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Latin Street Food Tour Across North America

 

Street food is delicious, convenient, and we can’t get enough of it! In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we are taking you on a Latin street food tour across North America. From delicious Mexican street tacos to juicy Peruvian anticuchos and amazing Venezuelan arepas… we know you want to try them all! Check out these 21 Latinx/Hispanic owned businesses from across North America. 

¿Sabes que es algo delicioso y que siempre quieres más? ¡Comida callejera! En honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispanic/Latinx, vamos a explorar diferentes clásicos de la comida callejera Latinoamericana en Norteamérica. De sabrosos tacos Mexicanos, a los deliciosos anticuchos de Perú, y las inigualables arepas de Venezuela… tu sabes que las quieres probar todas! Descubre estos 21 restaurantes de dueños Hispanos/Latinx en Norteamérica.

 

Gorditas Mi Torreón (San Antonio, TX) Mexican

Gorditas: Pastry made with masa and stuffed with cheese, meat, or other fillings.
Gordita de Asada, Chicharron Prensado, and Chicharron Duro by Yelper Stephanie S. (On Yelp)

“As I entered the restaurant, it brought back memories of Mexico. Now when I tasted the gorditas, I am reminded of home and my mama. The gorditas taste just like my mama’s gorditas!” – Yelper Eva R.

 

Arepa Dealers (Austin, TX)Venezuelan

Arepa: A corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.
Arepa survival kit by business (On Yelp)

“The arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough, originating from the northern region of South America in pre-Columbian times, and is notable in the cuisines of Venezuela. If you “knew that already” (as my kids like to say), then you may know the best way to think about an arepa is to compare it to a tamale. Both foods are cornmeal based… tamales are generally steamed (and) arepas are typically pan-fried.” – Yelper Courtney B.

 

Parada (Walnut Creek, CA)Peruvian

Anticucho: Popular beef skewers from Peru.

Anticucho by Yelper David S (On Yelp)

“If you love Peruvian food or are looking to try it for the first time, then look no further. This is the place for you. I am 100% Peruvian; my whole entire family is Peruvian and I have grown up on Peruvian food… That’s all we ate in my parents house. I can honestly tell you that the food here is legit Peruvian.” – Yelper Stephanie S.

 

Maizal RMF (Vancouver, BC Canada)Mexican

Tacos: Street food from Mexico, which consists of meat or “guisado” inside a tortilla. 

Pastor, Pescado and Carnitas tacos by Yelper Gerard P (On Yelp)

“The Mexican food here is fantastic. If you’re going to try anything here, try their fish tacos. They’re the best ones in town and I can’t stop having them!” – Yelper Carmen C.

 

Maria Empanada (Denver, CO) – Argentinian

Empanada: Type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling.

Chicken Chimichurri Empanada, Empanada Gallega and Beef Classic Empanada by Yelper Linda L (On Yelp)

“Transport yourself to Argentina and visit the best of the best of specialized Argentine cuisine!  The empanadas and tortas as well as the pastries are “to die for!”  Loved this restaurant!” – Yelper Martha C.

 

Ajiaco Colombian Bistro (Albuquerque, NM ) Colombian

Patacon: Twice-fried plantain slices.

Patacon by Yelper Bella B (On Yelp)

“Delicious, authentic Colombian food made perfectly… It’s hard to go wrong with anything you order. Their empanadas are amazing. The yuca fries are addicting. Their sauces elevate anything you eat them with.  My personal favorite entree is the patacon con ropa vieja.” – Yelper Gerrit K.

 

Quiero Arepas (Denver, CO ) Venezuelan

Arepa: A corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.

Arepa the Pabello by Yelper Sarah K (On Yelp)

“Everything is fresh, full of Venezuela flavors and made to order. You can literally see them making the buns and pulling them hot off the press. It’s an explosion of perfection in every bite.” – Yelper Jami W.

 

Cafe 23 (Melrose Park, IL ) Puerto Rican

Empanada: Type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling.

Empanadas by Yelper Letty S (On Yelp)

“My husband’s barber told him about this place. We usually drive to Chicago for Puerto Rican food… The food here was delicious. My husband is Puerto Rican so we know good food. The empanada’s here are good and the dipping sauce is delicious.” – Yelper Suzanne J.

 

La Caseta (Charlotte, NC ) – Venezuelan, Salvadoran and Mexican

Pupusa: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador.

Asada taco and carne empanada by Yelper Nikki W (On Yelp)

“I have literally been trained by women in El Salvador on how to make pupusas and La Caseta is the REAL DEAL… They also have tacos, empanadas and arepas.” – Yelper Elizabeth M.

 

El Palacio de los Jugos (Miami, FL ) – Cuban

Chicharron: Fried pork belly or fried pork rinds. 

Chicharrones by Yelper Hiram M (On Yelp)

“If you really want an authentic Cuban meal in Miami, I suggest going to El Palacio. It’s where I take anyone from out of town and they all say the same thing: that it’s absolutely delicious.” – Yelper Kathryn S.

 

Pedro’s South American Food (Milwaukee, WI ) – Colombian and Mexican

Arepa: A corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.

Colombian Arepa and street corn by Yelper Rick R (On Yelp)

“The arepas are stuffed with cheese that becomes nice and melty while being fried up, and all the toppings are piled on. So far I’ve had the mechada beef, chorizo and egg, and bananas foster arepas. All of them were delicious, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with the mechada.” – Yelper Suzanne O.

 

3 in 1 Restaurant (Indianapolis, IN ) – Salvadoran and Mexican

Pupusa: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador.

Cheese Pupusa by Yelper Niki B (On Yelp)

“Aww gee, I’m business crushing big time here, you guys. Family owned? Salvadorian pupusas? Extremely affordable? Si! Si! Si! Join me in supporting this local eatery that combines Mexican, American and Salvadorian flare, wouldya?” – Yelper Brittany S.

 

Berta’s Salvadoran Kitchen (Burien, WA ) – Salvadoran

Pupusa: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador.

Pupusas revueltas by Yelper Shullina E (On Yelp)

“Berta’s pupusas are amazing!… Pupusas are thick corn tortillas that are stuffed with savory meat, cheese, beans, or veggies. It is then cooked on the griddle and accompanied with a spicy slaw that contains cabbage, onions, carrots, and lime juice.” – Yelper Nava O.

 

Mayan Street Food (Louisville, KY ) – Belizean and Mexican

Salbutes: Puffed deep fried tortilla that is topped with meat and vegetables. 

Chorizo Salbutes by Yelper Kathy V (On Yelp)

“I’ve had a few selections and loved every one. And they arrived super fast. The plantains are sweet and juicy. The chorizo salbute (flash-fried Mayan taco) packs a punch and knocks your socks off. The Mexican street corn is savory and spiced perfectly.” – Yelper John R.

 

La Calle Tacos (Houston, TX) – Mexican

Tacos: Street food from Mexico, which consists of meat or “guisado” inside a tortilla. 

Tacos by Yelper Stephanie C (On Yelp)

“I love this place! The pastor hits a different way… you taste how authentic the pastor is with the aftertaste of pineapple… just wow.” – Yelper Governor H.

 

Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant (Oklahoma City, OK) – Peruvian

Salchipapa: Consist of thinly sliced pan-fried beef sausages and French fries, with a savory coleslaw on the side.

Salchipapa by Yelper Mary Margaret M (On Yelp)

“I love meals here. I enjoy the Peruvian culture which we get to experience while dining with the folks of Naylamp. Their food is delicious. The decor is casual, comfortable, and welcoming and the staff is attentive.” – Yelper Mary Margaret M.

 

Gloria’s Pupuseria (Washington, DC) – Salvadoran

Pupusa: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador.

Especial No. 2 by Yelper Blake B (On Yelp)

“Delicious and very inexpensive Salvadorian food! The restaurant is quaint and welcoming… definitely a nice community space. I came in to satisfy a craving for pupusas and was not disappointed! The pupusas revueltas, at only $2.25, were served hot and rich in flavor. ” – Yelper Alex L.

 

Portland Mercado (Portland, OR) – Cuban, Colombian, Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentine and Brazilian

Tlayuda: Handmade large, thin, crunchy, fried or toasted tortilla covered with toppings from Mexico.

Tlayuda by Yelper Meredith E (On Yelp)

“What an amazing place to enjoy incredible food from various Latinx countries. I had tacos and sides from one of the food trucks and they were incomparable.” – Yelper Nury C.

 

Selena’s Salvadorian (Tucson, AZ) – Salvadoran

Pupusa: A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador.

Chicken Pupusa by Selena’s Salvadorian (On Yelp)

“Wow! This place is nothing short of amazing. We saw this place driving down Campbell and wanted to try it since my boyfriend’s family is from El Salvador. The pupusas come with slaw and it is so authentic.” – Yelper Breanna S.

 

Brazilian Breads (Berkeley, CA ) – Brazilian

Coxinha: Popular baked good from Brazil which consists of chopped or shredded chicken meat, covered in dough.

Coxinhas by Shao-Lon Y. (On Yelp)

“My husband is from Brazil, so last night we invited several Brazilian friends over and I picked up coxinha and pão de queijo from here.  I thought I had ordered extra coxinha, so we could have leftovers.  I was wrong… they were a huge hit” – Yelper Jennifer L.

 

Empa Mundo (Irving, TX ) – Argentinian

Empanada: Type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling.

Criolla, Spinach and Cheese, Chorizo and Chilipanzinga empanadas by Thi Q. (On Yelp)

“This is a hidden gem and a hole in the wall joint, but well worth your time. They serve authentic Argentinian empanadas, as well as some that are made with the authentic Argentinian-style, but are American classics on the inside (i.e. the cheese steak empanada). ” – Yelper Brian S.