San Sebastian is a city renowned for its culinary excellence and has been awarded the title of ‘Culinary Capital of Spain’. It is also home to some of the most renowned Michelin star restaurants in the world. The city has an impressive total of 17 Michelin star restaurants, making it one of the most popular destinations for food lovers.
Of the 17 Michelin-starred restaurants, two have three stars, seven have two stars and eight have one star. The two restaurants that hold three-star ratings are Arzak and Martín Berasategui.
Arzak is owned by Juan Mari Arzak, who has been at the helm since 1977 and is widely recognised as one of Spain’s most influential chefs. He was awarded his third Michelin star in 1989.
Martín Berasategui is another highly acclaimed restaurant in San Sebastian and was first awarded three stars in 2006. The restaurant is run by chef Martín Berasategui, who has been a leader in Basque cuisine since 1994 and has won numerous awards over the years.
The remaining seven two-star restaurants are Akelare, Kokotxa, Mirador de Ulía, Rekondo, Zuberoa, Bodegón Alejandro and Elkano. Each restaurant offers a unique dining experience with some specializing in classic Spanish cuisine while others focus on modern European dishes with a Basque twist.
The eight one-star establishments are Etxanobe, María Luisa, Mina, Mirador de Gros, La Cuchara de San Telmo, Ganbara Gastronomia Vasca y Casa Urola Restaurant Gastronómico y Marisquería as well as Bar Ganbara which offers a range of tapas dishes from traditional favourites to creative new dishes inspired by Basque cuisine.
Conclusion: San Sebastian is home to 17 Michelin starred restaurants with two holding three stars each and seven holding two stars each along with eight one-star establishments offering a variety of delicious dishes from classic Spanish cuisine to modern European fare with a Basque twist.