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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!

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 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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The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 certainly sees Spain and Portugal shining  with Michelin Stars again!!

NEW for The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 :

 1 NEW Michelin 3 Star Restaurant

7 NEW Michelin 2 Star Restaurants

22 NEW Michelin 1 Star Restaurants

A total of  203 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017: 9 Michelin Three Star, 28 Michelin Two Star and 166 Michelin One Star.

Here’s the COMPLETE list for all Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017:

Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain 2017

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

 

 

Michelin 2* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017 (NEW first and then by region)

  • NEW: L´Escaleta (Cocentaina, Alicante)
  • NEW: DSTAgE (Madrid)
  • NEW: Annua (San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria)
  • NEW: Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria)
  • NEW: BonAmb (Xàbia, Alicante)
  • NEW: Il Gallo d´Oro (Funchal, Madeira – Portugal)
  • NEW: The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto – Portugal)

 

ANDALUCÍA

  • Aponiente (Cádiz)
  • Dani García (Málaga)

 

BALEARIC ISLES

  • Zaranda (Mallorca)

 

CANARY ISLES

  • M.B. by Martín Berasategui (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

 

MADRID

  • Coque (Humanes, Madrid)
  • La Terraza del Casino (Madrid)
  • El Club Allard (Madrid)
  • Ramón Freixa (Madrid)
  • Santceloni (Madrid)

 

LA RIOJA

  • El Portal (La Rioja)

 

CATALONIA

  • Abac (Barcelona)
  • Miramar (Girona)
  • Les Cols (Girona)
  • Enoteca (Barcelona)
  • Moments (Barcelona)

 

BASQUE COUNTRY

  • Mugaritz (Guipuzcoa)

 

EXTREMADURA

  • Atrio (Cáceres)

 

ASTURIAS

  • Casa Marcial (Asturias)

 

PORTUGAL

  • Vila Joya (Albufeira, Portugal)
  • Ocean (Armaçao de Pêra, Portugal)
  • Belcanto (Lisboa, Portugal)

 

 

Michelin 1* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2017 (NEW first and then by region)

 

  • NEW: Céleri (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Xerta (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Ca l´Arpa (Banyoles)
  • NEW: La Boscana (Bellvís)
  • NEW: L´Antic Molí (Ulldecona)
  • NEW: A´Barra (Madrid)
  • NEW: Gaytán (Madrid)
  • NEW: El Invernadero (Collado Mediano, Madrid)
  • NEW: Raúl Resino (Benicarló)
  • NEW: Sents (Ontinyent)
  • NEW: Cobo Vintage (Burgos)
  • NEW: Noor (Córdoba)
  • NEW: Baluarte (Soria)
  • NEW: Adrián Quetglas (Palma)
  • NEW: Argos (Port de Pollença)
  • NEW: Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira, Portugal)
  • NEW: Alma (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • NEW: Loco (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • NEW: William (Madeira/Funchal, Portugal)
  • NEW: L´And Vineyards (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal)
  • NEW: Antiqvvm (Porto, Portugal)
  • NEW: Lab by Sergi Arola (Sintra, Portugal)

 

ANDALUCÍA

  • Kabuki Raw (Casares, Málaga)
  • Sollo (Fuengirola, Málaga)
  • Messina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Acanthum (Huelva)
  • José Carlos García (Málaga)
  • Choco (Córdoba)
  • El Lago (Marbella, Málaga)
  • La Costa (El Ejido, Almería)
  • Abantal (Sevilla)
  • Skina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Alejandro (Almería)

 

ARAGÓN

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

 

ASTURIAS

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

 

BALEARIC ISLES

  • Can Dani (Formentera)
  • Jardín (Port d’Alcúdia, Mallorca)
  • Es Molí d’en Bou (Sa Coma, Mallorca)
  • Andreu Genestra (Mallorca)
  • Es Racó d’es Teix (Deiá, Mallorca)
  • Simply Fosh (Mallorca)
  • Es Fum (Palmanova, Mallorca)

 

CANARY ISLES

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

 

CANTABRIA

  • El Nuevo Molino (Puente Arce, Santander)
  • Solana (Ampuero, Cantabria)
  • El Serbal (Santander)

 

CASTILLA LA MANCHA

  • Tierra (Toledo)
  • El Bohío (Illescas, Toledo)
  • Maralba (Almansa, Albacete)
  • Las Rejas (Las Pedroñeras, Cuenca)
  • El Carmen de Montesión (Toledo)

 

CASTILLA + LEÓN

  • Villena (Segovia)
  • Refectorio (Valladolid)
  • La Lobita (Soria)
  • La Botica (Valladolid)
  • El Ermitaño (Benavente, Zamora)
  • Cocinandos (León)
  • Víctor Gutiérrez (Salamanca)

 

CATALONIA

  • Disfrutar (Barcelona)
  • Hoja Santa (Barcelona)
  • Tresmacarrons (El Masnou, Barcelona)
  • Emporium (Castelló d’Empuries, Girona)
  • Alkimia (Barcelona)
  • Caelis (Barcelona)
  • Cinc Sentits (Barcelona)
  • Dos Cielos (Barcelona)
  • Gaig (Barcelona
  • Hisop (Barcelona)
  • Hofmann (Barcelona)
  • Fonda Sala (Olost, Barcelona)
  • Moo (Barcelona)
  • Via Veneto (Barcelona)
  • Els Casals (Sagás, Barcelona)
  • L’Angle (Barcelona).
  • Capritx (Tarrasa, Barcelona)
  • Estany Clar (Cercs, Barcelona)
  • Can Jubany (Calldetenes, Barcelona)
  • La Cuina de San Simon (Tossa de Mar, Girona)
  • Ca L’Enric (La Val de Vianya, Girona)
  • Bo.Tic (Corsà, Girona)
  • Massana (Girona)
  • La Fonda Xesc (Gombrén, Girona)
  • Els Tinars Llagostera, Girona)
  • Torreo de L’India Xerta, Tarragona)
  • Rincón de Diego (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Can Bosch (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Les Magnòlies (Arbúcies, Girona)
  • Dos Palillos (Barcelona)
  • Koy Shunka (Barcelona)
  • Lluerna (Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona)
  • Nectari (Barcelona)
  • Pakta (Barcelona)
  • Fogony (Sort, Lleida)
  • Les Moles (Tarragona)
  • Tickets (Barcelona)
  • L’Ó (Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona)
  • Casamar (Llafranc, Girona)
  • Els Brancs (Platja de Canyelles Petites, Girona)
  • Malena (Lleida)

 

GALICIA

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

 

MADRID

  • Lúa (Madrid)
  • La Cabra (Madrid)
  • Álbora (Madrid)
  • Punto MX (Madrid)
  • Montia (Madrid)
  • Chirón (Valdemoro, Madrid)
  • Casa José  (Aranjuez, Madrid)
  • Kabuki (Madrid)
  • Kabuki Wellington (Madrid)

 

MURCIA

  • Cabaña Buenavista (Murcia)

 

NAVARRA

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

 

BASQUE COUNTRY

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

 

LA RIOJA

  • Venta Moncalvillo (Daroca de Rioja, La Rioja)

 

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

  • Casa Manolo (Valencia)
  • Riff (Valencia)
  • Monastrell (Alacant)
  • La Sucursal (Valencia)
  • La Finca (Elche, Alicante)
  • El Poblet (Valencia)
  • Ricard Camarena (València)
  • Cal Paradís (Castelló)
  • Casa Pepa (Ondaira, Alicante)

 

PORTUGAL

  • São Gabriel (Almancil, Portugal)
  • Henrique Leis (Alamcil, Portugal)
  • Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, Portugal)
  • Willie´s (Quarteira, Portugal)
  • Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais, Portugal)
  • Eleven (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Feitoria (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Largo do Paço (Amarante, Portugal)

We are delighted to report that the Michelin Restaurant Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 will be presented this year live from Girona, Spain!!!

Girona, Spain, Houses and Cathedral

The beautiful city of Girona is home to world renowned El Celler de Can Roca,  so who better to hold the event than home-grown chefs !!!

The prestigious gala ceremony will be held on the 23rd of November 2016 at Mas Marroch, a country house estate and gastronomic space used for special events, at the hands of the famed Roca Brothers.

Joan Roca of Michelin 3* – and current World’s Nº2 restaurant  – El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) will be in charge of the gastronomic side of the evening, along with his brothers Josep and Jordi.

The province of Girona is no stranger to Michelin stars, and currently holds 13 Michelin Starred Restaurants (see below), but, with this news, that the Michelin Stars 2017 Spain and Portugal gala is coming to Girona, can we expect some new stars in the province? or even in Catalonia? Remember, Barcelona city still doesn’t have a Michelin 3* Restaurant! Could this be the year?

We will, of course, keep you updated …

Roca Brothers

 

Current Michelin Starred Restaurants in Girona, Spain:

Girona city– El Celler de Can Roca ***

Llançà – Miramar **

Olot – Les Cols **

Castelló d’Empuries – Emporium * NEW

Llafranc – Casamar *

Tossa de Mar – La Cuina de Can Simon *

La Vall de Bianya – Ca l’Enric *

Corçà – Bo.Tic *

Girona city  – Massana *

Gombrèn – La Fonda Xesc *

Llagostera – Els Tinars *

Arbucies  – Les Magnòlies *

Roses / Playa de Canyelles Petites – Els Brancs *

 

Experience Michelin starred Restaurant dining opportunities in Spain and Portugal on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours . Contact us for your personalized quote.

 

 

DiverXo, in Madrid, Spain, is the current World’s Number 59 Restaurant!!

The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 will be presented next week but, in the meantime, we’ve been looking at how the current Spanish and Portuguese entries (from the 2015 list) have evolved  in the prestigious Restaurant Magazine’s list in our “A la Crème de la Crème” Gourmand Breaks Blog series.

DiverXo dish

DiverXo entered the prestigious Restaurant Magazine list in 2014 in 94th place. The only Michelin 3* star restaurant in Madrid then climbed a whopping 35 places in 2015 to it’s current 59th place.

Can DiverXo climb any higher in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016? We’ll let you know on the 13th of June …

DiverXO

There are literally thousands of restaurants all over the world – hundreds of thousands! – and acclaimed Restaurant Magazine narrows it down to organize, compile and present, year after year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List.

This prestigious list, coming up to its 14th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and the ceremony is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

This year, 2016, sees the awards ceremony being presented from the United States of America, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings in England, from London!

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  (June 13th 2016 live from New York) but in the meantime over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the Spanish (and Portuguese) movers and shakers in our Gourmand Breaks series “A la Crème de la Crème”

We 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 personalized quote!.

Azurmendi, in the Basque Country, Spain, is the current World’s Number 19 Restaurant!!

The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 will be presented next month but, in the meantime, we’ll be looking at how the current Spanish and Portuguese entries (from the 2015 list) have evolved  in the prestigious Restaurant Magazine’s list in our “A la Crème de la Crème” Gourmand Breaks Blog series.

Azurmendi Dish

Michelin 3 star restaurant Azurmendi was a NEW ENTRY,  in 26th place,  in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014.  That same year Azurmendi  received The Sustainable Restaurant Award, sponsored by Pago Los Balancines, in the 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.  In 2015 Azurmendi rose to it’s current position of 19th place.

Will Azurmendi climb more places in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016? We’ll let you know on the 13th of June …

 

There are literally thousands of restaurants all over the world – hundreds of thousands! – and acclaimed Restaurant Magazine narrows it down to organize, compile and present, year after year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List.

This prestigious list, coming up to its 14th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and the ceremony is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

This year, 2016, sees the awards ceremony being presented from the United States of America, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings in England, from London!

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  (June 13th 2016 live from New York) but in the meantime over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the Spanish (and Portuguese) movers and shakers in our Gourmand Breaks series “A la Crème de la Crème”

We 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 personalized quote!.

Arzak, in the Basque Country, Spain, is the current World’s Number 17 Restaurant!!

The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 will be presented next month but, in the meantime, we’ll be looking at how the current Spanish and Portuguese entries (from the 2015 list) have evolved  in the prestigious Restaurant Magazine’s list in our “A la Crème de la Crème” Gourmand Breaks Blog series.

ARZAK dish

Michelin 3 star restaurant Arzak has constantly featured in the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine World’s Best 50 restaurants list, but surprisingly for 2015, after being in the Top 10  since 2006, included, Arzak fell to it’s current position of No 17!

Here’s a recap of Arzak’s progress in the Top 50 over the years:

2014, 2013, 2012 +  2011- No 8

2010 – No 9

2009 + 2008 – No 8

2007 – No 10

2006 – No 9

2005 – No 21

2004 – No 22

2003 – No 40

Will Arzak regain a Top 10 place  in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016? We’ll let you know on the 13th of June …

Arzak entrance

There are literally thousands of restaurants all over the world – hundreds of thousands! – and acclaimed Restaurant Magazine narrows it down to organize, compile and present, year after year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List.

This prestigious list, coming up to its 14th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and the ceremony is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

This year, 2016, sees the awards ceremony being presented from the United States of America, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings in England, from London!

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  (June 13th 2016 live from New York) but in the meantime over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the Spanish (and Portuguese) movers and shakers in our Gourmand Breaks series “A la Crème de la Crème”

We 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 personalized quote!.