Hispanic-Owned Businesses to Support this Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2021. Find a local Hispanic-owned business in your community to support, here.

Supporting Hispanic-owned businesses for Hispanic Heritage Month is easy thanks to the number of Hispanic-owned grocers, clothing stores, restaurants and more in Southeast Michigan.

Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as a way to celebrate the “​​histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” says the official government site.

For those in southeast Michigan looking to support the Hispanic community locally, there are a number of ways. You can try on (and fall in love with) a pair of authentic cowboy boots at Rodriguez Vaquerita, order a round of tapas from La Feria, get a full detailing at Sanchez Auto Wash and much more.

Check out our list below of Hispanic-owned businesses in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. You might just find a new favorite spot in your city.


  • Address: 22939 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-10 p.m., Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday

Find authentic Peruvian cuisine including ají de gallina, lomo saltado and arroz chaufa at this downtown Ferndale eatery.

Encuentro Latino

Try out authentic Guatemalan cuisine, like the chilies rellenos, at this shop located near Ann Arbor.

Donut Villa

Fresh-made coffee and doughnuts are always available at this beloved Southwest Detroit doughnut shop.

Honey Bee La Colmena

This grocery store is worth a visit for the store-made guacamole, chips and salsa alone, but also sells many Hispanic ingredients and has a small hot lunch counter (with bags of tamales for sale) in the back.

La Feria

Tapas abound at this chic, authentic Spanish spot in the Cass Corridor. Cata Vino, the wine bar and shop, is attached to the main restaurant but has a separate entrance.

Mama Coo’s Boutique

This upscale resale and vintage shop located in Detroit’s Corktown community handpicks clothes and furniture pieces and imports unique clothing and goods.

Mangonadas del Barrio

Try the delectable sweet and savory combination of chile powder and mangos that made Mangonadas del Barrio a neighborhood staple.

Pilar’s Tamales

Call ahead for authentic and delicious tamales and more from this Ann Arbor staple. Housemade drinks, too.

Rodriguez Vaquerita

A perfect pair of cowboy boots and a matching hat await you at Rodriguez Vaquerita. The store has been family-owned since 1992.

Sanchez Auto Wash

Get a standard car wash or a full detail at this trusted auto wash. They also offer express car detailing.


  • Address: 1250 Library St., Detroit
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday

This long-standing Cuban restaurant also offers salsa dancing on occasion, though it’s been put on pause during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Xochi’s Gift Shop

  • Address: 3443 Bagley St., Detroit
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday

Authentic western wear, clay pottery, ornaments and more at this unique shop. Plus, Day of the Dead decorations.

Find even more ways to support the Hispanic community in Southeast Michigan and beyond on our Talking About Race page.

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