8 Of The Best Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Barcelona

Splurge at Barcelona’s finest Michelin-starred gastronomic experiences.

Barcelona is a city known for offering unforgettable, delicious Mediterranean dishes in all price range. For the ultimate foodies, there are more than 30 Michelin-starred restaurants in this delicious city, each presenting a one-of-a-kind dining experience, perfect for special occasions or an indulge during your European getaway. Here are eight of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona, where innovation meets tradition.

 

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Amar

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Tucked away inside the El Palace Hotel, Amar is a hidden culinary gem which has earned its Michelin star for its delightful fusion of Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. Sevillian Chef Rafa Zafra creates seafood dishes using a combination of artistry and customary practices. Travelers can expect to find a little bit of everything, such as Galician oysters, lobster beurre blanc with caviar, classic sole meunière, and sea bass. The menu shifts depending on the season to ensure every dish is unforgettable.

Moments

Pg. de Gràcia, 38, 40, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Housed within the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Moments has two Michelin stars and is managed by chef Carme Ruscalleda alongside her son Raül Balam. The chef has won over seven stars during the course of her career, making Ruscalleda a well-known culinary expert in Spain. Avant-garde techniques are combined with traditional Catalan customs to deliver impactful and flavorful tasting menus for every palate. Patricia Urquiola chose to style the dining area with earth tones to offer guests a welcoming and comfortable ambiance to savor every bite.

Dos Palillos

Carrer d'Elisabets, 9, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

In the heart of El Raval, Dos Palillos, meaning “Two Sticks,” is an ode to the art of Asian tapas. This Spanish and Asian fusion establishment is divided into a Japanese-style Sake bar infused with tapas and à la carte courses. Its most recognized tasting menu includes unique fares such as mochi croquettes, crab, fig tempura, korma curry, Cantonese pork rib, sake cheesecake, strawberry mochi, and much more. Click here to discover 8 of the best bakeries and Catalan pastries to try in Barcelona.

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Alkimia

Rda. de Sant Antoni, 41, L'Eixample, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Located in the Eixample neighborhood, Alkimia is where Chef Jordi Vilà transforms seasonal ingredients into works of art. This one-Michelin-starred restaurant is a celebration of simplicity and quality, allowing the natural flavors of each ingredient to shine. Jordi Vilà pushes the limits of Catalan cuisine by experimenting with radical practices. Its signature courses include wild rabbit tatin, grilled white fish with Swiss chard, and Xisqueta lamb with glazed apricots.

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Angle

C/ d'Aragó, 214, L'Eixample, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Nestled within the Cram Hotel, Angle is a Michelin-starred establishment run by Chef Josep Lluis Rivera, Jordi Cruz, and Karen Escribano. With a commitment to precision and quality, Angle offers a menu which reflects upon a deep appreciation for local, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s elegant setting and meticulous attention to detail make it perfect for those seeking a refined dining experience. The eatery’s layout was made to highlight the curve of ocean waves by using arch-shaped lamps and round tables, along with elegant décor accents.

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Lasarte

C/ de Mallorca, 259, L'Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Lasarte is a modern Catalan eatery established in 2006 and was awarded three Michelin stars in 2017. Chef Martín Berasategui ensures every dish is prepared with passion, respect, and care. Designers Oscar Tusquets, Carles Bassó, and Tote Moreno all collaborated to decorate the interior with oak tables, intricate sculptures, and warm lighting to deliver an inviting atmosphere to guests. Don’t miss the grilled turbot with chard, pigeon with pumpkin marmalade, or beetroot risotto. To uncover Barcelona’s culinary roots, check out these 8 Catalan restaurants.

Oria

Pg. de Gràcia, 75, L'Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Situated in the elegant Monument Hotel, Oria is a Michelin-starred gem overseen by Chef Martín Berasategui. Its modern and sophisticated dining area is shared with the hotel lobby by an inverted pyramid design. The restaurant’s contemporary yet warm ambiance creates an ideal backdrop for savoring meticulously crafted Basque and Mediterranean fare that showcase Berasategui’s culinary brilliance. Make sure to try the codfish fritter with chamomile mayonnaise, crunchy violet potato topped with shrimp, and roasted beef sirloin, endive millefeuille, sour apple, and chard cream.

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Restaurante Atempo

C/ de Còrsega, 200, L'Eixample, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Atempo, meaning “Atemporal” or unaffected by time, is an avant-garde contemporary Catalan restaurant. Run by chef Iñaki Aldrey, renowned for his innovative approach to Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant uses wooden chairs, white walls, and vibrant potted plants to provide guests with a classy yet warm ambiance. Atempo’s specialty is its tasting menu, which offers a little bit of everything. Travelers can expect to savor fried oysters, socarrat rice cannoli, quail risotto, and a grilled Paraguayan tartlet.

Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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