Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week returns in October


Arepa from Detroit’s El Rey de las Arepas. - ROB WIDDIS
  • Rob Widdis
  • Arepa from Detroit’s El Rey de las Arepas.

The second annual Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 13. The event, which began in 2018, is designed to showcase the Latin cuisine in the area.

The event was founded and organized by Monica Echeverri Casarez and Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez, and it’s sponsored by the Southwest Detroit Business Association. In a post on their Facebook page, event organizers wrote that “it is the vision of SW Detroit Restaurant Week to host an annual event that is easily enjoyed so that each meal served from any of its member restaurants triggers an awakened palate, laughter, and layers of cultural learning.”

This year’s event will include restaurants that specialize in cuisine from Mexico as well as a variety of countries in Central and South America, including Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Participating restaurants will offer specially curated menus with affordable prices to allow guests to sample a variety of foods.

Among the 24 restaurants taking part in the event are El Barzon, Peso Bar, El Rey de a las Arepas, Taqueria El Rey, Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreño, Centro Botanero, Mexican Village, La Rosita, and Asty Time. This year, each participating restaurant will offer an exclusive off-menu dish made special for the week-long event.

A full list of restaurants and more details can be found on Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week’s website.

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