Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 80. Locro in Quito

80. Locro in Quito  


It's been a long and tasty journey but our culinary trip around the world has come to an end. What a better way to end than with a hearty meal in the wonderful city of Quito?

Achiote is a restaurant that excels at melding traditional Ecuadorian cuisine with a bit of modern flair. Using fresh, local products, the dishes at Achiote are vibrant, colorful and most of all, scrumptious. Climbing up the Andes can really bring on an appetite and Achiote has just the dish for that - Locro. A hearty thick stew popular …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - 79. Arepa in Caracas

79. Arepa in Caracas  

La Casa del Llano

Arepa - a flat corn-based patty that can be fried, baked, stuffed (with cheese) or even split to make a sandwich - is one of the main staples in Venezuelan cuisine. If exploring Caracas has worked up an appetite, then La Casa del Llano Restaurant is your one-stop shop for all your needs. Open 24 hours, this restaurant boasts the best of Venezuelan cuisine - from arepas to barbecue and everything in between. Great as a snack, hearty enough as a meal and ideal to keep the midnight munchies away, make sure to try …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 78 Coxinha in Sao Paulo

78. Coxinha in Sao Paulo 


Any Brazilian will tell you that the coxinha, or ‘little thigh’ is one of the best snacks ever. This drumstick-shaped treat consists of chicken and spices, coated in batter and deep fried a crispy golden brown. This melt-in-your mouth food is just one of the snacks visitors can enjoy at Frangó. This bar with over 250 types of beer will not only quench your thirst, it will satiate your beer-fueled hunger. So pull up a stool, order a drink and dig into a plate today!

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 77 Pino Empanada in Santiago

77. Pino Empanada in Santiago 

Fuente Suiza

If a buttery pastry with a tasty savory filling, much like a dumpling, sounds good to you, then to Chile you should head! While empanadas are found around the world, they are most popular in Southern Europe, South and Central America as well as in Southeast Asian cuisine. They are great on the go, as a quick meal or get several to share with friends over a drink. Every empanada hot spot around the world has their own favorite filling and in Chile, theirs is ‘pino’. This protein-packed filling of beef, onions, raisins …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 76 Mojito in Havana

76. Mojito in Havana 

Bodeguita del Medio

Sitting in the shade on a hot day watching old vintage cars drive bay, listening to the sounds of the waves. What better way to pass the time then with a cool, minty, lime-infused cocktail? Mojitos are the new Cosmo in the cocktail world but you haven’t tried anything until you go to Bodeguita del Medio. Bodeguita del Medio isn’t just about the mojitos, it’s been the stomping ground for personalities like Ernest Hemingway, poet Pablo Neruda and more. This bar and restaurant serves the best Cuba has to offer …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 75. Ajiaco in Bogotá

75. Ajiaco in Bogotá 

Club Colombia

Potato soup you say? Don’t think of the stuff that resembles wallpaper paste. At Club Colombia they make ajiaco, or traditional Colombian chicken and potato soup, like you’ve never had it. While recipes and proportions change depending on the region, in Bogotá, ajiaco is made up of 3 different type of potatoes, chicken, guasca - a special South American herb - and is served with cream, capers and avocado. This isn’t just soup, this is a hearty Colombian meal. Club Colombia specializes in the best of the best of Colombian cuisine so come …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 74 Ceviche in Lima

74. Ceviche in Lima 

Pescados Capitales

Archeologists estimate that a dish similar to ceviche was brought to Peru nearly 2000 years ago. If you’re lucky enough to be in Lima with a craving for fresh raw fish with citrus juice and chili then Pescados Capitales, or ‘Fish Capital’ is where you should head. Their ceviche is so popular they have a loyal fan base far and wide that keeps keeps coming back for more. Ceviche has been declared part of Peru’s National Heritage so it’s no wonder Peruvians take their ceviche seriously. This sumptuous seafood splendor is …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 73 Tacos in Mexico City

73. Tacos in Mexico City 

El Parnita

This Mexican staple is a favorite around the world. A traditional Mexican food, tacos are corn or wheat tortillas with fillings that include just about anything you like, from beef, chicken or fish to vegetables and cheese. El Parnita in Mexico City is a family-owned restaurant that cooks up the best tacos in town. Expect better service, quality and flavors than what you’d find on the street, since El Parnita is a feast for the senses. The daring may want to top their tacos with the hottest salsas, but don’t say …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 72 Feijoada in Rio de Janeiro

72. Feijoada in Rio de Janeiro 

Bar do Mineiro

If a hearty stew sounds good to you, then this is for you! Feijoada is Rio’s official dish and is considered by many as Brazil’s national dish. With Portuguese origins, Feijoada is a traditional bean-based stew with loaded with pork and vegetables. The Brazilian version uses black beans and a hearty mix of salted pork and meat trimmings to give this stew it’s full-bodied flavor. If you’re looking to dive into this Brazilian speciality, there’s no question that Bar do Mineiro is the place to go …

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Around the World in 80 Dishes - nr. 71 Asado in Buenos Aires

71. Asado in Buenos Aires 

Cabaña Las Lilas

Asado is Argentina’s national dish - a barbeque that certainly showcases one of Argentina’s culinary pleasures - steak. Cabaña Las Lilas is a ranch, restaurant and more. With over 70 years experience in the beef industry, Cabaña Las Lilas is the expert not only for good quality meat but also for the best Argentinean barbeque around. Make reservations and bring your appetite since dining at Cabaña Las Lilas is a much sought after experience.

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