LIMA, Peru, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin America's restaurant sector was reunited across multi-city celebrations as the list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2021: Pasado y Futuro was unveiled. Given the impact of the pandemic, Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, pivoted from its annual ranking to create a one-off list of the 100 greatest restaurants since the awards' inception in 2013. To view the full list, click here.
The retrospective ranking includes entries from 12 countries and adds 21 new restaurants, broadening its spotlight on the sector. Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León's Central in Lima takes the No.1 spot as The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021. Central is joined in the top three by Maido, Lima and D.O.M, São Paulo.
The list is accompanied by a series of special awards, which highlight individuals and restaurants creating positive change:
Anafe in Buenos Aires wins the American Express One To Watch Award
Celele in Cartagena takes home the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award
Eduardo García of Máximo Bistrot in Mexico City is voted by his peers as winner of the Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award – Best Reinvention
São Paulo's Corrutela is awarded the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award
Pre-announced award winners accepting their accolades also includeMarsia Taha of Gustu, La Paz, who was honoured with the Latin America's Rising Star Female Chef Award, and Brazilians Rodrigo OliveiraandAdriana Salay of Mocotó, São Paulo, who were presented with The Macallan Icon Award.
William Drew, Director of Content for Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, says: "It's an honour to present this special edition of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants. After many months apart, we are delighted to gather food communities once again in their respective cities to celebrate this special occasion in person."
How Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2021: Pasado y Futuro is compiled
The list of the 100 greatest restaurants is created from the aggregation of the full voting data over eight editions from 2013-2020 inclusive. All restaurants featured will be open, or intend to reopen, as of 22ndNovember 2021. Those restaurants that have closed permanently are acknowledged as part of the programme but are not part of the ranking. 50 Best aims to return to a regular ranking in 2022.