Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2018

For the second consecutive year, Maido has been voted No.1 in the list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Led by chef-owner Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura, Maido is a space where visitors can experience Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavours that delights diners from across the world.

The sixth annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, which celebrates the best-in-class of Latin American gastronomy, was held on Tuesday 30 October at the Ágora events center in Bogotá, Colombia, with the attendance of chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, international influencers, journalists and gourmands.


As well as being named The Best Restaurant in Latin America, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Maido is also named The Best Restaurant in Peru. Three times former winner Central is ranked at No.2 on the annual list. Pujol, in Mexico City, is at No.3, followed by Boragó in Santiago at No.4 and D.O.M in São Paulo at No.5; these last three received the titles of The Best Restaurant in Mexico, Chile and Brazil respectively.

The top 10 is completed by Don Julio, in Buenos Aires, at No.6; A Casa Do Porco in São Paulo, at No.7; Astrid y Gastón in Lima at No.8; Quintonil in Mexico City at No.9 and Leo in Bogotá at No.10.


In 2018, Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants features six new entries: El Chato, the upcoming restaurant of host country Colombia, based in Bogotá, also receiving the Highest New Entry Award, occupying the No.21 spot on this year's list. Oteque in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, enters the list at No.33; Le Chique in Riviera Maya, Mexico sits at No.34; Gran Dabbang in Buenos Aires, Argentina, occupies No.38; while Narda Comedor, also from the Argentine capital, enters the list at No.46. The sixth new entry at No.49 is Oro, also from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which was honoured with the One To Watch Award in 2017. From Chile’s capital, Santiago, restaurant Osaka is a re-entry at No.47. 

The List

1 Maido Lima, Peru

2 Central Lima, Peru

3 Pujol Mexico City, Mexico

4 Boragó Santiago, Chile

5 D.O.M. São Paulo, Brazil

6 Don Julio Buenos Aires, Argentina

7 A Casa do Porco São Paulo, Brazil

8 Astrid y Gastón Lima, Peru

9 Quintonil Mexico City, Mexico

10 Leo Bogotá, Colombia

11 Tegui Buenos Aires, Argentina

12 Maní São Paulo, Brazil

13 Isolina Lima, Peru

14 Sud 777 Mexico City, Mexico

15 Villanos en Bermudas Bogotá, Colombia

16 Rafael Lima, Peru

17 La Mar Lima, Peru

18 Mishiguene Buenos Aires, Argentina

19 Chila Buenos Aires, Argentina

20 Máximo Bistrot Mexico City, Mexico

21 El Chato, Bogotá Colombia NEW ENTRY

22 Parador La Huella Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

23 Harry Sasson Bogotá, Colombia

24 Ambrosia Santiago, Chile

25 Osso Lima, Peru

26 Lasai Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

27 Olympe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

28 99 Santiago, Chile

29 Maito Panama City, Panama

30 Pangea Monterrey, Mexico

31 Alcalde Guadalajara, Mexico

32 Elena Buenos Aires, Argentina

33 Oteque Rio de Janeiro, Brazil NEW ENTRY

34 Le Chique Cancun, Mexico NEW ENTRY

35 Corazón de Tierra Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

36 El Baqueano Buenos Aires, Argentina

37 Nicos Mexico City, Mexico

38 Gran Dabbang Buenos Aires, Argentina NEW ENTRY

39 Malabar Lima, Peru

40 La Docena Guadalajara, Mexico

41 Rosetta Mexico City, Mexico

42 Aramburu Buenos Aires, Argentina

43 Restaurante 040 Santiago, Chile

44 Proper Buenos Aires, Argentina

45 Mocotó São Paulo, Brazil

46 Narda Comedor Buenos Aires, Argentina NEW ENTRY

47 Osaka Santiago, Chile RE-ENTRY

48 Amaz Lima, Peru

49 Oro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil NEW ENTRY

50 Tuju São Paulo, Brazil