Following a wave of generosity from the Michelin Guide with the more than 30 new restaurants When stars are debuting, it’s time to see if the hospitality industry can become down-to-earth and check if there are options for all budgets.
Cities like Barcelona and Madrid become prohibitive on these routes, but it is still possible to find restaurants within the French guide where with a 50-euro bill you will leave eaten and served. There are not many, and even less in this 2023 edition, but the figure of the Bib Gourmand also appears for that.
The summary of this ranking is “serving quality cuisine at reasonable prices”, which is generally French publication places it at 35 euros for a complete menu. However, in this new batch of ‘stars’ we see two restaurants where it is still possible to eat for 50 euros or less.
It is true that there are many stars that are in about Assumable figures of 10 or 15 euros above those 50 eurossomething that is also quite logical seeing a very hard 2022 with the hospitality industry due to the rise in raw materials and the cost of energy.
Even so, we can add two restaurants to the list of the cheapest Michelin restaurants in Spain: 12 stars to eat for less than 50 euros, although It is evident that we are not going to go to the most expensive of their menus.
That does not mean that two novelties do not allow you to touch and try a Michelin star without going to those tickets that can sting us more than necessarybut it is logical that in both cases we have to leave large capitals.
Far from the bills of the three Michelin stars, where 150 euros are the general trend —and from then on—, eating cheaply for a fork that is around 60 euros is common.
Nevertheless, There are only two restaurants where you can eat for 50 euros. The first of them, with a ticket that even goes below 30 euros, is Alquimia-Laboratorio, a brand new Michelin star in the city of Valladolid.
Here, only at noon on weekdays, the pucelano star offers the Noradrenaline Menu (at 28 euros until November 28) and that will then go to 38 euros, adding one more dish to a competitive menu that consists of snacks, four dishes and a dessert, which is still very manageable.
The other trip we must make to tasting Michelin star cuisine for 50 euros takes us to Asturiasspecifically to the town of San Feliz (Pola de Lena council), where Xune Andrade officiates at the Monte restaurant where from Wednesday to Friday (not counting holidays or bridges) he offers an a la carte menu for just 50 euros with two appetizers, four dishes and a dessert.
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It is not far, although it is already out of that budget, the first of its tasting menus, which is the San Feliz Menu and consisting of four appetizers, five dishes and a dessert, all for a total value of 65 euros.
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