Petite León in Minneapolis Named One of the New York Times’ 50 Best Restaurants


MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Times posted its annual list of their favorite restaurants in the United States, and this year it features a restaurant that may look familiar to some in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis-based Petite León earned a spot on The New York Times favorites list for its unique Yucatán-inspired dishes and inventive, comforting aesthetic.

The establishment has quickly become a favorite in Minneapolis and is highly regarded on sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp.

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The restaurant was opened in October 2020 by chef Jorge Guzmán and local bar veteran Travis Serbus. Chef Guzmán fills the menu with dishes inspired by the Yucatán region in which he grew up, while Serbus provides customers with unique cocktails. The couple’s decision to open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have paid off.

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In their list, The New York Times praises the Petite León, describing it as a “sophisticated restaurant as inviting as a corner

Also on the list of The New York Times is Harvey House in Madison, Wisconsin. Owner Joe Papach is a former French laundry sous chef who puts his own spin on classic supper club fare.



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