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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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

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

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

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

Mercado Vega Chica

Colin Bennett, an ex-pat from Iowa and Chilean food guide, introduces tourists to several food stalls at this market.

Davila Baeza 700, Recoleta
Santiago, Chile


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