About Macarfi


  • Creation of the Macarfi Guide.
  • The first ambassador network is created.
  • The first edition of the Macarfi Guide for Barcelona is published.


  • We reach 600 ambassadors.


  • The Macarfi Guide arrives in Madrid.


  • May - We launch Macarfi Delivery.
  • February - We hold our first 4Manos.


  • The Macarfi Guide arrives in País Vasco.


  • We reach 2,000 ambassadors.
  • La Rioja and Girona are added.
  • We transition from a city guide to a provincial and regional model.


  • The Guide arrives in Valencia and Malaga..

Where those in the know go to eat

The story behind the Guide

As lovers of fine food, we know how hard it can be to find the perfect place to enjoy a good meal, especially in towns and cities with an endless choice of restaurants. So eight years ago we created the Macarfi Guide to help you find the ideal venue for every occasion.

Since then, the Guide has become the go-to handbook for anyone who wants to enjoy new experiences, try local delicacies or simply find trustworthy places to eat well. It features over 3,700 restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, the Basque Country, La Rioja, Málaga and Valencia, but the list is constantly growing thanks to the reviews of our ambassadors.

The Guide is available in three versions: paper, website and app. The website and app are powered by a search engine that compares over 15,000 different options, helping you find the perfect restaurant for every occasion.

After acquiring a community of over 25,000 regular followers, we decided to create the Macarfi Club to offer unique members-only gourmet experiences.

A democratic,
independent and up-to-date guide

Our system

The Macarfi Guide is based on the reviews from over 2,000 ambassadors or independent local foodies. Our culinary team then assesses, analyses and rates over 3,700 establishments, merging all the opinions received about each venue into a single realistic, up-to-date and weighted review.

Every restaurant featured in the Guide has been validated by our team and rated according to four key aspects: food, décor, service and price. Buy the 2024 Macarfi Guide Over 500 pages featuring the most interesting restaurants, rankings, and the Top 50/100 in each province.

Macarfi Club

An exclusive universe for lovers of fine dining

The team behind Macarfi

With founder and chairman Manuel Carreras Fisas at the helm, our team is made up of a group of people who share a passion for fine food. Together, we strive to discover the most interesting restaurants and offer a personalised user experience.

Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to provide accurate, credible and unbiased information.

The Macarfi Gala

The Macarfi Gala is our most exciting culinary event! Once a year, we bring together the top chefs, restaurateurs, culinary experts and lovers of fine dining to present the Top 10 awards to the most outstanding restaurants in each area.

View 2022 Gala ranking

Contact us

The Macarfi team at your disposal. Contact us.

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