Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list was revealed at a grand ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia, on Tuesday 24th October.

Congratulations to all the restaurants on the list, including Maido in Lima, the brand new No.1 and The Best Restaurant in Latin America, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

‘Maido’ means ‘welcome’ in Japanese and the word epitomises the experience at chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura’s restaurant. From start to finish, diners are treated as if they’re at home and taken on a gastronomic journey through Peru’s finest produce. After four years in the top echelons of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, this year Maido takes the top spot – a well-deserved accolade for a cook who is liked and respected across the world.

For this year’s Best Pastry chef, the award went to Saiko Izawa from Brazil, while the Chef’s Choice award, was presented to Latin America’s Germán Martitegui.

This year’s Latin America’s 1-50 Best Restaurants list in full:

Maido, Peru – Best Restaurant in Peru

Central, Peru 

D.O.M., Brazil – Best Restaurant in Brazil

Pujol, Mexico – Best Restaurant in Mexico 

Boragó, Chile – Best Restaurant in Chile 

Quintonil, Mexico

Astrid Y Gastón, Peru – Art of Hospitality Award

A Casa do Porco, Brazil

Mani, Brazil

Tegui, Argentina – Best Restaurant in Argentina

Sud777, Mexico

Osso, Peru

Don Julio, Argentina

99, Chile

La Mar, Peru

Lasai, Brazil 

Harry Sasson, Colombia – Highest Climber, Best Restaurant in Colombia

Leo, Colombia

El Baqueano, Argentina

Maito, Panama – Best Restaurant in Panama

Isolina, Peru

Parador La Huelia, Uruguay – Best Restaurant in Uruguay

Olympe, Brazil

Rafael, Peru

Pangea, Mexico

Chila, Argentina 

Mocoto, Brazil

Gustu, Bolivia – Best Restaurant in Bolivia 

Nico’s, Mexico

Malabar, Peru

Biko, Mexico

Amaranta, Mexico

Ambrosia, Chile

Corazon de Tierra, Mexico

Rosetta, Mexico

Alcalde, Mexico – Highest New Entry 

Elena, Argentina 

Restaurante 040, Chile

Maximo Bistrot, Mexico

Villanos en Bermuda, Colombia

Esquina Mocoto, Brazil

Laja, Mexico

La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill, Mexico

Aramburu, Argentina

Tuju, Brazil  

Fiesta, Peru

AmazPeru

Crizia, Argentina 

ProperArgentina

Mishiguene, Argentina

Three awards were already announced ahead of the ceremony: Leonor Espinoza of Leo in Bogotá (Colombia) is Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2017Guillermo González Beristáin of Pangea in Monterrey (Mexico) has received the Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, and Oro in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) has been named as the One to Watch Award 2017.