Present on the list since 2014, Licorería Limantour is an institution. It’s the type of bar that gets everything right: packed every day of the week, with efficient service, on-point drinks and an intoxicating atmosphere. Under the stewardship of Benjamin Padrón and creative maverick José Luis Leon, Limantour and the team have put out a host of crazy menus over the years, with many drinks standing the test of time – the Margarita al Pastor will probably never go out of fashion.
In early 2022, though, the team took a step back, opening the pages of their drinks list to the creativity of six international bartenders, from Julio Cabrera of Café La Trova, Miami to Dario Schiavoni of Bulgari Bar, Dubai. Meanwhile, the team was working on the next chapter, called Ida y Vuelta, for which they worked with special ingredients from Oaxaca, preserved in all their glory by local partner Suculenta. A characteristically busy year for a bar that refuses to tread water and well deserving of this year’s Rémy Martin Legend of The List Award and being named The Best Bar in North America for the second consecutive year.