The inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards took place last night in Lima, Peru with a cross section of world-class restaurants being named as the best places to dine in Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico and more.
Peru dominated the top 10 with Gaston Acurio’s Astrid y Gastón claiming the coveted number one spot, Virgilio Martinez’s Central at no. 4 and Malabar at no.7. The country has a total of seven restaurants on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list sponsored by Cusqueña including Lima’s Maido (no.11), Rafael (no.13), Fiesta (no.14) and Acurio’s La Mar (no.15)
Brazil, another regional and international leader, boasts nine restaurants on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list with São Paulo’s D.O.M at no.2. Helena Rizzo, executive chef of fellow São Paulo restaurant Mani, ranked at no.5, took home the Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award. Another victory for Brazil was Restaurant Remanso do Bosque in Belém receiving The Latin America’s One to Watch Award, sponsored by BBVA.
Mexico also has plenty to celebrate with 10 restaurants on the list. Enrique Olvera’s Pujol is in at no.3, with Olvera also scooping the individual Chefs' Choice Award, sponsored by Telefonica.
Argentina has secured its position on the gastronomic map with 14 restaurants on the list. Restaurant Tegui has been noted as the Best Restaurant in Argentina at no.9, sponsored by Argentina Gourmet.
With four restaurants on the list, Colombia stakes its claim in the continent’s culinary landscape. Taking the no.19 spot, Criterión is crowned the Best Restaurant in Colombia, sponsored by Zacapa.
Uruguay’s Parador La Huella was named The Best Restaurant in Uruguay, sponsored by Les Concierges.
Restaurant Alto in Caracas was awarded with The Best Restaurant in Venezuela, also sponsored by Les Concierges.
The Best Restaurant in Chile, sponsored by Fundación Imagen de Chile, goes to Rodolfo Guzmán’s Boragó at no.8.
For more visit the official webpage for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list.