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Restaurant Botin

Cuchilleros st., 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 366 4217
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Ranked #245 of 6,507 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
Description: Bot��n is the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Located in the heart of Madrid, at the foot of the Arco de Cuchilleros and next to the Plaza Mayor, it was founded in 1725 and was a meeting place for Madrid's bohemian and literary set. Bot��n offers Madrid-style hospitality in a convivial and friendly setting, with traditional decor. The restaurant prides itself on using the finest ingredients accredited by the respective quality marks in order to offer guests traditional recipes that have been passed down from father to son over the years, cooked in a natural and artisan way. Its specialities include roast suckling pig and lamb cooked in traditional Castilian style in a wood-fired oven that has been in use since 1725. Bot��n treats all its diners the same - whether politician, famous artist or its neighbourhood regulars.
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Javea, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Think Hemingway as you soak up the ambience in El Sobrino de Botin. The roast suckling pig and baby lamb are the featured dishes as well as an array of other regional seafood and meat dishes. The wine list is quite extensive and represents most regions of Spain. Go later (22:00), on the off chance the tourists will have departed.

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West Hempstead, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The meals at Restaurante Botin are mediocre. Their specialty, roast suckling pig is okay. I had it with fried calamari (which is better prepared at any Italian joint in New York) and a salad. I'm going to upload their menu here. It's the menu as of September 27th, 2014. But medicare meals not withstanding, the experience of being at the... More

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Viby, Denmark
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is according to Guiness book of records the oldest restaurant in the world, and it really do what it can, to persuade people to come and dine by using this fact. We was also persuaded and left the restaurant very disappointed. The food was not outstanding in any way, and the rooms were so overcrowded, that the waiters... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to this restaurant came over to visit our friends. The starters were ok but very expensive. Main course was terrible the lamb was dry with a couple of potatoes which three people had ,I had the cod which was so salty, the waiter explained that it was probably not prepared properly??? Should have been tasted... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

When you get there, you believe you are in an old tavern. It is amazing mainly the bottom part of it, when you seem to be in a cavern. The food is good and the experience is really impressive. If you do not arrive in pick hours, you can eat without reservations, otherwise, you will need to wait for a... More

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Perth
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend that you make a booking. This is a place you visit for the history and the experience, but the food was very good too. We had the roast pork and it was a very big serve. The crackling was fantastic, and meat was so very tender. The waiter while attentive to us and our needs, was rather surly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Casa Botin is considered the oldest restaurant in the world. For almost 300 years they have been serving excellent old styled spanish cuisine!!! If you visit Madrid its an absolute must.... But dont expect nothing similar to nouvelle cuisine... Food made for "real eaters" not apropriate for sissies!!!!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Being the oldest resturant in the world, Botin does not live only on its fame, it serves very good food. Need to take a visit to thrir ancient kitchen. Quite amazing. Serves very good lamp and pork. Very tender and the taste is perfect. Whilst the serving area is comfortable, the service is perfect, they do not come cheap. But... More

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Great Neck, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING food and service. We had the croquettes for starters and the jamon. My husband had the Roast Pork and he loved it. I had the Jamon with String beans and am still raving about this dish. If you know you are traveling to Madrid, book your reservation WAY in advance as it is PACKED here. The neighborhood... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Being the oldest restaurant in the world made Botin worthwhile to visit. Although it needs reservation and full with tourists but the foods there will never let you down. The signature roast suckling pig is superb. A must try place if you visit Madrid.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Botin

Address: Cuchilleros st., 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 366 4217
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish

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