Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 list revealed

The 2022 list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants was unveiled at the first physical ceremony since 2019, held on Tuesday evening in Mexico’s Yucatan province.

Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León (D.R.)

Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León (D.R.)

Virgilio Martínez and Pía León’s Central restaurant in Lima, Peru, tops the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. This makes it once again the best restaurant in Latin America and the best restaurant in Peru for 2022. The two chefs are present a total of three times, as their restaurants Kjolle and Mil are also in the ranking, in 8th and 44th position respectively.

Central was joined on the podium by Don Julio (No. 2) from Buenos Aires, also named the best restaurant in Argentina, and Maido (No. 3) from Lima.

Central was also named The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021 in the unique retrospective list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants: Pasado y Futuro, having also been named #1 in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

A total of 21 destinations made the list this year, with Buenos Aires and Lima leading the way with eight restaurants each on the list, followed by São Paulo with seven and Mexico City with five.

Special awards:

A number of special awards were also presented on the night, recognising the excellence of chefs, restaurants and sommeliers:

  • The Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award went to Oteque, Rio de Janeiro;- Ecuador’s Pía Salazar de Nuema in Quito was named Best Pastry Chef in Latin America;
  • Pablo Rivero, sommelier and owner of Don Julio in Buenos Aires, was named best sommelier in Latin America;
  • Jonatan Gómez Luna of Le Chique in Cancún won the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award, an award given by his fellow chefs;
  • Debora Fadul of Diaca in Guatemala City won the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award.

Voici la liste complète des Latin America’s 50 Best :

  1. Central, Lima – Peru
  2. Don Julio, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  3. Maido, Lima – Peru
  4. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo – Brazil
  5. El Chato, Bogotá – Colombia
  6. Maito, Panama City
  7. Pujol, Mexico City
  8. Kjolle, Lima – Peru
  9. Mayta, Lima – Peru
  10. Boragó, Santiago – Chile
  11. Mérito, Lima – Peru
  12. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
  13. Leo, Bogotá – Colombia
  14. Evvai, São Paulo – Brazil
  15. Mishiguene, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  16. Fauna, Valle de Guadalupe, Valparaíso – Chile
  17. Le Chique, Cancún – Mexico
  18. Villa TorélEnsenada – Mexico
  19. Celele, Cartagena de Indias – Colombia
  20. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
  21. Maní,São Paulo – Brazil
  22. El Preferido de Palermo,Buenos Aires – Argentina
  23. Sud 777, Mexico City
  24. Nuema, Quito – Ecuador
  25. Parador La Huella, Playa Brava José Ignacio – Uruguay
  26. Chila, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  27. Metzi, São Paulo – Brazil
  28. Máximo Bistrot,Mexico City
  29. Arca, Tulum – Mexico
  30. Astrid y Gastón, Lima – Peru
  31. Sublime, Guatemala City
  32. Rafael, Lima – Peru
  33. D.O.M.,São Paulo – Brazil
  34. Pangea, Monterrey – Mexico
  35. Charco, São Paulo – Brazil
  36. Aramburu, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  37. Rosetta, Mexico City
  38. Osso, Lima – Peru
  39. Nelita, São Paulo – Brazil
  40. Elena, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  41. Alcalde, Guadalajara – Mexico
  42. La Docena, Guadalajara – Mexico
  43. Quintonil, Mexico City
  44. Mil, Moray – Peru
  45. Gustu, La Paz – Bolivia
  46. Manu, Curitiba – Brazil
  47. Diacá, Guatemala City
  48. Gran Dabbang, Buenos Aires – Argentina
  49. Mesa FrancaBogotá – Colombia
  50. Julia, Buenos Aires – Argentina


Source : The Worlds 50 best


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