Where’s the Best Latin American Cuisine in the Northeast?

Where's your go-to place for Hispanic and Latin American fare? Let us know and it may be highlighted on Your AAA Network.

Nothing unites a community – and Your AAA Network readers – like food.

And for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, Your AAA Network will shine a spotlight on the greatest restaurants for Hispanic and Latin American cuisine in the Northeast.

But this list will be different because it will come from you, the readers. So this is a call for suggestions: We want to hear from you in the comments below!

Where’s your go-to place for Hispanic and Latin American fare? We’re looking for any and all venues (restaurant, taqueria, food truck, etc.), as well as any and all Latin American cuisine, from Mexico down to Chile.

Drop a comment below to let us know where to go for the best Hispanic and Latin American food.



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25 Thoughts on “Where’s the Best Latin American Cuisine in the Northeast?

  1. In Waterbury, CT: Via Al Paraiso for great Dominican food. Love their Mofongo! And Los Garcia Mexican Fusion for great Tacos Al Pastor.

    In NYC: Costas on W 35th for amazing Arepas.

  2. Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila! Outdoor patio seating with live music a few times weekly, delicious mexican food and drinks, beautiful and comfortable indoor decor, and attentive staff – highly recommended!!

  3. Posada Grill, 1105 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
    Salvadoran, Mexican. $$. (413) 489-3323.
    The best Latin American dishes, competent and friendly staff, excellent servings and more delicious than words can describe. Plenty of easy parking and right on the scenic Mohawk Trail in Shelburne Massachusetts. You won’t be disappointed!

  4. Anyone in Northern Westchester/Putnam should try Hacienda Lopez on Route 6 just off Lexington. New ownership since a year or two ago and much better than before. Mole Poblano is a superb chicken dish in a delectable sauce. Maya Rivera in Briarcliff on North State Road is also very good; much larger dining room and less intimate but very entertaining when the Mariachi band is playing.

  5. Peruvian! Try Aji Limo restaurant and La Gladys III restaurant both in Ossining, Westchester, NY

  6. How can you pick just one when they are this good! Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, CT and Ola’ Latin Kitchen in Bridgeport, CT are both amazing for Latin cuisine! For a Mexican focus: Geronimo’ is excellent in Fairfield and New Haven, CT.

  7. For Mexican, try Casa Blanca in North Andover, MA. They have other locations in the area, but this is the only one I’ve been to. It is the best I’ve had in the area.

  8. Having been to Mexico several times, I have to say we have a gem in Amherst MA. My absolute favorite for authentic Mexican food is La Veracruzana. They have one restaurant in Amherst and one in Northampton MA. We also have a very popular spot called the Mission Cantina, they use fresh juice for Margaritas and have some of the best fish tacos I have ever had.

  9. Casa Villa: Stamford. Very good food.
    Vida Cantina: Portsmouth NH: Very good food, limited menu.
    El Rancho Grande: Providence : the best but unfortunately it is closed.

    1. I agree – El Rancho Grande was sooo good! But the owners have opened a new restaurant, Dolores, on Hope Street in Providence. It’s on my list of places to try.
      Thanks for reading!
      -Dana L.

  10. Los Andes, Providence RI if you are looking for Peruvian Food, (voted best Peruvian restaurant in RI, and Maybe Northeast)
    Viva Mexico, Providence RI if you are looking for true authentic Mexican food

  11. I was born in Chile, at 20 yrs old I moved to New York, and lived here ever since
    For many years i owned an trading company that brought me to almost every South American country and Mexico
    In my opinion the best latin food is definitely

    1. Peruvian is incredible. Have you had the rotisserie chicken at Flor de Mayo? Last I was in Manhattan there were still the two locations; Amsterdam off 83rd and Broadway near 101st. Advertised as “Chino Latino” but pollo a la brasa is the best.

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