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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 in pictures

Laura Price

23/09/2015

Header image: the 60-mile fish from Central


For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, tops the Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list. Chefs Virgílio Martínez and Pía León picked up their award at an incredible celebration attended by cooks from all over the region, in Mexico City. Now check out the other restaurants on the list, with these mouthwatering pictures.



No.50 Rafael, Lima, Peru



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Scallops, Rafael


No.49 Dulce Patria, Mexico City, Mexico

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Grilled green and red tomatoes with quesillo cheese, crunchy grasshoppers and epazote, Dulce Patria



No.48 Tarquino, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Beef cheek, Tarquino



No.47 Nicos, Mexico City, Mexico

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'Sopa de nata,' Nicos



No.46 99, Santiago, Chile

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Fungal textures, 99 (image: Araceli Paz)



No.45 Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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From the parrilla at Don Julio

 

No.44 Rosetta, Mexico City, Mexico

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Oysters with horseradish, Rosetta (image: Ana Hop)

 

No.43 Restó, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Quail, Restó (image: Eduardo Torres)

 

No.42 Andrés Carne de Res, Bogotá, Colombia

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Corn 'arepas,' Andrés Carne de Res (image: Equipo FotoArte)

 

No.41 Maximo Bistrot, Mexico City, Mexico

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Octopus, Maximo Bistrot

 

No.40 La Bourgogne, Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Smoke anchovies, La Bourgogne (image: Dain Rivillo)

 

No.39 Oviedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Squid ink risotto, Oviedo (image: Carlos Fadigati)

 

No.38 Remanso do Bosque, Belém, Brazil

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Cupuaçu pavé, Remanso do Bosque

 


No.37 Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Meaty cuts, Elena

 

No.36 La Picantería, Lima, Peru

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Meat selection, La Picantería

 

No.35 Mocotó, São Paulo, Brazil

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Tapioca, Mocotó (image: Ricardo D'Angelo)

 

No.34 Osso Carnicería y Salumeria, Lima, Peru

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Artisanal sausages, Osso Carnicería

 

No.33 Leo, Cocina y Cava, Bogotá, Colombia

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Scallops with clarified black chillies, Restaurante Leo (image: Jorge Gonzalez)

 

No.32 Ambrosía, Santiago, Chile

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Fresh pasta with watercress cream, Ambrosía (image: Estudio Leclic)

 

No.31 Fiesta, Lima, Peru

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Coal-fired ceviche, Fiesta

 

No.30 El Cielo, Bogotá, Colombia

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Oops! There's a fly in my soup, El Cielo (image: Mario Alzate)

 

No.29 Alto, Caracas, Venezuela

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'Tierra de Cacao,' Alto

 

No.28 Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Suckling pig, Aramburu

 

No.27 Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico

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Aged meat, Sud777 (image: Inventive Social Media)

 

No.26 Epice, São Paulo, Brazil

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Pork skin with cabbage and pimento de cheiro chilli (image: Rubens Kato)

 

No.25 Osaka, Santiago, Chile

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Snails in shoyu, Osaka (image: Natalia Elis)

 

No.24 Harry Sasson, Bogotá, Colombia

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Robata mushrooms with asparagus, Harry Sasson (image: Mario García)

 

No.23 Olympe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crunchy suckling pig confit, panko-cacao nibs farofa, slow-cooked Fuji apples, Olympe (image: Tomas Rangel)

 

No.22 Amaranta, Toluca, Mexico

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Pork jowl with peanuts, Amaranta (image: Fernando Gómez Carbajal)

 

No.21 Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Rabbit kidneys, Chila (image: Javier Mollo)

 

No.20 Malabar, Lima, Peru

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Marinated escolar fish, Malabar

 

No.19 La Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Chorizo, La Cabrera

 

No.18 Criterión, Bogotá, Colombia

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

 

No.17 Gustu, La Paz, Bolivia

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Bone marrow with reduced tomato and fennel, Gustu (image: Gustu Gastronomia A.S)

 

No.16 Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Yam with coconut milk, egg yolk, sea salt and crispy jamón, Lasai (image: Tomas Rangel)

 

No.15 El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Rabbit anticuchos, El Baqueano (image: Pablo Baracat)

 

No.14 Roberta Sudbrack, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Smoked okra with semi-cooked prawn, Roberta Sudbrack (image: Nana Moraes)

 

No.13 Pangea, Monterrey, Mexico

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Pork tacos, Pangea

 

No.12 La Mar, Lima, Peru

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Mixed 'causas,' La Mar

 

No.11 Parador La Huella, José Ignacio, Uruguay

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Grilled beef, Parador La Huella (image: Eric Wolfinger)

 

No.10 Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

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Silver truffle, Biko

 

No.9 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

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'Mole verde,' Pujol (image: Fiamma Piacentini)

 

No.8 Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

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Cashew ceviche, Maní (image: Romulo Fialdini)

 

No.7 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Tegui (image: Marcelo Setton)

 

No.6 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico


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Octopus in its ink with potatoes and Valladolid sausage, Quintonil (image: Fernando Gomez Carbajal)

 


No.5 Maido, Lima, Peru

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Pork with yucca, Maido (image: Jose Caceres)

 

No.4 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

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Watermelon, cucumber and codium, D.O.M. (image: Rubens Kato)

 

No.3 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

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Apple ceviche, Astrid y Gastón

 

No.2 Boragó, Santiago, Chile

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Isla Negra cream, Boragó

 

No.1 Central, Lima, Peru

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Lakeshore, Central

 

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