Colombian in Queens

Arepa Lady

Many a street-food fanatic has made a pilgrimage to the sainted Arepa Lady, a legend of the Roosevelt Ave late-night food carts. Her sons have opened this shoebox of a storefront, open during daylight hours, with th…
Argentine in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

El Porteño Empanadas

Pocket change left over from farmers-market shopping scores Argentine pocket pastries packed with local flavor at El Porteño. Vegetarian versions like acelga (organic swiss chard and Gruyère) and humita (Brentwood s…
Peruvian in Midtown

Pio Pio

This Peruvian restaurant is a favorite among New Yorkers for its delectable food, frothy pisco sours and breathtaking ambience. The specialty here is rotisserie-style chicken, seasoned and cooked to absolute perfect…
Ecuadorian in Queens

El Guayaquileño

The best known of a cluster of Ecuadoran and Peruvian food carts on Warren St, El Guayaquileño is famous for its fish stew made of yuca, tuna, cilantro, onion, cumin and toasted corn – a meal in itself. Still, leave…
Peruvian in Salt Lake City

Del Mar al Lago

Get ready for a treat. The Peruvian patrons tell you it's authentic. Chef Wilmer from Trujillo cooks up the country's best dishes, including ceviche (fish marinated in lime), yucca fries and whipped potato causas wi…
Colombian in Little Havana

San Pocho

For a quick journey to Colombia, head to friendly, always hopping San Pocho. The meat-centric menu features hearty platters like bandeja paisa (with grilled steak, rice, beans, fried plantains, an egg, an arepa and …
Colombian in Downtown Miami

La Moon

Nothing quite hits the spot after a late night of partying quite like a Colombian hot dog topped with eggs and potato sticks. Or an arepa (corn cake) stuffed with steak and cheese. These street-food delicacies are a…
Brazilian in Brooklyn

Miss Favela

This ramshackle little spot near the Williamsburg Bridge serves hearty plates of Brazilian cooking like moqueca (a coconut-milk-flavored fish stew) and picanha (a juicy cut of prime steak), best preceded by bolinhos…
South American in Disney Springs

Paradiso 37

With an impressive cocktail list and a menu representing 37 countries of North, South and Central America (or so they claim), this contemporary waterfront spot is one of Disney Spring's best bets.
Argentine in Little Haiti & the Upper East Side


Sometimes you need Latin American fare that's a cut above the average fried-plantains diner. Enter Fiorito, an excellent Argentine steakhouse that will fill your stomach way before it empties your wallet. Steaks, ro…