Spain and Portugal are different countries, have different languages and although neighbors on the Iberian Peninsula are on different time zones. But, it is not only this that differs between the two countries. Food and wine is taken very seriously in both Spain and Portugal, yet Michelin stars, while abundant in Spain, are scattered far-and-wide in Portugal, from Porto to the Algarve, and from Madeira to Alentejo.

The 2014 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal was presented last November and with few surprises for Spain’s neighbor.  Portugal received just 2 NEW Michelin stars for 2 NEW Michelin 1 star restaurants, bringing the grand total to 14 Michelin Stars throughout the whole country.

For 2014, the two restaurants in the Algarve – Ocean and Vila Joya, retain their 2 Michelin Star Restaurant status and 8 Michelin 1 star restaurants retain their one star status.

New to the list for 2014 is Chef Miguel Laffan, who receives 1 Michelin star at L’And Vineyards in Alentejo.  And, after an absence of 3 years, Joachim Koerper regains 1 Michelin star, at Eleven in Lisbon.  (Full list of Portuguese Michelin Star Restaurants below)

In comparison, Spain receives 23 NEW Michelin Stars for 2014 including 1 NEW Michelin 3 star and 2 NEW Michelin 2 star restaurants.

All Portuguese Michelin Star Restaurants:

Michelin 2 star restaurants in Portugal, 2014:

Albufeira / Praia da GaléFaroVila Joya – Dieter Koschina
Armação de PêraFaroOcean – Hans Neuner

Michelin 1 star restaurants in Portugal, 2014:

Almancil / Vale FormosoFaroHenrique Leis – Henrique Leis
AmarantePortoLargo do Paço – Vitor Matos
Cascais / Praia do GuinchoLisboaFortaleza do Guincho – Antoine Westermann
FunchalMadeiraIl Gallo d’Oro –Benoît Sinthon
LisboaLisboaBelcanto – Jose Avillez
LisboaLisboaEleven  – Joachim Koerper
LisboaLisboaFeitoria – José Cordeiro
Montemor-o-NovoÉvoraL’And Vineyards  Miguel Laffan
Quarteira / VilamouraFaroWillie’s – Willie Werger
Vila Nova de GaiaPortoThe Yeatman – Ricardo Costa


Delve into the history, wineries and typical foods of Portugal on our Luxury Tour of Portugal Wine and Culture  to experience Lisbon, Porto, Douro Valley, Marvao and the Alentejo region.

Or, why not combine Spain and Portugal to fully explore the Iberian Peninsula on a  Spain and Portugal Customized Private Tour.