The 2020 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal,  awarding the coveted Michelin stars, was presented last night from the beautiful Lope de Vega Theatre in Seville, with a dinner served by the Spanish chef Angel León, owner of the Michelin 3 star Aponiente. Oh what a night!! We are excited to report that the Spanish restaurant Cenador de Amos, in the beautiful Cantabrian countryside, has been awarded their third Michelin star, so Spain maintains 11 three Michelin star restaurants, despite the closure of Dani Garcia’s establishment. In Portugal, our belowed Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, the fantastic restaurant close to Porto run by our favourite Portuguese chef, Rui Paula, was awarded their second Michelin star!

So, for 2020 in Spain there are now total 11 restaurants with 3 Michelin stars, 29 restaurants with 2 Michelin stars and as many as 174 with 1 Michelin star! In Portugal, there are total of 29 restaurants with Michelin stars in 2020, 7 with 2 Michelin stars, one of them new, as well as 4 new Michelin one star restaurants, although no new three Michelin stars this year.

Below is a list of all Michelin 3* Restaurants in the 2020 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal, by region:

Jesus Sanchez: now with 3 Michelin stars

Cantabria Michelin 3* Restaurants:

El Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones) – a new addition to the Michelin guide of Spain & Portugal Michelin, this fantastic restaurant is located in a beautiful typically northern Spanish casona.  Run by the talented chef Jesús Sanchez, it won its third Michelin star for “its tireless search for the emotive experience of food, and the sensory details that leave you remembering a culinary experience”.

Catalonia Michelin 3* Restaurants:

Àbac (Barcelona)

El Celler de Can Roca (Girona)

Lasarte (Barcelona)

Madrid Michelin 3* Restaurants:

Diverxo (Madrid)

Rui Paula

Valencia Michelin 3* Restaurants:

Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)

Basque Country Michelin 3* Restaurants:

Akelarre (Guipúzcoa)

Arzak (Guipúzcoa)

Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)

Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)

Andalucía Michelin 3* Restaurants:

Aponiente (Cádiz)

 

Aside from the usual red Michelin stars, the Michelin guide has awarded for the first time their Sustainability Award, which was given to Angel Leon, for “constantly defending the sea”. The chef of Aponiente, the only restaurant with three Michelin stars in Andalucia, thanked the guide for finally recognizing the region’s cuisine.

All 29 Michelin starred Restaurants in Portugal in the 2020 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal:

  1. Casa da Chá da Boa Nova, Leça de Palmeira, 2 Michelin stars (New)
  2. The Yeatman, Vila Nova de Gaia, 2 Michelin stars
  3. Ocean, Porches, 2 Michelin stars
  4. Vila Joya, Albufeira, 2 Michelin stars
  5. Belcanto, Lisboa, 2 Michelin stars
  6. Alma, Lisboa, 2 Michelin stars
  7. Il Gallo d’Oro, Funchal, (Madeira) 2 Michelin stars
  8. Epur, Lisboa, 1 Michelin star (New)
  9. Fifty Seconds, Lisboa, 1 Michelin star (New)
  10. Mesa de Lemos, Quinta de Lemos, 1 Michelin star (New)
  11. Vistas, Faro, 1 Michelin star (New)
  12. Gusto, Almancil de Faro, 1 Michelin star
  13. A cozinha, Guimaraes, 1 Michelin star
  14. GPousada, Bragança, 1 Michelin star
  15. Midori, Sintra, 1 Michelin star
  16. Antiqvvm, Porto, 1 Michelin star
  17. Lab by Sergi Arola, Sintra, 1 Michelin star
  18. L’And Vineyards, Montemor-o-Novo, 1 Michelin star
  19. Loco, Lisboa, 1 Michelin star
  20. William, Funchal, 1 Michelin star
  21. São Gabriel, Almancil, 1 Michelin star
  22. Henrique Leis, Vale Formoso (Almancil), 1 Michelin star
  23. Bon Bon, Carvoeiro, 1 Michelin star
  24. Willie’s, Vilamoura (Quarteira), 1 Michelin star
  25. Largo do Paço, Amarante, 1 Michelin star
  26. Pedro Lemos, Foz do Douro (Porto), 1 Michelin star
  27. Fortaleza do Guincho, Praia do Guincho (Cascais), 1 Michelin star
  28. Eleven, Lisboa, 1 Michelin star
  29. Feitoria, Lisboa, 1 Michelin star

In the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal Bib Gourmand category (the best price-quality relationship) there are as many as 267 restaurants to be found in 2020! In the “Michelin dish” category ( quality dishes recommended by Michelin guide) there is an amazing number of 837 restaurants! So come and join us on a fantastic food and wine tour along the Michelin restaurant route through Spain and Portugal and experience these Southern European culinary jewels for yourself!