Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

Best Restaurant in Latin America, Chefs’ Choice Award 2019, and other winners of the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Awards. Maido in Lima, Peru is named The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2019.

Maido in Lima, Peru was named The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2019 for the third consecutive year. The Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy is comprised of more than 250 regional voting members, each of whom is hand- picked for his or her expert opinion of the Latin American restaurant scene. The votes of this Academy make up the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, an annual barometer of taste.

The list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 was revealed at the seventh annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, held at Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With seven new restaurants and entries across eight countries, the 2019 list reflects the diversity of the ever-evolving Latin American gastronomic scene.

Maido in Lima takes the No.1 spot for the third consecutive year, retaining its status as The Best Restaurant in Latin America. Maido, or ‘welcome’ in Japanese, is the flagship restaurant of chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura, serving inventive tasting menus of Peruvian-Japanese bites such as fish hotdog and sea urchin rice, alongside à la carte options and a classic sushi counter.

Three-time former winner Central lands at No.2. Pujol, in Mexico City, is ranked at No.3, followed by Don Julio in Buenos Aires at No.4 and Boragó in Santiago at No.5 – receiving the titles of The Best Restaurant in Mexico, Argentina and Chile, respectively.

This year, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants features seven new entries: Kjolle, Pía León’s rising restaurant based in Lima, receives the Highest New Entry Award, occupying the No.21 spot on the list. De Patio in Santiago, Chile enters the list at No.34; Mil in Cusco, Peru sits at No.36; La Docena in Mexico City’s Polanco district occupies No.38; while Manu in Curitiba, Brazil enters the list at No.42. The seventh new entry is Mayta from Lima, Peru at No.49.


1 Maido (Lima, Peru) *The Best Restaurant in Latin America/The Best Restaurant in Peru

2 Central (Lima, Peru) *Sustainable Restaurant Award

3 Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) *The Best Restaurant in Mexico

4 Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) *The Best Restaurant in Argentina

5 Boragó (Santiago, Chile) *The Best Restaurant in Chile

6 A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil) *The Best Restaurant in Brazil

7 El Chato (Bogotá, Colombia) *The Best Restaurant in Colombia

8 Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)

9 Osso (Lima, Peru)

10 D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

11 Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

12 Isolina (Lima, Peru)

13 Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

14 Alcalde (Guadalajara, Mexico) *Highest Climber

15 Pangea (Monterrey, Mexico)

16 Sud 777 (Mexico City, Mexico)

17 Maito (Panama City, Panama) *The Best Restaurant in Panama

18 Maní (São Paulo, Brazil)

19 Rafael (Lima, Peru)

20 Mishiguene (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

21 Kjolle (Lima, Peru) *Highest New Entry

22 Harry Sasson (Bogotá, Colombia)

23 Oteque (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

24 Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) *Art of Hospitality Award

25 Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

26 La Mar (Lima, Peru)

27 Rosetta (Mexico City, Mexico)

28 Máximo Bistrot (Mexico City, Mexico)

29 Chila (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

30 Ambrosía (Santiago, Chile)

31 Nicos (Mexico City, Mexico)

32 Le Chique (Cancun, Mexico)

33 Parador La Huella (José Ignacio, Uruguay) *The Best Restaurant in Uruguay

34 De Patio (Santiago, Chile) *New Entry

35 Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

36 Mil (Cusco, Peru) *New Entry

37 Restaurante 040 (Santiago, Chile)

38 La Docena (Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico) *New Entry

39 El Baqueano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

40 Evvai (São Paulo, Brazil) *New Entry

41 La Docena (Guadalajara, Mexico)

42 Manu (Curitiba, Brazil) *New Entry

43 Mocotó (São Paulo, Brazil)

44 Osaka (Santiago, Chile)

45 Elena (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

46 Gran Dabbang (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

47 99 (Santiago, Chile)

48 Malabar (Lima, Peru)

49 Mayta (Lima, Peru) *New Entry

50 Narda Comedor (Buenos Aires, Argentina)