Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2012: Best new Latin American restaurant

Best New Latin American Restaurant category: the pick of this year’s surprise food trend

Is ceviche the new sushi? You’d think so from the new wave of Peruvian pop-ups, ceviche bars and NY-Mexican joints, all bringing a new strain of Latin flavours to London. Here’s our pick: basement spice, skyscraper spice, posh spice and cool spice.

Best new Latin American restaurant

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    WINNER: Lima London

    31 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JH. (020 3002 2640)

    The dishes at this understated restaurant – our pick of this year’s Peruvian influx – look like modernist works of art. Artichokes with green lime, fava beans, tree tomato emulsion and molle pink pepper is a beauty, as impressive for its bold appearance as for its vibrant flavours. It’s not often in London that we see innovative, extraordinary Latin American cuisine like this; it left us scratching our heads slightly, but vowing to come back for more.
    Around £100 for two br>
    Read Lima review

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  • RUNNER UP: Ceviche

    17 Frith St, W1D 4RG. (020 7292 2040)

    Alongside the eponymous signature dish (of raw citrus-marinated fish or veg), Ceviche offers the best in Peruvian cooking, from corn and potato nibbles to a mean pisco sour.
    Around £80 for two. br>
    Read Ceviche review

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  • RUNNER UP: La Bodega Negra

    16 Moor St, W1D 5NH

    Beneath a lurid Soho shopfront, La Bodega Negra marries a casual ground-level taqueria with a subterranean bar-restaurant, serving up innovative dishes that are better than the gimmicky setting suggests.
    Around £65 for two. br>
    Read La Bodega Negra review

  • RUNNER UP: Sushisamba

    Floors 38 and 39, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY. (020 3640 7330)

    Apart from breathtaking views (and sky-high prices), Sushisamba offers sushi, sashimi and ceviche plus traditional Japanese dishes with a Latin accent.
    Around £150 for two. br>
    Read Sushisamba review

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