Thick, oblong masa tortillas (named huarache, or sandal, because of their shape) are topped with grated cheese, salsa roja, sauteed steak, and sliced cactus in this classic street food. Todd Coleman
Some of Latin America’s best dishes are found on the streets, at roadside carts and cafes. Here are some of our favorite recipes for grilled corn, tortas, tacos and more.
Malanga Fritters While visiting Cuba, we learned how to make these unexpectedly delicate fritters from local cook Ofelia Farres. See the recipe for Malanga Fritters » Christopher Hirsheimer
This popular Mexican sandwich from the state of Jalisco is filled with crisp roast pork, then “drowned” in a spicy chile de árbol sauce.
In the Lomito Completo, popular in Uruguay and Argentina, sirloin steak is lavished with sauerkraut, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a runny fried egg. See the recipe for Lomito Completo »
Tacos de Papa
These tacos are stuffed with cumin-spiced potatoes and fried until they’re crunchy.
Mexican Bean and Cheese Sandwich (Molletes)
The bolillo, a French-style crusty white bread roll from Mexico, is the traditional foundation of this comforting dish, but a kaiser or most any other sandwich roll will work well.
Thick, oblong masa tortillas (named huarache, or sandal, because of their shape) are topped with grated cheese, salsa roja, sauteed steak, and sliced cactus in this classic street food.