Michelin starred restaurants in the Spanish and French Basque Country & Rioja

The Basque Country and Rioja is again one of the areas in the world with highest number of Michelin Stars. Food is very important for us, and the inspectors of Michelin Guide know it.


San Sebastian is the second city in the world in number of Michelin stars per capita (16 Michelin stars for 186,000 inhabitants), i.e. 1 Michelin star for every 12,000 persons. A record only beaten by Kyoto in Japan. But San Sebastian is only the capital of the foodies paradise, because there are many other restaurants in the Basque Country and in nearby like La Rioja and Cantabria that you can enjoy in your travel to the North of Spain and Southwest France:

Top restaurants, with 3 Michelin Stars:

  • RESTAURANT AZURMENDI (by Eneko Atxa) in Larrabetzu, Biscay.
  • RESTAURANT AKELARE (by Pedro Subijana) in Donostia (San Sebastian), Gipuzkoa.
  • RESTAURANT ARZAK (by Juan Mari and Elena Arzak) in Donostia (San Sebastian), Gipuzkoa.
  • RESTAURANT MARTIN BERASATEGUI (by Martin Berasategui) in Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa.

Restaurants with 2 Michelin Stars:

  • RESTAURANT MUGARITZ in Errenteria, Gipuzkoa.
  • RESTAURANT EL PORTAL in Ezcaray, Rioja.

Restaurants with 1 Michelin Star:

  • MARQUÉS DE RISCAL in Elciego, Alava
  • ZALDIARAN in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava
  • BOROA in Amorebieta, Biscay
  • ETXEBARRI in Axpe, Biscay
  • ETXANOBE in Bilbao, Biscay.
  • MINA in Bilbao, Biscay.
  • NERUA in Bilbao, Biscay. 
  • ZARATE in Bilbao, Biscay.
  • ZORTZIKO in Bilbao, Biscay.
  • ANDRA MARI in Galdakao, Biscay
  • SOLANA in Ampuero, Cantabria
  • EL NUEVO MOLINO in Puente Arce, Cantabria
  • ANNUA in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria
  • EL SERBAL in Santander, Cantabria
  • CENADOR DE AMOS in Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria
  • KOKOTXA in Donostia (San Sebastian), Gipuzkoa
  • MIRADOR DE ULIA in Donostia (San Sebastian), Gipuzkoa
  • MIRAMON ARBELAITZ in Donostia (San Sebastian), Gipuzkoa
  • ELKANO in Getaria, Gipuzkoa
  • ALAMEDA in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
  • ZUBEROA in Oiartzun, Gipuzkoa
  • LE MOULIN D'ALOTZ in Arcangues, Labourd
  • ITHURRIA in Ainhoa, Labourd
  • AUBERGE DU CHEVAL BLANC in Bayonne, Labourd
  • L'ATELIER in Biarritz, Labourd
  • L'IMPERTINENT in Biarritz, Labourd
  • CHATEAU DE BRINDOS in Biarritz, Labourd
  • LES ROSIERS in Biarritz, Labourd 
  • LA VILLA EUGENIE in Biarritz, Labourd
  • BRIKETENIA in Guethary, Labourd
  • MAISON EGUIAZABAL-LE BAR A VIN in Hendaye, Labourd
  • L'AUBERGE BASQUE in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, Labourd
  • ZOKO MOKO in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Labourd
  • LES PYRENEES in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Lower Navarre
  • EUROPA in Pamplona (Iruña), Navarra
  • RODERO in Pamplona (Iruña), Navarra
  • EL MOLINO DE URDANIZ in Urdaitz, Navarra
  • VENTA DE MONCALVILLO in Daroca de Rioja, Rioja

As you can see, there is a huge amount to choose from!

Enjoy the Basque Country!

Enjoy Basque food!