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Central American cookbooks

by HabaneroLady 1 year 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...


Madrid commented 1 year ago


by bhyde 2 years 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...


MikeG commented 1 year ago

Nicaraguan Restaurant in NYC?

by daveritzdog 14 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 2 years ago

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Costa Rica Fried Chicken Recipe

by elliottshope 2 years 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 15 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...


kanohli commented 2 years ago

What is Chilate ... Please?

by Krys Stanley 14 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...


Elku commented 2 years ago

Culantro (Costa Rican Coyote Cilantro) in the US?

by nevra 3 years ago

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


Queequegx commented 3 years ago

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

by hhc 3 years 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

Melanie Wong commented 3 years ago

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Mesa Latin Kitchen in Durham

by 27705food 3 years 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 16 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

Melanie Wong commented 3 years ago

Salvadoran in Upper Darby, pupusas

by pschneider 7 years ago

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


Dmartinez commented 3 years ago

SW Houston Chow - Lo Nuestro - Guatemalan

by brucesw 11 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 3 years ago

Latin Food in Garland

by demigodh 5 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...


sass commented 3 years ago

Chow-heaven in East Boston

by galleygirl 16 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...


treb commented 3 years ago

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

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

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

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 3 years ago

Two New Restaurants in Kingston

by georgeb 5 years ago

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


AmyH commented 3 years ago

Berkeley: Casa Latina - nice nacatamales - tamal-rific

by rworange 7 years ago

Nacatamales are the Nicaraguan tamal This had the wonderful moist masa o...


ernie in berkeley commented 3 years ago

Salvadoran Tamale Mystery

by Zeldog 11 years ago

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


happybaker commented 3 years ago

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

by StriperGuy 5 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 5 years ago

Central American Festival: Honduran with a chance of Garifuna

by DaveCook 6 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 6 years ago