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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 good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
££ - £££
Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the longest operating restaurant in the world and specializes in suckling pig. Even if you don!’t eat there, poke your head into the tiny kitchen.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very popular near the Plaza Mayor . Very much for tourists but still very worthwhile. Good fun visit but be sure to book or you wont get in.

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the oldest restaurants in the world and a favorite of my husband. Food is consistent, skin of the pork is crunchy and meat juicy. Flavor is intact.

Thank Liza Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel a tad reluctant to try as it was overhyped in tourist sites and reviews, and I didn’t like it when you see queues outside the restaurant, small tour groups giving talks outside the restaurant as if it is a place of interest, and...More

Thank AlexCKLee
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful meal in the basement of Botin with my closest friends, for a second time. 2 friends ate the lamb, 2 ate the Suckling Pig, 1 ate the chicken, 1 ate cod and I ate the grilled Veal, Botin salad and chicken...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great family dinner at this legendary restaurant. Fabulous pig entree was absolutely decadent. Pitchers of sangria and plate of jamon iberico started things off!

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was on our must do list because of the Hemingway connection. It did not disappoint as a restaurant steeped in history and nostalgia. Food was excellent, service was great and the atmosphere was cosy and quirky.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest operating restaurant in the world, according to guiness book of world records. A rare find of a restaurant that is so quaint and old with various separate areas for eating that each seem like their own private little cavern hewn out of the...More

Thank unclmeat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disagree with those who thought it was a tourist trap. The visual of the suckling pig preparation was beautiful. The service was excellent and our suckling pig was wonderful. It was a meal that we will never forget. Gracias!

Thank travelfamily01
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the definition of a restaurant making it by its past reputation, longevity, and Hemingway. We had to try it but left disappointed. The suckling pig was okay and the squid in their own ink was better but overpowering. A little attention to detail...More

Thank Springman51d
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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8 April 2018|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
We called that after and got it. Food was ok at best.
13 November 2017|
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Response from Botin1725 | Property representative |
Dear custumer: Botin is a restaurant, not a bar. Our service is for food and beverage, not only for a drink. Thank you for your interest and welcome to Botin
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19 October 2017|
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Response from Botin1725 | Property representative |
Yes , Botin accept all credit cards. Thank you for your interest and welcome.
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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