Spanish restaurants receive 26 new Michelin stars
The two restaurants now holding three stars add to the nine existing three-star restaurants. In the 2018 edition of the guide, these are the Spanish restaurants that have retained their three-starred status: DiverXO (Madrid); Lasarte, Arzak, Akelaŕe, Azurmendi and Martín Berastaegui (Basque Country); El Celler de Can Roca and Sant Pau (Catalonia); and Quique Dacosta (Valencia).
As to the restaurants with two Michelin stars, five were added into the 2018 edition of the guide: Coque (Madrid), run by the Sandoval brothers, who had been awarded the double shining prize before moving to the capital; Disfrutar (Catalonia), headed by chefs Eduard Xatruch, Oriol Castro and Mateu Casañas; Dos Cielos (Catalonia),the establishment helmed by the Torres twin brothers at the ME Barcelona Hotel; Maralba (Albacete); and Cabaña Buenavista (Murcia).
From now on, a total 25 Spanish restaurants will have two Michelin stars. Four of them earned their second in the past edition of the Michelin guide: DSTAgE (Madrid), Annua and Cenador de Amós (Cantabria), and L’Escaleta (Alicante).
17 new stars
One-star status has risen in Spain to a total of 177 establishments, with 17 new restaurants bearing one star in Catalonia (Enigma, Caelis, Castell Peralada), Valencia (Sucede, Audrey’s, El Rodat), Andalusia (Bardal, Alevante), Madrid (La Candela Restò, Cebo), Basque Country (Amelia, Eneko), Cantabria (La Bicicleta), Castile-La Mancha (El Doncel), Castile-León (Trigo), La Rioja (Kiro Sushi) and Tenerife (Nub).
In sum, Spain has 195 restaurants with at least one star in the Michelin Guide 2018.