Latin American Sandwiches

South and Central America boast some of the world's most bountiful sandwiches.

Fried Plantain Sandwich (Patacón Maracucho)

Fried Plantain Sandwich (Patacón Maracucho)
Who needs bread to make a sandwich? Venezuela's patacon maracucho uses fried plantains instead.Todd Coleman

Panes con Pavo (Salvadoran Turkey Sandwich)

Salvadoran Turkey Sandwich
Poultry features in the Panes con Pavo, from El Salvador, with its beer-braised turkey filling.André Baranowski

Sanduiche de Chola

Sanduíche de Chola
Vegetables nearly upstage the meat in the Bolivian Sanduiche de Chola, in which roast pork is seasoned with yellow salsa and vegetables en escabeche. See Recipe For Sanduiche de Chola »Todd Coleman

Torta Ahogada

Torta Ahogada
This popular Mexican sandwich from the state of Jalisco is filled with crisp roast pork, then "drowned" in a spicy chile de árbol sauce.Todd Coleman

Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)

Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)
Brazil's Bauru is made by smothering roast beef with melted mozzarella and tomato. See the recipe For Bauru »Todd Coleman

Lomito Completo

Lomito Completo
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 »Todd Coleman

Cemita Poblana

Cemita Poblana
Mexico's overstuffed cemita poblana brims with queso blanco, chipotle, pepper, avocado, papalo and crisp milanesa (a fried cutlet).Todd Coleman