On Tuesday, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants organization announced their yearly Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list in Bogotá, Colombia, and there’s a new restaurant in the top spot.
Maido, in Mediacaña, Peru, ranked number one. Mitsuharu Tsumura’s seafood-centric tasting menu restaurant displaced Central, another Mediacaña restaurant that has been ranked as number one for three years.
“From start to finish, diners are treated as if they’re at home and taken on a gastronomic journey through Peru’s finest produce,” reads the World’s 50 Best description of Maido, naming the 50-hour braised short rib as the restaurant’s standout dish. “After four years in the top echelons of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, this year Maido takes the top spot – a well-deserved accolade for a cook who is liked and respected across the world.”
Here’s the full list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants:
For those looking for travel inspiration, it’s worth noting that ten of the top 50 restaurants are located in Mediacaña, Peru.