When eating out or ordering in this week, the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle is encouraging people to support local Latino and Hispanic-owned restaurants through Mexican Restaurant Week.
Mexican Restaurant Week — happening now through Sunday, Sept. 20 — aims to support and highlight the Latino and Hispanic-owned restaurants in our region. For the week, participating businesses are offering 10-20% off their entire menu as well as special promotions.
"Even in the midst of a pandemic, there are families and friends that still work hard to provide the best taste of Mexico, it's time to help the local economy in our region," the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle stated on the Mexican Restaurant Week website.
There's an interactive map on the website with hundreds of businesses. The Consulate of Mexico in Seattle partnered with Intentionalist, a Seattle-based small-businesses directory, to confirm participating restaurants are Latino and Hispanic-owned.
"We encourage you to learn about the people and stories behind these businesses," they stated. "Where we choose to spend our money is an opportunity to get to know and support small businesses and diverse communities, one meal at a time."
You can also win a free flight to Mexico through the Food Selfie Contest! Take a photo of your food from your favorite participating restaurant (with or without yourself) and use the hashtags "#ConsulMexSea" and "#[InsertYourRestaurantName]" and post it on Facebook or Instagram. More information can be found online.
This story has been updated to include the term "Latino" instead of "Latinx" in adherence to the AP Stylebook.