Category: Local Eats

Discover the tasty local eats and traditional dishes. And the best places to eat them all over the world.

Chapin Breakfast – Guatemala’s Way to Start the Day

It’s not secret I’m married to a Guatemalan. And all my friends here are also married to Guatemalans. Unlike us western chicks who want to NOT eat the typical American breakfasts, our men can’t seem to get enough of their … Continue reading

Pupusa – El Salvador’s Most Traditional Meal

Unlike most western countries, Central American countries have one major staple food that they eat religiously daily and sometimes at every meal. Find out some more fun facts about the El Salvador food. El Salvador is no different. Pupusas are … 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 – Perfect Family Dinner At Cuevita de los Urquizu in Antigua Guatemala

To be the perfect hosts, we took my brother, who was visiting us, out on the town. With a 5 year old, for an exciting night out in Antigua Guatemala. We were expecting either a lot of whining, too much … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Tico Tacos

Every country has their version of tacos. This is the Costa Rica way and I prefer it over many others, because it’s simple and tasty. Plus you can get as creative as you want. Scroll down for some fun ideas. … 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 – Stuffed Bell Pepper (Chiles Rellenos)

This is one of my favs. Since I’m Russian by birth, my mom has cooked stuffed peppers for me since I was a young girl. Granted, these are completely different then my mom’s cooking, but the same sense of taste … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – “Rice & Beans”

Rice & Beans is to the Caribbean locals asGallo Pinto is to the rest of Costa Rica. No dish on this side of the country is served without it.Instead of cooking rice with water, you would substitute coconut water and … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk)

Costa Rican cuisine is a mix and match of many Latino dishes. A perfect example is arroz con Leche. It has joined the ranks of popular sweet Costa Rican dishes ages ago. This particular desert dish is yummy, super easy … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Tamales (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 … Continue reading

Foodies Delights – Gallo Pinto – Costa Rica’s Staple Food

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro This is the most traditional Costa Rica dish there is! It is mainly served for breakfast, but if you enter any Costa Rica house at any given moment, … Continue reading

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