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Botín, Madrid

(3.9/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Botín, founded in 1725, holds the Guinness Record for world’s oldest restaurant. It boasts quite a pedigree: Francisco de Goya worked here as a waiter and it’s mentioned in an Ernest Hemingway novel. For a special dinner out, consider the roast suckling pig, or, if you’ve partied until the early morning as Madrid’s residents often do, try the traditional garlic soup with a poached egg. The menu is available in English, and busy evenings here are accompanied by live music. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Botín and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visited this institution on the last day of your stay in Madrid. Table booked per month via the Internet. Time chose 20:00. It turns out that the restaurant is open only a few hours a day. The dinner with 13:00 to 16:00 and dinner with 20:00 to 00:00. We came on 20 minutes earlier, we were told that stroll and visit 20:00. We do not understand this. The restaurant was empty, and we sent a walk) Then, already on the menu to read the schedule. Menu in Russian, there are photo spread. In 20:00 all started, referring to the list. We sat on the floor 2, our floor was filled at 100%. Ordered a salad, lamb and pig Botin. Wife saw 0.5 Sangria, I had a couple of beers and whiskey double, brought the two rolls. Score = 100.00 €. Salad Botin-gibberish. Probably so applied before, when the restaurant opens 300 years ago. Cut into large chunks, tossed in a bowl-eat. Not tasty. Lamb is delicious, well cooked, piglet too fine. Sangria is wonderful. On the 1 floor furnace serving pigs. You can take pictures, run even at the door, straight to the stove. Place of course, untwisted, dear. But go worth it) Because it's the oldest restaurant in the world. Is behind the Plaza Mayor to the right or to the left of the Arch of the market, a couple of minutes walk away.
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  • The site is authentic, the space between the tables a little fair, but excellent for lovers of homemade and traditional cuisine. The service, very professional.
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  • Typical restaurant in Madrid, where the pork in the oven takes the cake. Appetizers are also good and very friendly service.
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  • Oldest Restaurant in the world according to Guinness. Yes the place is expensive but its a five start. Great Cochinillo Suckling pig. The place is great you should try to peak to see the kitchen it is legendary. The best area is downstairs just pay attention to the stairs and everything around the tables. It's a must in Old Madrid area and a deserved stop no doubt
  • The food was not outrageously expensive. The roasted pork portion looked small when it arrived but was more than enough. The skin was so crisp to protect the delicate moist meat. I had a mid section of the 3 week old piglet. My wife had the roasted lamb and it was the whole entire leg and some more of a 3 month old baby lamb. The recipe stew was also good but a little too rich for me. The service was excellent and the waiter was very helpful with our strange questions.
  • I went here in August and it was the best meal I ate in all of Europe! Also, by far the best Sangria. I forgot to take a photo of the food, but it was amazing. They have a very small menu that they do fantastically well. Very reasonably priced for the fame, actually cost less than other restaurants in the area for even more food!
  • Excellent suckling pig. Very accommodating staff, they took care of the pram and my daughter's bike. Cramped dining rooms, but it contributes to the old atmosphere. Very good service, highly recommended
  • One of the oldest restaurant in Madrid. Ethnic look walls reflect age old culture tradition and how it has entered the modern era. Furniture gives a rich look of taste and feelings of a bygone era. Extremely sensitive people they make every stone unturned to leave you with grand memories for a life time. A must visit and recommend place. If you really do not know what to start with with out hesitation ask the nearest person around to guide you to wonderful starters main course followed by tongue twisting dessert of foodie world