Nicaragua, situated between Honduras and Costa Rica in Central America, is home to some of the most distinctive foods in Latin America.
Its cuisine is a combination of indigenous and Creole food. Despite being a small country, Nicaragua has regional cuisines within its borders; for example, those on the Caribbean coast are more likely to utilize seafood and coconut in their dishes, while those in the interior are likely to prefer meat and chicken.
Because Miami is home to the largest concentration of Nicaraguans in the country, it boasts many restaurants where locals and visitors can sample an array of dishes.
Fritangas are the most common type of Nicaraguan restaurant in Miami. These cafeteria-style restaurants serve prepared specialties and usually are takeout only or have limited seating. Best of all, a very generously portioned meal with a meat and several sides will typically cost less than $10.
Here’s a quick rundown of what to look for when seeking out Nicaraguan food in South Florida.