Chef at the best restaurants in South America, Gaston Acurio


The annual San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is eagerly anticipated by gourmands across the world and this year several of the best restaurants in South America made the world’s top 50: we were particularly pleased to see some of our favourite restaurants in Lima making the list.

However, obviously it can’t ALL be South America, and last night the awards dinner was held for the new list of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants. It was held at the Country Club hotel in Lima, and we were delighted to see Astrid y Gaston voted as the Best restaurant in South America, and its head chef Gaston Acurio also given a lifetime achievement award.

As you’d expect, lots of our favourites from all around South America made it to the list, and so here in full is the San Pellegrino list of the best restaurants in South America for 2013:

  1. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
  2. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  4. Central, Lima, Peru
  5. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  6. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Malabar, Lima, Peru
  8. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
  9. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  10. Roberta Sudbrack, Rio, Brazil
  11. Maido, Lima, Peru
  12. Pangea, Monterrey, Mexico
  13. Rafael, Lima, Peru
  14. Fiesta, Lima, Peru
  15. La Mar, Lima, Peru
  16. Mocoto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  17. La Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  18. Tomo 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  19. Criterion, Bogota, Colombia
  20. Parador La Huella, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
  21. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  22. Harry Sasson, Bogota, Colombia
  23. Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  24. Andres Carné de Res, Bogota, Colombia
  25. Alto, Caracas, Venezuela
  26. Mero Toro, Mexico City, Mexico
  27. Oviedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  28. Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  29. Sucre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  30. Corazón De Tierra, Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico
  31. Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  32. Attimo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  33. Pura Tierra, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  34. Casa Oaxaca Hotel, Oaxaca, Mexico
  35. Olympe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  36. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico
  37. Francis Mallmann 1884, Mendoza, Argentina
  38. Remanso Do Bosque, Belem, Brazil
  39. El Baqueano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  40. Unik, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  41. Epice, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  42. La Bourgogne, Punta Del Este, Uruguay
  43. Pitiona, Oaxaca, Mexico
  44. Paraje Arevalo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  45. Casa Umare, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  46. Laja, Ensenada, Mexico
  47. El Cielo, Bogota, Colombia
  48. Osaka, Santiago, Chile
  49. Hernán Gipponi Restaurante, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  50. Elena, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Did we mention that we do restaurant reservations? Seriously, if you’d like to include meals at any particular restaurants while you’re on holiday in South America, just let us know: it’s all part of the service!


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