  • Mariachi Internacional: Unique authentic Mexican Folkloric band that brings that special touch to your event. Customers enjoy having live Mariachi music and making their guests special with Mariachi International's music repertory. 
  • Pittsburgh Taco Festival: Taquerias and food trucks from all around the city gather in downtown Pittsburgh and compete for the title of best taco in the city.
  • Presente Pittsburgh: Presente is a bilingual publication focused on Western PA’s growing Latinx community, whose mission is to share culturally relevant content that connects that Latin community and elevates the quality of life of Hispanics in the region. 

Latin Apparel, Fashion & Shopping

  • Caribbean Village in Monroeville Mall: This woman-owned shop carries clothing, flags from most Caribbean countries, artifacts. vintage, authentic and nouveau, novelties, Bob Marley items, spices, teas and incense
  • Costa RicART: Ricardo Solis is a Costa Rican mixed media artists dedicated to creating handmade goods from reused materials.
  • Linzy's Macetas Pottery: Online shop specializing in imported handmade and original pottery pieces. Kitchenware, planters, home décor, accessories and more, you won't find more authentic pieces anywhere!
  • Paititi Inti Art & Hand Crafts: The shop is a cornucopia of Peruvian fair-trade items. Every item in Paititi is made in Peru and helps Peruvian artisans find recognition.
  • PachaMama Divine Connection: Offering an array of handmade fair trade garments and accessories, each piece is signed by the local artisan. All creative endeavors are done with social responsibility while creating self-sustainability.
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Latin Organizations & Programs

  • Casa San Jose: Casa San Jose connects, supports, and advocates with and for the Latino community. This center was opened to support the ongoing and important work of Sister Janice Vanderneck, who has worked with the Latino community in the Pittsburgh region for many, many years.
  • Center for Latin American Students (CLAS): CLAS promotes global understanding through support for teaching, learning, & research in and on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diverse diasporic communities of Latin American and Caribbean origin. Through its community engagement programs, the center shares its resources regionally, nationally, & internationally.
  • Circulo Juvenil de Cultura: El Círculo Juvenil de Cultura supports the maintenance and development of Spanish as a heritage language and cultural literacy for children of Latino families in the Pittsburgh community. The program provides a space where families and children can develop social networks with other Latino families in the community.
  • La Escuelita Arcoiris: The mission of La Escuelita Arcoiris is to serve young people and their families through a culturally diverse, creative, child-focused learning environment. La Escuelita Arcoiris is Pittsburgh's most creative early childhood language immersion program.
  • Latin American Culture Union (LACU): The Latin American Cultural Union is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization in Pittsburgh whose membership promote Latin American & Caribbean cultures, creates strategies to increase its visibility in the region, and works to foster cross-cultural connections & alliances.
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA): Located in the heart of Oakland, LASA is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. 
  • Latino Community Center (LCC): The Latino Community Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to: empower, advocate with, and celebrate the Latinx community in Allegheny County.
  • Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC): The PMAHCC is the principal regional advocate for the Hispanic business community’s civic and economic interests. It is our mission is to develop, promote and advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses & professionals in the Pittsburgh region, while encouraging the advancement and economic growth of Pittsburgh’s Hispanic community.