New Spain and Portugal 2020 Michelin Guide
On the 20th of November, the presentation gala for the new stars in the Spain and Portugal 2020 Michelin Guide took place at the Lope de Vega theatre and the Seville Expo Casino. The Michelin stars, which are awarded to some of the guide’s restaurants each year, are probably Europe’s most recognised and influential gastronomy ratings.
One important new development is the new restaurant in the three Michelin star category, the Cenador de Amós belonging to Chef Jesús Sánchez, whose well-deserved inclusion has increased this category to 11 restaurants. The rest of the restaurants have validated their stars, except the Dani García Restaurant in Marbella (Malaga) which announced its closure to change its business model.
Three Michelin stars category
- Aponiente by Ángel León (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz)
- Arzak by Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (San Sebastián – Gipuzkoa)
- Akelarre by Pedro Subijana (San Sebastián – Gipuzkoa)
- Azurmendi by Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu – Biscay),
- El Celler de Can Roca by the Roca brothers (Girona),
- Martín Berasategui by Martín Berasategui (Lasarte – Oria – Gipuzkoa),
- Quique Dacosta by Quique Dacosta (Dénia – Alicante),
- ABac by Jordi Cruz (Barcelona),
- DiverXO by David Muñoz (Madrid),
- Lasarte by Martín Berasategui and Paolo Casagrande (Barcelona),
- Restaurante Cenador de Amós by Jesús Sánchez (Villaverde de Pontones – Cantabria).
In the two Michelin stars category, Spain now has 29 restaurants, four more than on the last edition of the list, as the Cenador de Amós Restaurant has disappeared as it obtained its third Michelin star. In Portugal, a second Michelin Star was granted to the restaurant Casa de Chá da Boa Nova belonging to Lusitanian Chef Rui Paula, who captivated the inspectors with his most current techniques and use of local products.
Two Michelin Stars category
- Noor (Córdoba) New
- Casa Marcial (Arriondas)
- Skina (Marbella, Málaga) New
- Zaranda (Es Capdellà, Mallorca)
- Angle (Barcelona) New
- M.B. by Martín Berasategui (Tenerife / Guía de Isora),
- Enoteca (Hotel Arts, Barcelona)
- El Poblet (Valencia), New
- Moments (Barcelona)
- Miramar (Llançà, Girona)
- Atrio (Cáceres)
- La Terraza del Casino (Madrid)
- Bardal (Málaga) Nuevo
- Santceloni (Madrid)
- Ramón Freixa (Madrid)
- El Portal (Ezcaray, La Rioja)
- Mugaritz (Errenteria, Gipuzkoa)
- Les Cols (Olot, Girona)
- Coque (Madrid)
- Maralba (Almansa)
- Disfrutar (Barcelona)
- Cabaña Buenavista (Murcia)
- L’Escaleta (Alicante)
- DSTAgE (Madrid)
- Annua (Cantabria)
- BonAmb (Alicante)
- Ricard Camarena (Valencia)
- Cocina Hermanos Torres (Barcelona)
- El Molino de Urdániz (Urdaitz, Navarra).
One Michelin Star category
The one Michelin Star category has 174 restaurants of which 19 are new.
- La Salita (Valencia),
- La Aquarela (Gran Canaria),
- Aürt (Barcelona),
- Cinc Sentits (Barcelona),
- Ola Martín Berasategui (Bilbao),
- Voro (Mallorca),
- Magoga (Cartagena),
- La Biblioteca (Pamplona),
- Dama Juana (Jaén),
- Mantúa (Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz),
- 99 KO sushi bar (Madrid),
- Gofio by Cícero Canary (Madrid),
- Los Guayres (Gran Canaria),
- Taller (Quintanilla de Onésimo, Valladolid),
- Es Tragón (Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza),
- Deliranto (Salou, Tarragona),
- Iván Cerdeño (Toledo),
- Retama (Torrenueva, Ciudad Real),
- Tula (Xàbia, Alicante).
In Portugal two restaurants were awarded a Michelin star: The restaurant Mesa de Lemos (Beiras) run by young chef Diogo Rocha, and the restaurant Vistas en Vila Nova (Algarve) run by renowned chef Rui Silvestre.
Rebeca Nieto, the Commercial Director of Michelin España & Portugal, handed out the Sustainability Award to chef Ángel León (Aponiente, three Michelin Stars), for his incredible knowledge of the sea and constant defence of sustainability. This award was handed out for the first time at the Gala to give the prestigious Michelin stars a different recognition.