Everything from chocolate churros to brisket tacos. We met the chef at Café y Chocolate in South Philly, where they combine Mexican coffee and chocolate with authentic cuisine.
Chef Miguel Hernandez says they even source their products directly from Mexico.
Restaurants offer a special three-course menu for around $25 all week, including on Cinco de Mayo. However, you can beat the crowds if you go before Thursday.
In addition to celebrating Mexican cuisine, the Mexican Cultural Center hosts events throughout the week, including museum tours showcasing Mexican art.
“We share family, we share friends. We are not just neighbors, but the best business partners and allies,” said Carlos Obrador, Mexico’s chief consul in Philadelphia.
“We want to share our culture, our art, our traditions with everyone here. Our culture is very rich,” said Ivette Compean, executive director of the Mexican Cultural Center.
After being closed for two years due to Covid-19, Compean says the Mexican Independence Day Parade is finally returning to Philadelphia on September 18.
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