The prestigious Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced on September 23, 2015 in Mexico City. Lima-based Central took the crown as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America for the second year running. In celebration of the awards, we’re excited to share five of Latin America’s Best Restaurants, which feature exclusive Diners Club Privileges/Offers. Check out this list to view the Privileges Dining Collection, inspired by our sponsorship of this awards list.
No. 1 – Central, Peru
Headed up by the husband-and-wife team of Virgilio Martínez and Pia León, Central maintained its position as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America for the second year in a row. Featuring avant-garde Peruvian cuisine, Central’s tasting menu includes ingredients from 42 meters to 4,200 meters below sea level. Diners Clubmembers enjoy preferred reservations, a complimentary Peruvian pisco-based cocktail, a 5-course menu, a table visit by Virgilio or Pia, in addition to unique private tour options of the kitchen, the onsite organic garden or Mater Iniciativa’s Experimentation Atelier. Click here to make reservations.
No. 17 – Gustu, Bolivia
Known as the most progressive restaurant in Latin America, Gustu is located in La Paz, Bolivia and is helmed by Danish chef Kamilla Seidler. Typical dishes include palm marrow with alpaca charque and egg yolk; creamy amaranth with tomato confit, pumpkin and herbs; and cherimoya sorbet with spicy tamarind, oca and tomato flakes. Diners Clubmembers receive a complimentary gift consisting of Bolivian products from Gustu Deli + Bakery. Click here to make reservations.
No. 18 – Criterion, Colombia
Ranking in at No. 18, the renowned Bogotá restaurant Criterion is helmed by the dynamic duo of brothers Mark and Jorge Rausch. The cuisine is classic French techniques blended with Latin flavors, and the tasting menu could include inventive creations such as as a teacup of pea soup with onion cappuccino or an Austrian-inspired deconstructed Emmenthal cheese with pumpernickel bread sandwich. Enjoy the exclusive Diners Club tasting menu and an autographed menu by Mark or Jorge Rausch. Click here to make reservations.
No. 20 – Malabar, Peru
Bringing Peruvian-Amazonian cuisine to life in urban Lima, the kitchen at Malabar works with over one hundred rare ingredients from the Andes to the Amazon, including algae, roots, freshwater fish and wild fruits. Typical dishes include cecina de paiche and fish cured in masato. Diners Clubmembers take home a unique NGO community-sourced Amazonian edible souvenir, a complimentary Malabar dessert and enjoy a table visit from Chef Schiaffino and/or Chef Ragazzi. Click here to make reservations.
No. 23 – Olympe, Brazil
Combining French elegance with Brazilian soul, Olympe’s roots stretch back to 1979, when Claude Troisgros moved from France to Brazil and played a key role in the development of Brazilian cuisine, combining native products with fine dining. He opened Restaurant Claude Troisgros in 1983, and the name changed to Olympe in 2005. Claude’s son, Thomas Troisgros, now runs the kitchen. Grilled scallops, palm heart carpaccio and milk-caramel sauce are among the delicacies found on the menu. Diners Clubmembers enjoy a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, in addition to preferred seating and a table visit from Claude Troisgros and/or Thomas Troisgrois. Click here to make reservations.
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