The 2015 Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal was announced on Thursday, following the release of the 2015 guides for Italy; Kansai in Japan; and the Netherlands.
No new three-star restaurants were added to the 2015 Spain and Portugal guide; however, the eight restaurants that received three stars in last year’s 2014 guide have retained their three-star status this year.
This year’s guide includes two new entrants into the two-starred category, including Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) and Belcanto in Lisbon.
There are also 21 new entrants into the one-star category, all but two of which are located in Spain. The two Portuguese restaurants to earn their first star are São Garbriel in Almancil-Faro and Pedro Lemos in Porto; the remaining 19 restaurants are located in Spain, primarily in Madrid.
Additionally, a total of 37 Bib Gourmand restaurants were added to the 2015 guide.