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Restaurante Botin

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#660 of 10,696 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Botin 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. Botin 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 specialties include roast suckling pig and lamb cooked in traditional Castilian
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $56
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly staff. Interesting history and interiors. However, I wouldn’t rate the suckling pig or the lamb. Considering this is supposed to be their speciality it really lacked any flavour. Very disappointing. I can produce better in my oven at home. One gets the impression that...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank concisereport
Reviewed 2 days ago

When you have a chance to eat history, you stick a utensil in it, lift it to your mouth, take a bite and try to be entertained while you eat. This is what we decided to do at Botin, the oldest restaurant in the world....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TDeniero
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told to visit this oldest restaurant in the world, so we couldn't miss. What we should've done was taken a picture outside and avoided eating there. The service was good but the quality of the food was poor. We ate in several restaurants...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jgpn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get what you're supposed to and you can't go wrong...Great atmosphere and neighborhood...History is always fun especially in such a unique spot as this one...If I go back to Madrid you can find me here again...

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ronnojr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the oldest restaurant in the world to eat their specialty suckling pig which was accompanied by the perfect waxy potatoes. We ordered a side of asparagus. it was delicious and the service was attentive but not overbearing. You n the d to book...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank sega1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely make reservations for this historic restaurant. It will be crowded and noisy, but it's part of the charm. The decor is old world with open beams, taking you back in time. Be sure to peek into the kitchen in the back to see the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jonie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you ask to sit in the cellar, as that is what provides the atmosphere of the oldest restaurant. I even went down to the dusty old wine cellar. The pig was outstanding, but the appetizers were only ok. Great house wine. Fun experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mbkass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not eat here - but our walking tour guide knew the restaurant. They allowed us to come in to see the ancient kitchen. Interesting fire and suckling pigs ready for the diners. If we had been in Madrid longer definitely would have tried dinner...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Altius10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst food I have in Madrid by far. Despite being the oldest restaurant, every dish from start to finish was awful and overpriced. You could get a better meal from most cafes in the area. Don’t waste your time and money. Tourists trap !!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 151jonathany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, they say it is the most old restaurant in the world. What I can say is that you can eat exquisit plates and a wide range of wines in this place. It has floor level, two levels up and a basement where you can...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from SuperTrencher | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know children ARE allowed in Botin. A table close to us had a family of two adults and two children aged about 10 and 12. I can’t recall whether the menu caters for children though. Hope this helps.
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Response from jasonrH8431IC | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Children are very welcome.
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February 1, 2019|
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Response from mwongtw | Reviewed this property |
one serve per person
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