These 11 Restaurants in Latin America Rated the Best in the World

Lead Photo: Credit: Thomas Barwick/Getty Images
Credit: Thomas Barwick/Getty Images
Read more

On Wednesday (June 5), the eagerly awaited list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was revealed. The 22nd edition of the annual ranking includes restaurants across 26 territories and 5 continents, and among the list are 11 restaurants from across Latin America.

The restaurants on the list are ranked in following order: 

Maido, a “Japanese restaurant with a Peruvian heart” moved up to #5 on the list, and was recently ranked as the # 1 Latin American restaurant of 2023. Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura opened Maido in 2019, and combines traditional Japanese techniques and Peruvian ingredients to create the esteemed Nikkei cuisine. 

Don Julio, a neighborhood parrilla (steakhouse) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, also made a leap from #19 in 2023 to #10 on the list. Executive chef Guido Tassi serves up a menu around seasonal availability and local crops, with a focus on grass-fed aberdeen angus and Hereford cattle. 

Brazilian restaurant, A Casa do Porco, who ranked at #27, is also celebrating another major win. Chef, Janaína Torres, won the 2024 award for Best Female Chef. The restaurant offers an array of pork dishes at an accessible price point– about $60 USD per person. Chef Torres designed the most recent menu, “Somos de Carne e Osso” (we are flesh and bone), inspired by her personal experience of triumphs and shortcomings.