The Latino population in our area is rich in diversity and culture. There are many local high-profile Hispanic trends and restaurants. Here are five things which you may not know about.
The Mexican Consulate Works Closely With the Mexican Cultural Center:
Located on the second floor of the Bourse Building at 111 South Independence Mall in Philadelphia, the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Center share the same goal of improving the lives of Philadelphia’s Mexican immigrants.
The consulate provides services every day such as printing appropriate travel documents for immigrants coming to or leaving Philadelphia and legal advice for those in need.
The Mexican Cultural Center organizes events and drives for the Mexican community from their neighboring office. Often times the services of the two entities are linked and they work together to achieve their common goal.
El Bohio Serves the Best Authentic Puerto Rican Food in El Bloque De Oro:
When you ask folks who live around Philadelphia’s famed Latino block where to get the best Latino food, they will tell you to look no further than El Bohio.
For years this family-style restaurant has crafted and plated some of South America’s tastiest dishes including their Cuban sandwich, rice and beans, and croquetas.
Comcast Cares Day:
Known as the largest day of service in corporate America, Comcast Cares Day had 35 locations in Philadelphia this year. The international event was celebrating its 13th anniversary.
Philadelphia’s Hispanic community added their own flavor to the event when Congreso partnered with Comcast to beautify Congreso’s campus and the surrounding area.
Palm trees on El Bloque de Oro:
It’s a curious sight to see. Palm trees in Philadelphia. To beautify the neighborhood the city launched a project that saw steel palm trees erected, the sidewalk paved in “gold” and more trash receptacles added. The palm trees give the neighborhood a distinct Caribbean feel making you feel like you’re back on the islands.
Population Boom since 1990:
It’s no secret that our country’s Hispanic population has been steadily increasing. Philadelphia is no different. The Hispanic population, which sat at 89,193 in 1990, is now nearly 200,000 making it the most rapidly growing demographic in the city.