• Get your Camino Frances Guidebook here.
  • For 2024 Pilgrims: €50,- donation = 1 year with no ads on the forum + 90% off any 2024 Guide. More here.
    (Discount code sent to you by Private Message after your donation)
  • ⚠️ Emergency contact in Spain - Dial 112 and AlertCops app. More on this here.

Search 69,459 Camino Questions

Michelin star restaurant between Sarria and Santiago.

3rd Edition. More content, training & pack guides avoid common mistakes, bed bugs etc
I keep hearing there is a Michelin star restaurant. In this section of the Camino. Is there any truth to this?


As far as I know there is not a Michelin one in this section.
Lots of others though in Galicia.
The ones that are " vaut le detour " and then actual star rated ones.


I can recommend Casa Marcelo in Santiago de Compostela. Visited it a month ago.
Reasonable price if you compare it with the restaurants in more northern European countries.
 
Last edited:
There is at least one Michelin starred restaurant in Santiago. Restaurante A Tafona. Very pricey though they do have fairly cheap rooms in off-season :) Opposite the Mercado de Abastos.

 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
There is a Michelin star restaurant in Saint Jean Pied do Port at Hotel Pyrenees that I accidentally ate at but it was a delicious and memorable way to start my Camino.
 
The first edition came out in 2003 and has become the go-to-guide for many pilgrims over the years. It is shipping with a Pilgrim Passport (Credential) from the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
It used to be several Michelin star restaurants along the Camino until the late Middle Age, when the Church has decided they were not consistent with the pilgrim spirit: therefore they were closed...
I know, it is a pity.
 
There is at least one Michelin starred restaurant in Santiago. Restaurante A Tafona. Very pricey though they do have fairly cheap rooms in off-season :) Opposite the Mercado de Abastos.


Yes . See my above list. Two Michelins in Santiago and lots of Bib Gourmands.
 
Prepare for your next Camino on Santa Catalina Island, March 17-20
As far as I know there is not a Michelin one in this section.
Lots of others though in Galicia.
The ones that are " vaut le detour " and then actual star rated ones.


I can recommend Casa Marcelo in Santiago de Compostela. Visited it a month ago.
Reasonable price if you compare it with the restaurants in more northern European countries.
Is that near market? By a girl opening in NY also?
 
Is that near market? By a girl opening in NY also?


No Casa Marcelo is at Rua Hortas. I guess you are referring to Chef Lucia Freitas.
The formal A Tafona and the informal Lume. Both under her supervision.


 
A Treasure Trove Of Interesting Pilgrim Hacks! Learn & Share Your Own Too!
No Casa Marcelo is at Rua Hortas. I guess you are referring to Chef Lucia Freitas.
The formal A Tafona and the informal Lume. Both under her supervision.


No, SabsP is quite correct. There is a fabulous restaurant in Santiago, just down from the cathedral on Rue das Hortas called Casa Marcelo. One of the best meals that I have ever eaten. They now take reservations on line. They are closed on Monday and Tuesday and are open for lunch and dinner on all other days but Sunday, which is lunch only. There is no menu, they ask what you can't eat and then just feed you a magnificent array of spectacular dishes. I don't know if it has any Michellin stars but it certainly should.
 
No, SabsP is quite correct. There is a fabulous restaurant in Santiago, just down from the cathedral on Rue das Hortas called Casa Marcelo. One of the best meals that I have ever eaten. They now take reservations on line. They are closed on Monday and Tuesday and are open for lunch and dinner on all other days but Sunday, which is lunch only. There is no menu, they ask what you can't eat and then just feed you a magnificent array of spectacular dishes. I don't know if it has any Michellin stars but it certainly should.

One star indeed.

20230902_144333.jpg

Example of a dish. Visited a month ago.
 
Very light, comfortable and compressible poncho. Specially designed for protection against water for any activity.

Our Atmospheric H30 poncho offers lightness and waterproofness. Easily compressible and made with our Waterproof fabric, its heat-sealed interior seams guarantee its waterproofness. Includes carrying bag.

€60,-
You know, we can talk about Michelin star restaurants while walking the Caminos, and don't get me wrong, I appreciate a high quality meal as much as the next person, but after a tiring day walking the Camino, even the most mundane pilgrim or del dia meal has been sooo appreciated...they are always hot, a few courses including dessert and always meet my expectations of being a tired, hungry pilgrim, and the best part...I didn't have to cook it myself.
 
You know, we can talk about Michelin star restaurants while walking the Caminos, and don't get me wrong, I appreciate a high quality meal as much as the next person, but after a tiring day walking the Camino, even the most mundane pilgrim or del dia meal has been sooo appreciated...they are always hot, a few courses including dessert and always meet my expectations of being a tired, hungry pilgrim, and the best part...I didn't have to cook it myself.
I appreciate good food too. I decided on my last Camino in May the garlic gambas I had would be my choice for my last meal on earth …… somewhere on the Meseta, forget where…. And the pane con tomate has had me inviting friends over at home to enjoy a replica of that…. I miss it…sigh
 
I just finished the camino from Sarria. There are quite a few places I stayed at and ate that were virtually of Michelin star in quality. Take a look at these where the food was wonderful :
A Parada das Bestas https://maps.app.goo.gl/AoYw5TFdd7AGML7d8
1930 Boutique Hotel/ Casa Nene https://maps.app.goo.gl/aWE1GW4TYU8TzkRw7
After a terrible time 15 years ago walking from Sahagan to Leon we now cheat🤫
From Sahagan we “Renfe“ and when in Leon go to:
Carea Bistro ,
Lovely young couple , lovely food 5 minutes from Cathedral

Then for sinning we venture off to The Primitivo and those hills🤭
 
Technical backpack for day trips with backpack cover and internal compartment for the hydration bladder. Ideal daypack for excursions where we need a medium capacity backpack. The back with Air Flow System creates large air channels that will keep our back as cool as possible.

€83,-
I just finished the camino from Sarria. There are quite a few places I stayed at and ate that were virtually of Michelin star in quality. Take a look at these where the food was wonderful :
A Parada das Bestas https://maps.app.goo.gl/AoYw5TFdd7AGML7d8
1930 Boutique Hotel/ Casa Nene https://maps.app.goo.gl/aWE1GW4TYU8TzkRw7
Oh, I love Casa Nebe - had a divine dinner there in 2019. Broke my heart that I passed by it this year on a day they were closed for rest, though of course it’s always a possibility.
 

Most read last week in this forum

I have just seen a Facebook post from Foncebadon commenting on very heavy snow there. It looks as if the Camino route will be impassable for the moment.
Have you heard of Pena dos Corvos? It is supposed to be a high point (660m) before Portomarin. Google Maps can find four Penas dos Corvos on the north coast of Galicia, but not on the CF. A lot of...
Hello fellow Pilgrims, I'm looking for some collective wisdom / advice please, from those who have more experience of the routes above than I do. I've walked a little in Spain before (Camino...
How necessary is it to have reservations at Albergues on CF in September. Planning on starting around Sept 4th 2024
Since our earliest Caminos, Joe and I have stayed with the wonderful Benevente family at El Refugio Hosteria in Rabanal del Camino. Cristina and Antonio have always been so kind to us as...
Has anyone walked from Bayonne to SJPDP? I was considering walking directly from Bayonne and wondering what the route is like. Ideally I would like to avoid busy roads.

❓How to ask a question

How to post a new question on the Camino Forum.

Similar threads

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

This site is run by Ivar at

in Santiago de Compostela.
This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate program, designed to provide a means for Ivar to earn fees by linking to Amazon
Official Camino Passport (Credential) | 2024 Camino Guides
Back
Top