Latino culture and food are popular throughout the United States. Luckily, many people in the U.S. like Latin cuisine. The Latin cuisine community includes the countries within the continents of North America, Central America, and South America, a total of 21 countries, with each country having its own staple foods. Below listed are the top dishes and drinks of each Latin country.

Nicaragua


>Desayuno Nica
>Nacatamales
>Quesillo
>Indio viejo
>Rondon
>Baho
>Vigoron
>Guirllas
>Carne pinchada
>Chicha

Costa Rica


>Refrescos
>Tres leches cake
>Costa Rican tamale
>Patacones
>Chifrijo
>Ceviche
>Sopa negra
>Olla de carne
>Casado
>Gallo pinto

Mexico


>Tamales
>Tacos al pastor
>Guacamole
>Mole
>Enchiladas
>Elote
>Chiles en Nogada
>Tostadas
>Pozole
>Chilaquiles

Guatemala


>Chiles Relleno
>Chicken pepian
>Kak’ik
>Flan
>Tostadas
>Arroz con leche
>Tapado
>Chuchito
>Gallo en chicha
>Enchilada Guatemaltecos

Honduras


>Baleadas
>Honduran tamales
>Plato tipico
>Macheteadas
>Horchata (drink)
>Choripan
>Atole de elote (drink)
>Anafres de frijoles (beans on a furnace)
>Semitas and rosquillos
>Sopa de Caracol (seafood soup)
>Catrachas
>Pilones

Belize


>Cochinita Pibil(Traditional slow-roasted pork)
>Cow foot soup
>Tamale( Mesoamerican steamed-cooked wrap)
>Dukunu
>Panade
>Fish serre
>Salbutes
>Belizean Meat pie
>Belizean stew chicken
>Creole rice and beans

Panama


>Sancocho(soup)
>Ropa Vieja
>Tostones
>Carimanolas
>Chicheme(drink)
>Carne guisada
>Panamanian Corn tortilla
>Hojaldras
>Cocadas
>Plátanos Maduros
>Sopa borracha
>Caldo de bolas de verde
>Bistec Picado
>Ensalada de papas
>Almojabana
s

El Salvador


>Pupusas
>Sopa de pata
>Tamales salvadorenos
>Pasteles( patties)
>Panes rellenos
>Yuca frita
>Empanadas de leche
>Quesadilla salvadoreña
>Ensalada( drink)
>Yuca con chicharron
>Sopa de pescado
>Sopa de res
>Plátanos con crema y frijoles
>Sopa de siete mares

Argentina


>Milanesa
>Llama steak
>Argentinian ice cream
>Argentine pizza
>Locro
>Asado
>Humita
>Provoleta
>Alfajores
>Yerba mate (drink)
>Carbonada
>Matahambre arrollada
>Argentine empanada

Bolivia


>Sanduiche de chola
>Anticucho
>Silpancho
>Aji de fideos
>Cunape
>Sonso de yuca
>Chancho a la cruz
>Humintas(baked tamales)
>Chuflay(drink)
>Mocochinchi

Brazil


>Barbequed meat
>Moqueca
>Cachaca
>Brigadeiros
>Pão de queijo
>Acaraje
>Quindim
>Acai
>Feijoada
>Fried bar snacks

Chile


>Completo (hot dog)
>Pebre (hot chili pepper sauce)
>Chilean empanadas
>Porotos Granados (fresh bean stew)
>Pastel de choclo y humitas
>Churrasco and Chacarero (Chilean steak sandwiches)
>Sopaipillas
>Lomo a lo pobre
>Cazuelas (Vacuno(beef) or Mariscos(seafood))
>Chorrillana

Columbia


>Bandeja paisa
>Colombian tamales
>Sudado de pollo
>Pescado frito
>Chuleta Valluna
>Lechona Tolimense
>Arroz con pollo
>Bistec a Caballo
>Arroz Atollado
>Puchero Santafereno

Ecuador


>Llapingachos
>Locro de papa
>Canelazo(drink)
>Empanada de viento(giant fluffy pies)
>Ecuadorian churrasco
>Hornado
>Quesdallias with hot chocolate and mozzarella
>Fritada de chancho
>Seco de chivo(drink/beer)
>Choclo

Paraguay


>Chipa
>Bori bori
>Kiveve
>Mbeju
>Pira Caldo
>Tereré (drink)
>Paraguay cheese
>Vori vori
>Lampreado
>Kosereva
>Kamba arro
>Ka’i ladrillo
>Soyo

Peru


>Peruvian ceviche
>Lomo saltado
>Cuy al horno
>Rocoto relleno
>Aji de gallina
>Palta a la reina
>Trucha frita
>MIlanesa de pollo
>Causa a la limena
>Alfajor
>Anticucho
>Alpaca
>Lucuma
>Peruvian cu
y

Uruguay


>Uruguayan asado
>Capeletis a la caruso
>Chivito
>Tortas frita
>Pasta frola
>Revuelto gramajo
>Chaja
>Milanesa a la napolitana
>Churros with dulce de leche
>Faina
>Uruguayan pizza
>Pastel de carne
>Pasta frojl
a

Venezuela


>Pabellon Criollo
>Cachitos
>Mandoca
>Perico
>Pasticho(Venezuelen lasagna)
>Cocada(drink)
>Quesillo
>Tequenos
>Hallaca
>Cachapa
>Venezuelen dulce de leche

Cuba

>Picadillo
>Huevos habenero
>Cubanos(cuban sandwich)
>Cubano arroz con pollo
>Frijoles negro
>Cubano mojo camarones(shrimp)
>Yuca con mojo
>Pan de los cubanos
>Pernil
>Cubano ropa vieja
>Masitas
>Cubano pollo fricasse
>Guava paste

Dominican Republic


>Sancocho
>Mangu
>Habichuelas con Dulce(sweet creams of beans(drink))
>Bizcocho Dominicano
>Morir Sonando(drink)
>Habichuelas guisado
>Pollo guisado
>La bandera
>Los tres golpes
>Asopao
>Pescado frito
>Yaniqueque
>Yucca encobollada
>Bacalao
>Chicharron
>Casabe
>Conco
n

Puerto Rico


>Arroz con gandules
>Alcapurrias
>Puerto rican empanadillas
>Rellenos de papa
>Pasteles
>Pastelon
>Platanos maduros
>Coquito
>Cafe con leche(drink)
>Arroz con dulce
>Tembleque
>Puerto rican mofongo
>Bacalaito
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Hopefully one day you will be able to travel around the world and visit these countries and taste the delicious foods and drinks. But until then, this year at Village’s Festival of the Arts, the theme is cultural diversity, so Latin American food will be featured. Come and get a bite!

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