Skip Navigation

Mexican food in South America

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Mexican food in South America

1. Posted by mederis (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Hey guys,

This is maybe a strange question, but where in South America can I get Mexican food, short of going to Mexico? Or, which countries have food which is similar to Mexican cooking?
I have a craving for that kind of stuff, and I'm sorry to say there are no Mexican restaurants of any kind in Suriname :(
Haha, I really shouldn't be thinking about this now, because I forgot to bring a lunch today, and I'm starving!

Please, somebody give me some tips, I'm desparate! ;)
-Marc

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 12y

Ecuador, Colombia and Peru for sure-the big cities always have Mexican style places.
However having spent months at at time living in Mexico I have to say what's on offer is generally marginal fare.

3. Posted by mederis (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Well, marginal is probably better than none at all!
Thanks for the tip, at least now I know I can get it somewhere!
-Marc

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 12y

Hey Marc,

Be brave, go for the local food!! Without question, that is what each country does best and you know what they say; 'variety is the spice of life'. Seriously though, one of my favourite things about travelling is trying strange and wonderful foods in strange and wonderful places :)

Peter

5. Posted by barrito (Full Member 44 posts) 12y

Hi, You should go for the local cuisine as previous poster said. however, in Buenos Aires last January I had some nice mexican food in a restaurant named after Frida Kahlo.

6. Posted by mederis (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Haha, nah... You guys misunderstand me. The food here is great. It's fine. But the usual stuff is bami goreng, and nasi goreng or roti, or pom. My parents are Indonesian, so I've had most of this stuff all my life, except the pom and couple other creole dish stuffs.
But after over a year of this, I'm just kind of craving some of my favorite foods, that's all.

-Marc

7. Posted by AndrewGW (Full Member 42 posts) 12y

If you get up to Panama there's a few Mexican places, some are actually pretty authentic - I just heard of a newish one, run by a Mexican with a Mexican chef call Sol Azteca, going to have to try it out as I love Mex cuisine...
Cheers,
Andrew