Watch Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 LIVE here on 15th November

Chloe Vialou-Clark - 01/11/2022

The 10th annual edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be unveiled in Mérida, Yucatán, on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 20:40 local time. Check out the digital programme for the lowdown on all the events, be part of the action by tuning in to the livestream on Facebook and YouTube on 15th November, and read on to discover everything 50 Best has in store

Roll out the red carpet and raise a glass: Latin America’s top chefs, restaurateurs and food lovers will soon touch down in Mérida, in Mexico’s charming Yucatán peninsula, for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Celebrating a decade of standout gastronomy, the annual list is returning to the stage on Tuesday 15th November.

Peruse the digital programme for an insider’s guide to this year’s celebrations and discover below how to tune in to the events in the anticipated programme.

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: 51-100 list, presented in association with American Express
Thursday 3rd November at 09:00 Mexico time (15:00 GMT)

Kicking off the celebrations, the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants annual ranking is expanding for the first time in its history to include the venues voted between 51st and 100th and shine a well-deserved floodlight on the region’s spectacular culinary scene. Tune in to the live announcement on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and discover which of the region’s top gastronomic destinations feature on the extended list, presented in association with American Express.

#50BestTalks: Cocina Consciente
Monday 14th November at 12:30-14:30 Mexico time (18:30-20:30 GMT)

This year’s edition of 50 Best’s popular thought-leadership conference will feature a lively on-stage discussion on the challenges and opportunities of a new, more socially conscious restaurant era. At the Hyatt Regency hotel in Mérida, Latin America’s culinary experts – including David Hertz, entrepreneur and founder of the NGO, Gastromotiva; Debora Fadul, chef-owner of Guatemala City’s Diacá; and Maya cook Rosalia Chay Chuc, of Chef’s Table: BBQ fame – will share their wisdom on ethical sourcing, environmental sustainability and the power of food to unite.

Follow the conversation by tuning in to the livestream on YouTube.
David Hertz, Debora Fadul and Rosalia Chay Chuc will take to the stage at #50BestTalks: Cocina Consciente 

Awards Ceremony: Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022
Tuesday 15th November at 20:40-22:00 Mexico time (02:40-04:00 GMT)

Join 50 Best for the highlight of the region’s gastronomic calendar: the countdown from No.50 to No.1 of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Tune into the livestream from 20:40 local time for an exclusive sneak peek of chefs arriving on the red carpet. After a recap of this year’s extended 51-100 list, presented in association with American Express, the live awards ceremony will feature the reveal of the new ranking, interspersed with the announcement of special awards.

Don’t miss a minute by tuning in to the livestream on Facebook and YouTube.

Interview with No.1 & Press Conference
Tuesday 15th November, shortly after the awards ceremony

After the unveiling, head over to @TheWorlds50Best on Instagram Live to watch 50 Best’s exclusive interview with the team behind The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2022, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

To hear more from the newly crowned No.1, check out the official press conference, which will be livestreamed on YouTube.
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 is returning with a live awards ceremony in Mérida, Yucatán


Welcome Dinner
Sunday 13th November at 20:00 Mexico time (02:00 GMT)

As the first event in the programme, the Welcome Dinner will be a true celebration of Yucatán’s diverse gastronomy. The evening at K’u’uk restaurant in Mérida promises to be full of excitement, local specialities crafted by chef Pedro Evia and desserts created by former Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef Luis Robledo.

Check out the highlights on @TheWorlds50Best Instagram.

Chefs’ Feast
Monday 14th November at 19:00 Mexico time (01:00 GMT)

Reuniting in person for the first time since 2019, chefs and restaurant teams from across Latin America will come together the night before the awards ceremony in anticipation of the new list at the Chefs’ Feast at Chablé hotel in Yucatán.

Follow the action, the delicious bites and the cocktails on @TheWorlds50Best Instagram.

More info: How this year’s list is created

Following last year’s special edition, the Pasado y Futuro retrospective ranking, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 returns to its regular voting system. Votes were cast by an expanded panel of 300 gastronomy experts, restaurateurs and gourmets, who reflected on their favourite dining experiences over the past 18 months – so the region can expect an exciting and refreshed post-pandemic list. More info about the voting process can be found here.
Manu Buffara, Rafael Rincón and Ancestral received this year's pre-announced special awards

More info: Special Awards

Three special award winners were announced in the lead-up to the new list. Brazilian Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara was named Latin America’s Best Female Chef; pioneer of social gastronomy, Rafael Rincón, received the Icon Award 2022 with Volvo; and standout parrilla Ancestral in La Paz claimed the American Express One To Watch Award 2022.

Stay tuned for the announcement of more prestigious accolades during the awards ceremony, among which: the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award; Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by República del Cacao; Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award; Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award and a new addition to the programme: Beronia Latin America's Best Sommelier Award.

The upcoming edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be announced on Tuesday 15th November 2022. To be the first to hear about the latest news and announcements, browse the website, follow us on Instagram, find us on Facebook, visit us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.