It’s safe to say Canada is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. But don’t take our word for it! The second annual Global Tastemakers Awards has announced this years 20 top international restaurants and only one Canadian restaurant made the cut.

The award-winning magazine, Food & Wine has unveiled its top votes, showcase a “truly diverse selection of restaurants,” according to organizers of the award.

“Authenticity is key when it comes to a groundbreaking restaurant,” shares F&W.

“There are hundreds of thousands around the globe, but few stand out as truly unforgettable experiences. The perfect mix of food with dynamic flavor, unmatched hospitality, and a permeable personality that makes an institution one-of-a-kind also presents a dining experience that’s special — and that’s what we’re here to celebrate.”

From an Iranian-inspired cafe in Bombay, to a restaurant on a farm in Nairobi, and a tapas bar in Barcelona, there’s no true theme among award winners besides delicious cuisine.

And according to their voting panel, Montreal’s Beba is also worthy of being mentioned on the list.

“Beba is the passion project of brothers Ari and Pablo Schor, who grew up between Buenos Aires and Winnipeg,” shares F&W. “Here they combine Argentine culinary traditions — which draw heavily on Spanish and Italian cuisines — with Quebecois ingredients and influences for a truly unique expression of Canadian cuisine.”

This isn’t the first time Beba has been recognized for its culinary delights. Back in 2023, Beba came in eighth place in the annual Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.

Though in this list, the restaurant placed lower than eighth, it is the only Canadian restaurant which is something to be proud of.

Here’s where Montreal’s Beba placed:

  1. Mérito – Lima, Peru
  2. Petermen – Sydney, Australia
  3. SodaBottleOpenerWala – Mumbai, India
  4. Cucina Villana – Ruvo di Puglia, Italy
  5. Soil – Athens, Greece
  6. Celele – Cartagena, Colombia
  7. La Cocina de Humo – Oaxaca, Mexico
  8. Indigo – Arequipa, Peru
  9. Cultiva – Nairobi, Kenya
  10. Emazulwini Restaurant – Cape Town, South Africa
  11. L’Evo – Toyama, Japan
  12. Teté Cocina de Barrio – Guadalajara, Mexico
  13. Wana Yook – Bangkok, Thailand
  14. Beba – Montreal, Canada 
  15. Dos Pebrots – Barcelona, Spain

It looks like a foodie trip is in order! See you soon Montreal.