With five different existing subcategories, Tripadvisor decided to add one more to the list: the Hidden Gem. Let’s find out how and who won the Best of the Best title for the very first year.
The Hidden Gem Restaurant Award
This year, Tripadvisor decided to introduce a new subcategory for restaurants. The Hidden Gem nominees are the restaurants that are not wide open to people but serve the most delicious food to their guests. After going through the reviews and ratings, Tripadvisor gave this award to Green Point in Cusco, Peru. People love everything about this place, from the landscape to food so tasty that you would not be able to stop.
Other Hidden Gems That Almost Won
Although there is only one winner, there are still many who deserve to be noticed. Other restaurants that made the list of the Hidden Gem are Taberna el Sur in Madrid, Spain, IX CAT IK Mayan Cuisine in Valladolid, Mexico, Mivan Restaurant Cafe in Istanbul, Turkey, La Locanda Gesù Vecchio in Naples, Italy, Indian Palace in Florence, Italy, La Fiesta Restaurant in Doncaster, United Kingdom, La, Dolce Vita, Pipa in Praia da Pipa, Brazil, Little India in Los Cristianos, Spain, and Tierra Roja Restaurant in Chia, Colombia.
Top Ten in the US by Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor also released a list of the top ten hidden gems in the USA. The one that topped the list was a little café in the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, in Savannah, Georgia. Following that are Seaside Cafe at the Mansion in Key West, Florida, Mersea Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco, California, Chubby’s Deli in Sevierville, Tennessee, Finelli’s Italian Villa in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Roadhouse Diner in Great Falls, Montana, Rocco’s N.Y. Style Pizza by Mama D’s House in Branson, Missouri, Pickin Porch Grill in Branson, Missouri, Bakery Restaurant and Lounge in Niagara Falls, New York, and Buxton Munch Company in Buxton, North Carolina.