07/09/2014 02:50 pm ET Updated Oct 06, 2014

9 Ways To Bring Latin American Flavor To Your Summer Dishes

A flavorful blend of unique spices, textures, and tastes, the culinary traditions of Hispanic cooking borrow from areas in Central and South America, Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and more. Now that summer’s upon us, we wanted to show you how to bring a wealth of authentic flavor to picnics and barbeques.

In partnership with the Comfort Inn® brand, we’ve scoured the world for the tastiest (or mas deliciosos) dishes with a definitive Latin flair. So whether it’s plantains or an empanada, whip up these plates for your amigos for a great summer fiesta.

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