Mandy BacaMiami Writer
Mandy was born and raised in Miami. She has tons of pride for her city, and just like Pitbull, she lives by the motto “305, Till I Die.” Ever since graduating with a master’s degree in food studies 10 years ago, she’s been researching, writing, and talking about Miami culture and history any chance she gets. She is also the author of The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs, and Empanadas, which details Miami’s rich food history.
Get a crash course in Latin American cuisine at these historic Miami restaurants.
Sabores Chilenos is a classic Chilean spot in Sweetwater.
Pepito’s Plaza is a casual Venezuelan spot in Doral.
Paseo Catracho is a classic Honduran spot in Little Havana.
Graziano's is a classic Argentinian spot for all things meat.
El Pueblito Viejo is a Colombian restaurant in Westchester.
Doña Paulina is an Uruguayan restaurant in Westchester.
Club Tipico Dominicano is a classic Dominican spot in Allapattah.