Based on reviews by hundreds of diners, site TripAdvisor published the 2017 Travellers’ Choice ranking of Spain’s best fine dining restaurants.
Basque Country took the first and, respectively, the third position in the ranking. Catalonia has no less than three positions, two of them being from Barcelona. The city of Madrid also has two locations in this top ten. Cordoba gets the 10th position, with ReComiendo, Chef Periko Ortega’s restaurant that offers top gastronomic experience and stands as an original break from the traditional food that tends to dominate the city. On the 9th position, we find DiverXO from Madrid, one of the most popular restaurants in the Spanish capital, where tables might be booked up with months in advance, as well as DSTAgE (8th), where the first available table for two is to be found only on January 17th, 2018.
If you plan to travel to Catalonia, you might consider also the city of Girona, from where TripAdvisor users voted El Celler de Can Roca restaurant on the 2nd position of this top. On 7th place of the top we find UMA, the restaurant in Barcelona where there is no fixed menu and the food changes according to the fresh ingredients available that day. There are only five tables, and demand is high. Also from Barcelona, DISFRUTAR comes on the 5th and, according to TripAdvisor users, one of the best places for brunch. Three of the people behind this eatery worked at Ferran Adrià’s legendary El Bulli, considered the best restaurant in the world before it closed in 2011.
Moving up north, we find the stylish restaurant Azurmendi, near the city of Bilbao, as being number three in travellers’ choices. The top spot goes to Restaurante Martin Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria, in the Basque Country. The menu varies from 145 to 245 euros and is designed by one of the few chefs in the world to have two different 3 Michelin Star restaurants – the second is Restaurante Lasarte in Barcelona, as well as a 2 Michelin Star one, the M.B. restaurant in Tenerife.