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The Basque Country, the culinary nation and paradise of Michelin star restaurants

Many reviewers regard the Basque Country as having one of the most varied and extensive gastronomies in the world.

Innovation and excellence also apply to haute cuisine in the Basque Country, which has the highest per capita concentration of Michelin star restaurants in the world. To be specific, the Basque Country boasts a total of 32 stars from 23 restaurants spread across the territory of Euskadi.

Furthermore, recognition of the quality and exquisiteness of Basque restaurants can be found in the 2019 list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. The British publishing group William Reed Business Media draws up this annual list, and in the 2019 edition, 5 of the world’s 32 top restaurants are located in the Basque Country. These restaurants, all of which are within a radius of 50 kilometres in a country of just 2.1 million inhabitants, are Asador Etxebarri (3rd), Mugaritz (7th), Azurmendi (14th), Elkano (30th) and Nerua (32nd).

The finest products of the Basque Country can be enjoyed in these famous restaurants, ranging from freshly caught fish and seafood from the Cantabrian Sea to top quality meats that melt in the mouth, washed down with excellent wines from the region’s top wineries. All of these restaurants have their own stamp of uniqueness.

Below you will find a list of the Basque restaurants with stars that feature in the 2020 Michelin Guide, where you will be able to enjoy an excellent menu and discover why they have achieved such a degree of international recognition.


  • Akelarre. San Sebastian.
  • Arzak. San Sebastian.
  • Azurmendi. Larrabetzu.
  • Martín Berasategui. Lasarte-Oria.


  • Mugaritz. Errenteria.


  • Alameda. Hondarribia.
  • Amelia. San Sebastian.
  • Andra Mari. Galdakao.
  • Asador Etxebarri. Atxondo.
  • Boroa. Amorebieta-Etxano.
  • Elkano. Getaria.
  • Eme Be Garrote. San Sebastian.
  • Eneko. Larrabetzu.
  • Eneko Bilbao. Bilbao.
  • Etxanobe Atelier. Bilbao.
  • Kokotxa. San Sebastian.
  • Marqués de Riscal. Elciego.
  • Mina. Bilbao.
  • Mirador de Ulía. San Sebastian.
  • Nerua. Bilbao.
  • Ola Martín Berasategui. Bilbao.
  • Zarate. Bilbao.
  • Zortziko. Bilbao.
  • Zuberoa. Oiartzun.

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