The Best Latin-American Restaurants & Places to Eat in Pittsburgh 2019

We spent months trying the best plates from Latin-American restaurants in Pittsburgh in order to bring you a list of the best Latinx eateries in Pittsburgh

Last updated — March 10, 2019

It’s an exciting time to be tracking Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene. In the last year, dozens of new places to eat have opened in neighborhoods across the city, introducing both new and classic concepts. With the ever-increasing competition in the market, chefs and owners are stepping up their games in a real way, both in new restaurants, and already established spots. Below, you’ll find Pittsburgh’s best Latin restaurants for this year, from classic standbys to the “buzziest” spots.

La Palapa

La Palapa was recently ranked as the best Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh on Instagramers Pittsburgh. La Palapa, it’s a fantastic Latin-American restaurant which serves authentic and exquisite Mexican food. La Palapa it’s named after the dried palm-leaf umbrellas that you might see if you pay a visit to a Caribbean beach. La Palapa decided upon that name as to convey that same feeling of kicking back and enjoy a good meal. If you visit La Palapa, you will enjoy some home-cooked flavors that Chef and Co-Owner Jose Luis Navarrete creates.

Deliciousness from La Palapa

Website: www.lapalapapgh.com | Address: 2224 E CARSON ST, PITTSBURGH, PA, 15203 | Phone: (412) 586–7015

Baby Loves Tacos

Baby Loves Tacos first existed as a roaming pop-up, taking over the kitchens in restaurants around the city for one-night-only affairs. But now, the taco restaurant has its very own location in Bloomfield, serving fresh tacos to the masses for lunch and dinner almost every day. Owner Zack Shell doesn’t exactly play by all of the standard rules of restaurant ownership, expanding, and contracting opening hours based on a number of factors (most notably, limitations on the quantity that they can produce every day).

Yummi Veggie Bowl

Website: www.babylovestacospgh.com | Address: 4508 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 | Phone: (412) 872–1491

Pisko Peruvian Gourmet

You won’t find “Perutown” or “Little Lima” in Pittsburgh. The Peruvian and Peruvian-American population is spread out around the US, and so are our Peruvian restaurants. So maybe you haven’t noticed Pisko Peruvian Gourmet as it is one of the best Latino catering Pittsburgh services. Could Peruvian food be “the next big thing?” — A Wall Street Journal article in September said yes, citing the interest of chefs such as mega-famous Ferran Adrià of Spain’s El Bulli. Indeed, Adrià is featured in a new documentary about Peruvian food along with Gastón Acurio, Peru’s celeb chef extraordinaire. The owner Mily, at Pisko Peruvian Gourmet is a delight, we strongly recommend it for all of your catering needs, and don’t forget to try their authentic Peruvian ceviche that it is out of this world!

Authentic Peruvian Ceviche at Pisko Peruvian Gourmet

Website: www.piskoperuviangourmet.com| Address: Catering and Events Only| Phone: (412) 537–4522 |Catering Pittsburgh

täkō

I was speechless after eating at täkō. The tacos are very gourmet, but are an amazing combination of textures and flavors. Chef Richard DeShantz has already made a striking impression on Pittsburgh diners with his whiskey-centric Butcher and the Rye and the pub Meat & Potatoes. Now comes täkō, his Downtown shrine for unfussy Mexican and Asian street food. Indulge in clever tacos, including a Korean-inflected option with Wagyu short rib, fermented cucumber and peanuts. But for a full immersion, first settle in with a grapefruit Sidecar and the beet-avocado tostada.

Delightful Tacos

Website: www.takopgh.com| Address: 214 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222| Phone: (412) 471–8256

The Colombian Spot

Amazing arepas and home-made Colombian food that will leave your palate wanting for more. They specialize in authentic flavors from Colombia. My favorite is the Steelcity arepa and the Hawaiian Arepa. If you haven’t visited this place yet, I strongly recommend it. The owner Karen and Jhon are truly kind and incredible people and their food is out of this world!

Yummi Empanadas from the Colombian Spot

Website: www.thecolombianspot.com | Address: 2019 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
| Phone: 412–381–9000

Gaucho

Great Argentinian restaurant in Pittsburgh, the quality of the food is sublime and the sandwiches have fresh bread. A lot of sauces to choose from and the dishes are pretty unique. If you are unfamiliar with Argentinian food, do start with a couple different steak sandwiches and work your way through the menu. FYI the lines here can get a little ridiculous, especially during dinner time so go a couple hours before to prevent standing in line for 40 mins. Although the wait is worth it!

Website: www.eat-gaucho.com| Address: 1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222| Phone: (412) 709–6622

Dog Daze Cuban Cafe

The newest addition to The Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe: Dog Daze Cuban Cafe in Lawrenceville. Established June 2018, their establishment hopes to bring a little piece of Havana to the ‘Burgh. Their unique setting and location gives the perfect tropical getaway vibe. Their cafe offers authentic Cuban goods, its no wonder their cafe is one of the Burgh’s best kept secrets. Their baristas know how to make just about anything you can think of, so bring your shades, flip flops and your friends (both human and dogs — with no worries!) to the cafe today! In addition, their cafe offers a dog daycare, which makes it a great place for your dog to make new friends.

Website: https://bigeasydogdaze.com/| Address: 12 McCandless Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201| Phone: (412) 360–8214

Have one to add to the list? Let us know, we’ll try it out, research the place and reviews from their customers and add it to the list. #BestofPittsburgh2019