Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means a table full of nap-inducing, delicious comfort food. Sure, you might see traditional American turkey, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes at the table, but if you’re Latinx, chances are they’ll also be Latin American classics like tamales, empanadas, and arroz con leche.
If you’re like me, you’ll wonder what’s on the Thanksgiving tables in other Latinx cultures. Are they eating the same dishes? Or something completely different? If you wondered too, and want to learn more about the food of Latin America, beyond your own culture’s, this article is for you. Here are 16 major dishes, by country, that are served in different Latin American countries and cultures during the holidays.