Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

3.9
Sobrino de Botin, 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. Use our Madrid trip planner to add Sobrino de Botin and other attractions to your Madrid vacation plans.
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  • Great experience in this historical restaurant. Good food and cool atmosphere. Ask to go see the basement !!  more »
  • Being the world’s oldest restaurant, it felt like a special moment having dinner here. For this reason, I recommend eating here at least once in your lifetime. Food wise, the suckling pig that they...  more »
  • It is the oldest running restaurant and it still keeps going with great service, charming local and good food. The cohinillo oven has been the same for 100+years!!!! No wonder that thing tastes...  more »
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  • An amazing one of a kind experience! Soak it all in! You are in the Oldest restaurant on the planet! Guiness Book of World records vouches for this! Number 3 on the Forbes best international restaurants! Pretty amazing! We were greeted by so many staff, seated promptly and met by our waiter quickly! Great service, wonderful food and ambiance! People from all around the world come to experience this beautiful piece of history! My Dad and I had soup, salad and the sirloin and potatoes, half carafe of Sangria and one dessert, one coffee for 93 Euros! Under 100 Euros for a once in a lifetime experience!
  • Fun to say we went to the "world's oldest restaurant" and the staff was very nice. Food was just okay though. I might go back and try something else if I ever make it back to Madrid again... But it would be more for the ambiance than the meal itself. Also, some local college students in festive attire provide a quarter of lively music in the dining room at night, which was a nice treat.
  • Again it’s a cool place and eating at the oldest restaurant is pretty cool. But the food is nothing to talk about. I am a foodie and love to eat and the food quality was just not there for the price. The waiters are also not the friendliest. Go for the ambience and the experience but not the food!
  • A nice piece of history, very nice location in the centre of Madrid . the inside is very beautiful you can feel it that it's an antique restaurant. The staff is very attentive and skilled , but way too expensive. There is no information regarding the portions . Expect to pay a lot for a very little quantity of food, it was very tasty and very good quality, but the absence of information regarding the portions left me hungry when I left the restaurant . It's a shame for such historic restaurant.
  • Yummy suckling pig. Good place for family and kids. All the kids love the pork and they was asking for more. Love the ice cream. Their lamb was pretty good, and squid ink risotto. All fun house
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