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For the primary time since 2019, the highest cooks in Latin America had been all in the identical room final evening. In Mérida, on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, there was a lot for them to have fun – outdated mates to see, meals markets to discover, flavours to strive for the primary time. Many had not been to Mérida earlier than, and to not Mexico in a few years. Bringing all of them right here collectively was the return of Latin America’s 50 Finest Eating places, introduced in a joyful countdown ceremony within the metropolis’s centre on 15 November 2022. “There’s plenty of mates right here,” mentioned Chef Alvaro Clavijo of Bogotá’s El Chato, who got here straight from consuming his means by a neighborhood market to the occasion, in denims and a cap. “So I get to see all people and go straight to the meals.”

Latin America’s 50 Finest Eating places – an offshoot of The World’s 50 Finest Eating places – are chosen by a panel of greater than 300 regional voting members. These are journalists, meals critics, and fellow cooks who submit their 10 greatest eating experiences from the previous 12 months (no less than three of which should be from outdoors of their respective residence nation) to the pool. 

As in years previous, the reveal speaks to some tendencies. Lima reigns supreme – the meals hub is chargeable for 4 of the Prime 10 eating places this 12 months, tying with Buenos Aires for the town greatest represented on your entire checklist of fifty (each have eight entries general). São Paulo follows with seven entries on the checklist, and Mexico Metropolis is fourth with 5 eating places included. The checklist in full showcases the ever-evolving (and extremely cool) neighborhood of culinary powerhouses all through North, Central, and South America. Learn on for the outcomes.

Pablo Rivero (winner of Latin America’s Finest Sommelier award) and Guido Tassi, of second place restaurant Don Julio from Buenos Aires.

Pablo Domina/Courtesy Latin America’s 50 Finest Eating places

Maito in Panama Metropolis received the Highest Climber Award, leaping 36 locations from final 12 months to sixth place on the checklist. 

JOSE SAENZ/Courtesy Latin America’s 50 Finest Eating places

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Central in Lima, the flagship restaurant of cooks Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, ranks primary for the primary time since 2016 (although in all equity, Central did high final 12 months’s best-of-all-time checklist for Latin America). 

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After Central, there’s Don Julio in Buenos Aires (a former first place winner, from Pablo Rivero and Guido Tassi) and Mitsuharu Tsumura’s Maido in Lima (which received first for 3 consecutive years between 2017 and 2019) takes third. They’re adopted by A Casa do Porco from Jefferson Rueda and Janaína Rueda in São Paulo, and El Chato in Bogotá in fifth place. 

Filling out the Prime 10 are Maito in Panama Metropolis, Pujol in Mexico Metropolis, Kjolle in Lima, Mayta in Lima, and Boragó in Santiago. Maito additionally received the Highest Climber Award, having risen 36 spots from final 12 months to sixth place.

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Particular awards had been additionally handed out throughout the ceremony to chose cooks. Chef Dominique Crenn was available to current the award for Latin America’s Finest Feminine Chef to Manoella “Manu” Buffara of Manu in Curitiba, Brazil. Manu ranked 46 on the general checklist.