Street Eats

Whether you're hungry for tacos in Mexico or ceviche in Peru, the street vendors of Latin America serve the tastiest local cuisine. From freshly caught fish to exotic Amazonian fruits, it's all on the streets.

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Boca Grande Beach

Juan Del Mar, a chef, restaurateur, surfer, telenovela star and matador, tries several dishes sold by the beach vendors here.

Outside of downtown Cartagena, Colombia

CEAGA Market

Vendors at this market are as diverse as the Brazilian culture. They offer everything from popular Brazilian quick-serve fare to dishes imported from Japan.

Avenida Doutor Gastão Vidigal
1946 - Vila Leopoldina
São Paulo, 05316-900, Brazil

Dona Pochita Anticuchos Street Cart

Nicholas and tourists showcase a street food found only after 8:00 p.m. -- anticuchos, marinated skewered beef hearts with fried yucca.

Ignacio Merino Av 2316
Lince, Peru

El Gordito

Francisco Gomez has been serving popular dishes that attract both locals and tourists, like vigoron with boiled yuca, chicharrón (fried pork skin) and cabbage marinated with tomato, vinegar and mimbro, a local sour-acidic fruit.

Southwest Corner of Central Park
Granada, Nicaragua

El Paisa Stand

Chef and television host Arianne Araiz visits a tianguis, an open-air neighborhood market, to try tacos imported from Lebanon.

Polanco Neighborhood
Mexico City, Mexico

El Pipe

Quesillos, made from scratch with soft cheese, pickled onions and cream wrapped in a tortilla, can be found at this roadside stand.

Carretera a Masaya
Managua, Nicaragua

Kiosko El Bony

Juan enjoys a shrimp cocktail with chopped red onion, ketchup and mayonnaise served with a side of coconut rice and fried plantains at this roadside stand, and is joined by owner and Colombian boxing legend, Bonifacio Avila.

Boca Grande Beach outside of downtown Cartagena, Colombia

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La Vega Farmers’ Market

A popular dish called humitas can be found here. Similar to tamales, humitas are made of fresh corn with basil and milk, then rolled in corn leaf and steamed.

Davila Baeza 700, Recoleta
Santiago, Chile


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