2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal – see full list below

The Michelin Guide 2021 was presented last night in Madrid, in a virtual gala broadcast from the Royal Post Office. It has been a horrible year for the hospitality industry, but Michelin still has released its guide as a gesture of tribute and support to the sector. This time Michelin wanted to highlight the effort of their inspectors who carried out their work in a year with so many restaurants closed and numerous restrictions. In fact, on the pages of the guide, next to the name of some establishments, a phrase appears: «Temporarily closed by Covid». It is not known how many of them will manage to reopen next year, but rest assured that our private gourmet tours will take you to the best ones, of course all of them being Covid-safe.

Ask us for the best Michelin starred restaurant routes around Spain and Portugal! We will be excited to share our insider’s tips with you!

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal – no new 3 Michelin stars in Spain nor Portugal

There have not been any new Michelin three stars, so the eleven that already had them since last year remain: Akelarre, Arzak, Azurmendi and Martín Berasategui in the Basque Country, Abac, Lasarte and El Celler de Can Roca in Catalonia, Diverxo in Madrid, Quique Dacosta in the Valencian Community, Aponiente in Andalusia, and Cenador de Amós in Cantabria. Sadly Covid restrictions took their toll on Zalacain, the first ever 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Spain, now closed.

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal  –  three new Michelin 2 star restaurants in Spain

The most significant turn of events last night is that three Spanish restaurants go from one up to two stars.

One is the Galician Culler de Pau, from O Grove (Pontevedra), where Javier Olleros has offered excellent cuisine for years, with a  personal touch and totally committed to the environment and local producers. The other two are in Catalonia: these are Cinc Sentits, one of the most interesting restaurants in Barcelona at the moment, with Jordi Artal at the helm, and Bo.Tic, in Corca, Gerona. In all three cases, as in many of those who achieve a star, the guide focuses on young chefs, perfectly trained, who value local or proximity products. There are no newly crowned Michelin two star restaurants in Portugal this year.

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal  –  15 new  Michelin 1 stars in Spain & 2 in Portugal

Congratulations are in order for Ljubomir Stanisic for his fantastical cuisine at 100 Maneiras. Stanisic’s menu called “The Story” traces his journey from being a teenage refugee leaving war-torn Yugoslavia to a master of the Portuguese kitchen. His cosy restaurant is a steady favourite of many of our clients, and always recommended!

New Michelin 1 Star Restaurants in Spain & Portugal 2021 – full list

  1. Ambivium (Peñafiel, Valladolid)
  2. Amelia (San Sebastián)
  3. Atempo (Sant Julia de Ramis. Girona)
  4. Baeza & Rufete (Alicante)
  5. Béns d’Avall (Sóller. Mallorca)
  6. Callizo (Ainsa. Huesca)
  7. DINS Santi Taura (Palma de Mallorca)
  8. Eirado (Pontevedra)
  9. Eneko Lisboa (Lisboa)
  10. En la Parra (Salamanca)
  11. Espacio N (Esquedas. Huesca)
  12. L’Aliança 1919 d’Anglés (Anglès. Girona)
  13. La Salita (Valencia)
  14. Miguel González (Pereiro de Aguilar. Ourense)
  15. Muna Ponferrada (León)
  16. Odiseo (Murcia)
  17. Quatre Molins (Cornudella de Montsant. Tarragona)
  18. Raíces-Carlos Maldonado (Talavera de la Reina. Toledo)
  19. Saddle (Madrid)
  20. Silabarrio (Vigo)
  21. 100 Maneiras (Lisboa)

Portugal Michelin 2 star restaurants 2021 – full list

  1. Alma / Henrique Sá Pessoa, Lisbon
  2. Belcanto / José Avillez, Lisbon
  3. Il Gallo d’Oro / Benoit Sinthon, Funchal (Madeira)
  4. Ocean / Hans Neuner, Alporcinhos (Algarve)
  5. The Yeatman / Ricardo Costa, Vila Nova de Gaia
  6. Vila Joya / Dieter Koschina, Albufeira (Algarve
  7. Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (new 2020)

Portugal Michelin 1 star restaurants 2021 – full list

  1. A Cozinha / António Loureiro, Guimarães
  2. Antiqvvm / Vitor Matos, Porto
  3. Bon Bon / Rui Silvestre, Carvoeiro (Algarve)
  4. Largo do Paço / Tiago Bonito, Amarante
  5. Eleven / Joachim Koerper, Lisbon
  6. Eneko Lisboa (Lisboa)
  7. Feitoria / João Rodrigues,  Lisbon
  8. Fortaleza do Guincho / Miguel Rocha Vieira, Cascais
  9. Gusto by Heinz Beck,  Quinta do Lago
  10. G Pousada / António and Óscar Gonçalves, Bragança
  11. Henrique Leis, Almancil (Algarve)
  12. L’And Vineyards / Miguel Laffan,  Montemor-o-Novo
  13. Lab by Sergi Arola, Sintra
  14. Loco / Alexandre Silva, Lisbon
  15. Midori / Pedro Almeida, Sintra
  16. Pedro Lemos, Porto
  17. São Gabriel / Leonel Pereira, Almancil (Algarve)
  18. Vista / João Oliveira, Portimão (Algarve)
  19. William / Luís Pestana, Funchal (Madeira)
  20. Willie’s / Willie Wurger, Vilamoura (Algarve)
  21. 100 Maneiras /Ljubomir Stanisic, Lisboa

This year saw the Michelin Giode Green Star awarded for the first time, to 21 restaurants for their dedication to sustainability and local produce.