Michelin Guide 2020 for Spain and Portugal includes six stars for five Tenerife restaurants

This year’s Michelin Awards have again seen all the big names in Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy gather for the announcements which were made yesterday in Seville. There are five in Tenerife, all of them repeating previous successes; two of them in the Abama Hotel itself.  The five are

M.B., Guía de Isora, 2 stars
Restaurante NUB, La Laguna, 1 star
Kabuki, Guía de Isora, 1 star
El Rincón de Juan Carlos, Los Gigantes, 1 star
Kazan, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1 star

NUB is in the La Laguna Gran Hotel on the edge of the old part of town in Calle Nava and Grimon: its website is HERE. The M.B and Kabuki restaurants are both in the Abama Hotel, the first being an inspiration of Basque chef Martín Berasategui whose initials give the establishment its name, and the second offering Japanese fusion. Both are on the Abama website HERE. Also Japanese is Kazan in Santa Cruz, reviewed by Andy Montgomery in the Real Tenerife blog HERE. And finally, El Rincón de Juan Carlos cements a glowing reputation with another listing for the ever popular restaurant in Los Gigantes: its own website is HERE.

The tourism authorities have long been promoting Tenerife as a gastronomic destination and they are over the moon with these latest awards to confirm an increasing foodie reputation that can hold its own in any company!

6 Comments

  1. Do the effort and visit Tripadvisor. You will discover that one of the Michelin star restaurants is rated by only 60% by customers as excellent. Only one achieves 84%. All peculiar, do not you think?
    In my opinion, a Michelin awarded restaurant must achieve at least 100% customer satisfaction. Otherwise why give a star?

  2. There is a problem with Trip Advisor. You cannot completely rely on the comments as being genuine and unbiased. Sometimes rival restaurants have been known to post adversely about the competition! My understanding is that the experienced Michelin assessors make unannounced visits to restaurants and award the stars based on their opinions. If the criterion to award a michelin star is a one hundred percent customer satisfaction record on Trip Advisor there would be no michelin stars ?

  3. Just looked at one of the menus and to be truthful I don’t fancy any of it ! I do enjoy good food of a which there is plenty of on the island and at reasonable prices too. So I won’t be paying fancy prices for poncy food.

  4. Just for your information, Janet and anyone else who is interested, NUB has moved and is now based in La Laguna Gran Hotel.

  5. Quality (not quantity), mastery of technique, personality of the food, and consistency of the food: that’s what Michelin stars are based on. “Inspectors” do not look at the interior decor, table setting, or service quality in awarding stars. Though they do look at forks and spoons which describe how fancy or casual a restaurant may be.
    Personally: El Rincon, absolutely deserves their 1 star, and my deep appreciation for their wonderful service (all in the family, back and front of the house) and crisp, modern decor. We try to go twice a year, and the only complaint: the taster menu has not changed a lot over the last couple of years. Kazan? Usque pollices.

  6. We had the tester menu at Arte de gusto in Los Cris on Saturday. Thought it was over all excellent and would happily recommend to others

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