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Old 07-19-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Near where I live a lot of Peruvian restaurants have Burritos and Quesadillas. I'm wondering if this is just to appeal to the demographic or are the common in other Latin American countries like Peru?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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Other then Mexico itself

I have been to

Costa Rica
Panama
USA
Canada
Colombia

In all these places I have seen Mexican restaurants.

In Canada and in the USA I do see that some places will have other Latin American foods styles served too.

It is likely as you said to grab hold of a larger market.

Most people have a basic understanding of Mexican food. The might not be familiar with some of the other types of food in Latin America so use of more know Mexican food pulls them in.

I see this with other ethnic place too where I am from in Toronto, Canada.

Lots of Asian, East Indian and Middle Eastern places do this.

It is an easy way to attract people in to try out your restaurant.

Offer what they know and eventually at least someone at the table will start ordering other things off the menu.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Near where I live a lot of Peruvian restaurants have Burritos and Quesadillas. I'm wondering if this is just to appeal to the demographic or are the common in other Latin American countries like Peru?

Probably to appeal to the demographics in your area. I have been to several Peruvian restaurants and have never seen Burritos on the menu. LOL
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Restaurants with a less umm...desirable cuisine sometimes adapt things like quesadillas and burritos to attract more customers. Never seen Peruvian restaurants with burritos and quesadillas though. Peruvian cuisine is amazing enough on its own. It would be like an Italian restaurant selling sushi and teriyaki lol. Actually in many South American countries it's the Peruvian food that manages to find its way everywhere; Argentina and Chile are full of Peruvian restaurants

Occasionally saw Mexican restaurants in the Southern Cone, and a couple in Peru, but they are very very limited. Pretty much only in the big cities. Mexican food is definitely not a popular thing over there
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Near where I live a lot of Peruvian restaurants have Burritos and Quesadillas. I'm wondering if this is just to appeal to the demographic or are the common in other Latin American countries like Peru?
I presume that it is just to appeal to the demographic. The closest thing to a burrito in Peruvian culture is an empenada, which is found in multiple countries.


The precise origin of the modern burrito is not known. Some have speculated that it may have originated with vaqueros, the cowboys of northern Mexico in the 19th century.

In the 1895 Diccionario de Mexicanismos, the burrito or taco was identified as a regional item from the Mexican state of Guanajuato and defined as "Tortilla arrollada, con carne u otra cosa dentro, que en Yucatán llaman coçito, y en Cuernavaca y en Mexico, taco" (A rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside, called 'coçito' in Yucatán and 'taco' in the city of Cuernavaca and in Mexico City).
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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In Brazil is very commum restaurants offer also Mexican food in some day of the week but not much exclusivelly dedicated to Mexican food. Just in big cities like Săo Paulo is found a lot of restaurants only for Mexican food.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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Very common in Central America and Northern South. Probably a bit less common than the US for the rest of Latin America.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:32 PM
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In argentina: they separate the salsas with labels for mexicans and argentines, respectively. Argentines generally do not eat spicy foods.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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In Northern Huehuetenango, Guatemala, not far from the Mexican border, I’m surprised how traditional Mexican food isn’t common in the towns around there.

I see more food that looks more American, like fried chicken and fries, than typical Mexican. Ketchup seems more popular and common than Mexican salsa.

In California, I've seen a few Central American restaurants that serves Mexican food though, like burritos.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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In Northern Huehuetenango, Guatemala, not far from the Mexican border, I’m surprised how traditional Mexican food isn’t common in the towns around there.

I see more food that looks more American, like fried chicken and fries, than typical Mexican. Ketchup seems more popular and common than Mexican salsa.

In California, I've seen a few Central American restaurants that serves Mexican food though, like burritos.
Salvadorean restaurants usually include Mexican food.

Tacos are very popular in Guatemala. Fried chicken is very popular in Guatemala. Fried chicken with fries and tortillas. It is actually pretty good I like the way they make it there. Guatemalans seem obsessed with chicken. It seems like every time i go there, there are new chicken chains. "Pollolandia" is cool because they give u tortillas.
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