Nov 29 2023

Michelin Honors Spanish Restaurants Disfrutar and Noor with 3 Stars

Besides this recognition, one received its second star, 31 got their first star, and there were 12 new Green star restaurants

Yesterday was a very special day for chefs and restaurants across Spain as the Michelin Guide Spain 2024 selection was finally announced. Of the 1,266 restaurants included in the guide, a total of 271 received a coveted star. This year's guide includes plenty of new additions, as well as confirmations for existing Michelin-star restaurants.

Incredibly, there are now a total of 15 restaurants with the highest honor: three Michelin stars. Two restaurants have just joined this very exclusive club: Disfrutar, in Barcelona, run by the trio of chefs Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas, and Eduard Xatruch; and Noor, in Córdoba, led by chef Paco Morales.

In the two Michelin star category, one new restaurant was added to the list: Venta Moncalvillo, in Daroca de Rioja, run by Ignacio and Carlos Echapresto. This distinction is especially noteworthy because the restaurant is located in a tiny village with a population of just 50.

A total of 31 new restaurants received their first Michelin star. They are Barro (in Ávila), Txispa (in Axpe, Vizcaya), Vandelvira (in Baeza, Jaén), Suto and Quirat (both in Barcelona), Casa Bernardi (Benissa, Alicante), Orobianco (Calpe, Alicante), Canfranc Express (Canfranc-Estación, Huesca), Tohqa (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz), Terra (Fisterra, A Coruña), Marcos (Gijón, Asturias), Bevir (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Omakase by Walt and Unic (both in Ibiza), Radis and Malak (both in Jaén), CEBO, Santerra, El Club Allard, Desde 1911, Toki, and Osa (all in Madrid), Sa Clastra and Andreu Genestra (both in Mallorca), BACK (Marbella), Erre de Roca (Miranda de Ebro, Burgos), NM (Oviedo), Kabo (Pamplona), Haydée and Taste 1973 (both in Tenerife), and Fraula (Valencia).

Green Stars across Spain

There were also 12 new Michelin Green stars given out, recognizing restaurants for their gastronomic sustainability. This brings the number of restaurants with this star up to 49. The new additions are L’ Algadir del Delta (Amposta, Tarragona), Casa Marcial (Arriondas, Asturias), Barro (Ávila), Emporium (Castelló d’Empúries, Girona), Béns d’Avall, Ca Na Toneta, and Andreu Genestra (the three of them in Mallorca), Es Tragón (Ibiza), Monte (San Feliz, Asturias), El Molino de Alcuneza (Sigüenza, Guadalajara), El Molino de Urdániz (Urdaitz), and Hábitat Cigüeña Negra (Valverde del Fresno, Cáceres).

Other accolades presented included Mentor Chef, which went to Juan Mari Arzak, from Arzak (3 Michelin stars); Young Chef, for Martina Puigvert, at Les Cols (2 Michelin stars); and the Service Award, to Joan Carles Ibáñez, from Lasarte (3 Michelin stars). This was also the first year of a new distinction: Best Sommelier, an award that went to Josep Roca from El Celler de Can Roca (3 Michelin stars).