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Mexico’s Inaugural Michelin Guide Stars Revealed

A Michelin Star is a coveted award given to restaurants that offer exceptional food. Five key aspects are evaluated: the quality of ingredients, the harmony of flavors, the mastery of technique, the chef’s personality as expressed through their cooking, and consistency over time and across the entire menu.

The awarding of Michelin stars is decided by anonymous inspectors, who are former professionals from the restaurant and service industry. These inspectors dine at a restaurant multiple times to ensure consistent quality, and then collectively decide whether to award a star.

Any restaurant, regardless of its style or type of cuisine, can aim for Michelin stars. Restaurants already listed in the Michelin Guide are re-evaluated periodically, while new restaurants can apply for inclusion.

In this inaugural edition, the Michelin Guide recognized 157 culinary gems in Mexico.

Restaurants with 2 Michelin Stars

Quintonil – Jorge Vallejo, CDMX
Pujol – Enrique Olvera, CDMX

Restaurants with 1 Michelin Star

Levadura de Olla – Thalía Barrios García, Oaxaca
EM – Lucho Martínez, CDMX
Sud 777 – Édgar Núñez, CDMX
Le Chique – Jonatan Gómez Luna, Puerto Morelos
Ha’ – Carlos Gaytan y Cristian Castillo Sanchez,
Animalón – Jorge Javier Plascencia y Oscar Torres, Valle de Guadalupe
Conchas de Piedra – Drew Deckman, Valle de Guadalupe
Esquina Común – Ana Dolores Gonzalez, CDMX
Pangea – Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain, Monterrey
Koli Cocina de Origen – Rodrigo Rivera Ríos, Monterrey
Los Danzantes Oaxaca, Chazz Titus, Oaxaca
Rosetta, Elena Reygadas, CDMX
Cocina de Autor Los Cabos – Sidney Schutte y Francisco Sixtos, Cabo San lucas
Damiana – Esteban Lluis, Valle de Guadalupe
Cocina de Autor Riviera Maya – Nahúm Velasco, Playa del Carmen
Taquería El Califa de León – Arturo Rivera, CDMX

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Special awards were also given.

The Service Award went to

Marcelo Hizaki and Reyna Venegas from Restaurante Amores in Baja California.

Sommelier Recognition Award went to

Lauren Plascencia from Animalón in Valle de Guadalupe.

The Exceptional Cocktails award was given to

Felipe Acevedo from Koli Cocina de Origen restaurant in Monterrey.

For a full list of the Michelin Recommended Restaurants –

Monterrey

  • Fonda San Francisco, Monterrey
  • Tacos “El Compadre”, Monterrey
  • Vernáculo, San Pedro Garza García

Oaxaca

  • Almoraduz, Puerto Escondido
  • Ancestral Cocina Tradicional, Oaxaca
  • Asador Banacanora Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • Atarraya, Puerto Escondido
  • Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante, Oaxaca
  • Criollo, Oaxaca
  • Crudo, Oaxaca
  • Itanoní, Oaxaca
  • Teocintle-Tija’ayá, Oaxaca
  • Zandunga, Oaxaca

Quintana Roo

  • Arca, Tulum
  • Autor, Tulum
  • Bu’ul, Playa del Carmen
  • Casa Banana, Tulum
  • El Fogón, Playa del Carmen
  • Hartwood, Tulum
  • Kiosco Verde, Cancún
  • La casa de las Mayoras, Cancún
  • María Dolores, Cancún
  • Nü Tulum, Tulum
  • Posada Margherita, Tulum
  • Wild, Tulum
  • Woodend, Playa del Carmen

Baja California Sur

  • Acre, San José del Cabo
  • Arbol, San José del Cabo
  • Benno, Todos Santos
  • CarbonCabrón, San José del Cabo
  • Comal, Cabo San Lucas
  • Dum, Todo Santos
  • Los Tres Gallos, Cabo San Lucas
  • Lumbre, San José del Cabo
  • Manta, Cabo San Lucas
  • Nao, San José del Cabo
  • Omakai, San José del Cabo
  • Oystera, Todos Santos
  • Panadero, Todos Santos
  • Ruba’s Bakery, San José del Cabo
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Baja California

  • Bruma Wine Garden, Ensenada
  • Corazón D’Petra, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Deckman’s en el Mogor, Valle de Guadalupe
  • El Paisa, Ensenada
  • Envero en el Valle, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Kous Kous, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Latitud 32, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Lunario, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Madre, Ensenada
  • Malva, Ensenada
  • Manzanilla, Ensenada
  • Misión 19, Tijuana
  • Olivea Farm To Table, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Ophelia, Ensenada
  • Oryx, Tijuana
  • Primitivo, Valle de Guadalupe
  • Restaurante Amores, Tecate
  • Restaurante Punta Morro,
  • Tacos El Franc, Tijuana
  • Tacos Marco Antonio, Ensenada
  • Tacos Mi Ranchito El Fénix, Ensenada
  • Taquería La Principal, Ensenada

CDMX

  • Auna
  • Bajel
  • Barbacoa Gonzalitos
  • Botánico
  • Campobaja
  • Cana
  • Cariñito Tacos
  • Carmela y Sal
  • Castacán
  • Contramar
  • El Tigre Silencioso
  • Entremar
  • ER RRE Un Bistró
  • Gaba
  • Guzina Oaxaca
  • La Barra de Fran
  • Limosneros
  • Lorea
  • Los Danzantes Mexico City
  • Maizajo
  • Malix
  • Mari Gold
  • Martínez
  • Máximo
  • Merotoro
  • Migrante
  • Nicos
  • Ostrería 109
  • Pigeon
  • Ricos Tacos Toluca
  • Sarde
  • Sartoria
  • Tacos Hola El Güero
  • Taquería El Paisa
  • Taquería Los Parados