Spain is known for its gastronomy. There really is a lot to try and enjoy the modern Mediterranean cuisine to the fullest!
Customers often ask us where to eat out and which restaurants are a must, so we thought we’d give you a quick overview and today we’ll talk about restaurants on the Costa Blanca that have been awarded a Michelin star rating by the gastronomic guide.
There are currently 224 Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, a recognised mark that indicates the highest quality of local cuisine.
Full list of Michelin-starred restaurants on the Costa Blanca
3 MICHELIN stars: Exceptional cuisine, worthy of a special visit!
- Quique Dacosta (Alicante. Dénia)
A delightful Mediterranean villa with an avant-garde design. There are pleasant dining rooms with lots of light and design features, as well as a chef’s table in the kitchen. This is the domain of culinary genius Kike DaCosta, who leaves his mark on every aspect of the unique gastronomic experience.
2 MICHELIN stars: Great cuisine – worth a visit!
- L’Escaleta (Alicante. Cocentaina)
A tranquil family restaurant in a superb location on the magical slopes of the Moncabrera. The appealing cuisine, prepared by Chef Kiko Moya, aims to convey concepts, emotions and stories through his dishes, while showcasing the core values of the local region. Be sure to try the famous “arroces al cuadrado” from L’Escaleta!
- BonAmb (Alicante. Jávea)
The Marina Alta Restaurant blends local culinary roots with Mediterranean culture and serves top-class, innovative dishes. Particularly impressive is its location in a restored old farmhouse with modern décor and magnificent landscaping.
1 MICHELIN star: High quality cooking – worth the stop!
A restaurant with an excellent location along the seafront, just a few metres from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante. Unpretentious organic cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood straight from the local fish market, as well as spicy rice dishes served in a variety of bold recipes.
Audrey’s by Rafa Soler (Alicante. Calpe)
This bright, elegant and modern hotel in the AR Diamante Beach complex is named after the legendary star of the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The exquisite Valencian-style cuisine on offer here is based on two tasting menus (Aitana and Joël), named after the chef’s children.
Beat (Alicante. Calpe)
Beat reflects “the gastronomic heartbeat” of The Cook Book because it knows how to change our pulse from the moment we start sampling the first appetizers.
Valencian chef José Manuel Miguel, the only MICHELIN-starred chef in France and Spain, strives for perfection, so he focuses on his menus with crisp, contemporary dishes that combine Mediterranean vitality with the sophistication of French cooking. If you’re craving exclusivity, book a table at Zero!
Orobianco (Alicante. Calpe)
A sumptuous panoramic restaurant with a pleasant terrace serving exceptional Italian cuisine. The chef reinterprets Italian cuisine using the finest local produce, adding his own personality to create dishes full of flavour. You will also fall in love with the views from the terrace!
El Xato (La Nucía. Alicante)
A family restaurant with over 100 years of history, dating back to a simple wine cellar opened in 1915. Here, chef Cristina Figueira concocts a menu showcasing her individual cuisine, still deeply rooted in the local region, including delicious traditional rice dishes alongside other recipes – all complemented by an interesting selection of wines.
La Finca (Alicante. Elche)
An attractive country restaurant surrounded by a terrace garden. Modern lobby and dining room with rustic décor and attractive wood and stone decor. The chef offers well-crafted regional cuisine with an innovative twist and an emphasis on local ingredients.
Casa Pepa (Alicante)
A landmark in the gastronomy of the Marina Alta district, which has been given new life following renovations and a change in management. Choose between a terrace dotted with palm and olive trees and a bright and spacious dining room. Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine is still closely linked to various classic combinations.
Tula (Jávea / Alicante)
A few metres away from the Arenal beach, this simple restaurant is professionally managed by a family couple with extensive experience in the kitchen. The menu features numerous specialities and snacks, all showcasing the best local and seasonal ingredients
Baeza & Rufete (Alicante)
A restaurant that exudes a passion for cooking, a wealth of experience and subtle contrasts, where the deliberate simplicity is offset by a high level of gastronomic excellence. Modern Mediterranean cuisine based on seasonal produce from the Alicante region, with a focus on aromatic herbs and olive oil.
Despite the pandemic, Spain remains a country with great gastronomic potential and attracts food lovers from all over the world!