Fast Foods Gone Global: Latin America Travel Guide

These fast food chains put a Latin American twist on American classics.


Restaurants & Bars
McDonald’s
Colombians love their typical finger foods just as much as they love hamburgers and ice cream. The menu ranges from the McCriollo, made with scrambled eggs and corn to Lulo fruit ice cream, made with a local fruit that tastes like lime and rhubarb.
  • Various Locations
  • Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

McDonald’s

Colombians love their typical finger foods just as much as they love hamburgers and ice cream. The menu ranges from the McCriollo, made with scrambled eggs and corn to Lulo fruit ice cream, made with a local fruit that tastes like lime and rhubarb.
Various Locations Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
KFC
Signature chicken choices are offered on the menu, but locals love the side dishes that cater to regional tastes. Their fried chicken is served with fried yuca chips or arepa -- a flat bread made with flour, water and salt.
  • Various Locations
  • Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

KFC

Signature chicken choices are offered on the menu, but locals love the side dishes that cater to regional tastes. Their fried chicken is served with fried yuca chips or arepa -- a flat bread made with flour, water and salt.
Various Locations Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
Hamburguesas El Corral
A local chain restaurant with 170 stores that makes homegrown hamburgers. Get your burger with typical American condiments, fried eggs and grilled onions, or with sour cream and plantains.
  • Various Locations
  • Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

Hamburguesas El Corral

A local chain restaurant with 170 stores that makes homegrown hamburgers. Get your burger with typical American condiments, fried eggs and grilled onions, or with sour cream and plantains.
Various Locations Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
Tipicas Empanadas
With over 55 stands and restaurants, this local fast food chain offers the classic Colombian dish of arepas, with either cheese, eggs, ham, pineapple, fish or vegetables.
  • Various Locations
  • Bogota, Colombia

Tipicas Empanadas

With over 55 stands and restaurants, this local fast food chain offers the classic Colombian dish of arepas, with either cheese, eggs, ham, pineapple, fish or vegetables.
Various Locations Bogota, Colombia
Phone: 57 1 630 6006
Ceviche Express
A refreshing ceviche made with fish, shrimp, octopus, conch or all of the above, is the perfect meal on a hot day in Managua, Nicaragua.
  • Plaza Gourmet El Mirador Km 8 ½ Carretera Masaya
  • Managua, Managua Nicaragua

Ceviche Express

A refreshing ceviche made with fish, shrimp, octopus, conch or all of the above, is the perfect meal on a hot day in Managua, Nicaragua.
Plaza Gourmet El Mirador Km 8 ½ Carretera Masaya Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
McDonald’s
Nicaraguans can find traditional menu items here, but the big traditional breakfast, which includes sausage, 2 scoops of rice and beans, fried plantains and more, is what draws them to McDonald’s.
  • Various Locations
  • Managua, Managua Nicaragua

McDonald’s

Nicaraguans can find traditional menu items here, but the big traditional breakfast, which includes sausage, 2 scoops of rice and beans, fried plantains and more, is what draws them to McDonald’s.
Various Locations Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
Subway
Subway’s appeal stretches from their trademark fresh-baked bread to the special Mexican touches.
  • Various Locations
  • Mexico City, Federal District Mexico

Subway

Subway’s appeal stretches from their trademark fresh-baked bread to the special Mexican touches.
Various Locations Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
McDonald’s
With 400 stores in Mexico, this imported fast food restaurant is growing thanks to the numerous choices offered on the menu, such as the MacMolletes, topped with refried beans, cheese and a spicy tomato-onion mixture.
  • Various Locations
  • Mexico City, Federal District Mexico

McDonald’s

With 400 stores in Mexico, this imported fast food restaurant is growing thanks to the numerous choices offered on the menu, such as the MacMolletes, topped with refried beans, cheese and a spicy tomato-onion mixture.
Various Locations Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Casa de Toño
This restaurant serves Pozole, a typical Mexican soup of cream corn, vegetables, meats, fried pork skin and hominy in a tomato base spiced with Bajio chile. Wash it down with a Sidral Mundet beverage (a sparkling pasteurized apple juice).
  • Various Locations
  • Mexico City, Federal District Mexico

Casa de Toño

This restaurant serves Pozole, a typical Mexican soup of cream corn, vegetables, meats, fried pork skin and hominy in a tomato base spiced with Bajio chile. Wash it down with a Sidral Mundet beverage (a sparkling pasteurized apple juice).
Various Locations Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Baskin Robbins
This ice cream favorite offers 31 flavors, including ones unique only to Mexico.
  • Various Locations
  • Mexico City, Federal District Mexico

Baskin Robbins

This ice cream favorite offers 31 flavors, including ones unique only to Mexico.
Various Locations Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Doggis and Juan Maestro
Everyone knows and loves Chile’s largest fast food hot dog chain, Doggis, and its sister restaurant, Juan Maestro, which specializes in meat sandwiches.
  • Various Locations
  • Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region Chile

Doggis and Juan Maestro

Everyone knows and loves Chile’s largest fast food hot dog chain, Doggis, and its sister restaurant, Juan Maestro, which specializes in meat sandwiches.
Various Locations Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Domino’s Pizza
In Santiago, more sandwiches are sold than pizza at this popular chain.
  • Various Locations
  • Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region Chile

Domino’s Pizza

In Santiago, more sandwiches are sold than pizza at this popular chain.
Various Locations Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
KFC
A full 3-course meal from appetizers to dessert, made with local ingredients and flavors, can be consumed in just 1 sitting.
  • Various Locations
  • Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region Chile

KFC

A full 3-course meal from appetizers to dessert, made with local ingredients and flavors, can be consumed in just 1 sitting.
Various Locations Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
McDonald’s
Even McDonald’s puts a Chilean spin on its core menu -- from the Barros Jarpo, a melted ham and cheese sandwich, to the Lomo Palta, a sandwich made with ham and smashed avocado.
  • Various Locations
  • Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region Chile

McDonald’s

Even McDonald’s puts a Chilean spin on its core menu -- from the Barros Jarpo, a melted ham and cheese sandwich, to the Lomo Palta, a sandwich made with ham and smashed avocado.
Various Locations Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
McDonald’s
The diverse menu, which includes the Cheddar McMelt, with whipped cheddar cheese and caramelized onion in a soy-type sauce, means big business for the more than 600 McDonald’s locations around Brazil.
  • Various Locations
  • São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

McDonald’s

The diverse menu, which includes the Cheddar McMelt, with whipped cheddar cheese and caramelized onion in a soy-type sauce, means big business for the more than 600 McDonald’s locations around Brazil.
Various Locations São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Subway
What sets this sandwich shop apart is a Sao Paulo staple: cream cheese -- a key ingredient.
  • Various Locations
  • São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Subway

What sets this sandwich shop apart is a Sao Paulo staple: cream cheese -- a key ingredient.
Various Locations São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Giraffas
One of the most popular local chains specializes in Brazilian grilled meats.
  • Various Locations
  • São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Giraffas

One of the most popular local chains specializes in Brazilian grilled meats.
Various Locations São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Habib’s
With over 400 stores throughout the country, this restaurant specializes in Arabic food with a Brazilian twist, such as the esfihas, which are mini Lebanese pizzas stuffed with your choice of cheese, chicken, beef or spinach.
  • Various Locations
  • São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Habib’s

With over 400 stores throughout the country, this restaurant specializes in Arabic food with a Brazilian twist, such as the esfihas, which are mini Lebanese pizzas stuffed with your choice of cheese, chicken, beef or spinach.
Various Locations São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Domino’s Pizzas
This popular pizza chain adapts to local tastes by making thinner crusts with a sweeter tomato sauce and some outrageous sweet pizzas, such as the banana pizza with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Various Locations
  • São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Domino’s Pizzas

This popular pizza chain adapts to local tastes by making thinner crusts with a sweeter tomato sauce and some outrageous sweet pizzas, such as the banana pizza with sugar and cinnamon.
Various Locations São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Dunkin Donuts
They’ve made their mark on Peru with more than 50 different kinds of donuts to dunk into their signature coffees.
  • Various Locations
  • Lima, Lima Peru

Dunkin Donuts

They’ve made their mark on Peru with more than 50 different kinds of donuts to dunk into their signature coffees.
Various Locations Lima, Lima, Peru
Bembos
This homegrown restaurant chain challenges its customers to submit their own creations, such as La Pobre or “Poor Man’s Burger” topped with plantains and a fried egg.
  • Various Locations
  • Lima, Lima Peru

Bembos

This homegrown restaurant chain challenges its customers to submit their own creations, such as La Pobre or “Poor Man’s Burger” topped with plantains and a fried egg.
Various Locations Lima, Lima, Peru
La Lucha SangucherIa
This company started as a way for the owner to feed his employees, but grew to become one of the most popular sandwich shops around town.
  • Various Locations
  • Lima, Lima Peru

La Lucha SangucherIa

This company started as a way for the owner to feed his employees, but grew to become one of the most popular sandwich shops around town.
Various Locations Lima, Lima, Peru
McDonald’s
With ice cream counters outside its restaurants and unique menu items, McDonald’s knows its customers’ tastes. Try the fried chicken with Aji sauce made of local chilies or the Lucuma Delight, with Oreo cookies topped with lucima mousse.
  • Various Locations
  • Lima, Lima Peru

McDonald’s

With ice cream counters outside its restaurants and unique menu items, McDonald’s knows its customers’ tastes. Try the fried chicken with Aji sauce made of local chilies or the Lucuma Delight, with Oreo cookies topped with lucima mousse.
Various Locations Lima, Lima, Peru
Domino’s Pizza
This pizza chain not only has unique toppings and combinations, but has also added its own special touch to the crust by making their pizzas square.
  • Various Locations
  • Lima, Lima Peru

Domino’s Pizza

This pizza chain not only has unique toppings and combinations, but has also added its own special touch to the crust by making their pizzas square.
Various Locations Lima, Lima, Peru

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