Andalusia, in the south of Spain, has an enviable gastronomy, where we can find several restaurants distinguished with Michelin stars.
The Michelin Guide awards stars to outstanding restaurants based on the quality of their cuisine, the creativity of the chef, the quality of the ingredients and the overall culinary experience.
The stars are divided into three categories: one star signifies “very good cuisine”, two stars denote “excellent cuisine, worth the detour” and three stars indicate “exceptional cuisine, worth the trip”.
Below, we will take a look at some of the most important Michelin-starred restaurants in Andalusia.
Let’s start with the restaurants awarded with 3 Michelin stars up to the present day:
Chef Paco Morales is one of the most outstanding figures in Spanish gastronomy. His capacity for innovation and his personality have allowed him to bring the most refined aromas and flavors of Al-Andalus to our times, to recreate them with mastery in the contemporary and avant-garde key that has always characterized his cuisine.
Each season, the restaurant’s offer focuses on a different period, and “Currently, it is tackling the Spanish Golden Age through three menus (Mudejar, Moorish, and Al-Jazira) that reinterpret the culinary splendor of the 16th and 17th centuries”.
Among the unique dishes at Noor, we can find the pasta of durum wheat, smoked butter, chicken, and squid (a reinterpretation of the Abbasiya) or the Naranjas del barrio with orange blossom, fried almonds, and extra virgin olive oil, an exquisite dessert.
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Led by chef Ángel León, it is known for its innovative approach to seafood cuisine and for being a pioneer in the sustainable use of seafood products.
The chef, totally committed to sustainability, seeks to amaze us with new techniques and ingredients (marine sausages, plankton, bioluminescence, cooked with salt water…), always building his culinary philosophy based on recycling, the use of natural estuaries or the constant defense of discarded fish. The current proposal is based on an infinite sea that exploits above all the resources of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
Other select restaurants where you can enjoy culinary enjoyment without leaving the province of Malaga have 2 Michelin stars.
We are talking about one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, and the Bardal restaurant, just a few steps from the impressive bridge over the Tajo de Ronda, has become the flagship of the Ronda hotel and catering business.
It offers creative cuisine without fuss or labels, based on recognizable flavors that link with local tradition and are presented in a subtle play of contrasts and textures.
You will find a surprise menu that varies depending on the number of dishes (16 or 19).
Located in the old town of Marbella, this restaurant is characterised by offering a refined gastronomic experience, with an emphasis on local ingredients and impeccable presentation.
The young chef from Toledo, Mario Cachinero, offers a creative and sincere cuisine that seeks to evolve the traditional Andalusian recipe book and defines itself as “of harmonies and contrasts”.