Star Restaurants in Alicante/Valencia
With Spain being deservedly known around the world for its
cuisine, you would expect there to be world-class restaurants here. Well, not
only are the restaurants in Spain world class there are over 200 of them that
have at least 1 Michelin Star.
Concentrating on Alicante and Valencia, which restaurants
have earned this accolade and just which of them are worth you tracking down?
After all, everyone has their tastes and preferences and we think that our selections
will hit the right notes with just about everybody.
Let’s take a look at Alicante first, shall we?
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The cuisine of Alicante reminds diners of its proximity to
the water. Being a port city, Alicante gets its fair share of the choicest
seafood. The following are some of the best culinary experiences you’ll find
this side of Spain.
Finca – 1 star
This rustic country restaurant, found in the town of
Elche has a superb selection of wines and caviar. The wine available here is
of the highest quality, while the chef prepares a very well presented regional
menu. The fare is created using locally sourced ingredients. As is usual with
Spanish restaurants of this calibre, La Finca provides 4-course meals that
start with cheeses, caviar and end with the most delicious of desserts.
Dacosta – 3 stars
Quique Dacosta can be best described as being avant-garde,
Mediterranean experience in that it revels in trying new ideas. Found in Denia,
this restaurant prides itself on its selection of paired wines and the service
is fit for a King… or Queen. The courses here can sometimes look more like
exquisite works of art than food, and the chef of Quique Dacosta is known for
creating a new experience called 'self-portraits'.
– 1 star
The owner of the Monastrell has succeeded in creating a
rather unique seafood experience with the amazing Mediterranean and Spanish
dishes. This restaurant makes excellent use of the larder that is the sea to
create unpretentious, authentic dishes.
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Excellent wines, exceptional cuisine – this is how most
people remember a visit to Valencia. The city knows how to attract everyone and
anyone that is looking for great food and just happens to be in Spain. Valencia
is also known as being the home of Paella; even the street chefs have put a
Valencian twist into their offerings. For the very best though, here are our
picks of the best Michelin Star restaurants in Valencia.
Salita – 1 star
Earning their first Michelin star in 2020, chef Begoña Rodrigo says her restaurant is
the kind of place where you don’t just eat, but also where you will enjoy
yourself and have fun. An intense restaurant, it offers highly colourful dishes
and a space that oozes personality and the passion of its chef.
– 1 star
Found in the town of Ontinyent, Sents was opened in 2010
by brothers Santiago and Joaquín Prieto.
The duo began Sents intending to create a restaurant where they would be able
to indulge their gastronomic creativity. Having earned their first Michelin
star, they are well known for their fusion dishes of Mediterranean and
Camarena – 2 stars
Featuring an open kitchen and designer table, not to mention
amazing food, Ricard Camarena offers a menu for each day of the week. Found
right in the heart of Valencia, the restaurant's cuisine highlights modern
themes of fresh and vibrant ingredients with a gorgeous presentation.
There are many restaurants in Valencia and Alicante worthy
of recognition, but we hope our selection here motivates you to give your
palette a good workout.