5 Latin American cuisines that are triumphing in Madrid

Johan Dianderas

Crossing borders does not mean leaving your roots behind, and certainly not in your food. Latin American charm always speaks from its dishes. So in this article we will reveal which Latin American restaurants are the most recognised by Tripadvisor, the world’s leading tourism platform, which serves as a reference on our travels, since eating is a sublime duty on every trip.

Pituca Madrid

Peruvian anticuchos with corn and golden potato wedges
La Pituca Madrid is located in the traditional neighbourhood of Arguelles

In the heart of the Spanish capital, in the traditional neighbourhood of Arguelles, you will find the most acclaimed cuisine by tourists, especially those who cannot live without Peruvian cuisine. From the entrance, you can see an elegant, intimate and colourful atmosphere. Tasting delicious tagliatelle a la huancaína with grilled octopus in anticuchera sauce or a superb lomo saltado will immediately transport you to Peru.

Kausa Madrid

Dishes named “a lo pobre” at the Kausa Madrid
The atmosphere of the Kausa Madrid is cosy and formal Peruvian style.

Peru never ceases to appear in any part of the world and this cuisine amazes all its diners. Located in the Barrio de las Letras, this restaurant was born from the dream of two brothers born in Callao, Peru, who have been living in Madrid for years. Like the name, the Causa stands out in all its versions (Limeña, Prawns, Pickled). Here you can also find a variety of typical dishes such as Ají de Gallina or Arroz con Pato (rice with duck).

Cherry Pecas

Burritos are Mexican foods that leave their charm in their great variety.
In Mexico, the skull represents the happiness of the afterlife. This is evident in Cherry Pecas.

In another part of Madrid, Paseo de San Francisco leads the way to Cherry Pecas, a restaurant where Mexican burritos take over the table. Their food has been certified by Tripadvisor three years in a row. Guacamole, quesadillas, tacos, nachos and more. The menu is extensive, but it is born from the gourmet-street concept that prevails in Mexico all the time.

Casa Jaguar Madrid 

There is a wide variety of Latin American food at Casa Jaguar Madrid.
Casa Jaguar Madrid offers comfortable sofas that look splendid for the arrival of diners.

With 3 locations, this gastrobar with a Latin American soul is spreading more and more throughout the Spanish capital. It is a smaller place, but with a colossal menu. Peruvian, Venezuelan, Mexican, Brazilian and more. Their list is endless, but their cocktails steal the show, such as the Oaxacan Jaguar or the Jaguar Passion. The dish and the glass never disappoint in this house.


Quimbaya offers an elegant decoration using neutral colours that give it a special style.

There was a day in December when Colombia dawned and the news reported that a restaurant had been awarded a Michelin star, a tourist guide recognised all over the planet. That was Quimbaya, where the pleasure of changua, carimañolas and more Colombian recipes captivate customers. Located near the Calle de la Castellana, it is one of the best alternatives for the palate.

Text translation: ONE IN MAGAZINE


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