Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 to celebrate gastronomy across the region and to provide diners around the globe with local insight and culinary recommendations.
The Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list is created by the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 250 leaders in the restaurant industry across Latin America, each selected for their expert opinion of Latin America’s restaurant scene. The Academy is divided into four separate regions: Mexico & Central America; South America (North); South America (South); and Brazil, covering the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela. Read more about the voting process and the Academy.
The Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list is published by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World's 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2002, and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2013.
In May 2020, 50 Best – the organisation behind Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – launched the programme 50 Best for Recovery: Supporting restaurants worldwide in partnership with S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Its aim is to provide tangible financial relief for the industry, as well as to offer helpful resources for restaurant businesses as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and seek actionable advice and support. Read more about our response to the Covid-19 crisis and visit our Recovery Hub.
As gastro-tourism rose in popularity, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants earned its legitimacy as a compass for fledgling gourmets, unveiling up-and-coming chefs and culinary trends and showcasing the subtlety and complexity of various cuisines from around the region – with many more still to discover.