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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants for 2015, Revealed

Chef Virgilio Martinez's Central in Lima, Peru tops the list for the second year running.

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Last night, the winners of this year's roster of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants — a list organized by S.Pellegrino's The World's 50 Best organization — were revealed at Mexico City's Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso museum of culture and arts.

For the second year in a row, chef Virgilio Martinez's Central in Lima earned the top spot. Rodolfo Guzmán's Boragó in Santiago rose from fifth place last year to second this year, while chef Gastón Acurio's Astrid y Gastón fell from number two to nùmero tres. That pushed chef Alex Atala's D.O.M. in São Paulo, Brazil down to fourth place.

Mexico City's sprightly culinary scene maintained three restaurants among the top 10: Jorge Vallejo's Quintonil rose to fifth place; Enrique Olvera's Pujol fell to number nine; and Biko — from chefs Mikel Alonso, Gerard Bellver, and Bruno Oteizafell — landed at number 10. Both Mexico and Argentina had 10 restaurants on the list.

New honorees include: Osso Carnicería y Salumeria in Lima, Peru (no. 34); Andrés Carne de Res Chia, Columbia (no. 42); Restó, Buenos Aires, Argentina (no. 43); Maximo Bistrot (no. 41), Nicos (no. 47), and Dulce Patria (no. 49) all in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Argentinean chef Francis Mallmann's eponymous restaurant fell off the top 50 this year, as did Mexico City's MeroToro.

The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award went to 39-year-old Enrique Olvera (Pujol in Mexico City; Cosme in New York City). Chilean chef Rodolfo Guzmán (Boragó) won this year's Chefs' Choice Award. Finally, Astrid Gutsche of Astrid y Gastón in Lima took home Latin America's Best Pastry Chef Award. Find the full list of winners below:

Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2015

1. Central Lima, Peru
2. Boragó Santiago, Chile
3. Astrid y Gastón Lima, Peru
4. D.O.M. São Paulo, Brazil
5. Maido Lima, Peru 
6. Quintonil Mexico City, Mexico 
7. Tegui Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Maní São Paulo, Brazil
9. Pujol Mexico City, Mexico
10. Biko Mexico City, Mexico
11. Parador La Huella José Ignacio, Uruguay
12. La Mar Lima, Peru 
13. Pangea Monterrey, Mexico
14. Roberta Sudbrack Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15. El Baqueano Buenos Aires, Argentina 
16. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17. Gustu La Paz, Bolivia
18. Criterión Bogotá, Colombia
19. La Cabrera Buenos Aires, Argentina
20. Malabar Lima, Peru
21. Chila Buenos Aires, Argentina 
22. Amaranta Toluca, Mexico
23. Olympe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
24. Harry Sasson Bogotá, Colombia
25. Osaka Santiago, Chile 
26. Epice São Paulo, Brazil 
27. Sud 777 Mexico City, Mexico
28. Aramburu Buenos Aires, Argentina
29. Alto, Caracas, Venezuela
30. El Cielo Bogotá, Colombia 
31. Fiesta Lima, Peru
32. Ambrosía Santiago, Chile 
33. Leo Cocina y Cava Bogotá, Colombia
34. Osso Carnicería y Salumeria Lima, Peru (new)
35. Mocotó São Paulo, Brazil 
36. La Picantería Lima, Peru
37. Elena Buenos Aires, Argentina
38. Remanso Do Bosque Belém, Brazil
39. Oviedo Buenos Aires, Argentina
40. La Bourgogne Punta del Este, Uruguay 
41. Maximo Bistrot, Mexico City (new)
42. Andrés Carne de Res Chia, Columbia (new)
43. Restó, Buenos Aires, Argentina (new)
44. Rosetta, Mexico City
45. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (new)
46. 99, Santiago, Chile (new)
47. Nicos, Mexico City (new)
48. Tarquino Buenos Aires, Argentina 
49. Dulce Patria, Mexico City (new)
50. Rafael Lima, Peru

Latin America 50 Best 2015 Winners Release