8 Michelin Star Restaurants in Madrid You Can’t Miss

What does a tire company know about good food? A lot, apparently—Michelin provides the world with some of the best restaurant recommendations. And if you’re looking for the best Michelin star restaurants in Madrid, we have the best recommendations for you.

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.

Insider’s Tip: No matter which spot you intend on dining at, make sure you book in advance.

DiverXO entrance
DiverXO is one of the most famous Michelin spots in Madrid. Photo credit: Rosa G.

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.

Dining space at DiverXO restaurant in Madrid decorated in white with colorful accents
Even the dining space at DiverXO is a work of art. Photo credit: DiverXO

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, Japanese mochi cakes made out of huitlacoche corn, and elaborate desserts with chocolate and spices.

chocolate and spices in a bowl
Chocolate ganache and spices: a unique Michelin-worthy dessert creation. Photo credit: David Carrero Fdez-Baillo

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.

There’s croquetas and then there are Michelin-star croquetas. Photo credit: Marta Miranda

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.

Modern presentation of a vegetable dish with truffle oil at a Michelin star restaurant in Madrid
A beautiful vegetable dish with truffle oil at CEBO. Photo credit: Antonio Campoy

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.

Close up of wine bottles on a rack
Clos offers a stellar wine selection full of options that pair perfectly with each exquisite dish on the menu. Photo credit: Hermes Rivera

Corral de la Morería Gastronómico (1 Star)

A famous place for flamenco shows in MadridCorral 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.

flamenco dancers dancing
Michelin stars and flamenco stars. Photo credit: Carlos Ramón Bonilla

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!

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.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Madrid FAQs

How many Michelin star restaurants are in Madrid?

As of 2024, Madrid has a total of 26 Michelin star restaurants.

Scallop dish at a fine dining, Michelin-star restaurant in Italy
Get to know the Michelin restaurants in Madrid. Photo credit: Delightin Dee

Update Notice: This post was updated on March 15, 2024.

2 Comment

  1. arlene weltman says
    June 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    looking for restaurant reviews and nice breakfast places

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