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Restaurante Botin

Calle Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 366 4217
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Ranked #228 of 6,107 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $100
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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We tried salads, appetizers, cheese, suckling pig, roasted lamb, several deserts. Nothing extraordinary or special, there are tons of great restaurants in Madrid, this is not one of them. The veggies were not fresh, the pig and lamb were nothing special. Deserts were average also.

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Dublin, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had to try the oldest restaurant in the World! Decided to try the Filet mignon, I asked for it to be cooked medium however it came Medium rare, it wasnt a problem to send it back for a further little cooking but I had tried it and it was like eating butter, so tender and delicious. It came with a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Yah the suckling pork was excellent, and the wine was plentiful, and the serving staff were absolutely terrific. But what made this such a memorable evening was the Spanish folk music group playing guitars and mandolins who came in and played for us for almost half an hour. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Prices were decent... More

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Carlsbad, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I took my wife for our annual anniversary trip to Madrid and booked a meal at the famous Restaurante Botin. I booked as it claims to be the world's oldest resaturant and Jack Nickolson raved about the suckling pig. If it's good enough for Jack I thought........! I was far from impressed by the piece of pork I recieved that... More

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Norwich, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited this evening and was disappointed with the quality of the food offered. Obviously a restaurant living on its status as the worlds oldest restaurant, will attract the curious, the bucket list brigade and tourists like me. The gazpacho starter was lovely. The sirloin steak poor and had a large proportion of fat!!! This was sent back and the fillet... More

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Komotini, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Superb food and atmosphere, professional waiters but expensive compared to the other restaurants in Madrid. On the other hand it's the oldest restaurant in the world(1725] man!! Try cochinilo!!

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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A few of us went to savour the suckling pig that its is famous for and weren't disappointed ! I had the baby lamb sorry vegies ! But they would be happy also as the salads are substantial I have eaten here a few times but it is a special treat as prices are not shy ! Its the "oldest... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening at the Botin. The food was delicious and wait staff pleasant and attentive. Located near Plaza Major, it was an easy walk from our hotel. Treat yourself to interesting evening.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a charming restaurant overwhelmed by its popularity on the "tourist trail". Essential to book (even on a cold Tuesday evening) but really feels like a conveyor belt where staff do their utmost to keep things moving. Renowned for its suckling pig (which was worth ordering) - the house red was also good.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Decided we couldn't visit Madrid without eating at Botin just to say we had been there. The service was good but you got the feeling you were on a production line and others would take over your table as soon as you vacated it. Two of us ordered medium fillet steak and it was delivered very rare and had to... More

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