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Grilling season is finally here and there's nothing I love more than being able to cook outside. Nothing compares to the smell of carne asada cooking on a hot summer day and enjoying a delicious meal with your family under the sun. There are so many tasty foods that can be cooked on the grill, but the thing is that many people I know just stick to the same old basics. And while there's nothing wrong with that, the truth is that our Latin flavors go perfectly on the grill, so this is our time to try new, and even more flavorful dishes. 

Of course, you can always opt for a good steak, corn, and potatoes because you can never really go wrong with tha. But why not give your loved ones a little something new to try this summer? From seafood to traditional Mexican dishes and a little Caribbean flavor, there is such a wide range of recipes that will have everyone at your next barbecue asking for seconds. 

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If you have picky eaters in the house or people with dietary restrictions, it's always good to have options that they, too, can enjoy. While the meats are usually the main focus at a barbecue, sides can be just as important. There's nothing like pairing your grilled steak or chicken with something just as tasty on the side, right?

Make sure that your guests leave your house this season with full bellies and big smiles by providing them with some delectable, well-seasoned food that will turn you into the talk of the town. That's why we've pulled together this 40 delicious Latin-inspired recipes to be made on the grill so you can wow everyone at your next gathering. We think they're the best Latin barbecue recipes that you should consider making this grilling season. ¡Buen provecho!

This tequila and lime grilled shrimp is to die for! 1

This tequila and lime grilled shrimp is to die for!

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Combining two favorite Latino flavors, tequila and lime, sounds like a great idea to me. 

Find the recipe at Allrecipes.

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Pollo a la brasa peruano or grilled chicken Peruvian-style is a real treat for your taste buds. 2

Pollo a la brasa peruano or grilled chicken Peruvian-style is a real treat for your taste buds.

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Just thinking about the flavor of this chicken makes my mouth water. 

Find the recipe at Perú Delights.

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Elotes callejeros are a must this grilling season. 3

Elotes callejeros are a must this grilling season.

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We can't say it enough times, if you've never had corn on the cob like this, you must!

Find the recipe at The New York Times.

Grilled skirt steak Argentinian-style is also known as churrasco. 4

Grilled skirt steak Argentinian-style is also known as churrasco.

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You haven't really had grilled steak until you've tried this churrasco with chimichurri the way it's made in Argentina.

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Honey chipotle BBQ chicken wings are as savory as they sound. 5

Honey chipotle BBQ chicken wings are as savory as they sound.

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You've had honey BBQ chiecken wings, but I bet you haven't had them with the smoky flavor of chipotle. 

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Cuban grilled salmon is as tropical as it gets. 6

It's the citrus flavor of this marinade that makes this salmon taste like Cuban food. 

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Colombian hot dogs are the best way to eat this grilling-season favorite. 7

Colombian hot dogs are the best way to eat this grilling-season favorite.

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I'll never forget the first time I tried Colombian perros calientes in Miami. The unusual toppings, like crushed potato chips and cole slaw, made them absolutely memorable.

Find the recipe at My Colombian recipes

This mango chipotle BBQ chicken will have everyone licking their fingers. 8

This mango chipotle BBQ chicken will have everyone licking their fingers.

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The mango brings the tropical flavors and the chipotle the smoky ones. Delicious!

Find the recipe at The Food Network.

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Grilled shrimp tacos are a great option for taco Tuesday. 9

Grilled shrimp tacos are a great option for taco Tuesday.

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The best part about this recipe is that the seasoning options for the shrimp are endless.

Find the recipe at Allrecipes.

Fire-roasted tomatillo and corn salsa goes perfect with tortilla chips. 10

Fire-roasted tomatillo and corn salsa goes perfect with tortilla chips.

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Thisi s an excellent and super summery salsa recipe.

Find the recipe at The view from the great island.

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Grilled pork tacos with cilantro-avocado cream sauce are an easy summer dinner. 11

Grilled pork tacos with cilantro-avocado cream sauce are an easy summer dinner.

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Just grill some pork and make the easy cilantro-avocado cream sauce and dinner is ready!

Find the recipe at Renee's Kitchen Adventures

These spicy barbecue chicken and avocado quesadillas look totally yummy! 12

These spicy barbecue chicken and avocado quesadillas look totally yummy!

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Quesadillas can be stuffed with anything, so don't be afraid to get creative.

Find the recipe at She Knows.

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Grilled yucca with mojo sauce is the perfect appetizer. 13

Grilled yucca with mojo sauce is the perfect appetizer.

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I don't care too much for boiled yucca, but give it to me fried or grilled and dipped in some garlicky mojo sauce and I'll devour it any day.

Find the recipe at Living Sweet Moments.

Anticuchos are for the adventurous types. 14

Anticuchos are for the adventurous types.

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Put simply, anticuchos are cow heart skewers. They may not sound too appetizing, but I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Find the recipe at Perú Delights.

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Chipotle shrimp, beef and chicken fajitas will make you go for seconds. 15

Chipotle shrimp, beef and chicken fajitas will make you go for seconds.

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Nothing like the flavor of chipotle in your grilled meats and seafood.

Find the recipe at Delish D'lites.

Grilled fish tacos are easy to make. 16

Grilled fish tacos are easy to make.

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And the sky is the limit in terms of what toppings you put on top of them.

Find the recipe at Epicurious.

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BBQ grilled chicken nachos will be everyone's favorite. 17

BBQ grilled chicken nachos will be everyone's favorite.

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The BBQ sauce can go on the grilled chicken, on the tortilla chips or on both. The toppings are up to you!

Find the recipe at Fearless Dining

Grilled fish with mango salsa is as fresh a dish as you can get. 18

Grilled fish with mango salsa is as fresh a dish as you can get.

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Go with any kind of fish that's good for grilling, top with this tangy, tropical sauce and enjoy.

Find the recipe at Oprah.com

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Asado de tira like they make it in Argentina is a meat-lover's delight. 19

Asado de tira like they make it in Argentina is a meat-lover's delight.

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Argentinian's know how to grill. Pair this up with some chimichurri sauce and you'll taste heaven.

Find the recipe at Food 52.

Grilled fruit skewers with island spices and dark rum. 20

Grilled fruit skewers with island spices and dark rum.

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You can choose any kind of tropical fruits you're in the mood for.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Grilled guacamole sounds strange, but is worth trying. 21

Grilled guacamole sounds strange, but is worth trying.

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I'd never heard of this until now, but I'm definitely going to try it.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Stuffed grilled jalapeños are a great fresh starter. 22

Stuffed grilled jalapeños are a great fresh starter.

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Talk about easy and tasty, these stuffed jalapeños will become your family's favorite.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Sugarcane skewered shrimp with coconut-lime glaze for the win. 23

Sugarcane skewered shrimp with coconut-lime glaze for the win.

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The thing about skewered shrimp is that you can make them with any kind of seasoning or marinade you'd like. This particular one is out of this world delicious.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Pollo asado negro 24

Pollo asado negro

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Grilled chili-lime vegetables tacos for all those not meat lovers out there. 25

Grilled chili-lime vegetables tacos for all those not meat lovers out there.

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Who said tacos have to have meat or seafood to be good?

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Lechón asado Cuban-style is not only for the holidays. 26

Lechón asado Cuban-style is not only for the holidays.

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Nothing like the smell and taste of lechón asado (or pork shoulder butt).

Find the recipe at Epicurious.

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Brazilian grilled pineapple like they serve at the steakhouses. 27

Brazilian grilled pineapple like they serve at the steakhouses.

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A great side dish for any BBQ.

Find the recipe at Allrecipes.

Honey grilled sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish at any BBQ. 28

Honey grilled sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish at any BBQ.

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Sweet potatoes are delicious no matter how you make them.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Grilled cheese like the one made at Nicaraguan fritangas. 29

Grilled cheese like the one made at Nicaraguan fritangas.

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If you've never had fried cheese, you don't know what you're missing. Grilling it is a "healthier" variation of this decadent dish.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Did you know you can grill avocado? 30

Did you know you can grill avocado?

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Once you grill it, you can make grilled guacamole!

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Grilled watermelon is an actual thing. 31

Grilled watermelon is an actual thing.

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And once you taste it you'll wonder what took you so long.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Choripan is the Argentinian version of a sausage hoagie. 32

Choripan is the Argentinian version of a sausage hoagie.

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Served with chimichurri on french bread, whenver I have a choripan I'm transported to my childhood in Argentina and the parrilladas my dad used to do every Sunday.

Find the recipe at Laylita's Recipes.

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Pulpo gallego or grilled octopus with paprika Spanish-style. 33

Pulpo gallego or grilled octopus with paprika Spanish-style.

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If you like octopus, you'll love this Spanish version that is one of my favorite tapas.

Find the recipe at Honest Food.

This grilled pineapple and jalapeno pizza is super tasty. 34

This grilled pineapple and jalapeno pizza is super tasty.

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The perfect option for vegetarians who love pizza. 

Find the recipe at Trial and Eater.

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Grilled corn & black bean salad is a fresh summer dish. 35

Grilled corn & black bean salad is a fresh summer dish.

You can add any and all other ingredients to this delicious salad made with grilled corn on the cob.

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.

Esquites are one of Mexico's most famous street foods. 36

Esquites are one of Mexico's most famous street foods.

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And they're a must if you visit the country. Good thing you'll find vendors pretty much anywhere. 

Find the recipe at MamásLatinas.