What Are Some Traditional Hispanic Foods

Homemade Corn and Chicken Tamales

Hispanic have become very popular, especially among Americans today. There are many delicious Hispanic dishes that you can enjoy besides the everyday staples. Such foods can be found in Casa Sensei Restaurant, and they include:


These are just shells made from pastry. They are filled with such fillings as meats, corn, vegetables or cheese by folding the dough over a stuffing then cooked.

This type of food is mainly served as an appetizer or as part of the main course in some countries. Such countries are such as Chile, Argentina, and Spain.



These plantains can be served as a dessert or as side rice for fried chicken or pork. This is a traditional food in Hispania that is made in countries like Nicaragua, Columbia, Venezuela, and Honduras.


There is no single menu which cannot incorporate tacos in it. Tacos are tortillas that have been folded around a filling which makes this dish very popular and delicious. They are a traditional Hispanic delicacy that has been incorporated in other cultures as well.

Tortilla Espanola

This is a direct translation of Spanish Tortilla. This specific meal is made of an egg and potatoes that have been cooked using olive oil in a skillet. When preparing Tortilla Espanola, you may add onions and some salt and pepper to season. This dish is usually taken as an appetizer before the main course.

Gallo Pinto


This meal is simply a mixture of rice and beans; usually black beans and white rice. This dish is mainly served during breakfast with accompaniments of scrambled or fried eggs. Gallo Pinto can also be served as a side dish for lunch or dinner.

Grilled corn

This is very popular street food, especially in Mexico. Grilled corn is served immersed in a sauce that is made of chili powder and mayonnaise among other flavors. Grilled corn is the perfect side dish, especially if served with steak or chicken.