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The Argentinian grill Don Julio: the best steakhouse in the world according to a specialized British ranking


The local that was all the rage for Messi's presence leads the global podium. He is seconded by prestigious undertakings from London and New York.

Don Julio, the multi-award-winning restaurant in Palermo that this week was on everyone's lips due to the furor caused by Lionel Messi's visit, is back in the news: for the first time,

an Argentine grill is established as the best in the World's 101 Best Steak ranking Restaurants.

Last year it had been in second place on this list. 

This is the fourth edition of a ranking prepared by the British firm Upper Cut Media House for whose production it has a group of

editors and independent specialists who evaluate between 700 and 800

meat restaurants around the world per year.

The objective of this ranking is

 "to offer a suitable scenario for honest and high-quality meat products". 

One of its co-founders is the English food critic James Byron who also publishes a world ranking of premium meats.

How is the 2023 ranking of the 101 best meat restaurants in the world

The facade of Don Julio in Palermo.

Second place

went to last year's winner,

London's Hawksmoor restaurant


American Cut Tribeca of New York

was left

ranked in

third place


The organizers argued the reasons for the triumph of the Don Julio restaurant in Buenos Aires, directed by Pablo Rivero and executive chef Guido Tassi:

"It works exclusively with meat of Argentine origin of the Aberdeen Angus and Hereford breeds from its own sustainable breeding program"

, they detailed.

Hawksmoor, the London restaurant that took second place.

And they affirmed that

Don Julio's is one of the best products currently available

due to the short transport routes of the merchandise, the respectful breeding of animals in extensive livestock and the diet based on natural grass, among other factors. 


top ten

is completed by

Carcasse -Belgium-

in position 4-;

Bodega El Capricho -Spain-

in position 5;

FX Buckley -Ireland-

in position 6;

I due Cippi -Italy-

in position 7;

Rockpool Bar & Grill -Sidney-

at number 8;

Lana -Madrid

- in position 9- and

Bazaar Meat -Las Vegas-

in position 10.

The meats of La Cabrera, the other Argentine grill that entered the ranking of the best in the world.

Photo: Lucia Merle.

Only one other Argentinian restaurant entered the ranking: it is

La Cabrera, which was positioned in position 48.

And there are two more South Americans: A Figureira Rubaiyat from São Paulo in position 50 and Tributo from Quito in position 79.

How is Don Julio, the best steakhouse in the world according to World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants

The store located in Guatemala 4699 enjoys much international recognition.

According to The World's 50 Best Restaurants, the most prestigious international ranking in gastronomy, this grill ranks 14th among the best restaurants in the world (of all specialties). 

It is a family project that dates back to 1999

, when the Rivero family opened this grill with a mandate that they never renounced: product quality.

Don Julio's matured meats.

The review for the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants ranking says that "

the restaurant has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent grilled meats, excellent service and warm and welcoming atmosphere."

He also

highlights the quality of cuts like the bife de chorizo ​​and tenderloin

and claims that Don Julio's wood-fired grill achieves "a

smoky flavor and charred exterior, while keeping the meat juicy and tender in a distinctive way


He notes that in addition to meat dishes

, the restaurant offers a

variety of organic side dishes

, "like grilled seasonal vegetables, irresistibly good-tasting heirloom tomatoes, and salads."

And he continues: "

The wine list is also impressive

, with a wide selection of Argentine wines, including unrivaled positions in organic Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Torrontés that Argentina has to offer."

He further stresses that

Don Julio is a must-visit destination for all meat lovers

and foodies visiting Buenos Aires.

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Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-24

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