Though well known as an incredible cultural and adventure destination, South America’s reputation for fine cuisine is much less recognized. This is changing rapidly, though, as this southern continent emerges as one of the trendiest food regions on the planet. Today, Latin America serves up everything from velvet-soft Colombian sea bass to melt-in-your-mouth Argentine beef (paired, of course, with the finest Malbec).
All of this has been fostered by an incredible array of exotic, innovative and refined restaurants that have cropped up across the continent. Interested in checking these out, but quite sure where to start? Here’s a rundown of some of hottest Latin foodie destinations and dishes today.
1. Lima, Peru
Today’s culinary capital of South America, Lima Peru can boast an inspiring epicurean legacy handed down by its pre-Hispanic and colonial predecessors, while nourished by the innovative Pacific-rim influences from China and Japan.
Peruvian restaurants provide some