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Central American

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Central American cookbooks

by HabaneroLady 25 days ago

Later this year, I will be moving to Honduras. I think it would be nice to get some exposure to the food I am going t...

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Madrid commented 25 days ago

Relajo?

by bhyde 9 months ago

I grabbed a packet of dried spice mix off a rack adjacent to a vast pile of dried red beans. It's labeled Izalco Rel...

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MikeG commented 4 months ago

Nicaraguan Restaurant in NYC?

by daveritzdog 13 years ago

Help? Is there at least one Nicaraguan steak place located in New York City? Help Dave satisfy his craving! If there ...

walker42 commented 9 months ago

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Costa Rica Fried Chicken Recipe

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by elliottshope 1 year ago

So I returned from a recent trip to Costa Rica. Lovely country. I'm looking for a recipe for the fried chicken that...

Has anyone seen Salsa Lizano in Los Angeles? In a store? Restaurant?

by tokyoastrogirl 14 years ago

Looking to buy some salsa lizano- I know it's available online but I was wondering if any of you have ever seen it in...

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kanohli commented 1 year ago

What is Chilate ... Please?

by Krys Stanley 13 years ago

I've been on a crawl of local pupusarias and, as a result, have been trying out other dishes from El Salvador. I h...

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Elku commented 1 year ago

Culantro (Costa Rican Coyote Cilantro) in the US?

by nevra 1 year ago

Anyone know if it's possible to find this wonderfully aromatic and cilantro-like herb in the US (preferably in the DC...

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Queequegx commented 1 year ago

Nacatamales in SF - Amanda Gold's article in SF Chronicle

by hhc 1 year ago

I'm always looking for nacatamales and Amanda Gold's article is great, more places for me to try in 2016. What do ho...

Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

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Mesa Latin Kitchen in Durham

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by 27705food 1 year ago

I am a bit surprised that there has been no mentions for this fine new-ish resto on Hillsborough Rd in Durham. I've...

Adelita's cool Nicaraguan ices on a hot day

by Stanley Stephan 15 years ago

If you are on upper Mission near Leticia's Bakery, Adilita's serves a great treat for a hot day ... and ... it will l...

Melanie Wong commented 2 years ago

Salvadoran in Upper Darby, pupusas

by pschneider 6 years ago

This past weekend I stumbled on El Cuscatleco, 29 Garrett Road in Upper Darby. It bills itself as a Salvadoran/Mexica...

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Dmartinez commented 2 years ago

SW Houston Chow - Lo Nuestro - Guatemalan

by brucesw 9 years ago

I have passed this place hundreds of times without paying any attention to it, assuming it was just another Mexican r...

brucesw commented 2 years ago

Latin Food in Garland

by demigodh 4 years ago

I live on the East Side of White Rock Lake and have lamented the lack of good ethnic food (outside of Mexican) in the...

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sass commented 2 years ago

Chow-heaven in East Boston

by galleygirl 15 years ago

There is more to East Boston than Santarpio's and random Italian. We found chow-heaven in East Boston...yeah, I've kn...

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treb commented 2 years ago

San Vicente Restaurante: Hondureño y Salvadoreño (Excelsior, San Francisco)

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A few Sundays ago I wandered into San Vicente Restaurante intending to order the weekend special, Sopa de Chipili...

Melanie Wong commented 2 years ago

Two New Restaurants in Kingston

by georgeb 4 years ago

Two new restaurants in Kingston, both of which are offshoots of other successful places. 1) El Rey del Pollo - 608...

AmyH commented 2 years ago

Berkeley: Casa Latina - nice nacatamales - tamal-rific

by rworange 6 years ago

Nacatamales are the Nicaraguan tamal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacatamal This had the wonderful moist masa o...

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ernie in berkeley commented 2 years ago

Salvadoran Tamale Mystery

by Zeldog 9 years ago

There's a Salvadoran place name Planes de Renderos in San Francisco that makes great tamales. The masa is very cream...

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happybaker commented 2 years ago

Antojito's Cafe - GREAT new Central American Place in Waltham

by StriperGuy 4 years ago

So I have been eying the modest little lunch counter on Moody across from Habanero's (Just who is Habanero anyway?) ...

StriperGuy commented 4 years ago

Central American Festival: Honduran with a chance of Garifuna

by DaveCook 5 years ago

The one time I checked out this annual event, in 2009, it had a heavily Honduran flair. Many sky blue and white flags...

DaveCook commented 5 years ago