Foodies searching for the best Latin food in the country can find what they are looking for in Los Angeles. Best Western blogger, founder of Hispanicize and travel expert Manny Ruiz named his favorite Latino restaurants across the country, including Miami, San Antonio, LA and Houston.
• Versailles is an eatery known for great, authentic Cuban food, celebrity watching, political discussions and history.
• La Casita is a cozy, family owned Cuban restaurant where Manny recommends the Vaca Frita – chicken, steak with onion and black beans with white rice.
• El Meson del Paraiso offers the best Peruvian food in Miami where you can try the Pescado a lo Macho.
• Travelers can experience Mexican-Cuban fushion at A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion. The three things you must order here: The divine tortilla soup, the ropa vieja tacos and the chocolada coffee.
• Los Balcones Peru in the Hollywood area of L.A
• Porto’s Bakery is southern California’s version of Versailles. Porto’s delivered a strong, authentic taste that showed us why people from all parts of L.A. make it a point to eat there.
• Churrascos is Manny’s favorite Latin restaurant, and that’s because of the out-of-this-world skirt steak dish that gives the restaurant its name: the Churrasco. No one makes a better skirt steak than Churrascos and the same holds true for their Gallo Pinto dish and world-renowned Cuatro Leches dessert.
• Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia is a San Antonio landmark open 24 hours, serving locals and tourists delicious Tex-Mex and Mexican food since 1941. The family-owned restaurant is arguably San Antonio’s most famous and is reliably a terrific venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with wait times that rarely exceed 20 minutes.
• Nestled on San Antonio’s famous River Walk, Acenar is ideal for lunch or dinner. The food is a bit pricier, but is arguably the best Latino fare right on the River Walk.