Berasategui, Subijana, Eneko Atxa and Arzak remain at the top: Michelin’s 15 Spanish triple stars

Martin Berasategui, Pedro Subijana, Eneko Atxa and Juan Mari Arzak They maintain the third Michelin Star, as announced this Tuesday at the 2024 Michelin Guide Gala, held at the Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB) managed by Fira de Barcelona. For the team of inspectors led by José Vallés, Noor and Abiertor deserve to rise to the highest category this year. Therefore, the list increases by adding these two to Atrio, Cocina Hermanos Torres, DiverXO, El Celler de Can Roca, Aponiente, ABaC, Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Martín Berasategui, Cenador de Amós, Arzak, Akelarre, Azurmendi and Lasarte.

The restaurants Enjoy (Barcelona) and Noor (Córdoba) have been awarded their third Michelin Star, and the 13 that already had them have kept them. The organization has highlighted the creativity found in the dishes of the Barcelona restaurant, led by chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch, as well as the fact that they are “at the culinary forefront.”

In his speech, Xatruch thanked, on behalf of the three of them, the support they have received from their teams and families: “From the first day we decided to be cooks, they have supported us and made us here.” The chef has assured that they did not expect the award with which they have been distinguished in the 2024 Michelin Guide.

Paco Morales, by Noor

He stressed that the Córdoba restaurant, headed by chef Paco Morales, is an “authentic ‘cultural project'”, which seeks to recover the historical essence of Andalusian cuisine. Morales showed his excitement about the award and explained that any chef “dreams of this goal.” He has thanked his parents, his partner and “all the members of the Noor team for the support: “It has been incredible.”

The chefs who have maintained the three Michelin Stars are Jordi Cruz (ABaC, in Barcelona), Sergio and Javier Torres (Cocina Hermanos Torres, in Barcelona), Martín Berasategui (Lasarte, in Barcelona, ​​and Martín Berasategui, in Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa ), Pedro Subijana (Akelarre, in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa) and Toño Pérez (Atrio, Cáceres).

It is also maintained by Quique Dacosta (Quique Dacosta, in Dénia, Alicante), Ángel León (Aponiente, in El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz), Dabiz Muñoz (DiverXO, in Madrid) and Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi, in Larrabetzu, Bizkaia).

In addition, the brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca (Celler de Can Roca, in Girona), Jesús Sánchez (Cenador de Amós, in Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria), and Juan Mari Arzak (Arzak, in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa).

The 15 restaurants with 3 Michelin stars 2024 in Spain

Spain adds 2 new additions in the category of restaurants with three Michelin stars. In 2024 there will be a total of 15 restaurants that will wear the highest distinction of the French guide.

The Noor restaurant, located in Córdoba and directed by chef Paco Morales, is one of the great novelties of the 2024 Michelin Guide. The chef was the one who fed the Kings and the heads of state at the Granada summit, in the Alhambra, a month ago.

Opened in 2016 and with the Cordoba chef trained in renowned restaurants such as Mugaritz or elBulli, Noor obtained its first Michelin star in 2017. The second arrived in 2020. Paco Morales uses his dishes to tell the story of Al-Andalus, with menus that They represent different centuries, highlighting ingredients and culinary techniques of the time.

Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria (Guipúzcoa)

The San Sebastian native is one of the best chefs on the planet. His restaurant in Lasarte-Oria opened its doors 30 years ago. Berasategui is a God who has created a gastronomic world that has 13 Michelin stars, becoming the Spanish chef with the most stars. He obtained the first six months after its opening in 1993, in 1996 he achieved the second, and reached the third star in the 2002 guide. He Sums and continues.

The Celler de Can Roca, Girona

The Roca brothers have been the emperors since the 80s but have maintained the three stars since 2009. Their first star came in 1995, the second in 2002 and the Michelin Green Star was obtained in 2021 for their commitment to sustainable gastronomy. The brothers Joan, Josep (best sommelier in the world 2022 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants) and Jordi Roca are essential in the world of gastronomy.

The other three-star novelty: Enjoy, Barcelona

The Enjoy restaurant in Barcelona opened in December 2014. Chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch met and trained professionally at elBulli. The award-winning restaurant offers creative, avant-garde and Mediterranean cuisine. It is considered the second best in the world according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Atrium, Cáceres

Atrio received its first Michelin star in 1994. The second arrived in 2004. It is already a classic in the historic center of Cáceres, it was one of the last two awarded with the third Michelin star in the 2023 edition of the French guide along with Cocina Torres Brothers, the recognition and consecration of a gastronomic project opened in 1986. Chef Toño Pérez and head waiter José Polo, both recognized with the National Gastronomy Award in their respective fields, have known how to build a unique space, even today converted into a hotel, the Hotel Atrio Relais & Châteaux.

Hermanos Torres Kitchen, Barcelona

After their experience at the Dos Cielos restaurant in Barcelona in 2017 (two Michelin stars), Javier and Sergio reinvented themselves to transform an old tire factory in the Les Corts neighborhood: in 2018 they recovered the two stars they had lost when closing their previous one. local. And in 2023, their cuisine of impressive flavors became the brothers’ first restaurant to obtain three stars.

DiverXO, Madrid

It is the only one in Madrid with three stars: avant-garde and fusion is what Dabiz Muñoz offers, a world leader in gastronomy, awarded as the best chef in the world according to The Best Chefs Awards. Next year he will be in the La Finca residence. DiverXO opened in 2007 and earned its first star in 2009. The second came in 2012 and the third in 2013.

Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz)

Ángel León, the Chef of the Sea, has reigned since 2015 in an old 19th century tide mill on a channel of the Guadalete River and surrounded by marshes and salt flats. Puerto de Santa María is not the same without ingredients such as phytoplankton, marine fats and zostera, the Aponiente aquatic grass.

Arzak, San Sebastian

The New Basque Cuisine would not exist as we know it without him and without Pedro Subijana and Karlos Arguiñano. In 1989, he received his third Michelin star. Now, under the direction of Elena Arzak, a worthy successor and heir to his father’s talent, the level is maintained and we can say that it would be impossible to conceive haute cuisine without Juan Mari. His first star came in 1972 and the second in 1978.

ABaC, Barcelona

Jordi Cruz is famous for being a judge in MasterChef. But also because in total he has six Michelin stars, which makes him the third Spanish chef with the most stars: he has six, which makes him the third Spanish chef with the most stars. He runs four restaurants in Barcelona, ​​three of them awarded with stars. ABaC is the most emblematic. He arrived in 2010 after passing through Estany Clar, where he became the youngest Spanish chef to receive a Michelin star. He has had three stars since 2017. Furthermore, at 44 years old, he is one of the most recognized chefs in Spain. He runs Angle (2 stars), Atempo (1 star) and Ten’s Tapas.

Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Dénia (Alicante)

National Gastronomy Award in 2006, dominating the Mediterranean since its beginnings in El Poblet in Dénia, under the orders of Tomás Arribas, in 1988, Dacosta, a reference for avant-garde culinary techniques, has positioned his restaurant among the best in the world . He received his first star in 2002, the second in 2006 and the third Michelin star in 2012. He also directs in Valencia Vuelve Carolina, Mercatbar or Llisa Negra. In Madrid, his restaurant Deessa has had two Michelin stars since 2022, making a total of seven stars.

Lasarte, Barcelona

Under the direction of Martín Berasategui and led by the Italian chef Paolo Casagrande, it is a benchmark in Barcelona. Its first Michelin star came in 2007 and the second in 2010. In 2017 its third star arrived: it was the first establishment in Barcelona to reach three stars.

Amós Arbor, Villaverde de Pontones (Cantabria)

Awarded the 2022 National Gastronomy Award, chef Jesús Sánchez and his haute cuisine at Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria), are on their own merits among the elite thanks to the preparation of products from the sea, the garden and the mountain. . Furthermore, Jesús Sánchez has brought his cuisine to Madrid with the Amós restaurant. He has been working for thirty years and offering his culinary talent to privileged diners and has been recognized with three Michelin stars in 1995, 2016 and 2019. He has had a green star since 2022.

Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Vizcaya)

Located in Larrabetzu, near Bilbao, and founded in 2005 by Eneko Atxa, this disciple of Martín Berasategui is an example of sustainability and environmental commitment (Michelin green star). Awarded the National Gastronomy Prize in 2015, Azurmendi received its first star in 2007, the second, in 2010, and a third, in 2012.

Akelarre, San Sebastián

Since its opening in 1975, Akelarre brought talent, genius and innovation fused with tradition. Its first Michelin star came in 1978, the second, in 1982 and the third, in 2006. On Mount Igueldo and under the incomparable hand of Pedro Subijana, this reference in gastronomy has been one of the pillars of the New Basque Cuisine for many years. half a century.