Festival Latino is this Saturday and Sunday at Bicentennial Park – two days loaded with music, dance, food and more. Visitors can take a veritable culinary tour of Latin America, with trucks and stalls representing Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina and other countries. You can pre-game the festivities (or keep the celebration going after) with any of these Latin American eateries around Columbus.

Festival Latino is this Saturday and Sunday at Bicentennial Park – two days loaded with music, dance, food and more. Visitors can take a veritable culinary tour of Latin America, with trucks and stalls representing Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina and other countries. You can pre-game the festivities (or keep the celebration going after) with any of these Latin American eateries around Columbus.

Plantain Cafe

77 E. Gay St.

Plantain Cafe largely specializes in Cuban fare, serving sandwiches, tacos and other entrées out of their Gay Street space with a patio. Highlights include anything with the ropa vieja (shredded brisket) or the pan con lechon (shredded pork), but classics like the Cuban sandwich or the fish tacos are easy wins, too.

Los Galapagos

378 S. Grener Ave.

Small space, big portions. That's the word on Los Galapagos, an eatery on the West Side focusing mainly on Ecuadorian cuisine. The restaurant itself is part of a small market, so expect tight quarters. Entrées range from platters of fried fish (pescado frito) and bandeja paisa (a platter with meat, rice, avocado, egg and more) to sides of fried plantains, empanadas and soups.

Panaderia Guadalupana

1977 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.

Panaderia Guadalupana is a Mexican bakery offering fresh-baked sweet and savory goodies. Flavors rotate daily, so if needed you can ask an employee to help you assemble a bag of their treats. Easy wins include their cinnamon rolls, the shell-shaped concha or the savory bolillos.

Si Señor!

72 E. Lynn St.

Often overlooked in lieu of its popular (and worthy) neighbor El Arepazo, Si Señor caters to the Downtown lunch crowd with a roster of Peruvian sandwiches and sides. Favorites include the chicharron peruano with fried pork shoulder and the jumping beef with sliced beef, sautéed veggies and manchego cheese. And don't forget to top it all off with tres leches cake.

Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food

Barroluco is a newer food truck specializing in Argentinian fare, and it'll be at the Food Truck Festival this weekend. It features many items, but the truck's empanadas, filled with meat, corn or spinach, are the big sellers. It's also highly recommended you finish off a meal at Barroluco with one of the churros or the alfajores, little dulce de leche-filled cookies.