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Restuarant Botin

#212 of 8,341 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
91 366 4217
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Saw on Zimmern and had to check it out. We had a very special meal of suckling pig, entrecote steak, gambas a la plan cha and cazuela. I was wondering if they would be riding the oldest restaurant in the world tourist trap vibe, but it was a delight from start to finish.

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Goulburn, Australia
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

booked a table at this restaurant after reading about its history (oldest continuous restaurant in the world) ... loved the experience, it has a number of different rooms and we were seated upstairs. Great food but the atmosphere is what you pay for. Would definitely recommend the experience if you are visiting Madrid.

Thank kaytpnsw
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tucked away into the street of the cutlers! this iconic Madrid restaurant is where people go to have the good-old-good-time. Despite of being a tourist attraction these days, it is must-eat-before-you-die place. Since 1725, Botin's log fire has churned out most enticing smells bringing people together. For three centuries the same oven has been delivering the Spanish classics such as... More 

Thank Kunal M
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Old tradition, standard menue, excellent and tasty food, recommend! Try baby lamb and baby pig, very good gazpacho and roast red peppers with codfish and black sausage from Burgos. Nice ambience!

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northern California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Several people told me that this is the oldest restaurant in the world, with interesting history but the food isn't great. They were right! My husband really wanted the suckling pig, but I didn't see anything I wanted on the menu so I settled for soup and vegetables. The gazpacho was good but the green beans were awful. It was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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291 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a dinner with my colleagues in this oldest restrautant in the world. Actually, the food is fairly fine and, for me, it is simply an experience to have a dinner in this oldest restrautant rather than finding a dinner spot with nice food. Better to arrive earlier say when the restrautant serves its dinner starting from 8pm because... More 

Thank Edward-A A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the garlic shrimp and the ox tripe stew. The stew was flavorful and good for dipping bread. Garlic shrimp was very tender and delicious!

Thank Ting T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We opted for lunch at this restaurant that is noted to be one of the oldest in the world. You have to book in advance to be seated downstairs I believe. Staff were friendly and I tried out my Spanish. Waiter gave us a souvenir menu. We had the menu de la casa which was a 3 course including 1/2... More 

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Destin, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant came recommended to us by a friend and we made the reservation stateside. Our party of 6 was seated in the cellar of this oldest restaurant in the world, according to The Guinness Book. It was cozy and led us to feel we were being transported back in time. Several of us ordered the roast baby pig since... More 

Thank Linda B
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is supposed to be the oldest functioning restaurant in the world. We went there for our 41st wedding anniversary. The restaurant was full. We were seated on the second floor. Ordered a nice bottle of wine from their extensive wine list. Started with a dish of tripe. Then had the roasted pork and the dish of clams. Both are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 91 366 4217
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 style in a wood-fired oven that has been in use since 1725. Botin treats all its diners the same - whether politician, famous artist or its neighbourhood regulars.

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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