As the number of Latino entrepreneurs is on the rise in America, the Bay area is one of the towns leading the way with a top Latino company hitting more than $161 million in revenues. San Francisco would not have been so magical without the Spanish community who makes up 15% of its population. This population has influenced the city’s culture, food, and music. Check out these Latino-owned businesses in the Bay Area, what they are about, and support them during the pandemic that has hit them hard.
Classy Carpet And Rug Cleaning Service
Based in Pleasanton, the motivation behind Classy Carpet and Rug Cleaning Service is to give clients a healthy home to live in with no odor, allergy, and stains. Services offered include residential and commercial carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, emergency cleaning services, and office cleaning. Areas serviced include Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, and Danville in California.
Artillery Apparel Gallery
Artillery Apparel Gallery is co-owned by Ivan and Alexa.
Founded in 2009 with a mission to connect the Latino community through nature, and culture, Artillery Apparel gallery specializes in art such as paints, photography, and ceramics.
Evolved Sf is a clothing store and an art gallery located on 24th street. Founded and co-owned by Thalia Leon and Fernando Ramirez, this multimedia studio aims to support other people while it pursues art and graphic design. The business is opened every Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Follow Evolved Sf on Instagram here to stay updated on their latest products.
Since 2004, Connie Rivera and Ricardo Pena have operated this shop on 24th street, dealing with jewelry, beadwork, embroidery, and many forms of art. They were also operating another branch they opened down the street in 2017, but the Coronavirus forced them to shut its doors.
Lolo is a restaurant along Valencia street, most popular for its attractive decor, cocktails, and Jaliscan-inspired cuisine. Whether you are just ordering a glass of wine, or the infamous tacos tropical, this place feels like a vacation. Because of the pandemic, you cannot enjoy your meal in the restaurant, they are open for takeaway food and deliveries.
La Palma Mexicatessen
La Palma is known for making the best tortillas in San Francisco. They also make spicy cheeses, snacks, and more. You can also find the much needed culinary ingredients for your home use. They are currently operating with outdoor tables and takeouts only.
Tacos El Patron
Taco El Patron is San Francisco’s favorite go-to place for sweet and Jalisco-style tacos. They are still open and attend to their customers during the pandemic and have even managed to expand and open another restaurant the Los Guisados Del Patron, which specifically caters to Mexico City-style Guisados.
El Mitate is San Francisco’s top choice restaurant for a burrito. They are always on top due to their well-balanced and filed fresh ingredients they use. They are open for pickup and deliveries.