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Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso.

For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. We were especially honored to present The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award to 39-year-old Enrique Olvera, who heads up Pujol in Mexico City and Cosme in New York City.

For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican cuisine through his contemporary menus and innovative dishes. Pujol ranked at No. 9 on this year’s list, adding to the many accolades achieved by this inspiring young chef.

As the Official Credit Card Sponsor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Diners Club, in partnership with Pujol’s very own Chef Pancho Ibañez and team, welcomed the evening’s guests with two different gourmet tamale dishes at our very own pop-up tamale stand. Get an inside glimpse of the Pujol team in action at the Diners Club event space, along with other highlights from the event in our exclusive video:

Diners Club also gained a behind-the-scenes look into Pujol’s kitchen while in Mexico City. Chef Olvera’s team showed us the ingredients and techniques that go into Pujol’s renowned 660-day-old ‘Mole Madre’ sauce.

With food being at the center of the past week’s activities, watch as Chef Enrique Olvera shares his #BestMealEver experience at Le Bernardin in New York City:

Diners Club congratulates all of the restaurants and chefs celebrated at this year’s Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. We also welcome Diners Clubmembers to try out a number of unique dining experiences at these restaurants, which also ranked on the list:

No. 1 –   Central, Peru

No. 17 – Gustu, Bolivia

No. 18 – Criterion, Colombia

No. 20 – Malabar, Peru

No. 23 – Olympe, Brazil

No. 26 – Epice, Brazil

No. 29 – Alto, Venezuela

No. 30 – El Cielo, Colombia

No. 32 – Ambrosia, Chile



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