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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: the list in pictures

Laura Price

26/09/2016

Header images: River Scales at Central; silky palmito, egg yolk and alpaca jerky at Gustu; rosehip, banana and cherry at Tegui

The fourth annual list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants is here, this time featuring more countries than ever before, with the new additions of Paraguay and Panama.

Feast your eyes on these pictures and form your gastronomic wish list for Latin America



No.50 Pura Tierra, Buenos Aires, Argentina - RE-ENTRY

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Carpaccio of Andean tubers at Pura Tierra




No.49 Andrés Carne de Res, Bogotá, Colombia 

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A hearty steak at Andrés Carne de Res




No.48 Dulce Patria, Mexico City, MexicoDULCE PATRIA-LATAM-2016-DISH1

Pink mole and its secret garden at Dulce Patria




No.47 Tierra Colorada Gastro, Asunción, Paraguay - NEW ENTRY

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Lamb cheeks with edible roots at Tierra Colorada Gastro




No.46 La Bourgogne, Punta del Este, Uruguay 

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Smoked anchovies at La Bourgogne




No.45 Tuju, São Paulo, Brazil - NEW ENTRY

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Grouper fish carpaccio at Tuju




No.44 Remanso do Bosque, Belém, Brazil 

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Filhote fish with manteiguinha bean salad at Remanso do Bosque (image: Octavio Cardoso)




No.43 Osaka, Santiago, Chile

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Tiradito criollo at Osaka




No.42 1884 Restaurante, Mendoza, Argentina - RE-ENTRY

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Argentine beef at 1884 Restaurante




No.41 Isolina, Lima, Peru - NEW ENTRY

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Sweetbread stew at Isolina




No.40 Harry Sasson, Bogotá, Colombia



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Sabores Nuestros at Harry Sasson





No.39 Corazón de Tierra, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico - RE-ENTRY

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Tamal (left) and tuna tostadita (right) at Corazón de Tierra




No.38 Malabar, Lima, Peru Malabar-LATAM-2016-DISH2

Pink palm hearts, bitter orange and kefir at Malabar 




No.37 Nicos, Mexico City, Mexico 

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Pork chop at Nicos




No.36 Maito, Panama City, Panama - NEW ENTRY

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 Black pudding without blood, with black rice, at Maito




No.35 Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

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No.34 Fiesta, Lima, Peru

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Rice with meat at Fiesta




No.33 La Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

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Flan with dulce de leche at La Cabrera 




No.32 Alto, Caracas, Venezuela

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Mango bajito at Alto




No.31 Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

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45-day aged T-bone steak at Elena




No.30 Rafael, Lima, Peru

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Scallops at Rafael




No.29 Criterión, Bogotá, Colombia

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 Artichoke and truffle cappuccino, Criterión (image: Jorge Gonzalez)




No.28 Mocotó, São Paulo, Brazil 

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Goat stew at Mocotó (image: Ricardo D'Angelo)




No.27 Osso Carnicería y Salumería, Lima, Peru
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Beef carpaccio at Osso 




No.26 Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Beef at Aramburu 




No.25 Roberta Sudbrack, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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White asparagus in spicy caramel at Roberta Sudbrack 




No.24 A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil - HIGHEST NEW ENTRY 

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Pancetta crackling at A Casa do Porco




No.23 Parador La Huella, José Ignacio, Uruguay  

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Dulce de leche volcano at Parador La Huella 




No.22 99, Santiago, Chile - HIGHEST CLIMBER

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Confit carrot at 99





No.21 Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina - HIGHEST CLIMBER

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Argentine steak at Don Julio




No.20 Ambrosia, Santiago, Chile 

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Grilled octopus at Ambrosia





No.19 Pangea, Monterrey, Mexico 

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Tomato salad at Pangea




No.18 Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Snacks at Lasai




No.17 Olympe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beet cured amberjack, acidic beet purée, crunchy quinoa, spiced mayonnaise at Olympe





No.16 Leo, Bogotá, Colombia

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Langostillo at Leo 




No.15 Amaranta, Toluca, Mexico

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Caption at Amaranta




No.14 Gustu, La Paz, Bolivia

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Silky palmito wit egg yolk and alpaca jerky at Gustu




No.13 El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Llama carpaccio with quinoa at El Baqueano




No.12 La Mar, Lima, Peru 

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Causitas at La Mar




No.11 Sud777, Mexico City, Mexico

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Burrata in salsa verde at Sud777




No.10 Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

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Colorin colorado at Biko




No.9 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hare loin with onion and salsify at Tegui (image: Marcelo Setton)




No.8 Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

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Corn cones with tuna and avocado tartare at Maní




No.7 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru 

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Lemon, basil, strawberry, hot pepper and yoghurt wafers at Astrid y Gastón




No.6 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

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Mamey dessert at Quintonil




No.5 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

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Barbacoa taco at Pujol (image: Araceli Paz)




No.4 Boragó, Santiago, Chile 

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Patagonian lamb à la inverse at Boragó




No.3 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

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Tapioca biscuit and botarga at D.O.M. (image: Rubens Kato)




No.2 Maido, Lima, Peru

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Gindara fish at Maido




No.1 Central, Lima, Peru 

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Green Highlands at Central 




Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2016 was revealed on Monday 26th September in Mexico City. Discover more about Mexican gastronomy and tips for gastronomic trips

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  • Laura Price