Food

Find the best ideas for local cuisine and food dishes from around the world.

Teaching kids different foods from around the world while traveling.

4 Restaurants of Antigua Guatemala for Families

There are many things to do in Antigua Guatemala, it might be a tiny city, but it is filled with a lot of culture & history. It is also a place filled with great restaurants & bars for all tastes … Continue reading

Unraveling the Mystery of Eating Out in Cuba – Restaurants in Havana

Where to eat in Cuba while on vacation? That’s a good question since they have such a wide variety of choices, other than the obvious places you normally visit. There is so much more than just restaurants in Havana. Get … Continue reading

Private Romantic Dinner for Two!

Years ago I remembered my sister in law had a super romantic engagement. It was before I was living here, but I specifically recalled it was in Antigua and her fiance reserved a section of a restaurant. Feeling romantic and … Continue reading

El Salvador Festivals – National Day of Pupusas (Dia Nacional de la Pupusa)

Pupusas are the favorite traditional food of El Salvadorans. When visiting the country you will find them anywhere. They love them so much that they came up with a day to celebrate them. National Day of Pupusas is a huge … Continue reading

Guatemala Travel – Fiambre the Traditional Dish of the Day of the Dead in Guatemala

Fiambre is a traditional Guatemalan dish that is only served once a year during the celebrations of the Day of the dead, 1st of November. It is the result of many years of Mayan, Arabic and European mixture of cultures. … Continue reading

Family Travel – My Favorite Restaurants for Kids in Antigua

I have mentioned before how small Antigua Guatemala is. But for those who don’t know, it is a teeny tiny colonial city with only 10 square blocks. Sometimes people think that because of that Antigua has nothing to do or … Continue reading

3 Must Eats While Traveling in Guatemala

This is a selection of the best Guatemalan traditional dishes. All of them have been given the name of national patrimony by the Guatemala‘s government for being the most representative of the country. Discover more Typical Guatemalan meals here.   … Continue reading

3 Must Eats While Traveling in Costa Rica

We all know that Costa Rica is famous for its incredible bio diversity. It is also famous because it offers tours and hotels for every taste and age in all of its touristic regions. What not many people know is … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Stuffed Lomito

A top notch recipe, that deserves to be made. Ingredients 1 ½ lomito 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic 1 teaspoon of seasoning 1 teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of soy sauce Cook It Up Spice up … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – OLLA DE CARNE – Meat Stew and Soup

In every Costa Rican home there is a home recipe for the typical OLLA DE CARNE. Usually, it’s passed from one generation to the next. This one was given to me by a close Tica friend. Get lots of other … Continue reading

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. We left Alajuela very early on a July morning on our day trip to Poas Volcano National Park. The drive is superbly scenic … Continue reading

Did you know? Guatemala’s Staple Food are Tortillas

This not only eaten by the very poor who sometimes only survive on this miracle food as they call it, but all classes of Guatemalans can’t seem to get enough of them. Find other Guatemala typical foods to enjoy.   … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – FRESCOS (Refreshments)

Costa Rica is a blessed tropical paradise of fresh fruits. And with all my years of living here, I have to contest it is cheaper to buy fresh fruit and make your own fresh fruit juice then to buy the … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cheese Tortillas

I’m not the biggest fan of tortillas. I find them a bit bland and too ordinary. However! When I add a bit of cheese to the mix, it makes all the difference. Get more juicy bits on Costa Rica Traditional … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cheese Empanada

Basically, an empanada is a stuffed tortilla. You can stuff it with any ingredients. The most basic is with cheese but scroll down for some other fun ideas. Also, these snacks are great fillers, and can be added to your … Continue reading

Costa Rica Food – Picadillo de Papas (Potato Hash Recipe)

Along with the cabbage salad and gallo pinto, this dish is served always with lunch and dinner. So, if you don’t want to prepare it, just take a walk down a Costa Rican street until you find a Soda (local … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Fried Plantains Recipe

Photo by Fimb This is a side dish that Costa Ricans also know as Patacones. This is my husband’s favorite and an extremely typical Latino fix. Costa Ricans love it and always have them in their home but it is not … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Costa Rica Tamales Recipe (The Christmas Traditional Food)

Here’s a riddle for you! What is made of corn dough, stuffed with meat or beans or veggies and is found at EVERY SINGLE COSTA RICAN’S HOUSE during Christmas? If you guessed Tamales, then you are correct! It is practically against … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Costa Rica Cabbage Salad Recipe (Ensalada de Repollo)

Costa Ricans love this salad. The proof is that you will find it as a side dish for almost everything they serve. I must say that I had a completely different idea of what a cabbage salad is but this … Continue reading

Costa Rica Food – Arroz Con Pollo (Rice and Chicken)

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Is there a more typical Latino dish out there? I don’t think so! Arroz Con Pollo (rice and chicken) is a dish that you can find in practically … Continue reading