Our Favorite Hispanic and Latinx-Owned Businesses in San Antonio
As an award-winning San Antonio marketing agency, we take pride in supporting local businesses in our community. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we put together a list of some of our favorite Hispanic and Latinx-Owned businesses for you to visit and explore.
From unique shopping experiences to handmade traditional clay pottery, and fusion lunch spots to our favorite panedería, make sure to visit these businesses for a true San Antonio experience — not just for Hispanic Heritage Month, but all year round.
Make a Difference and Support Hispanic and Latinx-Owned Businesses
Turn your words into actions this year. There are so many ways to support Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses and the community as a whole. Whether you’re a local or planning a trip to San Antonio, here are some of our favorite local businesses to add to your list:
One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the area has been around since 1992. This award-winning restaurant combines traditional south-of-the-border cuisine with an authentic, contemporary twist. The owner, Lisa Wong, took $7,000 of her college money and opened Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant in 1981! Three decades later, she has added numerous successful restaurants to the San Antonio area, including Rosario’s.
2. La Panadería
In 2014, brothers José and David Cáceres opened bakery-cafe La Panadería to share their Mexican heritage and love for baking with their community in San Antonio. At a young age, the Cáceres’ sold loaves of fresh baked bread on the streets of Mexico City for their mother. After taking over their mother’s business, the brothers upscaled and supplied bread for businesses throughout Mexico. After finding financial success in Mexico, they decided to bring their passion for bread cultura to Texas. We are so grateful for the Cáceres family and their contributions to our pan dulce obsession.
Since 1995, the MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative has been part of The Esperanza Center. Also known as the MujerArtes Casita, this Hispanic-Owned business supports the community by offering the guidance of experienced ceramicists. Through cooperative efforts, women create an environment where each member is a teacher as well as a student. In 2016, The Esperanza Center created the new MujerArtes Studio. Supporting local artists in your community is a great way to get involved year-round.
4. Feliz Modern
One of our favorite shops in The Historic Pearl District is Feliz Modern. You can spend hours here and find gifts for everyone — from greeting cards by local artists to colorful holiday ornaments. Owned by a husband and wife duo, Mario & Ginger Diaz both come from art/design backgrounds. They created a unique space for local and global art, as well as home decor items with a San Antonio twist. The shop prides itself on connection, community and celebration. You’ll instantly feel all three when you step inside this beautiful shop.
5. Botika Pearl
This Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant is owned by Venezuelan Chef Geronimo Lopez, and is located in San Antonio’s Historic Pearl Brewery. Chef Lopez has worked all over the world and has more than 20 years of culinary experience. Botika has been named the People’s Choice for Best Restaurant at Pearl by the San Antonio Express-News. If you’re looking for new flavors and possibly a cocktail, make sure to add Botika to your list of Hispanic-Owned businesses to visit in San Antonio.
Activism & Community Involvement
In addition to supporting local Latinx businesses, your business can help the community nationwide. Do not be afraid to use your voice. As a citizen or business owner, you have more influence than you might realize. Through your actions, words and buying power, you can directly support the community. Here are three organizations to follow to help you amplify nonprofits dedicated to advancing Latinx rights and equality.
- National Hispanic Institute (NHI) – This organization’s mission is to create experiences that engage high school and college-age youth in community leadership roles that advance our quality of life. Their vision is to be the leading organization that fosters future community leaders for the expanding Latinx community throughout the United States and Latin America.
- UnidosUS – This non-profit empowers members of the Latinx community to define and achieve their own American Dream. They aim to create a country where economic, political and social advancement is a reality for everyone in the Latinx community — one where all people thrive and the Latinxcommunity’s contributions are recognized.
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation – Focused on empowering the Latinx community, this non-profit provides a year-round continuum of sustainable programs, including the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), Hispanic Heritage Awards and Public Awareness Campaigns. The organization honors members of the Latinx community and keeps the door open for others to amplify each other.
How Will You Support Latinx-Owned Businesses?
Consumers across generations expect companies and corporations to take a stance on social issues. Pledge to help the Hispanic and Latinx communities through your shopping and dining decisions — and remember, you have the power to celebrate and support Latinx culture every month, not just in September and October.
Need help planning a meaningful marketing campaign celebrating the Hispanic and Latinx communities? Check out our Hispanic Heritage Month Marketing Guide for evergreen campaign ideas, along with a year-long content calendar featuring legendary community leaders.
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