Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants – 2016 Edition

latam50bannerWorld’s 50 best Restaurants issued the fourth list of the 50 best Latin American Restaurants. I have eaten on more restaurants of this list, I am up to 21, with reservations on two more :).  It is pretty similar to last years although I do like the change of the top restaurants in Mexico and Colombia, I am a fan of both Leo and Pujol. I also liked the inclusion of Tuju in Brazil, I had a fabulous meal there.

Heres the list (with links to blog post where I have referenced them in the past here in the blog and in bold the ones I’ve been to) : latam50

  1. Central (Lima, Peru)
  2. Maido (Lima, Peru)
  3. D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  4.  Borago (Santiago, Chile)
  5. Pujol (Mexico City)
  6.  Quintonil (Mexico City)
  7. Astrid y Gaston (Lima, Peru)
  8. Maní (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  9. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  10. Biko (Mexico City)
  11. Sud 777 (Mexico City)
  12. La Mar (Lima, Peru)
  13. El Baqueano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  14. Gustu (La Paz, Bolivia)
  15. Amaranta (Toluca, Mexico)
  16. Leo (Bogota, Colombia)
  17. Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  18. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  19. Pangea (Monterrey, Mexico)
  20. Ambrosía (Santiago, Chile)
  21. Parrilla Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  22. 99 Restaurante (Santiago, Chile)
  23. Parador La Huella (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay)
  24. A casa do Porco (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  25. Roberta Sudbrack (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  26. Aramburu (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  27. Osso (Lima, Peru)
  28. Mocoto (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  29. Criterión (Bogotá, Colombia)
  30. Rafael (Lima, Peru)
  31. Elena (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  32. Alto (Caracas, Venezuela)
  33. La Cabrera (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  34. Fiesta (Lima, Peru)
  35. Chila (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  36. Maito (Panama City, Panama)
  37. Nicos (Mexico City, Mexico)
  38. Malabar (Lima, Peru)
  39. Corazon de Tierra (Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico)
  40. Harry Sasson (Bogota, Colombia)
  41. Isolina (Lima, Peru)
  42. 1884 Restaurante (Mendoza, Argentina)
  43. Osaka (Santiago, Chile)
  44. Remanso do Bosque (Belem, Brazil)
  45. Tuju (sao Paulo, Brazil)
  46. La Bourgogne (Punta del Este, Uruguay)
  47. Tierra Colorada Gastro (asuncion, Paraguay)
  48. Restaurante Dulce Patria (Mexico City)
  49. Andres Carne de Res (Bogota, Colombia)
  50. Pura Tierra (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Other awards:

  • The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Claude Troisgros, Olympe, Rio de Janeiro
  • Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef Award :  Gustavo Sáez
  • Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef: Kamilla Seidler, Gustu, Bolivia

Individual Country winners:

  • Argentina – Tegui
  • Bolivia: Gustu
  • Brazil: Dom
  • Chile: Borago
  • Colombia: Leo
  • Mexico: Pujol
  • Peru: Central
  • Venezuela: Alto
  • Uruguay: Paradar de La huella
  • Panama: Maito

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