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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.

 

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.

 

 

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!

Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal 2019 RESULTS ARE IN:

The 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has now been presented and spoiler alert: There’s a NEW Michelin 3* !!!!!
The gastronomic Oscars festival was presented this evening LIVE from Lisbon – Portugal – at the Carlos Lopes pavilion, under the culinary coordination of two Michelin-starred Belcanto chef, José Avillez.

This is the first time ever that the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has been presented from Portugal but … Oh what a night!!!! A night that has left Michelin stars raining down all over Spain and Portugal!

This year a whopping 30 NEW Michelin Stars were awarded between Spain and Portugal!

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1 NEW Michelin 3* Restaurant  – awarded to Dani Garcia 

 

*** ALL  11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal

NEW: Dani Garcia, Dani Garcia (Malaga)

ABaC, Jordi Cruz (Barcelona)

Aponiente, Angel Leon (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz)

Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)

Arzak, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (Guipúzcoa)

Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)

Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)

El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)

Lasarte, Martin Berasategui (Barcelona)

Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)

Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)

 

But, apart from 1 NEW Michelin 3 Starred Restaurant, for the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2019 there are:

 

4 NEW Michelin 2* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2019:

  • Cocina Hermanos Torres  (Barcelona)
  • Ricard Camarena Restaurant  (Valencia)
  • El Molino de Urdániz  (Urdaitz, Navarra).
  • Alma (Lisboa)

 

and 25 NEW 1* Michelin 1* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2019:

  • La Barra de Carles Abellán (Barcelona)
  • Oria (Barcelona)
  • Eneko Bilbao (Bilbao)
  • Etxanobe Ateliar (Bilbao)
  • Beat (Calpe, Alicante)
  • Orobianco (Calpe, Alicante)
  • Trivio (Cuenca)
  • eMe Be Garrote (San Sebastián)
  • Bagá (Jaén)
  • LÚ Cocina y Alma (Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz)
  • Pablo (León)
  • Ikaro (Logroño)
  • Clos Madrid (Madrid)
  • Corral de la Moreira Gastronómico (Madrid)
  • El Invernadero (Madrid)
  • La Tasquería (Madrid)
  • Yugo (Madrid)
  • El Xato (La Nucía, Alicante)
  • Terra (S’Agaró, Alicante)
  • A Tafona (Santiago de Compostela)
  • El Molino de Alcuneza (Sigüenza, Guadalajara)
  • Cancook (Zaragoza)
  • G Pousada de Bragança (Tras os Montes)
  • A Cozinha de Guimaraes (Minho)
  • Midori de Sinra (Estremadura)

 

Congratulations to all our wonderful Michelin Star Chefs in Spain and Portugal !

 

The 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal will be presented on November 21st, LIVE from Lisbon – Portugal. (more info.)

We’ll bring you the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal RESULTS next week but one thing that we already do know is that Spain has lost a Michelin 3* Restaurant!!!!

Carme Ruscalleda elegantly closed her Michelin three star restaurant Sant Pau, near Barcelona, on October 27th 2018 after 30 years of success.

Sant Pau, situated in the coastal town of Sant Pol de Mar, was awarded the first of its coveted Michelin  stars in 1991, the second five years later and since 2006 maintained its Michelin 3* status.

Sant Pau closed on a high but world-class Catalan chef Carme Ruscalleda is not hanging her apron up just yet.  Along with some interesting projects in the pipeline her other two restaurants, Michelin 2* Sant Pau in Tokyo and Michelin 2* restaurant Moments in Barcelona, led by her son Raül, remain open.

Could another Michelin 3* restaurant appear in the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal to substitute Sant Pau ???  There are 30 Michelin 2* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal (25 in Spain/ 5 in Portugal) so there are a few contenders!

What’s more, the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal is being presented, for the first time ever, from Lisbon!!! Could this mean that a Michelin 3* restaurant is on the cards for Portugal?????  We hope so … here are the 5 current Michelin 2* starred restaurants in Portugal possibilities:

  • Vila Joya (Albufeira, Algarve)
  • Ocean (Armaçao de Pêra, Algarve)
  • Belcanto (Lisbon)
  • Il Gallo d´Oro (Funchal, Madeira)
  • The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto)

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Remember we’ll bring you the RESULTS Live next week but in the meantime here’s a recap of the current 11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain 2018 (none, to date, in Portugal):

  • ABaC, Jordi Cruz (Barcelona)
  • Aponiente, Angel Leon (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz)
  • Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)
  • Arzak, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (Guipúzcoa)
  • Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)
  • Lasarte, Martin Berasategui (Barcelona)
  • Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)
  • Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)
  • Sant Pau, Carme Ruscalleda (Barcelona) – CLOSED IN October 2018

 

Heres’s  a COMPLETE full list of all CURRENT Michelin 3, 2 and 1 Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2018 

 

Experience Michelin starred Restaurant dining opportunities in Spain and Portugal on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours. Contact us to custom build your ideal trip!

The kitchens in Spain and Portugal are heating up as next week the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal will be presented, and for the first time in history, LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal!

Over the last nine years, Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Bilbao, Marbella, Santiago de Compostela, Gerona and Tenerife have all played host to the prestigious Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal gala. But, this year, for the first ever, the gala will be held in Lisbon.

This year’s gala meal will be prepared by Lisbon’s seven Michelin-star chefs.  José Avillez, head of Michelin 2* Belcanto in Lisbon will coordinate the meal and be joined by Michelin 1* Lisbon Restaurant Chefs Henrique Sá Pessoa from Alma, Joachim Koerper from Eleven, João Rodrigues from Feitoria,  Alexandre Silva from Loco, Miguel Rocha Vieira from Fortaleza do Guincho (in Cascais) and Spanish chef Sergi Arola from Lab by Sergi Arola in Sintra.

Curiously, Portugal holds no Michelin 3 starred restaurant to date and actually holds very few Michelin stars compared with its Iberian cousin Spain who currently boasts 11 Michelin 3 starred restaurants (although 1 has recently closed!).

Could Portugal hosting the NEW Michelin Restaurant Guide mean we will be seeing the 1st Michelin 3* Restaurant in Portugal for the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal?????? We’ll let you know next week …

There are currently 30 Michelin 2* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2018 … only 5 of which are Michelin 2* Restaurants in Portugal:  Belcanto (Lisbon), Ocean (Porches, Algarve), Vila Joya (Albufeira, Algarve), Il Gallo d’Oro, (Funchal) and TheYeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto).

Could one (or more) of Portugal’s Michelin 2* Restaurants be gaining that 3rd Michelin star  for the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal to finally give  Portugal  a Michelin Three Starred Restaurant? We’ll let you know next week …

There are currently 177 Michelin 1* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2018 … of which, only 18 are in Portugal.

Hopes are high for a star studded night for both Spain and Portugal next week and for some surprises for the great Portuguese chefs to take the current 23 Michelin Starred Restaurants to an even greater number.

We’ll keep you updated on all the results next Wednesday 21st of November 2018, in the meantime happy dining :-)

In the meantime here’s a LINK to the COMPLETE full list of all CURRENT Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal

Good luck chefs !!!!!!

 

Michelin 2019

We, Gourmand Breaks,  have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal.  Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your custom-designed quote!

The World’s 50 Best (well, the Top 100) Restaurants 2018 have now been released and Spain and Portugal occupy 14 places in the Top 100 World’s Best Restaurants – 7 in the 1-50 List and 7 in the 51-100 List!

El Celler de Can Roca hits the Top 3 again and is awarded the World’s Nº 2 Restaurant 2018

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Here are all 14 Restaurants from Spain and Portugal in the World’s Best Restaurants List 2018:

No. 2  El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain climbs from last year’s Number 3

No. 9 Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain stays put at No.9 from 2017

No. 10 Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain falls from No. 6 in 2017

No. 18 Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain rises 37 places and achieves winner of the Highest New Entry Award 2018

No. 31 Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain falls 1 place from 2017

No. 32 Tickets – Barcelona, Spain falls 7 places from No25 in 2017

No.43 Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain falls 5 places from 2017 but achieves winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award 2018, which it also won in 2014!

No.57 Nerua – Bilbao, Spain  falls 1 place from 2017

No.68 Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain falls 6 places from 2017

No.75 Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal climbs 10 places from 2017

No.76 Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain climbs 1 place from 2017

No.77 Elkano – Getaria, Spain NEW for 2018

No.95 Enigma – Barcelona, Spain NEW for 2018

No.96 DiverXO – Madrid, Spain reenters from the 2016 list- last placed at No79

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 COMPLETE LISTS:

FULL LIST 1 – 50 here ->  https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/results-worlds-50-best-res…/

FULL LIST 51 – 100 here -> https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/worlds-50-best-restaurants…/

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We, Gourmand Breaks,  have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal. Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your custom-designed quote!

The NEW Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018 has been presented and this year offers a total of 218 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2018! That’s a lot of fine dining! Experience Michelin starred Restaurant dining opportunities throughout Spain and Portugal on one of our Private Gourmet and Culinary Tours.

Here’s the COMPLETE full list of all 218 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2018:

 *** ALL 11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain 2018 (none in Portugal)

  • NEW: ABaC, Jordi Cruz (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Aponiente, Angel Leon (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz)
  • Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)
  • Arzak, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (Guipúzcoa)
  • Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)
  • Lasarte, Martin Berasategui (Barcelona)
  • Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)
  • Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)
  • Sant Pau, Carme Ruscalleda (Barcelona) UPDATE: CLOSED IN October 2018

** ALL 30 Michelin 2* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2018  … 25 in Spain/ 5 in Portugal

SPAIN:

  • NEW: Cabaña Buenavista (El Palmar, Murcia)
  • NEW: Coque (Madrid) regains its stars after moving location
  • NEW: Dos Cielos (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Disfrutar (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Maralba (Almansa, Albacete)
  • Dani García (Málaga)
  • Casa Marcial (Asturias)
  • Zaranda (Mallorca)
  • M.B. by Martín Berasategui (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
  • Annua (San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria)
  • Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones)
  • Enoteca (Barcelona)
  • Moments (Barcelona)
  • Miramar (Llançà, Girona)
  • Les Cols (Olot, Girona)
  • Atrio (Cáceres)
  • El Club Allard (Madrid)
  • DSTAgE (Madrid)
  • Ramón Freixa (Madrid)
  • Santceloni (Madrid)
  • La Terraza del Casino (Madrid)
  • Mugaritz (Guipuzcoa)
  • El Portal (La Rioja)
  • L´Escaleta (Cocentaina, Alicante)
  • BonAmb (Xàbia, Alicante)

 

PORTUGAL:

  • Vila Joya (Albufeira)
  • Ocean (Armaçao de Pêra)
  • Belcanto (Lisbon)
  • Il Gallo d´Oro (Funchal, Madeira)
  • The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto)

*ALL 177 Michelin 1* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2018

As there are so many, 159 in Spain and 18 in Portugal, you will find these by region:

 SPAIN:

 ANDALUCÍA

  • NEW: Alevante (Chiclana de la Frontera / Novo Sancti Petri, Cádiz)
  • NEW: Bardal (Ronda, Málaga)
  • Kabuki Raw (Casares, Málaga)
  • Choco (Córdoba)
  • Noor (Córdoba)
  • La Costa (El Ejido, Almería)
  • Sollo (Fuengirola, Málaga)
  • Acánthum (Huelva)
  • José Carlos García (Málaga)
  • El Lago (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Messina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Skina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Alejandro (Roquetas de Mar, Almería)
  • Abantal (Sevilla)

 

ARAGON

  • Lillas Pastia (Huesca)
  • Tatau Bistro (Huesca)
  • Las Torres (Huesca)
  • Hospedería El Batán (Tramacastilla, Teruel)
  • La Prensa (Zaragoza)

 

ASTURIAS

  • El Corral del Indianu (Arriondas, Asturias)
  • Auga (Gijón)
  • La Salgar (Gijón)
  • El Retiro (Asturias)
  • Casa Gerardo (Prendes, Asturias)
  • Arbidel (Ribadesella)
  • Real Balneario (Salinas, Asturias)

 

BALEARIC ISLES

  • Andreu Genestra (Mallorca)
  • Bou (Sa Coma, Mallorca)
  • Es Racó d’es Teix (Deiá, Mallorca)
  • Adrián Quetglas (Palma)
  • Marc Fosh (Palma de Mallorca)
  • Es Fum (Palmanova, Mallorca)
  • Jardín (Port d’Alcúdia, Mallorca)
  • Argos (Port de Pollença, Mallorca)

 

BASQUE COUNTRY

  • NEW: Amelia (Donostia, San Sebastián)
  • NEW: Eneko (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Boroa (Amorebieta, Vizcaya)
  • Etxebarri (Axpe, Vizcaya)
  • Etxanobe (Bilbao)
  • Mina (Bilbao, Vizcaya)
  • Nerua (Bilbao,Vizcaya)
  • Zarate (Bilbao)
  • Zortziko (Bilbao)
  • Kokotxa (San Sebastián)
  • Mirador de Ulía (San Sebastián)
  • Marqués de Riscal (Elciego, Álava)
  • Andra Mari (Galdácano, Vizcaya)
  • Elkano (Guipúzcoa)
  • Alameda (Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa)
  • Zuberoa (Oyarzun, Guipúzcoa)
  • Zaldarián (Vitoria)

 

CANARY ISLES

  • NEW: Nub (Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
  • Abama Kabuki (Guía de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
  • El Rincón de Juan Carlos (Los Gigantes, Tenerife)
  • Kazan (Tenerife)

 

CANTABRIA

  • NEW: La Bicicleta (Hoznayo, Cantabria)
  • Solana (Ampuero, Cantabria)
  • El Nuevo Molino (Puente Arce, Santander)
  • El Serbal (Santander)

 

CASTILLA LA MANCHA

  • NEW: El Doncel (Sigüenza, Castilla-La Mancha)
  • El Bohío (Illescas, Toledo)
  • El Carmen de Montesión (Toledo)
  • Tierra (Toledo)

 

CASTILLE – LEÓN

  • NEW: Trigo (Valladolid)
  • El Ermitaño (Benavente, Zamora)
  • Cobo Vintage (Burgos)
  • Cocinandos (León)
  • La Botica (Valladolid)
  • La Lobita (Soria)
  • Víctor Gutiérrez (Salamanca)
  • Refectorio (Valladolid)
  • Villena (Segovia)
  • Baluarte (Soria)

 

CATALONIA

  • NEW: Caelis (Barcelona): regains its star after moving location
  • NEW: Enigma (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Castell Peralada (Peralada, Girona)
  • Les Magnòlies (Arbúcies, Girona)
  • Ca l´Arpa (Banyoles, Girona)
  • Alkimia (Barcelona)
  • Angle (Barcelona)
  • Cinc Sentits (Barcelona)
  • Dos Palillos (Barcelona)
  • Gaig (Barcelona)
  • Hisop (Barcelona)
  • Hofmann (Barcelona)
  • Hoja Santa (Barcelona)
  • Koy Shunka (Barcelona)
  • Nectari (Barcelona)
  • Pakta (Barcelona)
  • Roca Moo (Barcelona)
  • Tickets (Barcelona)
  • Via Veneto (Barcelona)
  • Xerta (Barcelona)
  • Lluerna (Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona)
  • La Boscana (Bellvís)
  • Can Jubany (Calldetenes, Barcelona)
  • Can Bosch (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Rincón de Diego (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Emporium (Castelló d’Empuries, Girona)
  • Estany Clar (Cercs, Barcelona)
  • Bo.Tic (Corsà, Girona)
  • Malena (Lleida)
  • Massana (Girona)
  • La Fonda Xesc (Gombrén, Girona)
  • Casamar (Llafranc, Girona)
  • Els Tinars (Llagostera, Girona)
  • Tresmacarrons (El Masnou, Barcelona)
  • Sala (Olost, Barcelona)
  • Els Brancs (Platja de Canyelles Petites, Girona)
  • Els Casals (Sagás, Barcelona)
  • L’Ó (Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona)
  • Fogony (Sort, Lleida)
  • La Cuina de San Simon (Tossa de Mar, Girona)
  • L´Antic Molí (Ulldecona)
  • Les Moles (Tarragona)
  • Ca l’Enric (La Val de Vianya, Girona)
  • Villa Retiro (Xerta, Tarragona)

 

GALICIA

  • Yayo Daporta (Cambados, Pontevedra)
  • Alborada (La Coruña)
  • Árbore da Veira (A Coruña)
  • Culler de Pau (Pontevedra)
  • As Garzas (Malpica de Bergantiños, La Coruña)
  • Nova (Ourense)
  • Solla (Poio, Pontevedra)
  • Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe (Raxo, Pontevedra)
  • Retiro da Costiña (Santa Comba, La Coruña)
  • Casa Marcelo (Santiago)
  • Maruja Limón (Vigo)

 

LA RIOJA

  • NEW: Kiro Sushi (Logroño, La Rioja)
  • Venta Moncalvillo (Daroca de Rioja, La Rioja)

 

MADRID

  • NEW: La Candela Restò (Madrid)
  • NEW: Cebo (Madrid)
  • El Invernadero (Collado Mediano, Madrid)
  • Álbora (Madrid)
  • A´Barra (Madrid)
  • La Cabra (Madrid)
  • Gaytán (Madrid)
  • Kabuki (Madrid)
  • Kabuki Wellington (Madrid)
  • Lúa (Madrid)
  • Punto MX (Madrid)
  • Montia (Madrid)
  • Chirón (Valdemoro, Madrid)

 

NAVARRA

  • Europa (Pamplona)
  • Rodero (Pamplona)
  • El Molino de Urdániz (Urdaitz, Navarra)

 

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

  • NEW: Sucede (Valencia)
  • NEW: Audrey´s by Rafa Soler (Calp, Alicante)
  • NEW: El Rodat (Xàbia)
  • Monastrell (Alacant)
  • Raúl Resino (Benicarló)
  • Casa Manolo (Valencia)
  • La Finca (Elche, Alicante)
  • Casa Pepa (Ondaira, Alicante)
  • Sents (Ontinyent)
  • El Poblet (Valencia)
  • Ricard Camarena (València)
  • Riff (Valencia)
  • Cal Paradís (Vall d´Alba, Castellón)

 

 PORTUGAL:

  • NEW: Gusto (Almancil, Portugal)
  • NEW: Vista (Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal)
  • São Gabriel (Almancil, Portugal)
  • Henrique Leis (Almancil, Portugal)
  • Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, Portugal)
  • Willie´s (Quarteira, Portugal)
  • Pedro Lemos (Porto, Portugal)
  • Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais, Portugal)
  • Eleven (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Feitoria (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Largo do Paço (Amarante, Portugal)
  • Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira, Portugal)
  • Alma (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Loco (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Willian (Madeira/Funchal, Portugal)
  • L´And Vineyards (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal)
  • Antiqvvm (Porto, Portugal)
  • Lab by Sergi Arola (Sintra, Portugal)

 

Lost Michelin Stars   

As always it’s not all good news and 3 restaurants have lost their stars so will not appear in the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018.

  •  Céleri, in Barcelona, was only awarded the Michelin 1 * for the 2017 guide but they are closed and due to relocate so the star has been removed.
  • A Estación, Cambre (A Coruña): Closed
  • Capritx, Terrasa (Barcelona): Closed

 

 

The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018 has been presented this evening, and Oh! What a night!!!!!

The Ritz-Carlton Abama Hotel in Guía de Isora, Tenerife, home of the M.B restaurant under the direction of famed chef Martin Berasategui, certainly cooked up a wonderful Michelin starred event that left Spain and Portugal sparkling with Michelin stars once again!!!

There are 2 NEW MICHELIN 3* RESTAURANTS!!!!!! for the Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2018 !!! ABaC and Aponiente join the elite 9 to become 11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain for the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018.

ABaC restaurant first opened it’s doors in 2000 in the premises of the now Ten’s Tapas Restaurant by Jordi Cruz. ABaC gained its 2nd Michelin for  the 2012 Guide and tonight becomes Michelin 3* and joins Martin Berasategui’s “Lasarte”  to give the city of Barcelona two Michelin Three Star Restaurants!

Angel León, known as Chef del Mar (Chef of the Sea) gains the 3rd Michelin Star for his restaurant Aponiente, in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Aponiente was awarded its 2nd Michelin Star for the 2015 guide and tonight joins the elite Michelin 3*crew.

Angel Leon

With the 2 new additions for 2018 the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 offers a TOTAL OF ELEVEN MICHELIN 3 * Restaurants in Spain and  Portugal  (although all are in Spain)!!

  •  ABaC,  Jordi Cruz (Barcelona)
  • Akelare,  Pedro Subijana (San Sebastián – Guipúzcoa)
  • Aponiente, Angel Leon (El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz)
  • Arzak, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (San Sebastián – Guipúzcoa)
  • Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu – Vizcaya)
  • DiverXO, David Muñoz (Madrid)
  • El Celler de Can Roca,  Roca Brothers (Girona)
  • Lasarte, Martín Berasategui and Paolo Casagrande (Barcelona)
  • Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Lasarte – Oria – Guipúzcoa)
  • Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia – Alicante)
  • Sant Pau, Carme Ruscalleda (Sant Pol de Mar – Barcelona) UPDATE: CLOSED IN October 2018

 

But, apart from 2 NEW Michelin 3 Starred Restaurants for the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018, here’s what else happened:

** 5 NEW Michelin Two Star Restaurants were awarded for the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018 (all to Spain):

  • Disfrutar, Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas (Barcelona)
  • Dos Cielos, Sergio and Javier Torres (Barcelona)
  • Maralba, Fran Martínez (Almansa, Albacete)
  • Coque (Madrid) regains its stars after moving location
  • Cabaña Buenavista , Pablo González (El Palmar, Murcia)

 

* 19 NEW Michelin One Star Restaurants were awarded for the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2018:

IN SPAIN:

  •  Alevante, Ángel León (Chiclana de la Frontera/Novo Sancti Petri, Cádiz)
  • Bardal, Benito Gómez (Ronda, Málaga)
  • Caelis (Barcelona) regains its star after moving location
  • Enigma, Albert Adrià (Barcelona)
  • Castell Peralada (Peralada, Girona)
  • La Candela Restò, Samy Ali Rando (Madrid)
  • Cebo, Aurelio Morales (Madrid)
  • Amelia, Paulo Airaudo (San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa)
  • Eneko, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Sucede, Miguel Ángel Mayor (Valencia)
  • Audrey’s by Rafa Soler (Calpe, Alicante)
  • El Rodat, Nazario Cano (Jávea, Alicante)
  • Nub, Andrea Bernardi and Fernanda Fuentes (La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
  • Trigo, Víctor Martín (Valladolid, Castilla y León)
  • Kiro Sushi, Félix Jiménez (Logroño, La Rioja)
  • La Bicicleta, Eduardo Quintana (Hoznayo, Cantabria)
  • El Doncel, Enrique Pérez (Sigüenza, Castilla-La Mancha)

 

IN PORTUGAL:

  • Restaurante Gusto,  Almancil
  • Vista, Praia da Rocha (Portimão)

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS SPAIN & PORTUGAL 2018

 

Congratulations to all the wonderful chefs in Spain and Portugal for yet  another special Michelin year :-)

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Michelin fever is here and next week we will be delighted to bring you the results of the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 when the brand new red guide is presented from Tenerife. As with every year there is much speculation and the bets are on!!! How many overall new stars??? A new Michelin 3*restaurant??? More Michelin starred restaurants for Portugal??? All will be revealed on the 22nd of November 2017 and we’ll bring you the results live from Tenerife.

MichelinGuide

In the meantime:

Hints, from the commercial director of Michelin Travel Partner Spain and Portugal, have suggested that we will again be showered with stars for the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018. Whilst no names have been mentioned, rumor has it that there could be at least 2 NEW Michelin 3* restaurants!! Some 5 NEW Michelin 2* restaurants!! And around 20 NEW Michelin 1* restaurants for the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018! That’s a lot of (speculated) sparkling going in Spain and Portugal!

We love Michelin gossip and apparently it will be a very good year for Spain in all star categories … and we have our fingers crossed for Portugal too  :-)  Michelin, however, implies a great year every year and then the reality actually turns out to be quite different!

But anyway, the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 is on its way and based on the numeric hints that the commercial director of Michelin Travel Partner Spain and Portugal implies here’s some speculation for the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018:

 Possibility of a new Michelin 3 Star Restaurant?

There will be at least ONE, as it is implied that the number of Michelin 3* restaurants will pass 10! So the speculation is 2 as in 2017 the number of Michelin 3* restaurants reached 9: Akelarre, El Celler de Can Roca, DiverXO, Arzak, Azurmendi, Quique Dacosta Restaurante, Sant Pau, Martín Berasategui and Lasarte.

Names sounding out as a New Michelin 3* restaurant for the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 are Aponiente, Miramar, Àbac, Atrio, Les Cols, Santceloni or Martín Berasategui (a favorite of the Michelin inspectors – he has 8 Michelin stars to date) for his restaurant  M.B. in Tenerife (coincidence that the presentation this year is from there?). And then what about poor Mugaritz? Eternally awarded Michelin 2* status year after year. And of course there’s Portugal too with a strong contender like Belcanto.

We’ll let you know the results of the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 next Wednesday …

 How many NEW Michelin 2* restaurants?

Apparently there will be various New Michelin 2* restaurants in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018, but less than the amount of New Michelin 2* restaurants last year, which was 7 (5 in Spain and 2 in Portugal) so the estimate is 5!  Some of the names flying around to be upgraded to Michelin 2* status in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 are Ricard Camarena, Disfrutar, Nerua, Noor, Kabuki Wellington, Dos Cielos, Tickets and Etxebarri … One thing that Michelin have advanced is that one New Michelin 2* restaurant will be in a geographical location somewhat hidden !?! Could this be true? We’ll let you know next week …

 New Michelin  1* Restaurants?

There is expected to be about the same number of New Michelin 1* restaurants for the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 as in the last few years,  so around 20, and some names that are coming up are Enigma and Eneko … we have our fingers crossed for Divinum in Girona!

Twenty  New Michelin 1* restaurants is a good number although apparently there could have been more this year but some restaurants due to be awarded with a Michelin star for the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 have subsequently closed!

And talking of closures, there will also be some lost Michelin stars for the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018, such as Celeri in Barcelona who are currently closed since the summer (for refurbishment or relocation).

We’ll let you know the results of the NEW Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 next week … in the meantime, all this speculation is hungry work :-) Bon appetite!

Fortaleza do Guincho dish

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The Michelin roadshow is in full swing and some of the Michelin Guides 2018 have already been presented: Great Britain & Ireland, Shanghai, Switzerland, San Francisco and Washington DC. Still to come this October are Chicago and New York  … but Spain & Portugal don’t have long to wait as Michelin fever lands on Spain & Portugal on November 22nd 2017!

Can Spain expect another Michelin 3* restaurant for 2018 ??? Maybe the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal 2018 will provide Portugal with its first Michelin 3* restaurant ???  We’ll keep you posted …

This year the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal travels to the Canary Islands, to Tenerife – the only Canary Island with Michelin-starred restaurants, of which there are just four:

  • Michelin 2* Restaurant: M.B. by Martín Berasategui (Guia de Isora)
  • Michelin 1* Restaurant: El Rincón de Juan Carlos (Los Gigantes)
  • Michelin 1* Restaurant: Abama Kabuki (Guia de Isora)
  • Michelin 1* Restaurant: Kazan (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

 

The official announcement of the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal 2018 will come from a decadent gala hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Abama Hotel in Guía de Isora, home to two of the island’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

M.B restaurant’s Executive Chef, Erlantz Gorostiza, heads up the « catering » side of the event, supported by Martín Berasategui (founder of M.B) and Ricardo Sanz of the cult Japanese fusion restaurant Kabuki. Guests will have the chance to try the delights of all four Michelin starred restaurants of Tenerife.

In the meantime, while we wait for the NEW Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal 2018 to be announced, here’s a quick recap of last years’ Michelin occurrences:

A whopping 30 new Michelin stars were awarded for the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal 2017 with Martín Berasategui finally getting the 3rd Michelin star for Barcelona city with his restaurant Lasarte.

In total, last year, Spain received 1 New Michelin 3*restaurant, 5 new Michelin 2* and 15 new Michelin 1* while Portugal received 2 new Michelin 2* restaurants and 7 new Michelin 1*.

The current total of Michelin 3* Restaurants in the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal is NINE, but they’re all in Spain:

  • Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)
  • Arzak, Juan Mari Arzak (Guipúzcoa)
  • Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)
  • Lasarte (Barcelona)
  • Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)
  • Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)
  • Sant Pau, Carme Ruscalleda (Barcelona)

 

FULL LIST of ALL Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2017

 

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