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Pilsen

1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
+1 312-738-0786
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Chicago's Mexican-American community.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
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“street art” (5 reviews)
“pink line” (4 reviews)
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1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
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"street art"
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"pink line"
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"vintage stores"
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"mexican neighborhood"
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Reviewed April 19, 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
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Reviewed January 10, 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

2  Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed October 30, 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed May 21, 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

1  Thank K F
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

This neighborhood is arty without all the farty. (That's up north. imho) Hardcore gentrification hasn't hit these streets so you have a mom & pop, DIY, industrial feel. The The National Museum of Mexican Art and Mana Contemporary are here along with many other galleries...More

1  Thank Zilya
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

I live in Chicago more than 20 years but today it was my first visit to Pilsen. I was so surprise! This neighborhood is alive! You won't find here (yet) expensive modern condos. Houses are small and lots are small. But there is a vibe...More

1  Thank Anna G
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Tons of great (affordable) food, art, culture - everything! There's a free Museum of Mexican art there, lots of great Mexican restaurants, and a large walkable mural area.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been living in Pilsen for a year & a half and love it! There are great restaurants, especially along 18th st, festivals, shows, and artist lofts. Make sure to get some tamales in the morning at 21st & Damen, there are other carts with...More

3  Thank Heather F
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