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Oldest restaurant in the world, seriously
Noted by Guinness as the world's oldest restaurant, Botin is a culinary journey back in time. This restaurant was established in 1725 and still maintains much of its historic charm, from the original wood and tile work to the centuries-old cast iron ovens. Typical madrileo/Mediterranean fare. Chow down on the specialty, suckling pig, prepared the same way for hundreds of years.

Tags: European, Latin / Spanish, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Calle de Cuchilleros, 17 (Calle de San Justo)
Madrid, Spain 28005

+34 3 49 136 642

  • Daily 1:00pm-4:00pm

Opens at 8:00pm


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    September 27, 2014 via foursquare

  •   Traditional Spanish Cuisine for very high price
    jeffreyguard ·

    February 5, 2013

    The restaurant and the accompanying experience itself was not offensive. The staff was professional and old school and brought you back to 1947 and so did the food; it's traditional Spanish country cooking. Despite being the heart of modern Madrid, the ambiance is also country and rustic. And, although we were thrown into the bowels of the restaurant (I would have preferred being in the main dining rooms), the basement too, had its charms. The simple fact is this, you are paying a very high price to eat food that is not bad but by no means extraordinary, in the world's oldest restaurant. We paid €119 for appetizers, a bottle of wine and two entrees and two desserts--for that price I would have liked my socks to have been knocked off--they weren't. The great thing about Spain is that history is everywhere, you don't need to pay through the nose at the world's oldest restaurant for it. Additionally, if you are craving traditional Spanish country food, go to a small city where you will find some of the best wine and food you have ever tasted for a fraction of what you will pay at El Botin.
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    April 30, 2012

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