Because Mexico is a prominent destination for the gourmet scene, it was elected for the second year in a row to host the celebration of the best culinary offer in Latin America.

During the ceremony, which took place at the Cultural Center Roberto Cantoral, nine national restaurants were included in the fourth edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016.

The Pujol was the highest ranked, led by Chef Enrique Olvera; it was awarded with the fifth place overall and reclaimed the status of the best restaurant in Mexico. Meanwhile, Jorge Vallejo’s Quintonil ranked sixth in the list.

Likewise, the Chef’s Choice Award, determined by the 50 Best Chefs themselves, and which honors the contribution of their colleagues, was given to Guillermo González Beristaín from the Pangea restaurant in Monterrey.

Other Mexican restaurants included on the list were: Biko (10), Sud 777 (11), Dulce Patria (48), Amaranta (15) and Corazón de Tierra (39).