This Mexico City Restaurant Just Got Voted The Best Restaurant In All Of North America By The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Mexico has been a foodie destination for years now. From next level puestos serving up some of the world’s best street food to little fonditas with full lunch specials for the equivalent of a few dollars to some of the world’s fanciest fine dining – Mexico City has it all.
And for several years now, the city has been home to a few of the world’s best 50 restaurants. And 2019 is no different.
World’s 50 Best Restaurants awarded Mexico City’s Pujol its number 12 spot in the world.
The Mexican restaurant Pujol, by chef Enrique Olvera, is the best in North America, according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Pujol, located in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood, is ranked 12th worldwide thanks to “a menu of refined and elegant dishes built with Indigenous ingredients that pay tribute to the rich culinary history of Mexico.”
In 2018, Pujol had lost the title of top Mexican restaurant to Quintonil, another Mexico City establishment that is run by chef Jorge Vallejo.
And Mexico City’s Quintonil came in at #24.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants named another Mexican restaurant: Quintonil, founded in 2012.
Also located in Polanco, Quintonil is a gastronomic project directed by Alejandra Flores and Jorge Vallejo, whose purpose is to express the flavors and ingredients of the Mexican territory in their menu.
Since 2015, Quintonil has been recognized by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, this time coming in at position 24.
But this wasn’t the only news that excited Twitter.
Yup, the best restaurant in North America is in Mexico City and the best restaurant in the US is a Mexican restaurant. #VivaMexico
New York City’s Cosme, which is also owned by Daniella Soto-Innes, made it to number 23 in the Top 50 list. In April, she was named the world’s best female chef, the youngest chef to win that distinction, at just 28.
People from across Mexico and the US took to Twitter to congratulate the chefs!
Many were so excited to see the celebrated Mexican chef reclaim the top spot not only in Mexico but in the entire continent.
Others were excited to see Mexican cuisine leading the charge for fine dining.
It’s about time that Mexican cuisine, especially restaurants that incorporate Indigenous ingredients, techniques, and flavors, get the recognition it deserves.
And even though Pujol has a reputation for being a bit pricey, people were totally here for it.
Translation: Extraordinary place. Worth every peso invested in a good meal.
So obviously, if you’re a foodie, Mexico City needs to be on your bucket list.