The stars of the kitchen
Barcelona boasts two of the handful of restaurants in the world with three stars in the 2019 Michelin Guide. One is Àbac, run by chef Jordi Cruz, and the other is Lasarte, run by Martín Berasategui. Both are located in the capital city. The world’s oldest and most famous restaurant guide doesn’t give away its stars, so consider one of these options the next time you want to dine in a first-class restaurant.
Four restaurants in the Catalan capital have retained their two stars this year: Enoteca, run by Paco Pérez, Moments, run by Raül Balam, Disfrutar, run by the chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateo Casañas, and the restaurant run by the Torres Brothers: Cocina Hermanos Torres. According to the demanding anonymous inspectors of the Michelin Guide, these exceptional establishments offer enough surprises to make them well worth a visit.
The Tresmacarrons vermut-restaurant, run by Miquel Aldana in Masnou, earned its first Michelin star in 2016, joining a sizeable number of one-starred restaurants in the regions of Barcelona. These include two establishments in Osona (Can Jubany and Fonda Sala), two in Berguedà (Els Casals and Estany Clar), L’Ó in Sant Fruitós de Bages and Lluerna in Santa Coloma de Gramanet.
- The regions of Barcelona are home to an internationally-renowned culinary scene. Discover the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants on the website of the Michelin Guide.