BARCELONA MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS FOR A PERFECT DINNER
Is there anything better than indulging in the most luxurious food? Barcelona Michelin star restaurants are expensive, but dining in one of them his always a memorable experience.
I have tried a few of the top Michelin star restaurants in Spain, and I have always been surprised, delighted and impressed by they service, the quality of the products and their creativity. If you are a foodie, I strongly recommend to book at least one of your meals in one of them, so you always remember your trip to Spain!
Today I’m sharing with you not just the most highly rated restaurants in the Michelin Guide Spain, but what most connoisseurs would consider to be the top of the top restaurants in Barcelona.
Here is my list of favorite Michelin restaurants in Barcelona:
This was the first of all the Michelin restaurants in Barcelona to get a 2nd Michelin star. Located in an exclusive area of the uptown Barcelona, it is not only a restaurant but also a very classy hotel. Chef Jordi Cruz is famous for his creativity and the way he plays with traditional flavors and combines them with exotic influences.
Chef Paco Pérez runs this restaurant at the Arts Ritz-Carlton Hotel, another of the most coveted 2 Michelin Star restaurants in Barcelona. Its location by the sea inspires a menu mainly focused on seafood and fish, and as it’s name evokes, you will also be able to enjoy a wine list of over 500 wines. BTW, in the same hotel you can have some amazing tapas at Arola, run by chef Sergi Arola who has also been awarded 2 Michelin stars for his restaurant in Madrid.
The third of the 2 Michelin Star restaurants in Barcelona is managed by the world renowned Basque chef Martin Berasategui, owner of 3 stars for
his main restaurant in Guipuzkoa. They are famous for treating with exquisite respect the products of the earth and the sea, and the delicacy with which they serve them.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda is the only woman to have been awarded 7 Michelin stars in the world ( if you put together the 3 awarded to her famous restaurant in Barcelona northern coast (in the seaside village of Sant Pol de Mar), another 2 for the one she opened in Tokyo and 2 more for Moments in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel of Barcelona). She runs the restaurant together with his son Raül Balam. The best way to enjoy its traditional recipes with a modern touch, is booking the Chef Table from where you get a view of the kitchen backstage.
There was no doubt which one was going to be the only 1-star in our list of top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona: Moo is managed by the famous Roca brothers, who are probably considered the successors of Ferran Adrià in the international cooking scene thanks to the marvelous restaurant he owns in Girona: El Celler de Can Roca is already considered the BEST restaurant in the world, only after overcoming Noma in Copenhagen. Traditional Catalan cooking scene seen with new eyes: Choose between Roca Moo and Roca Bar, depending if you feel like sitting on the table or watching the cooks work in front of you. Both are inside the Omm hotel.
AND BONUS! This is the most informal Michelin star restaurant in Barcelona: a fantastic tapas bar!
Everyone was disappointed when Ferran Adrià closed his famous El Bulli in 2011, but his brother Albert is taking over in Barcelona. His cool tapas restaurant Tickets joined the club of Michelin Star restaurants in Barcelona in November 2013… It’s hard to get a reservation, but it’s worth to keep checking their website until you find a date available!
What about you? What would be your favorite Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona?