Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013


World’s 50 best Restaurants released its first, 50 best restaurants in Latin America list yesterday. Being Latin American does mean I’m doing better in this list that in the worldwide one, I’ve been to 12 out of the 50 – Lots of great eating still to do! (who is going with me?) I think in general some great finds, but I do not believe Criterion is the best restaurant in Colombia – just have to put that out there! I was also surprised by how many restaurants Argentina has on the list. I would have never thought that they would have more than Mexico, Brazil or Peru. Also surprising, how few Peru restaurants (yet given restaurants per population, they are doing great!)

Who is in? Here’s the list:

1. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Perú

2. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brasil

3. Pujol, México City, México

4. Central, Lima, Perú

5. Mani, São Paulo, Brasil

6. Biko, México City, México

7. Malabar, Lima, Perú

8. Boragó, Santiago, Chile

9. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

10. Roberta Sudbrack, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

11. Maido, Lima, Perú

12. Pangea, Monterrey, México

13.Rafael, Lima, Perú

14. Fiesta, Lima, Perú

15. La Mar, Lima, Perú

16. Mocotó, São Paulo, Brasil

17. La Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina

18. Tomo 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina

19. Criterión Bogotá, Colombia

20. Parador La Huella, José Ignacio, Uruguay

21. Quintonil, México City, México

22. Harry Sasson, Bogotá, Colombia

23. Fasano, São Paulo, Brasil

24. Andrés Carne de Res, Chia, Colombia

25. Alto Caracas, Venezuela

26. Merotoro, México City, México

27. Oviedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

28. Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina

29. Sucre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

30. Corazón de Tierra, Valle de Guadalupe, México

31. Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina

32. Attimo, São Paulo, Brasil

33. Pura Tierra Buenos Aires, Argentina

34. Casa Oaxaca Hotel, Oaxaca, México

35. Olympe, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

36. Sud 777, México City, México

37. Francis Mallmann 1884, Mendoza, Argentina

38. Remanso do Bosque, Belém, Brasil

39. El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

40. Unik, Buenos Aires, Argentina

41. Epice, São Paulo, Brasil

42. La Bourgogne, Punta del Este, Uruguay

43. Pitiona, Oaxaca, México

44. Paraje Arévalo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

45. Casa Umare, Buenos Aires, Argentina

46. Laja Ensenada, México

47. El Cielo Bogotá, Colombia

48. Osaka, Santiago, Chile

49. Hernán Gipponi Restaurante, Buenos Aires, Argentina

50. Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2013 was given to Helena Rizzo

The One to watch award: Remanso do Bosque

Chef’s Choice Award: Pujol

Individual Country winners: 

  • Argentina – Tegui
  • Brazil: Dom
  • Chile: Borago
  • Colombia: Criterion
  • Mexico: Pujol
  • Peru: Astrid & Gaston
  • Venezuela: Alto
  • Uruguay: Paradar de La huella

This is also the tally by country of the Top 50:

  • Argentina: 13
  • Brazil: 11
  • Chile: 2
  • Colombia: 4
  • Mexico: 11
  • Peru: 7
  • Venezuela: 1
  • Uruguay: 2

5 thoughts

  1. thanks for posting, gets some good ideas but… agree with you… lame list! at least on the bogota front! ohh and astrid y gaston lima is good but I wouldnt even put at the top 10 latam! I think it is missing from colombia: rafael nueve agave azul

    but I love the fact that andrees carne de res is there!


    On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Tati’s Tidbits

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