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Here Are Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Winners for 2017

Lima restaurant Maido unseats Central to take the top spot

A dish at Maido
Photo: Maido / Facebook

Yesterday, the restaurant-ranking World’s 50 Best organization revealed their annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list from an event in Bogotá, Colombia. This year, Maido, chef Mitsuharu Tsumura’s Nikkei tasting menu restaurant in Lima, Peru, takes the top spot.

Maido unseats Central, the Lima restaurant from husband-and-wife team Virgilio Martinez and Pia León, which held the title for three years. Central is now second on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants; it also fell one spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017, now ranked number 5. Maido is currently number 8 on the full World’s 50 Best list.

D.O.M., chef Alex Atala’s São Paulo restaurant known for its use of native Brazilian ingredients, earns the number 3 slot this year. Enrique Olvera’s Pujol in Mexico City and Santiago restaurant Boragó round out the top five.

The organization, which controversially grants an award for the Best Female Chef, already announced that award for Latin America, as well as a lifetime achievement award and the One to Watch award for the region. Chef Leonor Espinosa, of Eater essential Bogotá restaurant Leo (number 18 on the Latin America list) is Latin America’s Best Female Chef; Guillermo González Beristáin of Pangea in Monterrey was awarded the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award; and chef Felipe Bronze’s Oro in Rio De Janeiro is one to watch in 2017.

Here now, the full list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants:

  1. Maido, Lima, Perú
  2. Central, Lima, Perú
  3. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brasil
  4. Pujol, México City, México
  5. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
  6. Quintonil, México City, México
  7. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
  8. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brasil
  9. Maní, São Paulo, Brasil
  10. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Sud 777, México City, México
  12. Osso Carnicería y Salumería, Lima, Perú
  13. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  14. 99, Santiago, Chile
  15. La Mar, Lima, Perú
  16. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  17. Harry Sasson, Bogotá, Colombia
  18. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia
  19. El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  20. Maito, Panamá City, Panamá
  21. Isolina, Lima, Perú
  22. Parador La Huella, José Ignacio, Uruguay
  23. Olympe, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  24. Rafael, Lima, Perú
  25. Pangea, Monterrey, México
  26. Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  27. Mocotó, São Paulo, Brasil
  28. Gustu, La Paz, Bolivia
  29. Nicos, México City, México
  30. Malabar, Lima, Perú
  31. Biko, México City, México
  32. Amaranta, Toluca, México
  33. Ambrosia, Santiago, Chile
  34. Corazón de Tierra, Valle de Guadalupe, México
  35. Rosetta, México City, México (Nueva entrada)
  36. Alcalde, Guadalajara, México (Nueva entrada)
  37. Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  38. Restaurante 040, Santiago, Chile (Nueva entrada)
  39. Máximo Bistrot, México City, México (Nueva entrada)
  40. Villanos en Bermudas, Bogotá, Colombia (Nueva entrada)
  41. Esquina Mocotó, São Paulo, Brasil (Nueva entrada)
  42. Laja, Valle de Guadalupe, México (Nueva entrada)
  43. La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill, Guadalajara, México (Nueva entrada)
  44. Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  45. Tuju, São Paulo, Brasil
  46. Fiesta, Lima, Perú
  47. Amaz, Lima, Perú (Nueva entrada)
  48. Crizia, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nueva entrada)
  49. Proper, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nueva entrada)
  50. Mishiguene, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nueva entrada)

Latin Americas's 50 Best Restaurants [World’s 50 Best]

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