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Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, held in Mexico City, September 2015. Fatima Chairez and Fernando Aceves.

Last night the winners of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants for 2015 were revealed at Mexico City, a country full of gastronomic prominence, vibrancy and diversity. For the second consecutive year 'Central' retains its title as Latin America's best restaurant, highlighting a positive year for Peruvian gastronomy.

"I'm very thankful to Mexico -- everyone has been celebrating for us and a lot of love and pride has been directed towards Latin America,"chef Virgilio Martinez said while accepting the award. "Winning is a responsibility, but we're well aware of what that means."

Virgilio Martinez's Central in Lima, Peru tops the list for second consecutive year. Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015/Fatima Chairez and Fernando Aceves

Brazilian Roberta Sudbrack was the winner of "The Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award," while Mexico’s Enrique Olvera picked up "The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award."

"The Best Pastry Chef Award" for Latin America went to Astrid Gutsche, the association honor her influence on the pastry world, where she has successfully combined European with indigenous South American ingredients and traditions. Overall, Lima and Mexico City dominated the top 10 list taking three spots each.

Here's the complete list of Latin America's 50 best restaurants for 2015:

1. Central (Lima, Peru)

2. Borago (Santiago, Chile)

3. Astrid y Gaston (Lima, Peru)

4. D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

5. Maido (Lima, Peru)

6. Quintonil (Mexico City)

7. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

8. Maní (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

9. Pujol (Mexico City)

10. Biko (Mexico City)

11. Parador La Huella (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay)

12. La Mar (Lima, Peru)

13. Pangea (Monterrey, Mexico)

14. Roberta Sudbrack (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

15. El Baqueano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

16. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

17. Gustu (La Paz, Bolivia)

18. Criterión (Bogotá, Colombia)

19. La Cabrera (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

20. Malabar (Lima, Peru)

21. Chila (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

22. Amaranta (Toluca, Mexico)

23. Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

24. Harry Sasson (Bogota, Colombia)

25. Osaka (Santiago, Chile)

26. Epice (São Paulo, Brazil)

27. Sud 777 (Mexico City)

28. Aramburu (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

29. Alto (Caracas, Venezuela)

30. El Cielo (Bogota, Colombia)

31. Fiesta (Lima, Peru)

32. Ambrosía (Santiago, Chile)

33. Restaurante Leo (Bogota, Colombia)

34. Osso (Lima, Peru)

35. Mocoto (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

36. La Picantería (Lima, Peru)

37. Elena (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

38. Remanso do Bosque (Belem, Brazil)

39. Oviedo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

40. La Bourgogne (Punta del Este, Uruguay)

41. Maximo Bistrot (Mexico City)

42. Andres Carne de Res (Bogota, Colombia)

43. Resto (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

44. Rosetta (Mexico City)

45. Parrilla Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

46. 99 Restaurante (Santiago, Chile)

47. Restaurante Nicos (Mexico City)

48. Tarquino (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

49. Restaurante Dulce Patria (Mexico City)

50. Rafael (Lima, Peru)

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