Delicious grilled fish tacos, loaded fajita nachos, juicy Cuban sandwiches; the nation’s stadium food has come a long way from hot dogs and chips. This year NFL stadiums are going local, sourcing food from neighborhood providers and sticking to flavors that pay homepage to the their city’s food roots. So, whether you’re rooting for your favorite team at your home stadium or hitting the road for an away game, there's something delicious to eat, especially if you’re looking for a dish with a Latin twist. We scoured the stadiums for the best Latin influenced dishes and found classic street tacos, creative sandwiches, and decadent chips and fries.
Carne Asada Torta, Levi's Stadium
Home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium’s Tortas Stands in sections 108, 124, and 307 is the place to head to for the stadium’s best Latin dish. They stand dishes up carnitas tortas, pulled chicken tortas, vegan nopales tortas, chips and salsa, and nachos. But for the ultimate torta and Latin food at the stadium go for the carne asada with sliced beef skirt steak, pinto beans, queso fresco, jalapeno peppers, and avocado.
Teal Street Tacos, EverBank Field
Seasoned beef or chicken topped with shredded Monterey jack cheese, pickled red onions, and cilantro in homemade tortillas…street tacos are timeless Mexican cuisine. It’s the dish that crosses all economic boundaries just maybe not fan loyalties. Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars find these Teal Street Tacos at EverBank Field’s Taquerias and in the Bud Light Party Zone.
Ultimate Fajita Nachos, Sun Life Stadium
The Ultimate Fajita Nachos at the Miami Dolphin’s Sun Life Stadium are no ordinary game-day nachos. A mountain of freshly-fried green, yellow, and red chips are topped with a choice of grilled chicken or steak, layered with creamy Gehl’s cheese sauce, adorned with sliced red jalapenos, sliced black olives, and finished with a dollop of southwest salsa, drizzled with smooth sour cream and sprinkled with fresh-cut chives.
Famous Fish Tacos, Qualcomm Stadium
It’s no wonder that with its location near Mexico, San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium would have a plethora of Latin-influenced stadium food. There are chips and salsa, asada fries and tortas but it’s the Famous Fish Tacos that sets the food at the home of the Chargers apart. Grilled mahi mahi, citrus slaw, Mexican crema, diced onions, and cilantro on a warm corn tortilla with fresh cut lime. Get it at Diego’s North of the Border.
Nacho Waffle Fries, Superdome
There are nachos and there are waffle fries and then there are New Orleans Superdome’s nacho waffle fries. Go for the veggie version of waffle fries drizzled with sour cream, chives, pepper, and cheese or try the roast beef version, both offer easy game-day munching and can be found at concession stands And the Superdome’s other favorite Latin dishes (the fajita bar, Cuban sandwiches, and arroz con pollo) are found in the suites on a rotating basis.
Cuban Sandwich, Raymond James Stadium
Juicy black forest ham, topped with roasted pork, Swiss cheese, grilled on locally made Cuban bread. The Cuban sandwich is a popular game day feast at stadiums around the country but Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium has one of the few made on traditional Cuban bread. Grab yours in section 112 or 137.