Maito named one of the top restaurants in Latin America

The Panamanian restaurant Maito has been named one of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. The list, published annually by the William Reed group has been publishing the past 4 years. The William Reed group also publishes the world’s top 50 and Asia’s top 50 restaurants. This is the first time that Panama has made the list. 

Maito was ranked 36th, a placement determined by the votes of more than 250 experts from the region. The countries included are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

La Prensa published an article Monday, September 27th speaking to the excitement of owner Mario Castrellon and his staff. “ The owner and chef at Maito, told his team about the award yesterday. He said he was extremely proud of the achievement, and also credited others within the industry. He said access to fresh food, fish and seafood is a key to its success.” 

Three of the top ten restaurants were from Peru, including number 1. Mexico City also had three establishments in the top 10. Two restaurants were from Brazil, while Chile and Argentina each had one restaurant make the list.