North Charlotte: Hispanic Heritage Month Highlights

Published on September 29, 2023

Inside MICH Tocumbo

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Charlotte, North Carolina is as easy as spending a day supporting our many Latinx-owned businesses. 

This week, we're exploring North Charlotte! There are several opportunities to dine, shop, and experience all that our Hispanic community has to offer in the area surrounding North Graham, North Tryon, and Sugar Creek. Here are some suggestions for how to spend your day... 

(NOTE: Resident reviews in this series are sourced from Google, Yelp and Facebook.)

Eat – Breakfast  

Guatemalteca Panadería y Restaurante 

Start your day with freshly baked donuts and conchas or try a savory breakfast baleada at this Guatemalan bakery and restaurant. This local favorite opens at 6:30 a.m. every day at 6132 North Tryon Street and continues serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert well into the night. Whether you want a sweet treat or an authentic meal, you can find it here. Visit Guatemalteca Panadería y Restaurante on Facebook

Some of Guatemalteca Panadería y Restaurante’s various conchas

Some of Guatemalteca Panadería y Restaurante’s various conchas.  

“Brought my Guatemalan parents who were visiting from Jersey, and they loved it. As did I. Took some bread home as well. We will definitely be back!” - Sharon S.

Eat – Lunch 

Tacos La Costeña

Delicious, authentic, and notably spicy, Tacos La Costeña serves a variety of Latin favorites from a parked trailer at 4540 North Tryon Street. Yes, you read that right—a parked trailer. There are plenty of great food trucks in Charlotte, but this one stays put and offers up a variety of quick bites for a perfect lunch. Tacos La Costeña offers online ordering for pickup and delivery

Tacos La Costeña serves up a ton of traditional dishes from its truck

Tacos La Costeña serves up a ton of traditional dishes from its truck.  

“The best tacos and quesabirrias in Charlotte! The food is so authentic and delicious! Friendly and quick service. Definitely coming back weekly!”  - Sidney Z.

Eat – Dinner 
La Caseta 

After reviving Three Amigos and creating Sabor Latin Street Grill, Dalton and Miriam Espaillat reintroduced themselves to Charlotte a third time with La Caseta. The motto at 1801 North Graham Street (Suite 203) is “Mother Made Latin Food,” but this isn’t just branding. The entire La Caseta concept is an homage to Miriam’s El Salvadoran mother and to the legacy of passing down culture through food. Visit La Caseta online

An employee shows off La Caseta’s tacos

An employee shows off La Caseta’s tacos. 

“In all of North Carolina, this is the only place where I have seen them do tacos Al Pastor the way they are supposed to be done, on a stand-up rotisserie with layers of onions and pineapples. Their tacos are traditional. You want a real taco, this is the place!” - William H.

Eat – Dessert 

MICH Tocumbo 

This traditional Mexican paleteria has a variety of treats to enjoy—including stuffed churros, agua frescas, and a super mangonada. The real star of the show, however, is their natural ice cream. With 28 deliciously unique flavors, you’re sure to find a dessert you love at 6301 North Tryon Street. Visit MICH Tocumbo online

The colorful interior of MICH Tocumbo

The colorful interior of MICH Tocumbo. 

“Excellent variety in its products. The homemade ice creams are delicious. I loved it. I recommend it.” Javier G.


Tienda Latina La Ceibeña

Residents who live near 8424 Old Statesville Road (Suite 100) rave about this unassuming Latina-owned supermarket. Not only is there a great selection of Hispanic goods, but the owner—known by name to many customers—is friendly, helpful, and altogether hospitable. If you’re in the area, stop in and say hello; you’re sure to leave with a bag full of snacks and spices. View Tienda Latina La Ceibeña on Google Maps.

Beverages inside Tienda Latina La Ceibeña

Beverages inside the store.

“I love having a Latino store near me. EXCELLENT customer service and 100% Latino products. Definitely my new place to shop.” - Rosa B. 

Take Care of Yourself 

DR Stylo Hair Salon 

What do you get when you combine proud Dominican heritage with talented barbers? Head to 127 East Sugar Creek Road and see for yourself! This popular barber shop is known for its sharp cuts, creative designs, and energetic atmosphere—including a constant rotation of Latin music. However, be advised that this shop is cash only. Visit DR Stylo Hari Salon on Facebook

Barber Alex working on a client at DR Stylo Hair Salon

Barber Alex working on a client at DR Stylo Hair Salon. 

“The most experienced barber that I saw in Charlotte. It’s clean with fair prices. I love it. If you guys are looking for the best barber, visit this place and you will love it.” - Aman T.

Take Care of Your Errands 

Uno’s Used Tires and Auto Repair 

For most people, tires aren’t usually something you think about until it’s too late. Take a look at your tires today and see how they’re doing. You might be in need of a change! If so, head over to one of Uno’s two North Charlotte locations (905 East Sugar Creek Road & 5300 North Tryon Street) for new or used tires, oil changes, brake repairs, and more. Visit Uno's Used Tires and Auto Repair on Facebook

 The exterior of Uno’s Used Tires and Auto Repair

The exterior of Uno’s Used Tires and Auto Repair on North Tryon.   

“Great place. Javie is the man! He takes good care of his customers! Prices can’t be beat! I always come back to this place for all my cars.” - Serge T.


Charlotte Art League’s Independence Day Celebrations 

The Charlotte Art League recently hosted an Independence Day celebration for El Salvador on 9/23. Now, they’re back with another special event for Nicaragua! Visit 4237 Raleigh Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 for the Independencia de Nicaragua event. RSVP on Facebook to attend the Charlotte Arts League's Independence Day Celebrations.

Exterior of the Charlotte Art League location

Exterior of the Charlotte Art League location.

The City of Charlotte is a proud co-sponsor of this Fiestas Patrias event.


Latino Community Credit Union 

Founded in Durham, N.C., the Latino Community Credit Union (sometimes displayed as Cooperativa Latina) has served the state’s Hispanic community for over 20 years. It has four locations in Charlotte, including one northeast at 8601 University City Boulevard. However, this is not your typical financial institution. Beyond banking and loan services, LCCU gives back to the community through scholarships, financial education, and impact investing. 

LCCU employees hold large check for money raised for Charlotte-based ourBRIDGE for KIDS through Employees Giving Back program

LCCU employees raised funds for Charlotte-based ourBRIDGE for KIDS through Employees Giving Back program.

Learn more about LCCU’s commitment to community investments.

This list is merely a sample of the many Latinx-owned businesses that call North Charlotte home. While we cannot feature all of them, we encourage residents to continue showing up and supporting these businesses throughout Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.