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Restaurante Botin

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#661 of 10,638 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

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Thank Ymarzoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want to dine on roasted suckling pig like Hemingway? Then Botin is the place for you in Madrid. The oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world will be happy to provide you with the same great service and food Ernest Hemingway enjoyed there. Try the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 292rodm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was jumping! Packed! Glad that we had made reservations. Sat downstairs right at the bottom of the stairs, which gave us an excellent view of the pig carver. Good show! Service was what was expected being they are always running around. However, we...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rusty808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 1300 Had the artichoke house salad pig and lamb Drunk the house red And for desret cheese cake and coffe All for 104€ Very professional service

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Yael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there with a large group and the restaurant re arranged the tables to accommodate us. We had most of the top floor to ourselves. The waiters were patient as only one of us spoke Spanish. The suckling pig was very good. We very...More

Date of visit: June 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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July 7, 2019|
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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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