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Old 10-23-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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DC is mostly salvadoreans, I have never seen many south americans there, the only places where you get to see South Americans it's NYC or Miami, perhaps in New Jersey to a lesser degree.

Most of the Brazilians, Columbians, Argentinians that Ive met I met them around NYC or Miami, I did some of my military years in Southern Cali and I never met people from south america there, and I even looked for them because I wanted to hook up with some Brazilian, columbian or argentinian chic and no success.
I mentioned the DC area which includes the suburbs. Most of the South Americans are often Colombians and Peruvians. They're not heavily concentrated in any particular parts but there seems to be more Peruvians here in Suburban Maryland. The Hispanic population in DC itself is mainly Central American like much of the DMV, a large percentage of Salvadorians, however there is a significant presence of Hondurans, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, and some Panamanians here and there both in The City and here in the 'burbs. When it comes to the Hispanic/Latino presence here in the DMV, Central America is well represented.

Oh btw, I've heard that Marietta, GA (a really diverse close-in suburb of ATL) is a major stronghold for Brazilians with plenty of Brazilian nightlife and dining options. I also believe the Boston area and Providence, RI and New Haven, CT have significant Brazilian populations too. Just a heads-up for your future travels

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Old 10-23-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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DC is mostly salvadoreans, I have never seen many south americans there, the only places where you get to see South Americans it's NYC or Miami, perhaps in New Jersey to a lesser degree.

Most of the Brazilians, Columbians, Argentinians that Ive met I met them around NYC or Miami, I did some of my military years in Southern Cali and I never met people from south america there, and I even looked for them because I wanted to hook up with some Brazilian, columbian or argentinian chic and no success.
I grew up in Southern California and have come across PLENTY of South Americans...Argentinians, Bolivians, PERUVIANS, Paraguayans, Brazilians, Ecuadorians, Venezuelans etc.

Just in my high school Spanish AP class in Orange County (in the city of La Palma) we had: una Cubana, una Nicaraguense, una Salvadorena, una Guatemalteca, una Brasilena, una Paraguayana, una Peruana, una Boricua...and I was actually the only Mexicano. Didn't know any Colombians back then, but came across a few in college, and dated an Italian Venezuelan. In Central O.C., you will find lots of Argentinian restaurants, and a few markets (Gaucho markets). The Argentinean places, I observe, tend to serve the greater South American community as well, as they also sell products that cater to other South Americans, not just Argentinos. After Argentinos, or possibly tied with them, the most I see is Peruanos, and they have restaurants all over (Ive been seeing more and more in North OC.) Brazilians are spread all over, but come together for holidays and community events, and I've been to bars in OC where 60+ % of the people there are Brasileiros. Just follow the samba!

The Greater LA area is one of the most diverse regions on this planet, and it attracts people from just about every nation. Maybe not all in equal numbers, but having a large and historic Mexican community does not diminish its diversity any less than London because it is more than 50% of white British stock, or Boston because it has a huge Irish presence, or Miami where Cuban culture is the foundation.

Then again, if we put the Mexican community aside in California, the South American one is still relatively small when we compare it to the Central American population (Salvadoreans, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans and Hondurans primarily). Also, while Mexican immigration into the state has experience net 0 growth (meaning just the same amount of Mexicans are leaving as they are coming in), immigration (both legal and illegal) from Central America has experience the most growth of any Latino group. It's turning into little Mesoamerica up in here. haha

As for Colombian establishments/events in the greater L.A. area, there are these:

Festival Colombiano 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

and this club (if you are interested in meeting women/men) is a good place to hit up to meet just about anyone from every country in Latin America: Home - La Diosa Night Club

In Orange County (where I live), I know of two restaurants:
Home | | Siganos!
El Porton Colombiano Restaurant - Huntington Beach, CA | Yelp

Restaurants in Los Angeles:
EscaLA Restaurant & Bar
Sabor Colombiano- Los Angeles, CA 90017
La Fonda Antioquena - Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA | Yelp


In Los Angeles (Hawthorne) there is a specialized Colombian market as well: Colombian Delicatessen
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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DC is mostly salvadoreans, I have never seen many south americans there, the only places where you get to see South Americans it's NYC or Miami, perhaps in New Jersey to a lesser degree.

Most of the Brazilians, Columbians, Argentinians that Ive met I met them around NYC or Miami, I did some of my military years in Southern Cali and I never met people from south america there, and I even looked for them because I wanted to hook up with some Brazilian, columbian or argentinian chic and no success.
DC has a lot of Bolivian immigrants too, they are mainly concentrated around the Columbia Pike area in Arlington.

Houston also has a sizable community of Argentines, Colombians, and Venezuelans, most of whom are educated professionals lured by the many engineering positions found in the area. The Houston suburb of Katy also has the nickname "Katyzuela" because of the huge Venezuelan expat community residing there.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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Theres barley any Colombians in NYC too , the only place where u might find a decent population of colombians is in Queens NYC Like in the Jackson Heightd Area and they not really big there like before cus alot of Ecuadorians have been replacing them . New York Hispanicss Compose of Dominicans Being The largest Latino group then goes Puerto Ricans in Second Place.
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