10 Latinx-owned businesses to support in Reno-Sparks

10 Latinx-Owned Businesses To Support In Reno-Sparks

Photo courtesy of Black Rock Dessert via Facebook.

By Aleza Freeman

March 13, 2024

Small businesses are the backbone of every U.S. community. When you shop locally, you keep your money in the state and ensure the livelihood of local families.

Business is booming for Latinos and Latinas in the Silver State. Hispanic Americans own nearly 20 percent of the state’s small businesses.

In the Reno-Sparks area, Hispanic-owned small businesses come in all shapes and sizes — from restaurants to clothing shops. Some provide a glimpse of diverse Latin culture while others are more mainstream.

Whether you’re looking for tacos, toys, coffee, or cowboy boots, here are 10 Latinx-owned businesses worth supporting in the Reno-Sparks area.

Anna’s Taquería

271 Wonder Street, Reno

A charming sister eatery to Anna’s Mexican Grill, Anna’s Taquería serves handcrafted Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as tequila and mezcal-based cocktails and Mexican beer. Savor some meaty street tacos, sopes, and a horchata colada in the whimsical dining room, or dine al fresca on the comfy patio. Portions are generous here, so be sure to save room for arroz con leche!

10 Latinx-Owned Businesses To Support In Reno-Sparks

Photo courtesy of Anna’s Taquería via Facebook

Stylos Party Entertainment

611 South Wells Ave., Reno

Stylos Party Entertainment is a party planning company with everything you need to throw the party of the year, from intimate birthday parties to large corporate events. With family-friendly services like balloon twisters, face painters, party characters, glitter tattoos, concession carts, photo booths, and party games–even dance lessons and Quinceañera choreography — there’s something for everyone.

La Gente Chicano Wear

1939 Prater Way, Sparks

Explore and celebrate Chicano culture at La Gente, where you’ll find brands such as Lowrider, Dyse One, FB County, Pocho Wear, Dickies, and Pendleton, as well as a rich collection of memorabilia showcasing the history of Chicano culture. One-of-a-kind murals inside and out are based on drawings by the owner’s father. The store’s familial atmosphere and authenticity inspire a community vibe.

Marketon

1500 S. Wells Ave., Reno

Hispanic grocery store Marketon has developed from a small shop in California to five full supermarkets in Nevada, four in Las Vegas, and one in Reno. You’ll find everything you need from your shopping list and you can grab a traditional Latino meal, made fresh in the market’s kitchen daily. The store’s website, meanwhile, makes it easy to shop for pickup or delivery from home.

Antojitos Colibrí

880 S. Wells Avenue, Reno

Ranked No. 18 on Yelp’s Top 100 Ice Cream Shops for 2023, Antojitos Colibrí serves healthy and indulgent Mexican fruit snacks like gazpacho, corn, and fruit as well as aguas frescas, 26 flavors of ice cream, banana splits, and milkshakes. Shaved ice syrups are homemade so you can mix and match your favorite flavors. The shop itself is quaint and cozy with indoor and outdoor seating.

10 Latinx-Owned Businesses To Support In Reno-Sparks

Photo courtesy of Antojitos Colibrí via Facebook

Mundo Latino

1401 S Wells Ave., Reno

Mundo Latino is an apparel shop with a 25-year history in Reno. The store carries a large inventory of authentic Mexican and Western-style wear; everything from cowboy boots and cowboy hats to quinceañera dresses and leather jackets, as well as jewelry, belts, and much more. The store staff can assist in event planning and also provide alterations.

Café Con Papi

495 E. 6th Street, Reno

Café Con Papi is the epitome of coffee culture. It has coffee and culture. The menu is inspired by the flavors of Latin America, and the single-origin beans are sourced from there as well. You’ll find a nod to Hispanic heritage in every drink from a simple pour-over to lattes like the spicy Papi Mocha, Café Con Agave, and Café Con Plátano. Pastries are provided by local Latino-owned bakeries like Panadería Las Palomas.

The Coffer Store

2308 Oddie Blvd Sparks

At the Coffer Store, you’ll find all your favorite trading cards, games, and collectibles like Pokémon cards, Funko Pops, retro video games, and other toys, electronics, and even books. This is a gamer’s paradise with regular tournaments and events to unite the community’s collectors and players. Prices are reportedly lower than larger stores and the inventory is updated all the time so it’s fun to visit more than once.

10 Latinx-Owned Businesses To Support In Reno-Sparks

Photo courtesy of The Coffer via Facebook

Black Rock Dessert

100 California Ave #106, Reno

Satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream and desserts made from scratch daily using locally sourced ingredients at Black Rock Dessert. Opt for a simple scoop of a unique flavor or a fully loaded shake like the Cereal Chiller, covered top to bottom with all your favorite sugary cereals. For a sweet surprise, try the Trash Fence: You choose the flavor, they choose the toppings. You never know what you’ll get!

A La Parrilla Latin Food

299 E. Plumb Lane, Reno

Located at the Reno Public Market, A La Parrilla Latin Food pays tribute to three different Latin American countries: Columbia, Guatemala, and Cuba. Each country gets its own section on the menu. The dishes themselves, like Colombian empanadas and Guatemalan churrasquitos, put a modern twist on the various regional flavors of Latin American street food.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.10 Latinx-owned businesses to support in Reno-Sparks10 Latinx-owned businesses to support in Reno-Sparks

  • Aleza Freeman

    Aleza Freeman is a Las Vegas native and award-winning journalist with two decades of experience writing and editing lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and human interest stories in Nevada. Her work has appeared in AARP magazine, Haute Living and Nevada Magazine.

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