Dishes From Latin American That You Must Try

By: Loan Budy

A flash of Seoul in a movie makes me crave bibimbap and kimchi. Some places may be so passionate about a certain dish, it's considered the country's national meal, albeit unofficially. But in other countries, it's much too hard to narrow down to one favorite, or the cuisine varies so much by region that picking one dish just wouldn't be fair.

An Argentina street food with sausage and bread. Best when seasoned with chimichurri sauce for an addictive.


It is a thin slice of chicken, fish, veal, or pork covered in breadcrumbs and spices and pan-fried Goes quite well with beer.


Made of masa, a corn dough, with a hearty filling inside and steamed in corn husk. Filling can be meat, cheese, or bean.


Flatbread of cornmeal or rice flour stuffed with cheese, chicharron, squash, or refried beans. 'National Dish of El Salvador.


A fish stew made of fresh tuna, onions, yuca, and a bunch of spices. Served with boiled cassava and pickled red onions.


Kind of platter with chorizo, minced meat, red beans, white rice, arepa, eggs, pork, plantain, 'National Dish of Colombia.

Bandeja Paisa

Rice and beans are at base, combined with bell peppers, coriander, onions, and garlic. 'National Dish of Costa Rica.

Gallo Pinto

It is a platter that combines juicy shredded meat, salty black beans, white rice, and fried sweet plantains.

Pabellón Criollo

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