Yuca bollo
Place of originColombia Colombia
Region or stateLatin America
Associated cuisineColombia, Panama, Cuba, Ecuador
Main ingredientsYuca, corn or potatoes

A bollo is a bun, popular in Latin America, made from corn, yuca, or potato. Variations are found in the cuisines of Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba (Tamal de maíz solamente) and Panama. Corn and yuca bollos are an indigenous food of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Panama, where they are boiled in leaves.[1] This preparation is similar to the humita of the Andes, the hallaquita of Venezuela and the pamonha of Brazil.[2][better source needed]

In Colombia, bollos are sold by street vendors along the Colombian coast, as well as in stores and supermarkets. They are primarily served for breakfast as an accompaniment with cheese.

Panamanian bollo has been described as a type of tamale.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Bollo de mazorca - Recetas Cocina Colombiana". 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Appetizers - Pleasing Bollos Recipe Recipe - Recipe4Living". 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ Kraig, B.; D, C.T.S.P. (2013). Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-59884-955-4. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Howard, A. (1999). Central America. Fodor's Up Close Series. Fodor's Travel Publications. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-679-00311-3. Retrieved October 17, 2018.