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Restuarant Botin

Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cochinillo” (157 reviews)
“garlic soup” (74 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
££ - £££
Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited el sobrino de Botin twice in our visit to Madrid, the food is amazing and the service is excellent and very very fast if you understand that once they open they fill the restaurant in 5 min and everybody gets their full meal...More

Thank charlymvv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came across this restaurant through TripAdvisor. Amongst the top 10 classical restaurant in the world and one of the oldest restaurants in the world that still operates. Suggest that you make reservation beforehand as this place can get busy sometimes. We had our table reserved...More

Thank lilo_travel
Reviewed 3 days ago

To get the opportunity to eat in the oldest restaurant in the world is just fantastic. Service is very good. You need to book in advance and try and get a table in the basement cellar. A true one off!

Thank ColinHam123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. The staff were very attentive, the food was very good. For us, it was certainly a great way to end our holiday in Spain. We will definitely dine here again in the future.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very cool place to eat, being the oldest restaurant in the world. It was busy the night we went (I get a feeling it is always busy!) and we did not have a reservation, but they found us a table for 4...More

Thank Rtjmclean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their famous suckling pig was really good, although the portions could have been maybe a little bigger for the price. Service was friendly but the place is overcrowded so the waiters really rush you into eating and getting out of the restaurant as soon as...More

Thank alicejune22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant given that it is the oldest restaurant in the world and wanted to try it out. The restaurant was very cool. We were seated below ground in what felt like an old castle type of building, and we were served very...More

Thank Marissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with my father at Botin, the oldest Restaurant in the World. Great ambiance and very charming place. Got there around 2:15 PM and the place was empty. They sat us right away without reservations. At about 2:30 they had a rush of people...More

Thank TampaDocFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky in getting a booking here as we left it rather last minute, however we managed to get a table for 4. The service was really great as the place was very very busy, but when ever you needed anything someone was...More

Thank Antonia-Leigh G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the Old City the restaurant lived to my expectations. Great atmosphere and very good cochinillo.!!! The service and music made our evening special.

Thank Chemanzo44
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
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24 June 2017|
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Response from pbrown_011 | Reviewed this property |
I saw dresses, shorts, slacks, etc. Most of the people in the restaurant are tourists so expect anything. I do suggest not wearing shorts or showing your midriff and men removing their hats while inside. Europeans for... More
10 May 2017|
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Response from Travlerlee | Reviewed this property |
I think Upstairs is better that is where Hemingway sat also it is brighter. We sat in the cellar which is darker cave like feeling. Plus upstairs you can sit by a window and have a view
Thomas T
7 April 2017|
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Response from Abhimanyu B | Reviewed this property |
Easily available on google .. please use google map
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 42 17
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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 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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