La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant
On Division Street, stop by La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant. La Palma, which has fed the Humboldt Park neighborhood for 15 years, serves comida criolla, or Creole food — a combination of African, Spanish, and Amerindian flavors. Favorites include beef stew, steak sandwiches, fried plantains, and Puerto Rican rice. This combination of flavors is a reflection of not only the Humboldt Park area’s diverse roots, but of Puerto Rico’s cultural history.