• Central in Lima is named The Best Restaurant in Latin America, for a third consecutive year.
• Restaurants from 11 countries in the region are represented, the most diverse in the four years of the list, with new entries from Panama and Paraguay. Mexico City, September 26, 2016. During an exciting and colourful ceremony, the Peruvian restaurant Central was revealed as the No.1 ranked restaurant at the 2016 edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.
The announcement took place this evening at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City, in an event that celebrates the very best of Latin American gastronomy and showcases its top chefs. Receiving the award for a third year in a row, Central chef-owners Virgilio Martínez and Pía León continue to work at the forefront of gastronomy shaping an ever-evolving Peruvian cuisine, remarkable for its quality and innovation.
Maido, also from Lima, Peru, ranks in second place, while D.O.M. from São Paulo, Brazil is rewarded with the third position.
Boragó from Chile holds the No.4 spot, and host country Mexico sees its highest ranked restaurant, Pujol, at No.5, following with Quintonil in 6th place.
Now in its fourth year, the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is becoming more diverse than ever.
There are five new entries (and three re-entries) in 2016, including: A Casa do Porco from Brazil at No.24, winning the Highest New Entry Award; Isolina from Peru (41) and Tuju from Brazil (45). This year Panama and Paraguay are represented in the list for the first time with the inclusion of Maito (36) and Tierra Colorada Gastro (47), respectively. With restaurants from 11 countries featuring overall – more than ever before.
Source : Asia’s Best50