Ibaya by Francis Paniego

Michelin star-winning restaurant Ibaya is without a doubt the number one choice for haute cuisine in the Principality of Andorra.

Serving tasteful dishes that are brimming with identity. Located in the Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Ibaya offers a gourmet experience with unique flavours that fuses creativity with tradition; a journey through taste and memory that will take you back to the essence of our land and hark back to its culinary tradition.

In 2019, renowned chef Francis Paniego became the food advisor of Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, bringing with him a wealth of invaluable experience in the hospitality sector. His culinary vision and concept combines tradition and modernity, taking guests on a unique experience that blends food from the mountains and traditional Andorran home-cooking with typical dishes from La Rioja and ingredients of the utmost quality, with most produce being locally sourced.

Francis Paniego’s track record speaks for itself. Born in April 1968 in Ezcaray (La Rioja, Spain), he has been awarded two Michelin stars and three Repsol suns for his work in his family's restaurant, El Portal de Echaurren, in his home town. And that’s without mentioning the Michelin star he won in 2011 as head of the kitchen at Hotel del Marqués de Riscal in Elciego (Álava, Spain), where he had worked since 2006.

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Unique culinary experience

From the moment you arrive at the restaurant, the chef gives you some hints about the food you’ll get to try as you make your way from the reception area to the dining room. A gourmet journey during which you will learn about the story behind each dish, accompanied by a leaflet detailing the preparation and the origin of the ingredients used.


The finest fresh produce

The recipes you will savour at Ibaya are carefully prepared using the best fresh ingredients that are in season, while they are all locally sourced. This is proof of the chef’s unwavering commitment to working with Andorran farmers in an effort to convey the essence of the country in every bite you eat.


Service par excellence

The restaurant is set against an unforgettable backdrop, while the exclusive service and meticulous care are befitting of the superlative quality of the food served.