Street Eats: Latin America Pictures

Whether you're hungry for tacos in Mexico or ceviche in Peru, the street vendors of Latin America serve the tastiest local cuisine.

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Mexican Chili Peppers

Mexican Chili Peppers

A feast of Hispanic cuisine gets its bite from a variety of Mexican chili peppers, including chipotle, ancho and guajillo. 960 1280

  

The Margarita

The Margarita

Whether it’s frozen or on the rocks, with salt or without, a margarita is the perfect way to quench your thirst during a Mexican feast. 960 1280

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Guacamole

Guacamole

Grab some chips and dig into a bowl of creamy guacamole made from fresh avocados. 960 1280

  

Tacos

Tacos

Dig into a plate of crunchy tacos filled with spicy meat, lettuce and fresh salsa. 960 1280

  

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Perfect pico de gallo is a combination of tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro for a spicy kick. 960 1280

  

Sangria

Sangria

A Spanish import that’s served in Mexico, sangria is a sweet and delicious wine punch made with fresh fruit. Just be careful -- there’s more wine soaked into those apples than you think! 960 1280

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The Essentials

The Essentials

No Mexican meal is complete without the essential sides of chips, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. 960 1280

  

Tamales

Tamales

Tamales are a traditional Latin American favorite wrapped in corn husks. 960 1280

  

Tamale Ingredients

Tamale Ingredients

Dig into these tasty tamale packages packed with chicken, beans or peppers. 960 1280

  

Corona

Corona

Beer has a long history in Mexico and people all over the world recognize the blue and white label of a Corona. In fact, it’s one of the 5 most-consumed beers in the world. Try some of Mexico’s other popular beers: Tecate, Sol, Dos Equis, Modelo, Bohemia and Pacifico. 960 1280

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Tequila

Tequila

Tequila, made from blue agave plant, is another staple of Mexican drinks. Mix it with lime and Cointreau for a refreshing margarita, or take it as a shot with salt and a lime wedge. 960 1280

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Enchiladas

Enchiladas

A plate of steaming hot enchiladas is topped with spicy red sauce and served alongside rice and beans. 960 1280

  

Mexican Staples

Mexican Staples

Refried beans and yellow rice are menu staples at any authentic Mexican restaurant. 960 1280

  

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