Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: five videos to whet the appetite before the awards return to Bogotá, Colombia on October 30

Giulia Sgarbi - 22/08/2018

Header: An aerial view of Bogotá (image: Mario Carvajal, ProColombia) and the 2017 awards ceremony

Celebrating the diversity of cuisines and outstanding gastronomic talent across the region, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, is set to return for its sixth annual edition on Tuesday 30th October 2018. The new list and special award winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at the
Ágora events space in Bogotá, Colombia.

The awards, which are attended by many of Latin America’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs, as well as gastronomic writers, journalists and foodies, will be livestreamed on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook page on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

To get you in the mood for the unveiling of the new list, watch the highlights from last year’s celebrations in the Colombian capital, when Maido in Lima, Peru, won the title of The Best Restaurant in Latin America, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

As well as the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, a number of awards – the Miele One To Watch Award, the elit® Vodka Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award and The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – will be revealed in the weeks prior to the main announcement, starting with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday 5th September.

Get to know two of the previous winners: Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain of Pangea in Mexico City, winner of the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, and Leonor Espinosa of Leo in Bogotá, who won the title of Latin America’s Best Female Chef.


The 2018 event programme will also include a new edition of the thought-leadership event #50BestTalks on Monday 29th October, which will see some of the most renowned chefs in the region get together for a morning of inspiring talks, discussions and delicious food samples.

In 2017, Malena Martínez of Mater Iniciativa, the research arm behind the restaurant that was voted The Best Restaurant in Latin America for three consecutive years, Central, spoke at #50BestTalks – watch her presentation below. Click through to our YouTube channel for more talks by Michelangelo Cestari of Gustu and chefs Sergio Meza and Nicolás López of Villanos en Bermudas.

Now discover all the restaurants in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list in 50 mouth-watering pictures:

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