Eternal thanks. To the hundreds of people at home, to the millions of people in Peru“.


With these words, overflowing with humility, Virgilio Martínez expresses his gratitude to Peru for an award that has put the country’s name in the spotlight. Culinary talent, research, and a profound love for everything Peruvian have made Central the best restaurant in the world, according to the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2023. This formidable cook more than deserves the recognition, as he and his wife Pía Léon lead us in celebrating a new culinary boom.