Guide Michelin – Spain 2016

Michelin has now (in late November 2015) announced its restaurants for the 2016 edition of the Michelin Guide in regards to Spain and Portugal.

There are no changes in the 3-stars segment, so the present eight restaurants (in Spain) remains the same:

  1. Quique Dacosta(in Dénia)
  2. Akelare(San Sebastian)
  3. Arzak(San Sebastian)
  4. El Celler de Can Roca(Girona)
  5. Azurmendi(outside of Bilbao)
  6. Martin Berasategui(Lasarte, close to San Sebastian)
  7. DiverXO(Madrid)
  8. Sant Pau(Sant Pol de Mar about 50km north of Barcelona)

Personally I have visited six (i.e. Akelare, Arzak, Azurmendi, El Celler de Can Roca and Martin Berasategui and Quique Dacosta) of those eight restaurants with three stars, my personal favorite so far is Azurmendi.

The map below shows all restaurants with three stars:

Guide Michelin stars are of course not everything to look for, and Elkano (who was devoted its first star in the previous guide) is one of my favorite Spanish restaurants. A couple of other really good fish- and seafood restaurants (in Spain) without any stars at all are Ibai and Rafa’s, both serving fish of uttermost quality.

The 2-stars restaurants in the Spain 2016 Michelin Guide are (two new entries for 2016):

  1. Coque (outside Madrid) – awarded its second star in the 2016 guide
  2. Zaranda (Mallorca) – awarded its second star in the 2016 guide
  3. Aponiente (El Puerto de Santa María)
  4. Casa Marcial (Arriondas)
  5. ABaC (Barcelona)
  6. Enoteca (Barcelona)
  7. Lasarte (Barcelona)
  8. Moments (Barcelona)
  9. Atrio (Cáceres)
  10. Mugaritz (Errenteria)
  11. El Portal Echaurren(Ezcaray/Rioja)
  12. B (Guía de Isora/Tenerife)
  13. Miramar (Llancà)
  14. El Club Allard (Madrid)
  15. Ramón Freixa Madrid (Madrid)
  16. Santceloni (Madrid)
  17. Sergi Arola (Madrid)
  18. La Terraza del Casino(Madrid)
  19. Dani Garcia (Marbella)
  20. Les Cols (Olot)

Personally I have visited ABaC, El Portal, Lasarte, Mugaritz, El Club Allard, Ramón Freixa, Sergi Arola and La Terraza del Casino of the 2-stars restaurants in Spain and value La Terraza and Mugaritz highest of them. But I still have many more to do…

Guide Michelin for Spain and Portugal 2016 features eight restaurants with a three-star rating, 23 restaurants in the two-star category and 157 restaurants in the one-star range.


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