The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2023

The peruvian restaurant «Central» by Virgilio Martínez and his wife Pía León goes from second to first position in the list of the best restaurants in the world «The World's 50 Best Restaurants».

The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2023The restaurant in Lima carries out a very special concept: recognize and revalue the various peruvian products that are grown in the regions of Peru and that can serve as ingredients in the preparation of the dishes prepared daily for diners.

Through each of its dishes it offers a unique experience for the customer to try meals that contain unknown or little-used ingredients, such as chaco clay, maca root or freeze-dried potatoes. For example, the dish «Experiencia Territorio en Desnivel» contains 12 foods from the peruvian ecosystem, among them cocona, kiwicha, cecina, chaco clay, cabuya, muña, mucilage, etc. The «Mundo Mater» dish explores 14 ecosystems where the diner has the opportunity to taste yuyo, clams, shrimp, grouper murike, paiche, cassava, sea brain, pacu, coca leaf, among others.

Pía León was chosen two years ago as «The best female chef in the world». His own fine-dining restaurant «Kjolle» is also high on the list of the best restaurants in the world. The Kjolle (Buddleja Coriacea) is a tree that grows at extreme altitudes in the peruvian Andes, with bright orange flowers that are used to dye typically andean textiles.


Peruvian restaurant Central


01 – Central, Lima (Peru)

02 – Disfrutar, Barcelona (Spain)

03 – Diverxo, Madrid (Spain)

04 – Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Spain)

05 – Alchemist, Kopenhagen (Denmark)

06 – Maido, Lima (Peru)

07 – Lido 84, Gardone Riviera (Italy)

08 – Atomix, New York City (USA)

09 – Quitonil, Mexico City (Mexico)

10 – Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris (France)

11 – Trèsind Studio, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

12 – A Casa do Porco, São Paulo (Brazil)

13 – Pujol, Mexico City (Mexico)

14 – Odette, Singapur

15 – Le Du, Bangkok (Thailand)

16 – Reale, Castel di Sangro (Italy)

17 – Gaggan Anand, Bangkok (Thailand)

18 – Steirereck, Wien (Austria)

19 – Don Julio, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

20 – Quique Dacosta, Dénia (Spain)

21 – Den, Tokio (Japan)

22 – Elkano, Getaria (Spain)

23 – Kol, London (Great Britain)

24 – Septime, Paris (France) 

25 – Belcanto, Lisabón (Portugal)

26 – Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau (Switzerland)

27 – Florilège, Tokio (Japan)

Peruvian restaurant Central28 – Kjolle, Lima (Peru)

29 – Boragó, Santiago (Chile)

30 – Frantzén, Stockholm (Sweden)

31 – Mugaritz, San Sebastián (Spain)

32 – Hiša Franko, Kobarid (Slovenia)

33 – El Chato, Bogotá (Colombia)

34 – Uliassi, Senigallia (Italy)

35 – Ikoyi, London (Great Britain)

36 – Plénitude, Paris (France)

37 – Sézanne, Tokio (Japan)

38 – The Clove Club, London (Great Britain)

39 – The Jane, Antwerpen (Belgium)

40 – Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (Germany)

41 – Le Calandre, Rubano (Italy)

42 – Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)

43 – Leo, Bogotá (Kolumbien)

44 – Le Bernardin, New York (USA)

45 – Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin (Germany)

46 – Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

47 – Mayta, Lima (Peru)

48 – La Grenouillėre, La Madeleine-Sous-Montreuil (France)

49 – Rosetta, Mexico City (Mexico)

50 – The Chairman, Hong Kong (China)

59 – Mérito, Lima (Peru)


June 2023 / Source and photos: ANDINA and


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