Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best Latin American Restaurants in Vancouver

Here's where to find the best Latin American cuisine in Vancouver in 2024.

The Best Latin American Restaurants in Vancouver 2024

Gold: Suyo Modern Peruvian

Gold winner Suyo isn’t just creating a new standard for Latin American cuisine in the city: it’s a pacesetter for the whole scene. “It’s truly one of the finest experiences in Vancouver,” praised one judge. The jungle-inspired room sets the mood for a meal with Peruvian soul, from the outrageously fresh and punchy ceviche menu to the now-iconic arroz con pato featuring tender duck breast and confit leg atop a bed of vibrant cilantro-beer rice.

3475 Main St.

Suyo. Photo by Chelsea Brown.

Silver: Monarca

Silver medallist Monarca, meanwhile, takes Vancouverites to Mexico with its embrace of regional ingredients and techniques. Tortillas here are made from corn sourced from small farms; cuitlacoche brings a truffle-like dimension to dishes. Judges are still talking about the cured scallop and prawn with jalapeño lime broth. (“Really tasty and just spicy enough that you want to go back for another spoonful,” said one.)

181 Carrall St.

Monarca. Photo: Nora Hamade

Bronze: Chancho Tortilleria

Also on the podium is Chancho Tortilleria (bronze); though decidedly more casual than its fellow category winners here, Chancho wowed our judges with hot-off-the-press tortillas, flavourful housemade salsas and piles of rich, shredded pork shoulder. “It’s all about the taco,” one noted.

2096 Commercial Dr.

Honourable Mentions: La Mezcaleria and Cuchillo

La Mezcaleria and Cuchillo earn honourable mentions in the category—two more consistent (and fun) spots for authentic Mexican here in the city.

La Mezcaleria  1622 Commercial Dr.,
Cuchillo 261 Powell St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.