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Get to know Pilsen with Carlo López

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on September 14, 2022   |   Updated on May 26
An image split up into thirds. In the first third there is a cup of iced coffee and hot coffee on a table. In the middle is The National Museum of Mexican Art. The last third shows tacos from Gloria's Tacos

“L” Cafecito Jumping Bean, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Gloria’s Tacos.

Want to explore Pilsen? Carlo López runs the En Pilsen Insta, sharing what to do, where to go, and who to see in the neighborhood to almost 16,000 followers. 

If you're in the area for this weekend’s Pilsen Fest, the outdoor music fest at 18th Street and Blue Island, here are some spots Carlo says to check out.

Something to eat
: “Summer is not over! Grab a coffee at 'L' Cafecito Jumping Bean located inside the Damen Pink Line station. Take in the city sounds as you sip away on their outdoor patio.”

Something to see
: “Grab some Gloria's Tacos, and take a stroll through the Pilsen Community Market Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October at Plaza Tenochtitlán en Pilsen!”

Something to do: “Check out the National Museum of Mexican Art’s ‘Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection’ through January 15!”

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