MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

With its nearly 40 Michelin starred restaurants, the Basque Country is one of the best fine dining destinations in the world. From traditional to experimental dishes, it's all here.

The tire company, Michelin, began including restaurant reviews in their road guides starting in 1926. The system is simple and based on 0-3 stars and is reviewed by anonymous critics. Neither the critics nor Michelin receive advertising money for their reviews, making it, more or less, as objective as possible. The system has been fairly controversial, often seeming to prefer French style cuisine. It is however, pretty reliable and the only rating system that really maters.

 
Michelin Star Restaurants, San Sebastian

With that in mind, the Basque Country is very fortunate to have an abundance of stars. And although many Michelin starred restaurants can be pretty expensive, those in the Basque Country tend to cost much less than in other places in the world. A one star restaurant will usually run around 45-60 € per person and 3 stars usually between 100-200.

We have put together this list of outstanding restaurants in the Basque Country for you and hope you can enjoy at least one of them. If not, don’t worry because there are tons of other great choices in the region since the demand for quality food is so high. This is just a list of some of the best.

Michelin Star Restaurants, San Sebastian
MICHELIN STAR RATING SYSTEM
A very good restaurant in its category.
 
Excellent cooking and worth a detour. First class cuisine of its type.
  
Exceptional cuisine and worth a special journey. Often extremely expensive, and with an extensive wine list.

MAP OF MICHELIN RESTAURANTS
IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

MICHELIN RESTAURANTS BY STARS

THREE STARS

 ARZAK

Av. Alcalde José Elosegi 273
20015 Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain)

Tasting menu: 260 €

Arzak website

 AKELARRE

Paseo del Padre Orcolaga 56
20008 Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain)

Tasting menu: 270 €

Akelarre website

 MARTÍN BERASATEGUI

Loidi 4
20160 Lasarte (Spain)

Tasting menu: 315 €

Martín Berasategui website

 AZURMENDI

Legina Auzoa
48195 Larrabetzu (Spain)

Tasting menu: 260 - 300 €

Azurmendi website

TWO STARS

 MUGARITZ

Aldura Aldea 20-Otzazulueta Baserria
20100 Errenteria (Spain)

Tasting menu: 242 - 253 €

Mugaritz website

 EL MOLINO DE URDÁNIZ

Road N-135
31698 Urdaitz (Spain)

Tasting menu: 121 - 143 €

El molino de Urdániz website

 AMELIA

Prim Kalea 34
20006 Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain)

Tasting menu: 272 €

Amelia website

ONE STAR

 KOKOTXA

Campanario 11
20003 Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain)

Tasting menu: 90 - 140 €

Kokotxa website

 ARREA!

Subida al frontón 46
01110 Santa Cruz de Campezo, Álava (Spain)

Tasting menu: 95 €

Arrea! website

 LA ROTONDE - LA TABLE D'AURÉLIEN LARGEAU

1 Av. de l'Impératrice
64200 Biarritz (France)

Tasting menu: 120 - 185 €

La Rotonde website

 ALAMEDA

Minasoroeta 1
20280 Hondarribia (Spain)

Tasting menu: 96 - 135 €

Alameda website

 LE KAÏKU

17 Rue de la République
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France)

Tasting menu: 85 €

Le Kaïku website

 MOULIN D'ALOTZ

Chemin Alotz-Errota
64200 Arcangues (France)

Tasting menu: 82 - 104 €

Moulin d'Alotz website

 BRIKÉTÉNIA

Rue de l'Église
64210 Guéthary (France)

Weekday lunch menu: 42 €
Tasting menu: 74 - 108 €

Brikéténia website

 L'AUBERGE BASQUE

Quartier Helbarron
64310 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (France)

Lunch menu:  60 €
Tasting menu: 92 - 118 €

L'Auberge Basque website

 LA TABLE DES FRÈRES IBARBOURE

Chemin Ttalienea
64210 Bidart (France)

Weekday lunch menu: 48 €
Tasting menu: 92 - 130 €

La Table des Frères Ibarboure website

 L'ATELIER ALEXANDRE BOUSQUET

52 rue Alan-Seeger
64200 Biarritz (France)

Weekday lunch menu: 42 €
Tasting menu: 80 - 105 €

L'Atelier Alexandre Bousquet website

 LES ROSIERS

32 Avenue Beau Soleil
64200 Biarritz (France)

Weekday lunch menu: 40 €
Tasting menu: 89 - 125 €

Les Rosiers website

 ITHURRIA

Pl. du Fronton
64250 Ainhoa (France)

Seasonal menu: 49 €
Tasting menu: 74 - 94 €

Ithurria website

 L'IMPERTINENT

5 Rue d'Alsace
64200 Biarritz (France)

Tasting menu: 92 - 112 €

L'Impertinent website

 CHOKO ONA

155 rue Xerrendako-Bidea
64250 Espelette (France)

Weekday menu: 26 €
Tasting menu: 52 - 72 €

Choko Ona website

 EUROPA

Espoz y Mina 11
31002 Pamplona (Spain)

Weekday menu: 54 €
Tasting menu: 68 - 92 €

Europa website

 RODERO

Arrieta 3
31002 Pamplona (Spain)

Tasting menu: 75 - 95 €

Rodero website

 ETXEBARRI

Plaza San Juan 1
48291 Axpe (Spain)

Tasting menu: 242 €

Etxebarri website

 MARQUÉS DE RISCAL

Calle Torrea 1 - Bodegas Marqués de Riscal
01340 Elciego (Spain)

Tasting menu: 150 €

Marqués de Riscal website

 BOROA

Caserío Garai 11
48340 Amorebieta-Etxano (Spain)

Tasting menu: 70 - 135 €

Boroa website

 ANDRA MARI

Barrio Elexalde 22
48960 Elejalde Galdakao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 45 - 85 €

Andra Mari website

 MINA

Muelle Marzana
48003 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 120 - 150 €

Mina website

 ZORTZIKO

Alameda Mazarredo 17
48001 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 80 - 145 €

Zortziko website

 NERUA

Avenida de Abandoibarra 2
48001 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 85 €

Nerua website

 ATELIER ETXANOBE

Calle Juan de Ajuriaguerra 8
48009 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 150 - 230 €

Atelier Etxanobe website

 ELKANO

Herrerieta Kalea, 2
20808 Getaria (Spain)

Average price: 120 €

Elkano website

 ZARATE

Licenciado Poza 65
48013 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 105 €

Zarate website

 ENEKO LARRABETZU

Legina Auzoa
48195 Larrabetzu (Spain)

Tasting menu: 77 €

Eneko Larrabetzu website

 EKAITZA

15 Quai Maurice Ravel
64500 Ciboure (France)

Weekday menu: 45 €
Tasting menu: 79 €

Ekaitza website

 OLA MARTÍN BERASATEGUI

Calle de la Ribera 13
48005 Bilbao (Spain)

Tasting menu: 110 - 145 €

Ola Martín Berasategui website

 LA BIBLIOTECA

Calle Beloso Bajo, 11
31006 Pamplona (Spain)

La Biblioteca website

 GARENA

Barrio Iturriotz, 11
48141 Lamindao, Biscay (Spain)

Tasting menu: 108 €

Garena website

MICHELIN RESTAURANTS BY CITY

SAN SEBASTIAN

ARZAK   

AKELARRE   

MARTÍN BERASATEGUI   

MUGARITZ  

AMELIA  

KOKOTXA

BILBAO

AZURMENDI   

BOROA

ANDRA MARI

MINA

ZORTZIKO

NERUA

ATELIER ETXANOBE

ZARATE

ENEKO LARRABETZU

OLA MARTÍN BERASATEGUI

PAMPLONA

EL MOLINO DE URDÁNIZ  

EUROPA

RODERO

LA BIBLIOTECA

BIARRITZ

LA ROTONDE

L'ATELIER ALEXANDRE BOUSQUET

LES ROSIERS

L'IMPERTINENT

Basque Cities with the most Michelin stars

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