Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants for 2013 Revealed

World’s 50 Best named the top restaurants and chefs in Latin America

Helena Rizzo, executive chef of Maní in Sao Paulo, received the Veuve Clicquot Latin America´s Best Female Chef Award.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants announced its first-ever list of the best restaurants in Latin America last night at an event live-streamed from Lima, Peru.

During the awards ceremony, World's Best gave the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement award to chef Gastón Acurio of Astrid y Gastón, which occupies spot number 14 on the World's Best restaurant list and was voted the best restaurant in all of Latin America. Helena Rizzo, executive chef of Maní in Sao Paulo, received the Veuve Clicquot Latin America´s Best Female Chef Award.

The list was established by a vote of 252 experts in Latin America who each cast seven votes for the restaurants "where they have had their ‘best experience’ during the last 18 months before the voting deadline."

Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants are:


50. Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina
49. Hernán Gipponi Restaurante, Buenos Aires, Argentina
48. Osaka, Santiago, Chile
47. El Cielo, Bogota, Colombia
46. Laja, Ensenada, Mexico
45. Casa Umare, Buenos Aires, Argentina
44. Paraje Arevalo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
43. Pitiona, Oaxaca, Mexico
42. La Bourgogne, Punta Del Este, Uruguay
41. Epice, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40. Unik, Buenos Aires, Argentina
39. El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
38. Remanso Do Bosque, Belem, Brazil
37. Francis Mallmann 1884, Mendoza, Argentina
36. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico
35. Olympe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
34. Casa Oaxaca Hotel, Oaxaca, Mexico
33. Pura Tierra, Buenos Aires, Argentina
32. Attimo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
31. Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
30. Corazón De Tierra, Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico
29. Sucre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
28. Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
27. Oviedo Buenos Aires, Argentina
26. Mero Toro, Mexico City, Mexico
25. Alto, Caracas, Venezuela
24. Andres Carné de Res, Chia, Bogota, Colombia
23. Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil
22. Harry Sasson, Bogota, Colombia
21. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
20. Parador La Huella, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
19. Criterion, Bogota, Colombia
18. Tomo 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina
17. La Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina
16. Mocoto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
15. La Mar, Lima, Peru
14. Fiesta, Lima, Peru
13.  Rafael, Lima, Peru
12. Pangea, Monterrey, Mexico
11. Maido, Lima, Peru
10. Roberta Sudbrack, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
9. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
7. Malabar, Lima, Peru
6. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
5. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
4. Central, Lima, Peru
3. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
2. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
1. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru