Restaurant Magazine just released the annual ranking of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013, and Argentina has more restaurants in the Top 50 than any other country in the region.
A distinguished panel of 250 food writers and critics, chefs and restauranteurs voted for their favorite restaurants across four regions: Mexico and Central America, South America (North), South America (South) and Brazil. According to the 50 Best manifesto, “the divisions are designed to represent the Latin American restaurant scene as fairly as possible. Each region has its own panel of 63 members (and) each panelist has seven votes.”
After all of the eating and judging, Argentina ended up with 15 restaurants in the Top 50 including Tegui (9), La Cabrera (17), Tomo I (18), Oviedo (27), Chila (28), Sucre (29), Aramburu (31), Pura Tierra (33), Francis Mallman 1884 (37), El Baqueano (39), Unik (40), Paraje Arevalo (44), Casa Umare (45), Gipponi (49) and the Four Seasons’ Elena (50). Two Uruguay restaurants also made the Top 50 including La Huella in Jose Ignacio (20) and La Bourgonne in Punta del Este (42).
The 50 winning chefs attended the awards ceremony this week in Lima which also happens to be home to the number one restaurant in the ranking, Peruvian fusion culinary jewel Astrid y Gaston. Sao Paulo’s D.O.M. and Mexico City’s Pujol rounded out Latin America’s Top 3 restaurants.
After Argentina, the other Latin countries with the most restaurants in the Top 50 were Mexico (11), Brazil (9) and Peru (7), according to La Nacion’s Loreley Gaffoglio. (Full Story in Spanish)
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