Guatemalan cuisine is a blend of indigenous Mayan, Spanish, and Mexican culinary traditions. Some of the most popular dishes include:
- Pupusas: Corn tortillas filled with cheese, beans, or meat, typically served with a spicy salsa.
- Caldo de Res: A hearty beef soup, often served with potatoes, carrots, and corn.
- Tamales: A traditional dish made of masa (corn dough) filled with meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and wrapped in a corn husk.
- Chiles Rellenos: A dish of stuffed chili peppers, filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables, and usually served with a tomato sauce.
- Fried Plantains: Sliced and fried sweet plantains, often served as a side dish.
- Tacos de Pepian: Tacos filled with a traditional stew made of beef or chicken, spices, and pumpkin seeds.
In addition to these dishes, Guatemalan cuisine also includes a variety of stews, casseroles, and rice dishes. The country is known for its use of fresh ingredients, such as chili peppers, cilantro, and lime, which add flavor and heat to many of its dishes.