Atrio and Hermanos Torres break the drought for the third Michelin star

Atrio (Cáceres) and Cocina Hermanos Torres (Barcelona) go up to the Olympus of three Michelin stars, the highest distinction that the guide has not awarded in Spain since 2020, with which there are already 13 three-starred restaurants, to which three new ones have been added. two stars and 29 that premiered the first. The third ‘gloss’ was not delivered to two restaurants since the 2018 edition –By placing (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz) and ABaC (Barcelona) – and it was Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria), the last three-starred in 2020.

The Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2023presented this Tuesday in Toledo with a performance by Rozalén included, also includes the award of the second star to Deessa (Madrid), pepe scallop (Serpe, Pontevedra) and El Rincón de Juan Carlos (Adeje, Tenerife), and the first for 29 restaurants, many of them run by young people who have taken risks with projects in their small towns. Catalonia, thanks to Barcelonais the community most recognized by Michelin, followed by Madrid, compared to the low presence of Basque Country or the null of the Valencian Communityprotagonists in previous editions.


Atrio was a third-star favorite for many years for many gourmets, although it came to the present day for another reason: the theft in 2021 of 45 exclusive bottles from its cellar valued at 1.6 million euros. Arrested the alleged authors and without recovering the wine, Toño Pérez (kitchen) and José Polo (sommelier) have at least received the compensation of the highest distinction from the Michelin Guide.

both opened Atrium in 1986although its growth came in 2010 with its transfer to a building in the historic center of Cáceres where they combine a kitchen with the Iberian pig as the protagonist, one of the best wineries in the world and a hotel with an important collection of contemporary art. Known by the general public thanks to television, the brothers Javier and Sergio Torres have built their “ship of dreams” in 800 square meters that they define as a “kitchen with tables”.

Kitchen Brothers Torres it is, according to Michelin, a “magical space” where “the gastronomic experience, which travels from consistency through the best seasonal products, exceeds the diner’s expectations to become a great show”. With these two new additionsSpain has 13 restaurants with three Michelin stars, in addition to Akelarre, Arzak, Quique Dacosta, DiverXO, ABaC, Martín Berasategui, El Celler de Can Roca, Lasarte, Azurmendi, Aponiente and Cenador de Amós.


With the second brilliance in Deessa there are seven accumulated by the Extremaduran by birth and Valencian by adoption Quique Dacosta. In 2021 he signed as gastronomic director of the renovated Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel in Madrid and in just 18 months he has made a career in the Michelin Guide with a kitchen that mixes its Mediterranean with the cuisine of the capital and that has Guillermo Chávez in the kitchen. The inspectors traveled from luxury to a small village in Pontevedra to give the second star at Pepe Vieira restaurant, where Xosé Cannas has created “a truly singular space in the middle of the field, with marked avant-garde lines”. He completes the trio El Rincón de Juan Carlos, in which the brothers Juan Carlos and Jonathan Padrón “review the Canarian recipe book from a creative point of view”.

A star

Spain follows growing with 29 novelties in this categoryin which the international director of the Michelin Guides, Gwendal Poullennec, highlighted the role of young chefs who “take the lead and embark on their own journeys, in many cases flying the flag of the kitchens regional or fusion reinterpreted“. They debut with a star Ababol (Albacete), Ajonegro (Logroño), Aleia (Barcelona), AlmaMater (Murcia), Alquimia-Laboratorio (Valladolid), Ancestral (Illescas, Toledo), ARREA! (Santa Cruz de Campezo, Álava) , Ceibe (Ourense), Cobo Evolución (Burgos), Barcode (Cádiz), EAT by Paco Mendez (Barcelona), Ferpel (Ortiguera, Asturias), Fusión19 (Muro, Mallorca) and Gente Rara (Zaragoza).

Also Kaleja (Málaga), The farm (Loja, Granada), Mont Bar (Barcelona), Monte (San Feliz, Asturias), Montia (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid), Oba (Casas-Ibáñez, Albacete), O’Pazo (Padrón, A Coruña), San-Hô (Adeje, Tenerife), Slow & Low (Barcelona), Tabaiba (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas), Ugo Chan (Madrid) and Zuara Sushi (Madrid). In this category, it should be noted that Dabiz Muñoz, from the three-star DiverXO, triumphs with his new RavioXO in Madrid, while Albert Adrià returns to stardom with Enigma (Barcelona) and Martín Berasategui, the chef with a record of 12 Michelin stars, compensates for the loss due to the closure of eMe Be Garrote in San Sebastián by the one achieved at Etxeko Ibiza (Es Canar, Ibiza).

The Chef Mentor award goes to Joan Roca, who in El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) has trained multiple chefs and has promised to “continue sharing knowledge for many more years”, and premieres the Toni Gerez room service award, from Castell Peralada (Peralada, Girona), with which recognizes his “magnificent exercise” as room manager and sommelier. As a Young Chef recognizes Cristóbal Muñoz from Almeriawho at the age of 32 proposes “creative and innovative cuisine capable of moving people” at Ambivium (Peñafiel, Valladolid).

thirteen new green stars to sustainability show the “growing and notable commitment to a more sustainable gastronomic approach” of Spanish chefs, according to Poullennec. For this reason, Ambivium (Peñafiel), ARREA! (Santa Cruz de Campezo), Cancook (Zaragoza), Casa Nova (Sant Martí Sarroca, Barcelona), Casona del Judío (Santander), The Visco (Fuentespalda, Teruel)Casa Nova (Sant Martí Sarroca, Barcelona), Les Moles (Ulldecona, Tarragona), Masquerade (Lekunberri, Navarra), Muxgo (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Narbasu (Cereceda, Asturias), Oba (Casas-Ibáñez), Venta Moncalvillo (Daroca de Rioja, La Rioja) and Zelai Txiki (San Sebastián). In addition, the Bib Gourmand selection that rewards the best value for money already has 243 proposals, incorporating 31 establishments.

loss of stars

They are only produced in the category of one and correspond to Estany Clar, in Cercs (Barcelona), Trivio (Cuenca), Mirador de Ulia (San Sebastián), Cebo (Madrid) and Kabuki (Madrid), to which eMe Be Garrote (Donostial) and Auga e Sal (Santiago de Compostela) are added due to closures. In total, the Michelin Guide collects in 2023 for Spain 13 restaurants with three stars34 with two, 203 with one, 39 with a green star, 243 Bib Gourmand and 736 establishments recommended for the quality of their cuisine.

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