Michelin Stars

All the curiosities about the Michelin Star awards.

What are Michelin Stars?

A Michelin Star is a recognition of excellent cuisine that is awarded annually to restaurants. This is the most famous award for chefs. 

How many Michelin Stars can a restaurant earn?

A restaurant can get from one to three Michelin Stars. Stars are always given to the restaurant, not the chef, so if a chef leaves the restaurant, the establishment keeps the star. Stars can be removed by inspectors if they consider that any of the standards have been missed.
When a restaurant has a Michelin Star, it is considered to have good cuisine.
With two stars it has excellent cuisine, the dishes reveal the personality and talent of the chef. The kitchen stands out for its refinement and inspiration. This is a restaurant worth going out of your way to visit.
Three Michelin Stars, the highest recognition, are awarded to restaurants that have exceptional cuisine, that offer dishes that, sometimes, become classics and are elevated to the category of art. They are restaurants worth making the trip to.

 

What to do to qualify for a Michelin Star?

Restaurants that apply for a Michelin Star must comply with all the requirements established by the Guide, which are the same for all restaurants.
The minimum requirements are ingredients of the highest quality, mastery of the cooking point, intensity of flavors, quality-price ratio, originality and creativity.
All of these requirements must be maintained over time, which is why restaurants that qualify for Michelin Stars receive repeated visits from inspectors.
Restaurants that qualify for a Star receive four visits a year; Those who opt for two stars receive ten visits; while those who opt for 3 also receive a visit from French inspectors. To receive the third star, the verdict of all inspectors must agree.

Furthermore, to guarantee that quality is maintained over time, exhaustive checks are carried out from time to time. Stars can be withdrawn if inspectors consider that some of the standards are not being met.

 

What restaurants in my city have a Michelin Star?

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Who gives the Michelin Stars?

Those in charge of awarding Michelin Stars are the inspectors designated by the guide itself. There are currently a total of 85 inspectors worldwide, 12 of them are assigned to Spain. These people are experts in gastronomic matters, trained in different hospitality schools. In addition, they must have a minimum experience of 5 to 10 years in the sector.
Once inspectors are appointed, They have a six month training during which, they accompany an expert inspector with whom they learn, in a practical way, to evaluate the categories of comfort, services and quality.
The inspectors are people who always remain anonymous, and who are completely prohibited from revealing their identity. When they go to a restaurant, they behave exactly the same as any other customer.

Who is the chef with the most Michelin stars in the world?

Although Michelin Stars are always given to restaurants and never to chefs, The prize is always related to the chef who is in charge of the restaurant at that moment. The French Alain Ducasse He is the chef with the most Michelin Stars in the world, currently accumulate 20 stars. 

 

What is the origin of Michelin stars?

The French industrialist, André Michelin, created an advertising travel guide in 1900 that later became the famous Michelin Guide.
Andre He gave this guide to all his customers who bought his tires. This guide included recommendations for mechanics, doctors and city maps.
Starting in 1920, he began to include restaurant recommendations, when he began to see the great acceptance that these recommendations had and that this gave benefits to the restaurants, he began to do it in a more exhaustive way and to establish more specific criteria for making his recommendations.

 

How many Michelin Star restaurants are there in Spain?

After the delivery of the Michelin Stars Spain and Portugal for 2023, Spain already has 1228 stars. Catalonia is the autonomous community with the most stars (255), followed by Madrid (162) and Andalusia with 150.
The Basque Martin Berasategui It has 12 Michelin stars, 11 in Spain and 1 in Portugal. The second Spanish chef with the most stars is the television chef Jordi Cruz, with a total of 6 stars

What are the countries with the most Michelin Stars?

  • France: 662.
  • Japan: 544.
  • Italy: 372.
  • Germany: 323.
  • Spain: 226.
  • United States: 215.
  • United Kingdom: 174.
  • Belgium: 138.
  • Netherlands: 117.
  • Switzerland: 111.

How many Michelin stars are there in Spain?

In Spain there are a total of 226 Michelin stars.

  • Kaleja, Malaga, 1 star.
  • The farm, Loja, 1 star.
  • Barcode, Cádiz, 1 star.
  • Cañabota, Seville, 1 star.
  • Nintai, Marbella, 1 star.
  • Apponent, El Puerto de Santa María, 3 stars.
  • Bardal, Round, 2 stars.
  • Noor, Córdoba, 2 stars.
  • Skina, Marbella, 2 stars.
  • Lady Joan, Jaén, 1 star.
  • Mantua, Jerez de la Frontera, 1 star.
  • Lú, Kitchen and Soul, Jerez de la Frontera, 1 star.
  • Bagá, Jaén, 1 star.
  • Levante, Cádiz, 1 star.
  • Choco, Córdoba, 1 star.
  • The coast, El Ejido, 1 star.
  • Pike, Fuengirola, 1 star.
  • Jose Carlos Garcia, Malaga, 1 star.
  • The lake, Marbella, 1 star.
  • Messina, Marbella, 1 star.
  • Abantal, Seville, 1 star
  • Weird people, Zaragoza, 1 star.
  • Callizo, Aínsa, 1 star.
  • Space N, Esquedas, 1 star.
  • Cancook, Zaragoza, 1 star.
  • Lillas Pastias, Huesca, 1 star.
  • Tatau Bistro, Huesca, 1 star.
  • Hospedería El Batán, Tramacastilla, 1 star.
  • La Prensa, Zaragoza, 1 star.
  • Mountain, San Feliz, 1 star.
  • Ferpel, Ortigueira, 1 star.
  • Ayalga, Ribadesella, 1 star.
  • Martial House, Arriondas, 2 stars.
  • The Indianu Corral, Arriondas, 1 star.
  • Auga, Gijón, 1 star.
  • Retirement, Llanes/Pancar, 1 star.
  • Gerardo House, You turn on, 1 star.
  • Arbidel, Ribadesella, 1 star.
  • Royal Spa, Salinas, 1 star.
  • Etxeko, Ibiza, 1 star.
  • Fusion 19, Wall, 1 star.
  • Voro, Canyamel, 2 stars.
  • The Gaia, Ibiza, 1 star.
  • Zaranda, Palma, 1 star.
  • Bens d'Avall, Sòllee, 1 star.
  • DINS Santi Taura, Palma de Mallorca, 1 star.
  • He is a glutton, Sant Antony de Portmany, 1 star.
  • Adrian Quetglas, Palma de Mallorca, 1 star.
  • Andreu Genestra, Capdepera, 1 star.
  • Marc Fosh, Palma, 1 star.
  • It's smoke, Palmanova, 1 star.
  • Castro Maca, Port d'Alcudia, 1 star.
  • Juan Carlos Corner, Adeje, 2 stars.
  • San Ho, Adeje, 1 star.
  • Tabaiba, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1 star.
  • NUB, Adeje, 1 star.
  • Poems by Hermanos Padrón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1 star.
  • M.B., Guía de Isora, 2 stars.
  • The Aquarela, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1 star.
  • The Guayres, Gran Canaria, 1 star.
  • Kabuki Abama, Guía de Isora, 1 star.
  • Jewish Mansion, Santander, 1 star.
  • The Rowan, Santander, 1 star.
  • Amos Arbor, Villaverde de Pontones, 3 stars.
  • The bike, Hoznayo, 1 star.
  • The New Mill, Puente Arce, 1 star.
  • Solarium, Ampuero/La Bien Aparecida, 1 star.
  • Oba-, Casas Ibáñez, 1 star.
  • Ababol, Albacete, 1 star.
  • Ancestral, Illescas, 1 star.
  • Ivan Cerdeño, Toledo, 2 stars.
  • Quevedo Preserve, Torre de Juan Abad, 1 star.
  • Maralba, Almansa, 2 stars.
  • Roots-Carlos Maldonado, Talavera de la Reina, 1 star.
  • Broom, Torrenueva, 1 star.
  • The Alcuneza Mill, Siguinza, 1 star.
  • The Doncel of Sigüenza, Guadalajara, 1 star.
  • The Bohio, Illescas, 1 star.
  • Cobo Evolution, Burgos, 1 star.
  • Alchemy Laboratory, Valladolid, 1 star.
  • Terra, Palencia, 1 star.
  • Alejandro Serrano, Miranda de Ebro, 1 star.
  • Lera, Castroverde de Campos, 1 star.
  • Ment by Óscar Calleja, Salamanca, 1 star.
  • Ambivium, Peñafiel, Valladolid, 1 star.
  • In the Vine, Salamanca, 1 star.
  • Muna, Ponferrada, 1 star.
  • Arzuaga Workshop, Valladolid, 1 star.
  • Pablo, Leon, 1 star.
  • Wheat, Valladolid, 1 star.
  • Bulwark, Soria, 1 star.
  • The hermit, Benavente, 1 star.
  • cooking, Leon, 1 star.
  • The Apothecary, Matapozuelos, 1 star.
  • The Little Wolf, Navaleno, 1 star.
  • Victor Gutierrez, Salamanca, 1 star.
  • Refectory, Sardón de Duero, 1 star.
  • Hermanos Torres Kitchen, 3 star.
  • Mont Bar, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Enigma, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Aleia, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Eat, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Slow & Low, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Atempo, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Bo.TiC, Corçà, 2 stars.
  • Zinc Sentits, Barcelona, 2 stars.
  • L'Aliança 1919, Anglès, Girona.
  • Quatre Molins, Cornudella de Montsant, Tarragona.
  • ABaC, Barcelona, 3 stars.
  • Lasarte, Barcelona, 3 stars.
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, 3 stars.
  • Angle, Barcelona, 2 stars.
  • Aurt, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Delusional, Salou, 1 star.
  • Enjoy, Barcelona, 2 stars.
  • Caelis, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Castell Peralada, Peralada, 1 star.
  • The Boscana, Lleida, 1 star.
  • L'Antic Molí, Ulldecona, 1 star.
  • Oria, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Xerta, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Wine bar, Barcelona, 2 stars.
  • moments, Barcelona, 2 stars.
  • Miramar, Llançà, 2 stars.
  • Les Cols, Olot, 2 stars.
  • Les Magnòlies, Arbúcies, 1 star.
  • Alchemy, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Two Chopsticks, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Hysop, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Hoffmann, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Koy Shunka, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Via Veneto, Barcelona, 1 star.
  • Rain, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, 1 star.
  • Can Jubany, Calldetenes, 1 star.
  • Can Bosch, Cambrils, 1 star.
  • Diego's Corner, Cambrils, 1 star.
  • Emporium, Castelló d'Empúries, 1 star.
  • Malena, Gimenells, 1 star.
  • Massana, Girona, 1 star.
  • La Fonda Xesc, Gombrèn, 1 star.
  • Els Tinars, Llagostera, 1 star.
  • Tresmacarons, El Masnou, 1 star.
  • Hall, Olost, 1 star.
  • Els Casals, Sagàs, 1 star.
  • IT, Sant Fruitós de Bages, 1 star.
  • Fogony, Sort, 1 star.
  • La Cuina de Can Simon, Tossa de Mar, 1 star.
  • Les Moles, Ulldecona, 1 star.
  • Ca l'Enric, La Vall de Bianya, 1 star.
  • Villa Retiro, Xerta, 1 star.
  • Atrium, Cáceres, 3 stars.
  • Versatile, Zarza de Granadilla, 1 star.
  • Pepe Vieira, Raxó, 2 stars.
  • Ceibe, Ourense, 1 star.
  • O'Pazo, Padrón, 1 star.
  • Culler de Pau, Reboredo (O Grove), 2 stars.
  • Angry, Pontevedra, 1 star.
  • Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Pereiro de Aguilar, Ourense, 1 star.
  • Syllabary, Vigo, 1 star.
  • A Tafona by Lucia Freitas, Santiago de Compostela, 1 star.
  • Yayo Daporta, Cambados, 1 star.
  • Veira Tree, A Coruña, 1 star.
  • Ace Garzas, Porto Barizo (Malpica de Bergantiños), 1 star.
  • Not going, Ourense, 1 star.
  • plaice, San Salvador de Poio, 1 star.
  • Retiro da Costiña, Santa Comba, 1 star.
  • Marcelo House, Santiago de Compostela, 1 star.
  • Maruja Lemon, Vigo, 1 star.
  • Deessa, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • Ugo Chan, Madrid, 1 star.
  • RavioXO, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Montia, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 1 star.
  • Zuara Sushi, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Smoked Room, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • Quimbaya, Madrid, 1 star.
  • DiverXO, Madrid, 3 stars.
  • Coke, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • DSTAgE, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • Ramon Freixa Madrid, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • The Casino Terrace, Madrid, 2 stars.
  • saddle, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Gofio, Madrid, 1 star.
  • The Tasqueria, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Clos, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Corral de la Morería, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Yugo The Bunker, Madrid, 1 star.
  • The GreenHouse, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Gaytan, Madrid, 1 star.
  • A'Barra, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Ricardo Sanz Wellington, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Lua, Madrid, 1 star.
  • Chiron, Valdemoro, 1 star.
  • Alma mater, Murica, 1 star.
  • Buenavista Cabin, El Palmar, 2 stars.
  • Odysseus, Murcia, 1 star.
  • Magician, Cartagena, 1 star.
  • The Urdániz Mill, Urdaitz, 2 stars.
  • Library, Pamplona, 1 star.
  • Europe, Iruña, 1 star.
  • Rodero, Iruña, 1 star.
  • Arrea!, Kanpezu, 1 star.
  • Amelia, San Sebastián, 2 stars.
  • Garena, Dima, 1 star.
  • Akelarre, Donostia-San Sebastián, 3 stars.
  • Arzak, Donostia-San Sebastián, 3 stars.
  • Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, 3 stars.
  • Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, 3 stars.
  • Mugaritz, Errenteria, 2 stars.
  • Ola Martín Berasategui, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Eneko, Larrabetzu, 1 star.
  • Etxebarri, Axpe, 1 star.
  • Boroa, Boroa, 1 star.
  • Etxanobe, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Mine, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Nerua, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Zarate, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Zortziko, Bilbao, 1 star.
  • Kokotxa, Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 star.
  • Marquis of Riscal, Elciego, 1 star.
  • Andra Mari, Errenteria, 1 star.
  • Elkano, Getaria, 1 star.
  • Mall, Hondarribia, 1 star.
  • Zuberoa, Oiartzun, 1 star.
  • black garlic, Logroño, 1 star.
  • Cloudy, Haro, 1 star.
  • The portal, Ezcaray, 2 stars.
  • Ikaro, Logroño, 1 star.
  • Kiro Sushi, Logroño, 1 star.
  • Sale Moncalvillo, Daroca de Rioja, 1 star
  • Arrels, Sagunto, 1 star.
  • Watchtower, Alcocebre, 1 star.
  • iron, Valencia, 1 star.
  • Kaido Sushi Bar, Valencia, 1 star.
  • Canvas, Valencia, 1 star.
  • Peix & Brases, Dénia, 1 star.
  • Baeza & Rufete, Alicante, 1 star.
  • The little room, Valencia, 1 star.
  • El Poblet, Valencia, 2 stars.
  • Tula, Jávea, 1 star.
  • Quique Dacosta, Dénia, 3 stars.
  • Ricard Camarena, Valencia, 2 stars.
  • L'Escaleta, Cocentaina, 2 stars.
  • BonAmb, Xàbia, 2 stars.
  • Audrey's Restaurant, Calpe, 1 star.
  • beat, Calpe, 1 star.
  • The Xato, La Núcia, 1 star.
  • Raul Resino, Benicarló, 1 star.
  • The farm, Elche, 1 star.
  • Pepa House, Ondara, 1 star.
  • Riff, Valencia, 1 star.
  • Cal Paradis, Vall d'Alba, 1 star.
  • Charm, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Euslkalduna Studio, Porto, 1 star.
  • Kabuki Lisbon, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Kanazawa, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • The Monument, Porto, 1 star.
  • Casa da Chá da Boa Nova, Leça de Palmeira, 2 stars.
  • The Yeatman, Vila Nova de Gaia, 2 stars.
  • Il Gallo d'Oro, Funchal (Madeira), 2 stars.
  • Soul, Lisbon, 2 stars.
  • Ocean, Porches, 2 stars.
  • Vila Joya, Albufeira, 2 stars.
  • Belcanto, Lisbon, 2 stars.
  • To the South, Lagos, 1 star.
  • Let's See Tavira, Tavira, 1 star.
  • HEALING, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Sporao, Reguengos de Monsaraz, 1 star.
  • Vila Foz, Porto, 1 star.
  • 100 Ways, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Eneko Lisbon, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Epur, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Fifty Seconds, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Lemos table, Quinta de Lemos, 1 star.
  • Views, Lighthouse, 1 star.
  • Taste, Almancil de Faro, 1 star.
  • Restaurant View, Lighthouse, 1 star.
  • To cook, Guimaraes, 1 star.
  • GPousada, Bragança, 1 star.
  • Midori, Sintra, 1 star.
  • Antiqvvm, Porto, 1 star.
  • Lab by Sergi Arola, Sintra, 1 star.
  • Crazy, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • william, Funchal, 1 star.
  • Bon Bon, Carvoeiro, 1 star.
  • Largo do Paço, Amarante, 1 star.
  • Pedro Lemos, Foz do Douro (Porto), 1 star.
  • Guincho Fortress, Praia do Guincho (Cascais), 1 star.
  • Eleven, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Feitoria, Lisbon, 1 star.
  • Ibaya, Soldeu, 1 star.
  • Eme Be Garrote, San Sebastian, 1 star
  • Water and Salt, Santiago de Compostela, 1 star
  • Estany Clar, Cercs, 1 star
  • Ulia Viewpoint, Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 star
  • Kabuki, Madrid, 1 star
  • Trivia, Cuenca, 1 star
  • BAIT, Madrid, 1 star

What are Michelin Green Stars?

Michelin Green Stars are a distinction that the guide grants to restaurants that are based on sustainability and the circular economy. This distinction has recently been included in the guide.
It is awarded to reward these sustainable practices and to help the user distinguish environmentally responsible establishments.

Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Andalusia

Finca Alfoliz – Aljaraque (Huelva)
Aponiente – El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz)
Sollo – Fuengirola (Málaga)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in Aragon
El Visco (Fuentespalda)
Cancook (Zaragoza)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Asturias
El Llar de Viri – San Román de Candamo
Narbasu (Cereceda)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Cantabria
Jewish Mansion (Santander)
Amos Arbor – Villaverde de Pontones
The Bicycle – Hoznayo
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in Castilla La Mancha
Oba (Casas-Ibáñez)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in Castilla y León
Ambivium (Peñafiel)
La Botica – Matapozuelos (Valladolid)
Lera – Castroverde de Campos (Zamora)
Refectory – Sardón de Duero (valladolid)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Catalonia
Albets House – Lladurs (Lérida)
Casa Nova (Sant Martí Sarroca)
Hermanos Torres Kitchen – Barcelona
Somiatruites – Igualada (BCN)
El Celler de Can Roca – Gerona
Els Casals – Sagàs (BCN)
Lluerna – Santa Coloma de Gramanet (BCN)
Les Cols – Olot (Gerona)
Les Moles (Ulldecona)
L´Antic Molí – Ulldecona (Tarragona)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in the Valencian Community
Ricard Camarena – Valencia
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in the Canary Islands
MUXGO (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in La Rioja
Sale Moncalvillo (Daroca de Rioja)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in Navarra
Maskarada (Lekunberri)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Galicia
Culler de Pau – Reboredo, O Grove (Pontevedra)
Pepe Vieira – Raxó (Pontevedra)
O Balado – Boqueixón (La Coruña)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in the Balearic Islands
Andreu Genestra – Capdepera (Mallorca)
Maca de Castro – Port d´Alcudia (Mallorca)
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in Madrid
Coke – Madrid
The Greenhouse – Madrid
Restaurants with a Green Michelin Star in the Basque Country
Azurmendi – Larrabetzu
Eneko – Larrabetzu
Zelai Txiki (Donostia/San Sebastián)
ARREA! (Santa Cruz de Campezo)
Restaurants with a Michelin Green Star in Portugal
Esporão – Regueros de Monsaraz (Portugal)
Il Gallo d´Oro – Funchal (Madeira)
Lemos Table (Passos de Silgueiros)

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