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
D.O.M., Brazil – Best Restaurant in Brazil
Pujol, Mexico – Best Restaurant in Mexico
Boragó, Chile – Best Restaurant in Chile
Astrid Y Gastón, Peru – Art of Hospitality Award
A Casa do Porco, Brazil
Tegui, Argentina – Best Restaurant in Argentina
Don Julio, Argentina
La Mar, Peru
Harry Sasson, Colombia – Highest Climber, Best Restaurant in Colombia
El Baqueano, Argentina
Maito, Panama – Best Restaurant in Panama
Parador La Huelia, Uruguay – Best Restaurant in Uruguay
Gustu, Bolivia – Best Restaurant in Bolivia
Corazon de Tierra, Mexico
Alcalde, Mexico – Highest New Entry
Restaurante 040, Chile
Maximo Bistrot, Mexico
Villanos en Bermuda, Colombia
Esquina Mocoto, Brazil
La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill, Mexico
Three awards were already announced ahead of the ceremony: Leonor Espinoza of Leo in Bogotá (Colombia) is Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2017, Guillermo 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.