But it’s not all food, a dance floor awaits your moves too

Throwing a large Latino shebang is Latinada 2019, Singapore’s first Latin American food festival, which will make its return from Sep 8-16 for a week-long celebration of Latino cuisine and culture that’ll have everyone thinking tacos, Chilean barbeques, tapas and salsa (both the dip and the dance).

While the inaugural festival held last year spotlighted one country each day at participating restaurants, this year’s edition will see an array of parties and Latin-themed events held throughout the week.

Kicking off the festival is Domingo Tropical! (Sep 8), at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, which transforms the roast meat joint into a bustling street food festival. Latin street food favourites like tacos will definitely be available, but try the more exotic food items too, such as Peruvian seafood dish Ceviche, before downing a couple of themed cocktails. Also, look forward to some salsa dance performances as well as fresh beats that will lend the space some Latin vibes.

Then, put on your dancing shoes and practice the jive and rumba before heading down to Rumba Latina! (Sep 12) at Kilo Lounge that features a live band and DJ set to really spice things up. And if you’ve worked up an appetite from throwing shapes on the dance floor, don't worry. Chef Daniel Chavez (of Ola Kitchen Group and the festival) and chef Tamara Chavez will be dishing out Latin sandwiches, aside from plenty of cocktails. But the party doesn’t end there. Visit Kilo Kitchen for a Latino Tapas Party! (Sep 14) on Saturday night which will serve plenty of small but delicious plates, perfect for communal dining.

Finally, slow things down at Bochinche, with Our Journey Back Home (Sep 16), a decadent 5-course dinner that showcases signature dishes from three South American chefs' (including the restaurant's chef patron Diego Jacquet) home countries.

With all the flavours of Latin America coming together in one week, you’re guaranteed to become so enamoured with the region that you’ll be planning your next vacation to one—if not more—of the Latin countries.


Latinada 2019 happens Sep 8-16, at various venues. Find the full line-up of events here.