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Esmeraldas in Humboldt Park

The 77: Humboldt Park

Dive into a colorful cultural enclave

The energy is palpable in Humboldt Park, home to a thriving Puerto Rican community. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the Paseo Boricua, a colorful cultural corridor that proudly showcases the history, culture, and cuisines of Puerto Rico. Join us as we meet a few of the area’s inspiring residents and multi-generational businesses.


Dive deeper into Humboldt Park

The history of Humboldt Park

Learn how the community has weathered the effects of urban change and colonialism to protect Humboldt Park’s identity and longevity.

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Papa’s Cache Sabroso

This family-owned restaurant has earned a reputation for serving one of the city’s best jibaritos, a Chicago-born dish that pays homage to the flavors of Puerto Rico.

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Island vibes, locally made art, and exotic craft cocktails come together to create a bar truly inspired by the community around it.

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Explore the Neighborhood

Spend a day discovering this culturally rich community, from restaurants serving traditional cuisine to a one-of-a-kind art museum.

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