Taking a glance at the exquisite dishes chef Quique Dacosta produces at his three Michelin star restaurant, Quique Dacosta, in Spain, one would never guess that this master of Spanish cuisine started out his culinary career working in the kitchen at a pizzeria at the age of 14. The rest of his time as a teenager was spent probing the pages of cookbooks by some of his favourite French chefs. At 18 years old, Quique had entered the world of fine dining by eating at the best restaurants of the moment in Spain to get inspired by their dishes.

A few years (and many, many fine dining dishes) later, Quique began working in what is now his own restaurant, Quique Dacosta restaurant (previously El Poblet), in 1988.

Considered one of the pioneers of avant-garde cuisine in Spain, Quique has built a distinctive kitchen which contextualises Alicantine, Valencian and Spanish innovative food and only uses ingredients sourced within 75km of his restaurant. 


  • 3 Michelin stars
  • #39 | The World's 50 Best Restaurants




Quique Dacosta Restaurant

Urb. El Poblet

Ctra. Las Marinas, km 3

03700 Dénia



+34 965 78 41 79