The 2019 edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards took place on Thursday, October 10 in Buenos Aires. Maido took the number one spot, winning the title of best restaurant in Latin America. The winners are voted by the organization’s Academy, which is “comprised of 252 members, each selected for their expert opinion of the Latin American restaurant scene,” according to their website.
Maido, chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura’s Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year. The number 2 spot was scooped up by Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon’s Central. The restaurant also received the organization’s 2019 Sustainable Restaurant Award.
Pia Leon’s restaurant Kjolle debuted on this year’s list at number 21, thus earning the organization’s Highest New Entry Award. Two other Peruvian restaurants debuted on the list, including Mil in Cusco and Mayta in Lima. Peru along with Mexico led the list with 11 restaurants each. The Peruvian restaurants included this year are:
No. 1: Maido (Lima, Peru)
No. 2: Central (Lima, Peru)
No. 9: Osso (Lima, Peru)
No. 12: Isolina (Lima, Peru)
No. 13: Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)
No. 19: Rafael (Lima, Peru)
No. 26: La Mar (Lima, Peru)
No. 36: Mil (Cusco, Peru) *New Entry
No. 48: Malabar (Lima, Peru)
No. 49: Mayta (Lima, Peru) *New Entry
See the full list here.
Cover photo: The World’s 50 Best
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