Francisco Petrarca 254 Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico


Last years position: 49 / Years on list: 2

Head chef Enrique Olvera has ditched the elaborations on classic dishes his Mexico city restaurant was previously renowned for, in favour of those that are market-inspired. Pujol’s food nods to a strong cultural legacy with traditional ingredients reworked into new dishes by the restaurant’s R&D staff: coffee, corn and flying ants are toasted and ground, stuffed into a dried pumpkin and wrapped in corn leaves. The staunchly traditional approach is paying significant dividends.



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