Discover Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019

La premiación Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 fue celebrada en Buenos Aires, Argentina

Foodies, get ready to update your list of restaurants-to-visit visit this year. For the first time Buenos Aires, Argentina shosted the 2019 edition of the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony. This list, one of the most prestigious in the world gastronomy scene, highlights the best restaurants in Latin America year after year.

For the third consecutive year, Maido from Lima, Peru retained the top spot on the list. This restaurant by chef Mitsuharu “Micha” Tsumura stands out for its succulent Nikkei menu – a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Central, another Peruvian restaurant, ranked second, in addition to receiving the Sustainable Restaurant Award.

Latin America’s Best Restaurants in 2019

Here are the most outstanding gastronomic places of the year:

  1. Maido (Lima, Peru)
  2. Central (Lima, Peru)
  3. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
  4. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  5. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
  6. A Casa do Porco (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  7. El Chato (Bogota, Colombia)
  8. Leo (Bogota, Colombia)
  9. Osso (Lima, Peru)
  10. D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
  12. Isolina (Lima, Peru)
  13. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)
  14. Alcalde (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  15. Pangea (Monterrey, Mexico)
  16. Sud 777 (Mexico City, Mexico)
  17. Maito (Panama City, Panama)
  18. Maní (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  19. Rafael (Lima, Peru)
  20. Mishiguene (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  21. Kjolle (Lima, Peru)
  22. Harry Sasson (Bogota, Colombia)
  23. Oteque (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  24. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  25. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  26. La Mar (Lima, Peru)
  27. Rosetta (Mexico City, Mexico)
  28. Máximo Bistrot (Mexico City, Mexico)
  29. Chila (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  30. Ambrosía (Santiago, Chile)
  31. Nicos (Mexico City, Mexico)
  32. Le Chique (Cancún, Mexico)
  33. Parador La Huella (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay)
  34. De Patio (Santiago, Chile)
  35. Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  36. Mil (Cusco, Peru)
  37. Restaurante 040 (Santiago, Chile)
  38. La Docena (Polanco) (Mexico City, Mexico)
  39. El Baqueano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  40. Evvai (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  41. La Docena (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  42. Manu (Curitiba, Brazil)
  43. Mocotó (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  44. Osaka (Santiago, Chile)
  45. Elena (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  46. Gran Dabbang (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  47. 99 (Santiago, Chile)
  48. Malabar (Lima, Peru)
  49. Mayta (Lima, Peru)
  50. Narda Comedor (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Representantes de los mejores restaurantes de Latinoamérica en la premiación Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019
Representatives of 2019’s top restaurants. (Source: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.)

Awards by Country

Peru, in addition to getting first and second place, tied with Mexico for the number of restaurants per country on the list. Both nations contain 11 venues in the ranking, while Brazil follows in second place with nine.

Plato de Parrilla Don Julio, mejor restaurante argentino y el quinto mejor en América Latina según los Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019
A sample plate from Don Julio, fourth place on the list.

Argentina, this year’s host country, ranked third with eight restaurants, including Don Julio in fourth place. Argentine Tomás Kalika, chef of Mishiguene (restaurant number 20 of the list), also received the Chefs’ Choice Award, the only award in the ceremony chosen by the chefs themselves.

Chile ranked fourth with six restaurants, including Ambrosía at Number 30. Carolina Bazán, Ambrosía’s chef, was received Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award. Colombia ranked fifth with three locations. Uruguay and Panama close the list tied in sixth place with one restaurant each.

About Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is produced by William Reed Business Media, publisher of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants lists. The Latin American list is prepared with the opinions and experiences from more than 250 culinary industry experts in the region.

William Reed Business Media organizes the event with support from the Buenos Aires Tourism Office and the Tourism Board of the Nation of Argentina.

Source: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants / YouTube