Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona, The Complete 2020 Edition.
The entire coastal area of Catalonia is known for its amazing gastronomy. The sea salt, the natural environment, a bounty of fresh ingredients! It’s no surprise that many of the world’s most renowned chefs are based here. Many of these chefs have turned simple establishments into world-renowned Michelin star restaurants.
Our guests often ask for restaurant recommendations for a special occasion, or if they simply love an amazing dining experience. So, we’ve put together the most complete list of Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona.
Here’s your complete list of all Michelin Star restaurants in Barcelona in 2020:
One Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona
Located in the lobby of the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel, Aürt restaurant features an open concept bar style dining experience which allows you to watch the beautiful dishes being put together directly in front of you. Founder and chef Artur Martínez comes from a family of restaurateurs which is clearly reflected in the passion and creativity put into each dish. Read google reviews here, or book a table on their website directly.
Another hotel restaurant, Oria features a bistro style dining room and a variety of exquisite dishes with Mediterranean roots. Chef Martín Berasategui draws a particular influence from the Basque region of Spain, which is widely known as another gastronomic hot spot.
Mey Hofmann is the founder of the Hofmann restaurant as well as the School of Hostelry. In addition to offering an incredible dining experience, the michelin star Hofmann Restaurant is a hot spot for many of Barcelona’s up and coming chefs. At the school and restaurant, they study and perfect the art of gastronomy, alongside many experienced chefs.
Coming from four generations of restaurant owners and hoteliers, chef Fran López is true to his roots. The young and talented chef emphasizes fresh and local ingredients, and traditional recipes with a modern touch. He acquired his first Michelin Star at the age of 25 years old, becoming one of the youngest ever chefs to receive the honour. The Xerta restaurant received a star in 2016.
Boasting a contemporary Catalan dining experience, the Hisop restaurant works only with seasonal ingredients, attempting to find subtle touches to traditional Catalan recipes. Expect an intimate dining experience and a warm and cozy atmosphere in this small restaurant.
Alkimia by Jordi Vila, features a menu based on tapas to share, which leans on Spain’s traditional warm dining style. A stunning dining room with a truly unique design is combined with the unique dishes blended from locally sourced products.
Dine where Dali dined in a restaurant with a great history. Via Veneto’s classic yet frequently updated menus are enjoyed from one of the many dining areas throughout this multi-level historic restaurant. Featuring one of the most outstanding wine cellars in Barcelona, you will likely find a bottle exceeds your expectations.
Centrally located in the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona, chef Jordi Artal offers modern Catalan tasting menus that are both authentic, diverse, and flavourful. Menus feature 8-11 courses depending on your preference and change seasonally. If you’re a larger group, private rooms are also available for up to 40 guests.
The atmosphere and experience of Enigma is truly unique. You are taken through a variety of zones during the experience from food stations to the bar at the end. The executive chef, Albert Adrià, has created a menu based on fish and shellfish and is working towards becoming the forefront of the elBarri restaurant group. Expect an exceptional gastronomic experience that combines a great number of courses, several areas, and excellent wines inside the Enigma!
Hoja Santa takes you deep into Mexican culture. In this quaint modern restaurant, you’ll explore traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern flair. The menu is ever changing throughout the year, but always delicious. The elBarri group delivers again and again with Hoja Santa, the second of four Michelin restaurants in our list.
Tickets (elBarri group) is a fabulous tapas restaurant in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood. Everything at Tickets is imaginative, from the shared tapas to the very special desserts. It’s a playful experience as you watch, taste, and talk.
Pakta (elBarri group) is a Japanese inspired restaurant, promising to deliver a fusion of both Mediterranean and Japanese flavours. Heavily sea-based, the menu has taken a different direction from it’s Peruvian-Japanese roots but still manages to wow guests at every turn.
Two Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona
Llançà chef Paco Pérez has been awarded two Michelin star in Barcelona. He has done so with a style of cooking that is based on the maritime traditions of Cap de Creus, expressed to the max using the best, freshest produce. His espardenyes amb ceps are unmissable.
Raül Balam, son of Carme Ruscalleda, has earned his second Michelin star with this leading hotel restaurant. Like the original in Sant Pau, the concept is impeccable, innovative – but very Catalan – cuisine, with dishes such as the veal ‘fricandó’ (beef fillet with mushrooms) with Scotch bonnet mushrooms and the Maresme shrimp with glazed tomato petals, a vegetable medley, and toasted pine nuts.
Cocina Hermanos Torres
A converted warehouse is the setting for this stunning restaurant with a modern open concept kitchen. The Torres twins create traditional dishes from several regions in Spain, but with creative elements that delight your tastebuds.
As stated in the Michelin guide itself, “creativity, high technical skill, fantasy and good taste are the hallmarks of the three chefs here.” Enjoy one of the many tasting menus available in a modern atmosphere.
The second restaurant from the very talented chef, Jordi Cruz. Angle offers complex dishes that are crafted with a high level of skill and expertise. The contemporary atmosphere adds to the experience as you enjoy not just high quality cuisine, but at an excellent value.
Three Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona
Martín Berasategui’s embassy at the Condes de Barcelona Hotel has become one of the essential restaurants not only in the city but in all of Catalonia and Spain, where people flock to marvel at the creativity of the chef. The sampling menu is a treat that everyone should have the chance to enjoy, at least once in a lifetime, and if possible, once a year.
Such excellence has earned the Lasarte the top prize in the restaurant world, boasting three Michelin stars since 2016.
In addition to Berasategui, the man responsible for the day-to-day operations is Italian chef Paolo Casagrande. His elegance and creativity are seen in dishes such as apple mille-feuille, Foie gras, and European eel, and the surprising aesthetic of the dishes never surpasses the combination of amazing flavors.
Jordi Cruz has gained Àbac’s third Michelin stars, making his restaurant the essential haute cuisine establishment in Barcelona. He reached such heights by creating cuisine filled with expertise and sophistication. Take, for example, the egg with asparagus. Sounds simple enough, but Cruz has done a number on the egg that is something out of an R&D think tank. First, the yolk is cooked at 62°C, then cured in salt water to give it just the exact subtle touch of salt. Served with white asparagus, a divinely thin slice of Serrano ham and a spoonful of caviar, it’s nothing less than spectacular.