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Maido is the winner of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018


Maido Wins Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

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Maido (Lima, Peru) took the winning spot at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.

The announcement of the winners from the very best in global gastronomy took place on 30 October, in Bogotá, Columbia.

Second place went to Central (Lima, Peru), followed by Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) in third place.


During the highly anticipated night, a number of restaurants and chefs were announced for the yearly awards (see below) recognising a variety of rising stars. The awards ranged from the restaurant that had the highest entry, to the restaurant venue demonstrating strong environmental and social responsibility practices. 

Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef Award

Jesús Escalera - La Postrería (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Highest Climber Award

Mishiguene (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Highest New Entry Award

El Chapo (Bogotá, Colombia)

Art of Hospitality Award 

Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chef’s Choice Award 

Carlos García - Venezuela

Sustainable Restaurant Award

Boragó (Vitacura, Chile)


A number of awards that form part of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants had been announced ahead of the ceremony and were presented during the night.

These included the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award which went to María Elena Lugo Zermeño and Gerardo Vázquez Lugo of Nicos in Mexico City, who are the first joint winners of the award. The Miele One To Watch award was presented restaurant Manu in Curitiba, run by chef Manoella Buffara. The elit® Vodka Best Female Chef award was presented to 31-year-old Pía León, Peruvian chef co-owner of Central and chef-owner of Kjolle, both in Lima – the youngest chef ever to take this award.


1. Maido Lima (Peru) – Best Restaurant in Peru
2. Central Lima (Peru)
3. Pujol Ciudad de México (Mexico) - Best Restaurant in Mexico
4. Boragó Vitacura (Chile) – Best Restaurant in Chile and Sustainable Restaurant Award
5. D.O.M. São Paulo (Brazil) – Best Restaurant in Brazil
6. Don Julio Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Best restaurant in Argentina and Art of Hospitality Award
7. A Casa do Porco São Paulo (Brazil)
8. Astrid Y Gastón Lima (Peru)
9. Quintonil Ciudad de México (Mexico)
10. Leo Bogotá (Colombia) - Best Restaurant in Colombia
11. Tegui Buenos Aires (Argentina)
12. Mani São Paulo (Brazil)
13. Isolina Lima (Peru)
14. Sud777 Ciudad de México (Mexico)
15. Villanos en Bermudas Bogotá (Colombia)
16. Rafael Lima (Peru)
17. La Mar Lima (Peru)
18. Mishiguene Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Highest Climber in the List
19. Chila Buenos Aires (Argentina)
20. Maximo Bistrot Ciudad de México (Mexico)
21. El Chapo, Bogotá (Colombia) - Highest New Entry
22. Parador La Huella Maldonando (Uruguay) – Best Restaurant in Uruguay
23. Harry Sasson Bogotá (Colombia)
24. Ambrosia Santiago (Chile)
25. Osso Lima (Peru)
26. Lasai Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
27. Olympe  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
28. 99 Santiago (Chile)
29. Maito Panamá (Panama) – Best Restaurant in Panama
30. Pangea Monterrey (Mexico)
31. Alcalde Guadalajara (Mexico) – Highest New Entry 
32. Elena Buenos Aires (Argentina)
33. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - New Entry
34. Le Chique, Riviera Maya (Mexico) - New Entry
35. Corazon de Tierra Guadalupe (Mexico)
36. El Banqueano Buenos Aires (Argentina)
37. Nico's Ciudad de México (Mexico)
38. Gran Dabbang, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - New Entry
39. Malabar Lima (Peru)
40. La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill Ciudad de México (Mexico)
41. Rosetta Ciudad de México (Mexico)
42. Aramburu Buenos Aires (Argentina)
43. Restaurante 040 Santiago (Chile)
44. Proper Buenos Aires (Argentina)
45. Mocoto São Paulo (Brazil)
46. Narda Comedor, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - New Entry
47. Osaka, Santiago (Chile) - Re - Entry
48. Amaz Lima (Peru)
49. Oro, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) - New Entry
50. Tuju São Paulo (Brazil)