Tiktoker assures that Peruvian food is better than Mexican

An American tiktoker generated tremendous controversy after assuring that Peruvian food is richer than Mexican.

The arguments began to spill after the debate was generated a few hours ago on social networks after an American tiktoker assured that Peruvian food is better than Mexican.

Comparisons immediately arose.


Peru or Mexico

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Who is the most famous chef in Mexico?

Gabriella Ruiz. On November 11, 2019, the guide to the 120 restaurants in the country Gastronomic Mexico named the chef from Comalcalco, Gabriela Ruíz, as the Best Chef of 2019.

And in addition to her, in the world of gastronomy, chef Jorge Vallejo has stood out with honors, who is at number 47 of the best 100 in the world, a list in which he has been advancing over the years.

Karime López is in position number 85 of the best.

Elena Reygadas, who is ranked number 100 in the international ranking.

For Peru, Gastón Acurio and Virgilio Martínez are two Peruvians who managed to be on the list of the 100 best chefs in the world made by the gastronomic magazine Le Chef.

However, the American who calls himself the “gringo perucho” on Tik-Tok prefers Peruvian food over Mexican.

The user @gringo_marc decided to record a video for his TikTok account, with the purpose of giving context to what is happening in the United States.

“There are a lot of Mexican restaurants here, there are even fast food (…) it’s very cheap,” he said.

In this way, he explained that since there was a greater number of immigrants from Mexico, it was to be expected that this would happen; however, he stressed that Peruvian gastronomy is of “too much quality” and has a higher cost, due to the complexity of its preparation.

The video already has more than a million views and 200 thousand ‘likes’, and, most surprisingly, around 11 thousand responses to the video, where Peruvians and Mexicans defended their respective cuisines.

“You pay 20 dollars for a typical dish with your Inka Kola and although it is expensive, here in the US they have no problem paying for quality food. You will never see a fast food restaurant serving Peruvian food,” explained the young man.

The tik-toker is clear that he really likes Mexican food, but if he wants to take his partner on a date and eat something quality, he will choose the Peruvian “a thousand times”.

At the end of 2021, the stars of the Latin American restaurant industry came together after passing the quarantine due to covid-19 in a series of celebrations in several cities in the region to reveal the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 : Past and future.

Given the impact of the pandemic, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, changed its annual ranking to create a retrospective list, only produced for this year, that identifies the best restaurants of the last nine years.

The list features entries from 12 countries and adds 21 new restaurants, highlighting the Latin American culinary industry even more.

Mexican restaurants: Pujol in 5th place, Quintonil in 8th, Sud 77 in 12th, Pangea in 15th, Rosetta in 27th, Alcalde in 32nd, Máximo Bistrot in 33rd, Nicos in 35th, Le Chique in 38th, Corazon de Tierra in 40th and Amaranta at 44º.

Central in Lima takes the No.1 spot as The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The list of the 100 best restaurants in Latin America was drawn up from the aggregation of the complete voting data throughout the eight editions of the ranking since the awards were created in 2013. Central in Lima, by chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, recognized for their gastronomic exploration of Peruvian ecosystems, took first place as The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021.

Central is in the top three along with the Lima restaurant Maido and DOM, located in São Paulo, Brazil.

The ranking was accompanied by special recognitions. Voted by his peers, Eduardo García of Máximo Bistrot in Mexico City wins the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award – Best Reinvention, given to a chef who has successfully reinvented himself or his restaurant during the pandemic .

Peruvian or Mexican, which is the best food? The answer lies with your palate.

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