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17 Foods From Latin America That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

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1. Well, how about some tacos de juicy, tender carne asada, sprinkled with chopped onions and cilantro, and drizzled with some bomb-ass salsa verde?

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2. Or what about these tacos al pastor with some chopped pineapple, drenched in lime juice and chipotle salsa?

3. What about these delightful Salvadoran pupusas filled with gooey cheese, refried beans, and perfectly seasoned pork, with a side of platanos and curtido?

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4. There’s always Dominican mangú, which is beautifully mashed plantains topped with chopped onions alongside a side dish of fried salami, queso frito, eggs, and avocado. It's so delicious it'll make you say, "Man...GOOD!" ;)

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5. What about ropa vieja from Cuba, savory stewed beef or pork over a bed of piping-hot, buttered white rice and black beans?

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6. You can always chow down on something seasoned with sofrito. Because let's be real, everything tastes better with a lil' sofrito.

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7. You down for some fresh fish? How about a Peruvian ceviche drenched in lime, onions, and peppers with a side of yuca?

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8. Or you can have the Ecuadorian ceviche served in "leche de tigre" along with other goodness that will help you reach a state of nirvana.

9. What about this delicious jocón from Guatemala, which consists of chicken stewed in green tomatillo sauce, perfect for literally any occasion?

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10. If you're looking for something a little heartier, this Colombian bandeja paisa is a dish made for gods: eggs, avocado, white rice, chicharron, plantains, arepas, chorizo, sausage, and a mouthful of heavenly flavor.

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11. Down for some Venezuelan beef empanadas? Made with cornmeal, these empanadas are nice and crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. One bite will make your taste buds explode.

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12. Or maybe you're down for the baked Argentinian empanadas, otherwise known as "the original Hot Pocket."

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13. Do you love cheese? Stupid question. Who doesn't? Costa Ricans deep-fry their cheese in a dish called dados de queso and it's the greatest thing ever.

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14. Who makes the best hot dog? New York or Chicago? The answer is neither. Chileans have their own version, known as a completo, and as you can see, it's a beast...a very delicious beast.

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15. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the simple things in life. And by "simple things," I mean tostones with queso frito, a simple yet magical little dish from Nicaragua.

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16. If you're into noodles, the fideos uchu from Bolivia will satisfy your hunger, made with tender beef, potatoes, garlic, peppers, and other ingredients that make this dish Bolivia's greatest export.

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17. And finally, the Brazilians got this little ~love story~ between guava and cheese, otherwise known as Romeo and Juliet. It's the perfect marriage of flavors that will make you fall in love.

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