The city of Barcelona is renowned, among many other things, for its gastronomy. It is home to a number of award-winning, Michelin-starred haute cuisine restaurants. In this article you will find a selection of the five more prestigious and exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants that we recommend from Marina Port Vell Barcelona.
• ABaC, gastronomic experiences on Avenida Tibidado
Located in an incomparable setting, in the newly constructed pavilion with garden views, there is the high-end restaurant ABaC, awarded with 3 Michelin stars and nominated as the Best Restaurant in Catalonia 2011 by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy and Nutrition.
Chef Jordi Cruz’s unique culinary vision has elevated technical skill, creativity and Mediterranean gastronomic perfection to an even higher level. His cuisine tells intelligent and comprehensible stories, evolving in line with seasonal products.
• Cinc Sentits, contemporary Catalan cuisine
The exclusive Cinc Sentits restaurant offers a unique interpretation of contemporary Catalan cuisine. Chef Jordi Artal and his team work with artisan suppliers who take great care with their products in order to offer diners a unique experience with each dish.
Modern Catalan cuisine at Cinc Sentits is created with products from small local suppliers, served in three distinct spaces: the main dining room, the chef’s table and in a private room. Cinc Sentits’ menu changes according to the season and evokes a chain of sensations, each one more surprising than the last.
• Koy Shunka, a Michelin restaurant with an Oriental touch
Chef Hideki Matsushisa’s second restaurant, a more refined version of his first project, won a Michelin star in 2013.
It’s an elegant space with an impressive sushi bar, a loyal clientele and two tasting menus that are perfect if you fancy trying a little bit of everything.
In this restaurant, whose name translates as “intense seasonal aromas”, our senses open to the flavours, emotions and the unique world of Japanese cuisine combined with Mediterranean ingredients.
• Hoja Santa, a journey to the heart of Mexico
Hoja Santa is a tribute and a commitment to Mexican culture. It is the result of chef Paco Méndez’s personal vision and his way of understanding Mexican gastronomy, which makes customers live and feel the experience of being and eating as if they were in Mexico.
The restaurant is a little corner of Mexico in Barcelona in a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere where you can enjoy top quality snacks, antojitos, tacos, stews and moles, all adapted to suit European tastes.
• Lasarte, the jewel in the crown
The chef de cuisine Paolo Casagrande and the restaurant’s manager Joan Carles Ibáñez form an exceptional team leading this extension of Martín Berasategui’s cuisine in Barcelona. Lasarte has become one of Barcelona’s most exclusive restaurants and the first one in the city to be awarded 3 Michelin stars.
All dishes are created with passion, respect and care with the finest seasonal products, seeking to offer a surprising experience to satisfy the most demanding gourmets.
Interestingly, Lasarte has the most expensive lunch menu in Barcelona.
We have outlined for you different gastronomic experiences in Barcelona with the backing of the prestigious Michelin Guide. What are you waiting for to choose yours?