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Taste of Latin America

Taste of Latin America

Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3
Time: Saturday: 11am to 10pm | Sunday: 11am to 9pm
Location: 3600 to 3828 W Armitage, from Central Park Ave to Avers St., Chicago
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This culinary happening, now in its second year (after a hiatus in 2013) and supported by Chicago Alderman Roberto Maldonado, is a gala weekend celebration of all things Central and South American. Eclectic (and exotic) cuisine& live music& arts & crafts& cooking demonstrations and much more are part of this festival's mix that showcases a rich multi-country heritage and Latin culture.

Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the unique opportunity to discover and sample eclectic delights from the Southern Hemisphere. From fish panades and empanadas to Brazilian sausage and fried plantains, visitors have the culinary experience of a lifetime.

2014 Featured Restaurants
  • Cemitas Puebla: Mexico (3619 W. North Avenue): SERVING chalupas and milanesa (shredded pork with chipotle sauce)
  • El Veneno de Nayarit: Mexican (1024 N. Ashland)
  • Juanita's Puerto Rican Cuisine: Puerto Rican (3706 W. Armitage)
  • Katakana Sushi Bar: Asian/Latin fusion (2829 W. Armitage)
  • La Bomba: Puerto Rico (3221 W. Armitage): SERVING tamales, roast pork and sausage with rice dishes
  • La Michoacana: Mexican: SERVING Mexican frozen desserts
  • Mayan Sol Latin Grill: Central American (3830 W. Lawrence)
  • Mekato's Colombian Bakery: Colombian (5423 N. Lincoln Avenue): SERVING beef and chicken empanadas
  • Sabor Latino: Puerto Rico (3810 W. North Avenue): SERVING alcapurria, and jibarito sandwiches
  • The Scoop Neveria: Mexican (4117 W. North Avenue): SERVING Mexican ice creams

Main Stage Music Entertainment
Saturday
1:00 pm - Marimba Band (Traditional Guatemalan)
3:00 pm - Taki Sumak (Folklore Dance Group, Ecuador)
3:30 pm - Chicago Samba and Dancers (Brazilian Music w Samba dancers)
5:30 pm - Samuel del Real Orchestra (Salsa, Cumbia, Latin Jazz)
7:30 pm - Clemente: The Legend of 21 - preview (NightBlue Performing Arts)
8:30 pm - PowerPlay FYI (R&B, Dance, and Latin)

Sunday
1:00 pm - Bomba Buya (Puerto Rican Bomba with dancers)
3:00 pm - Palmeros de Chicago (Mariachi)
4:30 pm - Carpacho y su Super Combo (Salsa, Colombian Salsa, Cumbia)
7:00 pm - Orquesta Leal (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata)

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Sponsors
Nissan NEXT
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