Pan American Bakery & Grill is a hidden gem in Arlington serving authentic Bolivian and international fare. The menu is extensive, featuring everything from seafood specialties to fresh baked goods.
The star of the show is Pan American’s salteñas, which are Bolivian-style empanadas filled with beef or chicken stew. They’re perfectly crispy and flaky on the outside, with hearty chunks of meat, carrots, potatoes, and authentic spices in the inside. At $2.75 a piece, these are a delicious and affordable lunch option!
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, Pan American also has a bakery display case overflowing with pastries, cakes, and tarts. Try a slice of their indulgent Tres Leches cake, a buttery sponge cake soaked in three different kinds of milk.. The eatery features a number of tables inside, but you can also take your food to go.