Step Inside the World of AlmaMater: Discovering Murcia’s Most Acclaimed Michelin Star Restaurant

AlmaMater, a Michelin Star restaurant located in Murcia, is the personal project of chef Juan Guillamón. The restaurant is known for its creative and constantly evolving market cuisine, rooted in traditional gastronomic culture and enriched by Juan’s personal and professional experiences.

AlmaMater restaurant in Murcia

Juan’s passion for cooking began when he started working in the kitchens of the Natural History Museum in London. After completing his culinary studies, he continued to train with renowned chefs at La Cabaña Buenavista, Flanigan, El Portal del Echaurren, Arzak, and Calima. He then worked for the Ferrari Formula 1 team and later as head chef in restaurants in Madrid and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, doing internships in top-notch restaurants such as Ricard Camarena, Kabuki, and Dom.

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Juan opened AlmaMater in April 2019, and since then, the restaurant has received numerous accolades and recognition. Juan was a Finalist for the Madrid Fusión 2021 ‘Revelation Chef’ Award and AlmaMater was awarded 1 Sol from the Repsol Guide and a recommendation from the MICHELIN GUIDE. Juan was also named Best Chef in the Region of Murcia at the 2021 Gastronomy Awards of the newspaper La Verdad.


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The team at AlmaMater is dedicated to excellence and improvement, and the restaurant prides itself on its professionalism and close relationship with its customers. The menu is centered around the raw materials, with each dish being carefully crafted to showcase the flavors and qualities of the ingredients. The restaurant is open Thursday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and on Tuesday and Wednesday for lunch, with Sunday and Monday being closed.


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Juan Guillamón’s extensive culinary background and passion for cooking are evident in every dish at this restaurant. Diners can expect a unique dining experience, with flavors and techniques from around the world and a commitment to quality that is unmatched. Whether you’re a food lover or just looking for an exceptional dining experience, AlmaMater is a must-visit restaurant in Murcia.

Contact Details

Address: Calle Madre de Dios, 15, Murcia.
Phone: +34 868 069 557

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