The Spanish Disfrutar has been named the best restaurant in the world by the 50 best restaurants in the world


Barcelona’s Disfrutar restaurant was named the best in the world on Thursday by the influential list of 50 best in a year dominated by Spanish and Latin American restaurants.

Disfrutar (which means ‘Enjoy’ in Spanish) opened in December 2014 next to the Ninot Market in the heart of the Catalan city.

50 Best, run by British Restaurant magazine, describes it as “far-reaching engineering, original thinking and groundbreaking flavours”.

It is run by three chefs who trained at the renowned El Bulli in Roses, Spain, which has topped the 50 Best list five times, including the first ever in 2002.

A Spanish eatery also took second place: Asador Etxebarri, in the Basque town of Atxondo.

Third place went to Table de Bruno Verjus in Paris, one of the most expensive in the French capital.

They received their awards at a ceremony in Las Vegas.

The 50 Best list was launched in 2002 and quickly developed into an international alternative to the famous French Michelin Guide.

It has more than 1,000 voters in 27 regions around the world – a mix of chefs, food writers and ‘well-travelled foodies’.

Disfrutar and Table de Bruno Verjus both also have Michelin’s highest three-star rating, while Asador Etxebarri has one.

Spanish and Latino establishments dominated the top 10 this year, with Madrid’s Diverxo restaurant in fourth place, Lima’s Maido in fifth place, Mexico City’s Quintonil in seventh place and Buenos Aires’ Don Julio steakhouse in 10th.


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