The Best Dish in the World is from Yucatán

At the end of 2021 the best dish in the world was announced, and it originated in Yucatán, Mexico… cochinita pibil.

This delicious Mexican dish placed 1st in the Taste Atlas Awards 2021 after competing against 10,000 other dishes!

In addition to cochinita pibil, enchiladas (#27), pozole (#58) and alambre (#93) appeared on the list of the 100 best dishes in the world, which is updated every year. Mole placed 2nd in the sauce category.

Taste Atlas is basically a food encyclopedia that highlights the most popular dishes in the world and recognizes the 100 best local dishes from each region of the planet each year, with a goal of assuring that traditional food remains relevant.

This important food guide recognizes traditional recipes, local ingredients and restaurants that serve traditional dishes. Several Mexican restaurants are on its list of the 100 best traditional restaurants, most are located in Mexico City, one is in Guanajuato and one is in Izamal, Yucatán, and is famous for its exquisite Yucatecan food.