Oklahoma City's deep Latino roots and community offer an immersive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike. From mouth-watering bites at Latino-owned restaurants to the fascinating history of our landmarks, we invite you to explore and celebrate our rich Latino heritage. Set out on this 2-day itinerary to savor, learn and connect with the Latino spirit of OKC.

Day One

Dive into Oklahoma City's vibrant Latino culture with a visit to the Historic Capitol Hill district, also called Calle dos Cinco, south of downtown on SW 25th Street.

Fuel up your exploration at El Potosino, a local favorite serving authentic Mexican fare for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant’s fresh, homemade tortillas are a must-try. Savor their "huevos al gusto" (eggs cooked to your liking) or choose from a variety of breakfast specialties.

After breakfast, head over to the iconic Yale Theater. This beautifully restored Art Deco landmark has been a center for the community since 1921. Snap a photo in front of its grand facade before browsing the unique shops lining SW 25th Street and the surrounding streets. If you want to support Latino-owned businesses specifically, check out Shop Latino OKC, a directory featuring retailers throughout the city.

Fiestas de Las Americas attendees walking around Historic Capitol Hill

If your visit coincides with Fiestas de las Americas, held annually in September, you'll want to experience Historic Capitol Hill during this vibrant celebration of Latino culture. Enjoy a colorful parade, cultural performances, a lively marketplace with arts and crafts and delicious food from various vendors.

Before leaving the Capitol Hill area, cool down with a sweet treat from Tizo's Pops & Ice Cream. The Mexican dessert shop offers a selection of fresh-fruit popsicles, dipped in chocolate if you prefer, alongside ice cream, specialty drinks and more.

Once you've explored the district, head just a little further south to see the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & Museum. Learn more about the inspiring story of Rother, a Catholic priest from Oklahoma who became a martyr for defending the indigenous population during the Guatemalan Civil War. His legacy of courage and compassion is a powerful testament to the deep faith within OKC’s Latino community.

Spend the rest of the day exploring the restaurants, bakeries (a must-try–La Oaxaquena), and shops in the SW 29th District/La 29, another prominent Latino community along SW 29th Street. Wrap up day one with a traditional Mexican dinner at Taqueria Durango or a quick drive-thru stop at Crudoolandia for seafood and other Mexican staples. 

Want to enjoy the Capitol Hill nightlife? Head back to the area to catch a live show at Resonant Head. Known for its psychedelic atmosphere and curated lineup, Resonant Head offers a unique experience for music lovers. To see who's playing and snag tickets, check out their event calendar. 

Day Two

Mural on the side of Cafe Kacao

Start your second day with a taste of Guatemala at Cafe Kacao. Savor a cup of rich, traditionally brewed Guatemalan coffee and pair it with their delicious breakfast options. Before heading inside, take a moment to marvel at the vibrant mural adorning the building's exterior. The stunning artwork, painted by artist Carlos Barboza, depicts the Quetzal, Guatemala's national symbol.

Pick between two museums showcasing the area’s Latino history and culture for the afternoon. Choose the one that most sparks your interest, or if time allows, visit both!

Head to the Oklahoma History Center to learn more about the state's rich heritage. The museum's dedicated military exhibit will allow you to experience the inspiring story of Manuel Perez, a decorated WWII soldier and Medal of Honor recipient.

If you choose the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, you'll explore the significant role Latino cowboys, or vaqueros, played in shaping the American West. Step into the cowboy gallery's vaquero section, a unique space that showcases their essential contributions. You’ll also learn about charrería, the intricate and thrilling art of Mexican rodeo, and how its traditions continue to influence modern styles. 

Ready for dinner? Enjoy Salvadorian food at El Buen Gusto Restaurante or Colombian fare at El Fogón de Edgar.

This two-day itinerary barely scratches the surface of what OKC's Latino community has to offer. Explore more about Latino history and culture in OKC for an unforgettable visit.