Latin America Travel Guide

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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Local 52 at Mercado Vega Chica

The spicy flavor with the texture of tendons and flavor of bone marrow in this classic Chilean soup, called caldo de pata, can be found at this market.

Davila Baeza 700, Recoleta
Santiago, Chile

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Masaya Square

Nighttime vendors in Masaya Square, just south of Managua, offer a buffet of different fried foods.

17 miles south of Managua in Masaya, Nicaragua

Mercado Bazurto

Juan tries his grandfather’s old favorite dish of armadillo, along with other authentic Colombian specialties. He meets up with locals and tourists to have a refreshing blend of tropical juices.

Av Pedro de Heredia
Cartagena, Colombia

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Mercado Central

At this market, several seafood vendors and food stalls offer fresh seafood from just off the coast of Chile.

San Pablo 967
Santiago, Chile

Mercado Central

This market offers a frog smoothie, made with frogs from the Andes, mixed with honey, alfalfa powder and noni (a local fruit).

Corner of Ayacucho and Ucayali
Central Lima, Peru

Mercado de Chorillos

US-born travel and food writer Nicholas Gill shows off the national dish of ceviche and its many varieties, all chased with some unusual juices.

On the beach in Chorillos District
Lima, Peru

Mercado Municipal: Bar Do Mane, Hocca Bar

Sao Paulo natives call this market the go-to place for national dishes and delicious street food such as pastel, deep-fried dough like an oversized eggroll filled with sweet and savory ingredients.

Rua da Cantareira, 306 – Sé
São Paulo, SP, 01024-000, Brazil

Mercado San Juan

Arianne eats tacos filled with toppings uncommon in the US but beloved by Mexicans, such as chapulines (cricket tacos) and chinicuiles (worm tacos).

South of Mexico City’s Central Alameda Park
Mexico City, Mexico


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