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 sure to change once the northern neighborhoods like Andersonville fill up
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 and color and happiness around. Bohemian style neighborhood with a lot of colorful murals (not... 更多
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.
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 elotes, nieve, etc all over the neighborhood when the weather is nice.
Pilsen is one of the great ethnic neighborhoods in Chicago. But it is more than eating delicious Mexican food. The area, bounded by 16th Street to the North, the Chicago River to the East and Western Avenue to the West, is a hub for colorful, community-painted murals, dozens of them, the first of which went up in 1976. The murals... 更多
Pilsen is one of those neighborhoods that have gone through great changes. Hipsters have moved in so you can find several vintage stores, really cool restaurants and coffeeshops, and several art studios. Very culturally mixed, but still the feel of the city. I still visit during the day time as there are some areas that can be sketchy at night,... 更多
I came to this area to visit relatives and go to a festival ( Fiesta De Sol ) this area is a lot nicer from what I remember it was when I last visited, There are plenty of new shops and nice little pubs and a lot of new condos that were built, family tells me it's up and coming... 更多
I love to find my hole in the wall great Mexican food and always enjoy colorful work, from street art to galleries. Be adventurous if you come here and you will find great an interesting places to eat and drink.
As a Mexican from California where we account for a huge number of the population, I was pleasantly surprised to see a huge Mexican culture in Pilsen. Not only that, but it was yet to be fully gentrified which is unheard of in these days. The whole community seemed to be proud of the rich culture. What truly stole my... 更多
Very solid & new restaurants popping up. Great place to catch an intimate band at a small venue. A great place to explore and get out of the 'big city' to a neighborhood with some grit and flavor