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12 Latino Instagram Accounts that Will Make Your Mouth Water

Eating, drinking and cooking must have been nearly impossible pre-Instagram — thankfully we have no memories of those dark days.  Now we are fully equipped to get inspired by foodie kings and queens as we ❤️ our way through their accounts.

Foodieluvalatina, Instagram Foodie

Who is this mystery woman who calls herself Foodieluvalatina? ¿Quién sabe? Her name isn’t listed on her social media but once you see her photos, you’ll have to follow her.

She shares hunger-pang inducing photos from her fave restaurants AND cooks up a storm, too. Just take a look at that chicken in sofrito with habichuelas and aguacate. ? ? ?

Javier Cabral, Editor and Punk Rock Lover

Cabral is the west coast editor for Vice’s food site, Munchies, and has quite the affinity for punk rock. He’s been quoted as saying, “What’s more punk rock than getting paid to write about food?”

Fact: one of the tastiest arracheras in LA can be found in skid row.

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Cabral, who worked as a food scout for Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold, will probably be the first to show you a dish from from a cool under-appreciated spot in Los Angeles.

Bricia Lopez-Maytorena, Restaurateur and Podcaster

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Lopez-Maytorena is a partner in her family’s restaurant La Guelaguetza (considered one of LA’s best Oaxacan restaurants). She also co-hosts the podcast Super Mamás with her sister.

Fish Taco brunch w my boos @lizz_ayy @pau_lom @mariajmont @liseth.a #tacotuesday

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Consider her your virtual ambassador of Mexican eats. Her favs? Oaxacan cuisine and mezcal.

Natalia Carter, Blogger

While in #SanDiego … ?? #connectHer15#love

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Born and raised in Colombia, Carter now lives and eats in Los Angeles. She blogs about it on Comiendo en LA.

Sandwich Cubano: slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, butter on #Cuban bread ❤️ #Cubanfood#Glendale

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Her Instagram feed is full of delectable offerings from the city as well as her own creations.

Bill Esparza, Writer, Musician and Blogger

A total grandma’s boy, Esparza fell in love with Mexican food at her table and has since become a Latin American cuisines expert.

@laguerrerense_e That is all! #Ensenada #atalabaja #streetfood #mariscos #bajacuisine

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He reports on food and booze in L.A., Baja California, Mexico and pretty much all of Latin America. Esparza will inspire you to keep your passport up to date.

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Daniela Galarza, Editor

That time I met @blumie625 @meimeiboston in #Boston ! #tbt #eater

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Galarza (left) is the news editor of Eater and describes herself as a “curious cook, baker, eater, reader, editor, writer.”

So corny. #bagrubcrawl

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Her posts feature all kinds of scrumptiousness– like those elotes with queso and chile – but dessert lovers will gravitate to her posts of sweets — there’s lots of ’em.

Maura Wall Hernandez, Editor and Blogger

Hernandez is the editor of latinamom.me and the founder of The Other Side of the Tortilla, a Mexican cooking, culture and travel blog. She also has a Tajín addiction like you wouldn’t believe.

Not only does she take vibrant photos, she hooks you up with unique recipes like the mangonada, a paleta made with mango, orange and lime juice. Oh, and a little Tajín.

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Juan Martinez, Mixologist

Martinez is a mixologist at Toca Madera restaurant and lounge, a hotspot in LA where you can get a shot of Clase Azul Extra Anejo tequila for a mere $400. GULP.

Martinez will stir the mixologist in you with images of craft cocktails that’ll get you buzzed just looking at them.

Adrianna Adarme, Blogger and Pie Maker

Rare selfie from the most relaxing place on earth, hiiii ??

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Adarme has a blog called A Cozy Kitchen. Her blog inspired a cookbook,  A Year of Cozy, which will be released this fall.

Fresh out da oven ?❤️?❤️

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Clearly, she has a penchant for pies, but if pies aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Her Insta is full of plenty non-pie fare to drool over.

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Maria Sierra, YouTuber

Temptation… #sonorus #mesuena #DELIcreations @isazuleta

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“La Cooquette” describes herself as a “caffeinated Honduran in LA.” She shares fun recipes on YouTube such as ginger alfajores and coconut whipped cream.

La Gran Arepeada, part 1. First time burning my hands making #homemade #arepas – filled with #ropavieja + #quesofresco

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She shares the ups and downs of cooking, like the time she made arepas for the first time and got burned in the process…but those arepas with ropa vieja look great, don’t they?

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Marcella Thompkins, Blogger

summa summa summatime #☀️ #summersolstice

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Marcella Thompkins started blogging at Cocina de Cella as a way to preserve family recipes and as an impetus to create new ones.

Guess who just taught her sorry ass how to poach an egg?! #chickachickayeahhh

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Her food photos are obscene (in a good way). If you’re into food porn you’re gonna like her stuff.

Bren Herrera, Renaissance Woman

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It is no exaggeration to call Bren Herrera a “Renaissance woman.” She can cook, she can sing, she can write, she can style the heck out of clothes – you’d be hard pressed to find something that she’s not good at.

She’s the boss with oxtail and the things she does with flan will make you blush!

Who is your favorite foodie on Instagram? Which other Latino foodies should people follow? mitú wants to know. Leave us a note below!

Have You Noticed Latinos Only Get Screen Time During Junk Food Commercials? 

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Have You Noticed Latinos Only Get Screen Time During Junk Food Commercials? 

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Just when you thought Latinos don’t get any screen time… Boom! There they are, all over the place – in fast food commercials, that is. They’re telling you how delicious that cheeseburger is, how comforting that sopita is when you’re sick, and how that coke is the best thing to quench your thirst. It has to be good if other Latinos are telling me to eat this stuff, right? Latinos don’t lie; it’s a sin. So wudduya mean these foods aren’t good for me? I have to buy them now, you know, to support Latinos in show business… And shame on us because we keep eating it.

All-American Coca-Cola commercials are flooded with Latinos.

Coca-Cola
Credit: Listitude Politics / Coca-Cola / YouTube

Too bad one serving of this all-American beverage offers almost double your daily recommended sugar intake at a staggering 44 grams. Listen, Coca-Cola, diabetes rates for Latino-Americans is already 6 percent higher than non-Latino whites so just chill with your inclusive marketing.

Mars, Inc. spent one-quarter of their ad budget on Spanish-language TV ads like this one with Rebelde star, Anahí.

Credit: anahichannelone/ Snickers / Youtube

Even if Anahí tells you Snickers brings you back to life, put this snack down. While the chocolate coating, crunchy peanuts, and oh-so-smooth caramel are euphoric, the amount of sugar is alarming. One bar has 6 times the amount of sugar needed to affect the blood stream. Didn’t we just finish talking about diabetes? ?

McDonald’s commercials have enough Latinos for a feature film.

McDonalds
Credit: Philip Albuquerque / McDonald’s / YouTube

With all this color and ritmo, I feel like I’m watching a J.Lo music video. Do these dancers know that one order of the 10 piece McNuggets contains 470 calories…before the dipping sauce? Plus, McNuggets have always been a gamble. Sure, there’s some sort of chicken but you might also get a bit of plastic or vinyl with your bite-size fried treat. I’m just saying, buyer beware…

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Del Slush? Are these like frozen aguas frescas?! Yum.

Sonic
Credit: Sonic Drive-In / YouTube

Nope. Just Spanish for sugar overload in a cup. If a can of Coca-Cola with 44 grams of sugar is double the recommended daily sugar intake, then Sonic’s 92 grams of sugar per slush should be a crime. Who decided to mix slushes and candy anyway? ¡Estúpido!

Oh, look! Cute Latino niños in this Taco Bell ad.

Taco Bell Kid
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But if I had kids, I would forget about feeding them the .99¢ Cheesy Potato Burrito because it contains an adult’s daily dose of sodium. Also, shouldn’t we be concerned about meat for less than $1? You get what you pay for, remember that.

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…And McDonald’s is back with more Latino actors.

McDonalds Family
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Have they run out of white actors? Pero, que cute is this commercial, no? The answer is no. Papi’s Big Mac meal will set him back 1,120 calories and is another example of fast food packed with sodium, 1,240 milligrams to be exact. Nothing says familia like matching cholesterol, right?

These Latinos are telling us Progresso sopitas got healthier.

Progresso
Credit: Fernanda Revilla / Progresso / YouTube

Okay. Not all Progresso soups are bad for you, but the full flavor ones sure are, just look at the sodium content. The problem is, the study found that the ads targeting Latino youth never include the healthy option. I see you, Progresso. I’ll take abuela’s caldo instead, thank you very much.

Who wants Güendis? They’re healthy, right?

Wendys
Credit: I’eapan Spot / Wendy’s / YouTube

Why are my people lying to me? ? It is one thing to insult our intelligence about healthy food, but now you make fun of our accent? That’s too far. Thanks to the Internet, we know your Asiago Ranch Chicken sandwich has even more sodium than McDonald’s. Next time, just give us a bag of salt so we can at least know what it going into our bodies.

Taco Bell assures the A.M. Crunchwrap is abuelita approved, but is it?

Taco Bell Abuelas
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Woah. I don’t know about you but my abuela would not approve this one-handed breakfast abomination. If you want enough salt to spike cholesterol and usher in a stroke before breakfast, this is just the thing you need.

“Hay comida en la casa. Comemos alla.” Words to live by, mis gentes. ?

What do you think about companies heavily marketing unhealthy food to Latino youth? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below!

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