If you’re looking for the best Michelin star restaurants in Madrid, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s where to go for a star-studded dining experience you won’t soon forget.
What does a tire company know about good food? A lot, apparently—Michelin provides the world with some of the best restaurant recommendations.
Those clever French entrepreneurs started by supplying motorists with guides on where to get a bite to eat while on the road. Turns out these generous tips were golden, and would eventually evolve into an industry of their own. These days, travelers worldwide seek their recommendations, and restaurants covet their stars of excellence.
At the following Michelin star restaurants in Madrid, you can expect charming decor, seasonal ingredients, impeccable service, famous expert chefs, amazing wine selections and menus that read like poetry. Make sure you book in advance.
1. DiverXO (3 Stars)
If there’s any place that makes visual art edible, it’s DiverXO. That’s why each dish is officially called a “canvas.”
So fasten your seatbelts, widen your eyes and brace your taste buds because this a trip straight into the cutting edge of gourmet world fusion cuisine. The only restaurant in Madrid with three Michelin stars, this is modern culinary artistry pushed to its limits.
Price per person: €250
2. DSTAgE (2 Stars)
Stylish and urban, this restaurant blends Japanese, Mexican and Spanish flavors into one delicious hybrid. Memorable dishes include pigeon liver wrapped in beetroot, the Pekin duck, sea urchin in citric dashi, and Japanese mochi cakes made out of huitlacoche corn.
Price per person: €145–170
3. Paco Roncero (2 Stars)
The setting at Paco Roncero is as majestic as the food is flavorful. Grandiose light fixtures, checkered floors, luxury decor and the most stunning views in Madrid make just walking into the restaurant an experience.
The tasting menu is a collection of experimental Spanish dishes, each one an unexpected combination of tastes expertly woven together.
Price per person: €85–148
4. Cebo (1 Star)
The name of the restaurant, Cebo, means “bait.” The name is especially apt, as this place lures you in and gets you hooked.
Think of Cebo as a buffet for all the splendors the Iberian peninsula has to offer. Try their Somos menu, expertly curated by chef Aurelio Morales, for a taste of the region’s best seasonal products elevated to their highest form.
Price per person: €125
5. Clos (1 Star)
The name is a reference to the French word for high-quality wine, because the restaurant has a wine cellar that boasts the best wine in the country.
Clos offers three different menus. To get the best deals, go there for lunch. Our personal favorites were the spider crab in pumpkin sauce, the marinated deer sirloin, hake in a spicy bird’s eye chili sauce, and quail in a boletus sauce.
Price per person: €60–€95
6. Corral de la Morería Gastronómico (1 Star)
A famous place for flamenco shows in Madrid, Corral de la Morería also has a restaurant with a Michelin star on the premises, making the establishment all the more extraordinary. Before or after dinner, you can treat yourself to some good music and dancing.
The restaurant is separate from where the shows take place, and it has four tables for a maximum of eight guests, so reserve ahead of time.
Price per person: €43.90–73.90
7. El Invernadero (1 Star)
Here vegetables are the stars, but don’t worry—they cater to carnivores as well.
This greenhouse (invernadero) wants your taste buds to remember the true flavor of quality vegetables. The only problem is that you might never be able to eat supermarket veggies again!
Price per person: €98–150
8. La Tasquería (1 Star)
It’s tasca (a tavern) and casquería (offal) combined: a tavern that reveals the elegant side of offal, and takes it to the avant-garde. Eating here is a “visceral” experience—get it?
Silly jokes aside, the restaurant, as they say, also caters to the less “gutsy.” That means you can have regular meaty dishes to satiate your palate.
Price per person: €45–75
Michelin Star Restaurants in Madrid FAQs
As of 2021, Madrid has a total of 19 Michelin star restaurants.
Madrid has one 3-star restaurant in 2021, DiverXO.
Update Notice: This post was originally published on April 2, 2019 and was updated with new text and photos on October 1, 2021.Want our insider’s guide to eating in Madrid? Just add your email address in the form below!
Isaac’s passion for food and culture has grown steadily after living abroad since 2005. He sees Madrid as a magical playground where it’s so easy to get around on foot, and there are always so many different things to do. You could say he has traveled quite a bit, but his favorite way to travel is through the written word.