Eating Internationally: South America

Last month, we listed restaurants exploring North American cuisine – this month, head to South America!


Argentina: La Boca Steakhouse

Delve into delicious Argentian food at La Boca.  Try squash empanadas, potato dumplings in cream, and their signature spicy steak dishes.  Pair each course with authentic Argentinian wine for a well-rounded experience.

Brazil: Fogo de Chao

This Brazilian churrasco creates a unique and fun experience!  Order cuts of meat from the sword-like knives carried by the staff, and have each piece freshly carved at your table.  Make sure to try a variety of meats, as each brings different Latin flavors, and don’t miss out on their Guarana soda, made with berries from the Amazon rainforest!

Chile: Mayas

Enjoy Chilean influence on the cuisine at Mayas, and start with a crab and shrimp appetizer, topped with a tropical mango sauce.  Their artichoke empanadas are a delicious choice, as is the Chilean sea bass, paired with seared scallops and balsamic spinach.  For a drink, get one of the amazing mojitos on the menu.

Colombia: Mais Arepas

This small restaurant offers some delicious Colombian arepas.  Pick your protein and enjoy the cornmeal cake, along with a side of fried plantains.  If you need to appease your sweet tooth, you can also get a piece of Tres Leche cake!

Peru: Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco

Tito’s understands the high-quality ingredients make all the difference in ceviche.  No matter which version you pick, it will be light and refreshing, with bright, bold flavors.  Follow the appetizer with a plate of arroz con mariscos, mixed seafood over rice and topped with fresh salsa.  Finish with passionfruit flan, accented with dulce de leche sauce.

Venezuela: Avila Grill

The food at Avila honors all of the influences that have blended together into Venezuelan cousine – Spanish, Italian, Native, and more.  Opt for the Rumbera arepa, a cornmeal tortilla filled with juicy, tender pork and bold Gouda cheese, or get a Patacon plate, featuring fried plantains, beef, and Avila’s signature spicy green sauce.

Enjoy venturing into new cuisines while you’re in New Orleans, and check back next month as we cross the waters to Oceania!