In 2016, Colombia made global headlines for many reasons: a peace deal that seeks to end decades of drug-related violence, the new season of Netflix’s hit series Narcos, and the unfortunate beauty queen who lost her Miss Universe crown just moments after it was mistakenly presented.

This year, thankfully, the South American country will be in the news for all the right reasons: as host of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, the only awards that celebrate the achievements of the entire region, and as a country whose credentials as a food travel destination are growing by the day.

Read why Bogotá should feature on every food map in 2017.