Dora, Buenos Aires
This bustling lunchtime favorite among Porteños, who have been crowding the two level space since it first opened in another location in the 1940s. Still run by the same family, the elegant seafood dishes pair superbly with their astounding selection of white wines, which is among the most extensive in the entire city. The restaurant is loud and sometimes frenzied, though there’s a reason why everyone one from older couples in their Sunday best to suit and tie executives are willing to shell out for pricey plates: they don’t disappoint.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.