17 Latin American Comfort Food Recipes You Need To Make

There are certainly dishes that are universally associated with Latin America. We all know and love these popular specialties like empanadas, arroz con pollo and flan, which seem to cross borders and have been central to the cuisine of several Latin American countries. But in addition to those beloved meals we all know and love, there are also countless delicious Latin American comfort foods to explore.

Just within Latin America itself, there is a lot of diversity. After all, Latin America includes North and Central American countries like Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras, South American countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia as well as Caribbean islands like Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. And while Mexico gets a fair share of the limelight for its beloved taco recipes and enchiladas, there’s no shortage of mouth-watering options from other countries, from Brazilian cheese bread and Venezuelan arepas to Argentinian chimichurri.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites – all comfort foods at heart. So whether you’re looking for a cozy soup, a Hispanic dinner recipe, or a scrumptious dessert, these choices are guaranteed to have you feeling great.