Nestled within the borders of southwest Detroit, Mexicantown is a vibrant Hispanic neighborhood with a stellar reputation for Mexican cuisine. Evie's Tamales, Xochimilco and Mexican Village are Detroit's bargain gourmet mainstays. The downside is Mexicantown's recent gang activity—keep directions to your destination handy, and steer clear of altercations.
Getting Around Detroit
The best way to get around Detroit is on the Detroit People Mover (DPM), an automated light rail system in downtown Detroit that operates every 3 minutes. Fares are $0.75 per ride. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Hailing a cab from the street is nearly impossible; reserve one instead (try Checker Cab Detroit: 313-963-7000). Taxis charge $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
- Detroit Metro Airport-DTW
Things to Do and See Near Mexicantown
- Ford Field
- Motown Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Henry Ford Museum
- GM Renaissance Center
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Detroit Eastern Market
- Joe Louis Arena
- Michigan Central Station
- Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest