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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” (151 reviews)
“garlic soup” (72 reviews)
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13:00 - 16:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An institution. Arguably the oldest, continually operating restaurant in Europe. Best enjoyed as an experience and an open mind. Busy with tourists but also a fair % of locals. Greatly enjoyed the anchovies with roasted red peppers. Maybe one of the better dishes in the...More

Thank MikeFB
Reviewed yesterday

I went to have dinner and I have make my kids and wife all exited about going to the oldest restaurant in the world, but how rude our waiter, the treat you as cattle, the food was not bad but the service was not the...More

Thank Avicultura
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very special - restaurant was founded in 1725 and holds the Guinness record for being the worlds oldest running restaurant. Make sure to book well in advance and if you want a real treat request a table in the cellar. I had the specialty Roast...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes it's a one of a kind place in that it's the oldest operating restaurants in the world so as a novelty it's a quaint restaurant with lots of history. However, I did find the food a little disappointing. Waiters were very abrupt. Make sure...More

Thank leglobetrotter7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was cool eating in the oldest restaurant in Madrid and Europe but the food was just ok. Service was GREAT!

Thank Petra F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An historic visit. Very good food and service. Menu somewhat limited and very meat/pork/fish heavy, but all classically prepared.

Thank Nicolas v
Reviewed 1 week ago

I´ve only try the Cochinillo Asado (Roasted Suckling) and it is so good that I wouldn´t try anything else. It is presented very simple, a couple of pieces in a dish with three medium sized potatoes. Crunchy skin, delicate meat and a flavor that makes...More

Thank happyjaveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being famous for being the oldest restaurant in the world means that this place is a popular restaurant, so we had to make a booking to get a seat. The service was faultless. Both of us had the daily menu / meal of the day...More

1  Thank David S. W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to take my wife to Botin, since we were going to be in Madrid on her birthday. Unfortunately, I waited too long to make the reservation and I could only get the last lunch time (15:30). We still had an enjoyable meal (suckling...More

Thank Al D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK I have been to Botin's a few times now with my first visit as a youngster decades ago. This was my first visit in 15 years and my first with the family. The guide books will speak to this being the oldest continuously operating...More

Thank Tomas M
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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What is the dress code?
24 June 2017|
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Response from nitka | Reviewed this property |
Casual, we were there on Monday.
best area to sit
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
address of Botin
6 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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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
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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