Latino Dallas is a melting pot of representation from across the Americas – residents from all Spanish-speaking countries call Dallas home! The largest group are native-born Mexican-Americans followed by Mexican immigrants. Additionally, you will find descendants and immigrants from Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela and many other Spanish-speaking countries.
We are rich in diversity of cultural heritages and you can experience and learn more about these traditions by visiting one of our cultural venues or eating at one of our many award-winning restaurants. From street vendors and food trucks to fine dining or visiting an exhibit or watching a show at the Latino Cultural Center, Cara Mia Theatre or Teatro Dallas, we have it all!
Oak Cliff is at the heart of the Mexican American and Mexican immigrant communities. Pleasant Grove is another neighborhood with a heavy Mexican American and Mexican-origin population. In other neighborhoods of Dallas, there is a diverse mix of individuals and families from other countries in the Americas. Just about anywhere you go in Dallas, you will find the Latino presence!
So, for those wanting to experience Latino Dallas while visiting us, welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!
Words by Diana Flores, Vice President of Organizational Development, Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce