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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With 9 Stellar Local Spots (2021)

September 23, 2021by Taylor Dodson0

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month! This is a time for recognizing and celebrating the national independence achieved by a number of Latin American countries between these dates in years past. It’s also a time to reflect upon and further appreciate the deep history and culture those who are Hispanic carry with them. 

We’re celebrating the month by reflecting on some of our favorite Hispanic- and Latino-owned businesses to visit throughout the Las Vegas Valley. To learn more about where you can grab a mouthwatering meal, give back to the community, or enjoy an evening out on the town, keep reading!

Grab a mouthwatering meal at...

Doña Maria Tamales

Doña Maria Tamales is a family-owned and operated Las Vegas staple featuring unmatched margaritas, tempting tamales, and delicious, authentic Mexican food. Find yourself a table and get ready for top-notch cheese pulls and a home-y, family-oriented experience. Whether you visit the Downtown Vegas or Summerlin location, the pride and attention to detail that goes into every bite won’t go unnoticed.

Website: https://donamariatamales.com/
Address #1: 910 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Address #2: 3205 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: (702) 382-6538 or (702) 656-1600

The exterior of Doña Maria Tamales paired with a selection of their mouthwatering tamales.

Cuba Café

Cuba Café is home to delectable Cuban classics, live entertainment, and magnificent mojitos! This local space prioritizes dazzling presentations and your overall delight by providing an attentive staff, comfortable dining area, and opportunities to get on your feet and enjoy the music! You can even schedule a celebration of your own to host here; they promise “your party will be the talk of the town.”

Website: http://www.cubacafelv.com/
Address: 2055 E Tropicana Ave #1, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 795-7070

Cuba Café's Cuban sandwich, espressos, and croquetas are shown in a collage.

Herbs & Rye

If you’d like to enjoy a nice meal in a more elevated and moody ambiance, give Herbs & Rye a try. Here, you can indulge in a variety of house-made pastas, rich meats, and scrumptious seafoods. This space aims to offer the highest quality possible, and your palate is sure to be pleased by their menu’s excellent flavor combinations.

Website: http://www.herbsandrye.com/
Address: 3713 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 982-8036

Give back to the community by supporting...

Puentes

Puentes is a community-outreach non-profit that originally formed with the intent to serve the local Hispanic community. It has since evolved to serve all under-represented populations in acquiring vital health and wellness resources, such as those related to medical care, finances, housing, education, and employment. You can find them at Broadacres Marketplace (Space #74) each weekend to learn more!

Website: https://www.puenteslasvegas.org/
Address: Broadacres Marketplace, 2930 N Las Vegas Blvd, Booth #74
Phone: (702) 592-0056

Dream Big Nevada

Dream Big provides aid to immigrant families throughout the state of Nevada through advocacy, empowerment, and resource sharing. They work to increase civic engagement through intersectional education, and you can support their efforts by making a donation!

Website: https://dreambignv.org/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dream-big-nevada-1

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota works to mobilize, educate, and empower Latinos! They work to promote social and economic justice through a variety of citizenship workshops as well as through education and voter registration and participation. They also aim to strengthen the next generation of leaders through opportunities for Latino youth. You can support them by signing up as a volunteer or making a donation!

Website: https://www.mifamiliavota.org/
Donate: https://www.mifamiliavota.org/donate/

Enjoy a night out on the town by visiting...

Broadacres Marketplace

Broadacres Marketplace is a diverse, affordable, and family-oriented weekend market featuring dozens upon dozens of food and beverage vendors, retail spaces, and entertainment venues. (Catch a preview of Machetes Mexican Food below, paired with a photo of a carnival game!) Grab a bite to eat, purchase some handmade goodies, add some thrifted finds to your wardrobe, and catch some live music. You’ll never find yourself bored at Broadacres!

Website: https://broadacresm.com/
Address: 2930 Las Vegas Blvd N, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 642-3777

A wide variety of vendors set up shop at Broadacres Marketplace.

A plate from Machetes Mexican Food is paired next to a photo of a carnival game featuring rubber ducks.

The Garden

The Garden provides a chic and fun ambiance for LGBTQ+ community members seeking a little bit of nightlife. With themed brunches, reality television screenings, and a divine menu, this is the perfect place to catch up with friends (or make some new ones)!

Website: https://thegardenlasvegas.com/
Address: 1017 S 1st St #180, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 202-0900

Makers & Finders

Makers & Finders is a fabulous spot to grab dinner or drinks if you’re seeking some Latin comfort food! Here, you’ll also find salsa nights, fundraisers, and happy hour specials to tickle your fancy. There’s something for everyone within Makers & Finders’ eclectic menu, so prepare to find a new favorite dish!

Website: https://www.makerslv.com/
Address #1: 1120 S Main St, Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Address #2: 2120 Festival Plaza Dr, Unit 140, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: (702) 586-8255 or (702) 586-8255

Have you supported any of these fantastic spaces yet? If not, which one are you looking forward to trying first? Let us know @zooorewards! You can also join our VIP list to be the first to hear about our latest local biz recommendations, and earn a bonus reward for signing up. We’ll let you know first thing when our mobile app is ready for takeoff!

ZOOO is committed to supporting local business owners throughout Nevada and California. If you’re a local business owner hoping to increase store traffic and reel in new customers long-term, reach out today to learn more about all of ZOOO’s perks and how we can help!

Taylor Dodson

Taylor is a creative content strategist originally from the Midwestern U.S. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, Film, and Creative Writing from Lawrence University, where she served as a four-year starter on the university softball team and took on four different positions in Campus Life while pursuing her double degree. With a deep love for collaboration, Taylor hopes to apply her background in community engagement to the digital world in support of local businesses. When she’s not at work, you can find her playing Animal Crossing or hanging out at her current favorite tea shop.

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