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New Michelin star restaurants in Spain and Portugal

Nov 21st, 2013, 09:08 AM
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New Michelin star restaurants in Spain and Portugal

The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2014 has been released with the big news being that Spain now boasts a new three-starred establishment with the restaurant DiverXO in Madrid by chef David Muñoz gaining the top rating from Michelin. There were two new two-starred restaurants, El Portal de Echaurren in La Rioja and M.B. by chef Martin Berasategui in Tenerife. 22 new restaurants gained a star, including 41 Degrees and Tickets in Barcelona.

In Portugal two restaurants picked up their first star, Eleven in Lisbon and L’And Vineyards in Évora.

The 2014 guide features a total 8 restaurants with 3-stars (all of which are in Spain), 19 restaurants with 2-stars and 144 restaurants with 1-star. No new stars where given in the Basque country or Navarra, which is a surprise.

Three-starred restaurant
DiverXO - Madrid

Two-starred restaurants
El Portal de Ecahurren - La Rioja
M.B. - Tenerife

One-starred restaurants
Monastrell - Alicante
L’Angle - Barcelona
41º - Barcelona
Gaig - Barcelona
Tickets - Barcelona
Zaranda - Es Capdellà, Mallorca
Árbore da Veira - A Coruña
La Salgar - Gijón
Malena - Gimenells, Lleida
La Botica - Valladolid
La Casa del Carmen - Toledo
Arbidel - Asturias
Alejandro - Almería
L’Ó - Barcelona
Tierra - Toledo
Hospedería El Batán - Teruel
Les Moles - Tarragona
El Poblet - Valencia
Cal Paradís - Castelló
BonAmb - Alicante
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Nov 21st, 2013, 09:42 AM
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El Celler de Can Roca, is said to be the best restaurant in the world. Just try and get a reservation!
http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/
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Nov 21st, 2013, 09:47 AM
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I have just looked on TA at the reviews for Árbore da Veira in A Coruña, Galicia. Someone stole the food! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...e_Galicia.html
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Nov 21st, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Gastronomic tasting menus can be a little disappointing if you're expecting to find a full plate, which is why we tend to shy away from such menus unless we know the restaurant. I expect a little more for my money.

We did the "Forger" menu at La Botica a couple of weeks ago and it was terrific. It's often referred to as the Noma of Spain.
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Nov 21st, 2013, 11:55 AM
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I think you and your "Maribel" have a different idea about what is a meal than me and my wife do ;-)
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Nov 21st, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for the list!
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Nov 26th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I don't think I have ever taken notice of whether a restaurant has been awarded Michelin Stars! I like something a little more laid back I guess - good food, relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps my perception of starred restaurants is somewhat skewed?! We were only in Barcelona for a short time, and having never been there before, relied very heavily on travel apps for restaurant recommendations/reviews. These apps also allowed you to filter by area e.g. within 3kms, which was terrific when nursing tired legs from all the sightseeing! We never had a bad dining experience, and especially enjoyed En Ville restaurant (http://www.envillebarcelona.es/). So delicious!
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Nov 26th, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Not all Michelin stared restaurants are filled with rarefied air; Asador La Botica, Zuberoa, Kokotxa, to name but three.
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Nov 26th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Should that not be " filled with rarefied food"?
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Nov 30th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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lol If someone who wants to eat in the restaurants would have its choices reduced to those of michelin stars there would be a problem.

The truth is you can eat great food in many neighbourhood type restaurants.

They are under the scrutiny of the Economic Agency, so no problems there.

I couldn't care less about fancy places and "modern" food.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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"I couldn't care less about fancy places and "modern" food." A very telling statement.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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I love fancy places and modern food. The idea of traveling around Spain visiting each one of those restaurants would be a dream for me.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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In the end, it's all a matter of personal tastes, really.

I wouldn't travel anywhere just because of the Michelin restaurants.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Robert you message says a lot about you and Maribels guides too, nothing wrong in that but please don't expect all of us to like the same things. Please don't write anything about "our" tastes either, it is not done thing in a Michelin starred forum ;-)
I am also of the opinion that good food and little plate showing is my idea of a meal.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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I recently posted this on Facebook, I hope you can see it too.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 05:11 PM
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What is it ? Looks like an alligator steak but is probably a fish.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Oh, my husband says it's a nice, big steak.

We have to go to La Coruna in March, but we won't be visiting the restaurant mentioned. We don't do tasting menus, and every review on TA mentions oh, the DECOR ! Who cares about the bloody decor ? I guess the Michelin people do. Oh well, the Spaniards now want to play catch up after the years of hardship.
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Nov 30th, 2013, 11:15 PM
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it is what English speakers would call a steak.
Here called a filete. This is the size for one person. Absolutely tender to the last mouthful.
The locals of A Courña drive just over two hours each way to eat that this restaurant.
Not all Spaniards which to play catch up
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Dec 1st, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Looks good but when in Galicia we eat seafood ! Will be going to O Grove to hunt down a restaurant we ate at 40 yrs ago ! Had one meal there and then stayed for a week eating every meal there !! Oh, the decor was OK, too. Yes, we agree - pre-1975 was good, at least for us forasteros. Would like to turn back the clock on certain aspects of Spain today.
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Not all of Galicia has seafood as it's main dietary basis.
Not all of the fish you eat is caught in Galician waters these days.
Enjoy your stay.
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