Colombia has seen a huge rise in its gastronomic scene over the past decade, with many top-notch restaurants popping up all over the country. Despite this, there are no Michelin-starred restaurants in Colombia, which is one of the few countries in Latin America not to have any establishments with this prestigious accolade.
The Michelin Guide is one of the most prestigious restaurant guides in the world and it awards stars to restaurants that meet its exacting standards of excellence. The guide’s inspectors visit restaurants anonymously and then grade them on a variety of criteria including food quality, presentation and innovation. To receive one star is a huge accomplishment and to be awarded three stars is an immense honor.
Colombia has seen a surge of new restaurants opening over the past few years, many of which are highly rated by local critics and diners alike. These eateries serve up traditional Colombian dishes as well as innovative takes on international cuisines, but they have yet to be recognized by Michelin’s inspectors.
It may come as a surprise that Colombia currently has no Michelin-starred restaurants when you consider that some nearby countries such as Argentina and Mexico both have multiple establishments with at least one star each. However, there are some signs that this may change in the future as more Colombian eateries gain international recognition.
The restaurant Leo, located in Bogotá, has gained some attention from food critics around the world for its creative menu and excellent service. The restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine with Colombian influences and it has been praised for its flavorful dishes and unique atmosphere. With such positive feedback from critics, it’s possible that Leo may become Colombia’s first Michelin-starred restaurant in the future.
Conclusion: Despite seeing an influx of new restaurants over recent years, Colombia currently does not have any Michelin-starred establishments. However, there are signs that this may change in the future as more Colombian eateries gain global recognition – such as Leos – which could be set to become Colombia’s first ever Michelin starred restaurant.