Restaurant Awards 2023: The Best Latin American Restaurants in Vancouver

A newcomer takes the gold for Best Latin American this year.

The Best Latin American Restaurants in Vancouver 2023

Gold: Suyo Modern Peruvian

There’s a new kid in town that’s taking the Latin American scene by storm. Suyo Modern Peruvian may be less than a year old, but it’s already snagged the gold in this category (and our coveted Best New award). Chef Ricardo Valverde’s Peruvian roots shine through in the complex flavours of the scallop tiradito, catch of the day with Peruvian spices, and AAA tenderloin lomo saltado—flavour feats that had one judge declaring Suyo to be “one of my most unique dining experiences in a long time.”

3475 Main St., Vancouver

Suyo. Photo by Leila Kwok

Silver: Monarca Cocina Mexicana

Monarca Cocina Mexicana takes silver for its impressive taco lineup and hearty meals like the filete en mole de frambuesa (a juicy 7-oz beef tenderloin with truffle corn esquites and raspberry mole).

181 Carrall St., Vancouver

Photo: Monarca Cocina Mexicana/Nora Hamade

Bronze: Ophelia

Ophelia gets bronze thanks to a revamped menu and standout dishes like the corn-crusted octopus with white mole.

165 W 2nd Ave., Vancouver

Photo: Ophelia/Nora Hamade

Honourable Mention: La Mezcaleria

Every visit to honourable mention La Mezcaleria is a chance to sample the best agave spirits in town while chowing down on casual and authentic Mexican eats.

1622 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

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