Though La Cosecha just opened September 2019, the contemporary market has provided DC with a much-needed space to celebrate Latin American culture, filled with Latino-owned spaces -- including Arcay Chocolates, La Casita, and Peruvian Brothers -- to dine and shop.
How to support: See the full list of merchants at La Cosecha.
Colada Shop, which just opened a location at The Wharf in June, is known throughout the city for bringing the best vibes -- its 14th Street rooftop always being a mainstay for sipping mojitos amongst friends. The cozy Cuban spot has always served biteable classics like empanadas and Cubanos, but visit their new Wharf location if you’re in the mood for something a bit heartier, like ropa vieja or a Cuban take on shakshuka.
El Tamarindo first landed in AdMo back in 1982, and is now the longest standing Mexican-Salvadorian restaurant in the city. We’d be willing to wager a bet that their longevity is directly tied to their handmade pupusas, Oaxaca Mules, and chimichangas. The restaurant is also family-run, first opened by Jose Reyes and Betty Reyes, and now managed by their daughter.
Carecen -- Columbia HeightsThe Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) was founded back in 1981 to provide legal services to refugees arriving from conflict in Central America. Now, its main goal is fostering the comprehensive development of the Latino population in DC, providing direct services in immigration, housing, and citizenship. How to support: Find out more about pro bono opportunities, volunteer information, and internships with Carecen, or make a donation here.
National HIspanic Foundation of Arts -- Connecticut Ave