Spain is known worldwide for its diverse cuisine and offers an array of opportunities to eat extremely well and at a variety of price points.
The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal awarded two new restaurants with three Michelin stars in Spain; ABaC in Barcelona and Aponiente in Cádiz, making just eleven members of the exclusive '3-star' band.
"With two new three-star restaurants, Spain shows what an important place the country has in the world's gastronomic landscape," said Michelin's international director Michael Ellis in a statement.
Spain now has a total of 11 three-starred Michelin restaurants: Akelarre, Arzak, Azurmendi, DiverXO, El Celler de Can Roca, Lasarte, Martin Berasategui en Guipúzcoa, Quique Dacosta, Sant Pau.
Four restaurants in Spain currently have two Michelin stars - Cabaña Buenavista, Disfrutar, Dos Cielos and Maralba - and 17 new establishments with one star.
Andalucia is particularly growing in recognition as a region in Spain with top-class gastronomic offerings, with four establishments in Marbella alone.
Michelin Stars in Andalucia:
- Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa María, 3 stars (NEW)
- Alevante, Cádiz, 1 star (NEW)
- Bardal, Ronda, 1 star (NEW)
- Noor, Córdoba, 1 star
- Dani García, Marbella, 2 stars
- Kabuki Raw, Casares, 1 star
- Choco, Córdoba, 1 star
- La Costa, El Ejido, 1 star
- Sollo, Fuengirola, 1 star
- Acanthum, Huelva, 1 star
- José Carlos García, Málaga, 1 star
- El Lago, Marbella, 1 star
- Messina, Marbella, 1 star
- Skina, Marbella, 1 star
- Alejandro, Roquetas de Mar, 1 star
- Abantal, Sevilla, 1 star